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Lecture Notes

Oct. 23-Dec. 1

Ancient Studies Distinguished Lecturer (Horizons of Knowledge Lecture)
Oct. 23, 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m., the IMU State Room East, Bloomington -- Prof. Christopher Gill (University of Exeter, England): "Self and Therapy in Hellenistic-Roman Thought." Gill's research area is ancient thought, especially philosophy and literature. He works on Greek and Roman conceptions of personality and the self, a subject that spans psychology and ethics. His work on Greek conceptions of personality centers on literature (Homer and tragedy) as well as philosophy. Secondary research areas are ancient and modern ideas of ethical objectivity and the links between ethics and the world of knowledge in Greco-Roman culture. For more information, go to

"Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe"
Oct. 24, 8 p.m., the IMU Frangipani Room, Bloomington -- Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator and the Louis I. Kahn Professor of architecture at Yale University. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, designed by Eisenman, inaugurated in the heart of Berlin in May 2005, has quickly established itself as a major contribution to Europe's urban memorial landscape. For more information, please contact the Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at 812-855-0453 or

"Sex Talk, Sex Toys, and Sexual Health"
Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the IMU Sassafrass Room, Bloomington -- Lynn Comella, a visiting lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies, will deliver the fall 2006 Sexual Health Research Work Group Sexual Health Seminar. The event is co-sponsored by The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, & Reproduction. For more information, visit:

"Juggling Gender: Performance and Identity with Jennifer Miller, Performance Artist, Lesbian & Bearded Lady"
Oct. 25, 7 p.m., IU Norvelle Theatre & Drama Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Room TH A201, Bloomington -- Join us for an evening with Jennifer Miller, a lesbian performer who lives her life with a full beard. Miller works as a performance artist, circus director, clown and as the "bearded lady" in one of the only remaining sideshows in America "Circus Amok." In public she is often mistaken for a man, an experience she handles with wit and intelligence that characterizes her performances. Miller will show her 27-minute film, JUGGLING GENDER, followed by her talk and presentation. She welcomes audience questions following her talk.

Chinese Language Lecture
Oct. 29, 1 p.m., IU Art Museum Special Exhibitions Gallery, Bloomington -- The Indiana University Art Museum presents a Chinese Language Lecture in conjunction with its exhibition "Conspiring with Tradition: Contemporary Painting from the Guilin Chinese Painting Academy." Lanlan (Diana) Kuang, Ph.D. student in IU's Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will present information about the fusion of traditional Chinese painting techniques with ideas of Western self-expression revealed in the paintings by artists from the Guilin Chinese Painting Academy.

"Welfare Societies, Gender Regimes & Gender Inequalities"
Oct. 30, 12 p.m., Memorial Hall East Room 131, Bloomington -- University of Copenhagen's Frank Hansen's teaching and research focus on social geography, philosophy of science, and the history of geography -- dealing with comparative studies of social inequalities and welfare politics in Europe, economic restructuring of regional labor markets and changing social equalities in Denmark, as well as the segregated residential localization and integration of families. His talk will cover the formation of families and their residential integration at a local as well as at a regional level engaging with theories of gender inequality in welfare states. All are invited and you're welcome to bring a brown bag luncheon, beverages and snacks furnished. Co-sponsored by the departments of Gender Studies/Geography & International Studies/Political Science For additional information, contact Cindy Stone in Gender Studies at

"Charter Schools in Indiana: Are They Working?"
Oct. 31, 1:30 p.m., the IMU Dogwood Room, Bloomington -- In order to accommodate the increasing demand for flexibility and choice in education, the Indiana General Assembly passed Indiana's Charter School Law (I.C.20-5.5) in 2001. As Indiana moves further into the 21st century, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of charter schools and to discuss their impact on public education as a whole. Molly Chamberlin, Indiana Department of Education; Larry Gabbert, Ball State's Office of Charter Schools; David Harris, Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis; and Kevin Teasley, Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation, will participate in the panel discussion.

"The Joys of Science and How They Led Me to Science Policy"
Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall 124, Bloomington -- The Patten Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of Bruce Alberts, currently professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California - San Francisco, and past president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at the NAS, Alberts was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education Standards that have been implemented in school systems nationwide. For more information, visit:

"Recent Developments and Challenges in Greek Landscape Archaeology: Reflections on Two Projects in Arcadia and Thesprotia"
Nov. 1, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Geology S201
"Archaeology Meets History: The Excavation of an Archaic Sanctuary in Arcadia"
Nov. 2, 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., the IMU Maple Room, Bloomington -- In the First Schrader Archaeological Endowment Lectureship in Classical Archaeology on Nov. 1, Jeannette and Bj÷rn ForsÚn of the Finnish Institute at Athens, will discuss their surface surveys in the Asea Valley, Arcadia, Greece, and Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. The researchers stress the interdisciplinary aspects of modern Greek landscape archaeology, and the interplay among different disciplines such as archaeology, history and geology. In their Nov. 2 Horizons of Knowledge Lecture, the researchers explore the historical aspects, e.g. religion and economy, and their substantiation or refutation by the archaeological record.

"Marketing a City" with Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board with Delta Sigma Pi is hosting a lecture by Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson. The talk will provide a close look at how the mayor's office and business leaders partner to succeed in taking a small market city and bringing events and conferences that appeal to a national office.

CLACS, Latino Studies & La Casa Brown Bag Series
Nov. 2, 12 p.m. -1 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Evelyn Dean, a doctoral student in anthropology, will talk about her fieldwork in Mexico. Her talk is titled "Syrian Jewish Community in Mexico City." For more information, email

"Explaining Elevated Health Risks of the Black Middle Class"
Nov. 2, 12 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Bridgewater Lounge of the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington -- Sociology professor Pamela Braboy Jackson will talk as part of the Center for Minority Health Research's roundtable series, "Eliminating Health Disparities: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solving a Complex Problem." Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and participate in the discussion. For more information, contact Stuart Grande,, or Mary Shaw-Perry,

"Conspiring with the Culture Industries: Serving the People Chinese Music, Ethnicity, and Heritage"
Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m. -1:00 p.m., IU Art Museum Special Exhibitions Gallery, Bloomington -- Professor Sue Tuohy, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and International Studies will give a gallery talk in conjunction with the special exhibition at the IU Art Museum -- "Conspiring with Tradition: Contemporary Painting from the Guilin Chinese Painting Academy."

"Spreading Science Throughout Our Nation and the World: A Challenge for Our New Century"
Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall 124, Bloomington -- The Patten Foundation will sponsor the upcoming visit of and lecture by Bruce Alberts, currently professor of biochemistry and biophysics at University of California -- San Francisco, and past president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at the NAS, Alberts was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education Standards that have been implemented in school systems nationwide. For more information, visit:

"My Life with Autism"
Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Woodburn Hall 120, Bloomington -- Temple Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is also a ground-breaking writer in the fields of animal behavior and autism. Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavoir, which she published in 2004 with co-author Catherine Johnson, presents a "lively and absorbing look at the world from the animals' point of view" (Publishers Weekly). Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism (1995) is a personal account of how autism affected Grandin's life, and how her unique way of thinking both closed and opened doors for her. Grandin's writings, lectures, and guest appearances on radio and TV have dispelled many myths about the debilitating effects of autism. For more information, visit:

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario to give lecture
Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Kelley Student Center, Kokomo -- Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario will give a lecture at IU Kokomo. Nazario is the author of Enrique's Journey, a non-fiction account of illegal immigrants from Central American. Nazario will address social and political issues of illegal immigration during her talk. For more information, visit

The Socializing Force of the Ancient Family
Dec. 1, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Lilly Library Lounge, Bloomington -- Josiah Osgood, assistant professosr of classics at Georgetown University, will present this lecture as part of the Ancient Studies Colloquia Series. Osgood lectures on Roman history and Latin literature at Georgetown. His research interests include Roman social history, Late Republican culture, and the Age of Augustus.