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Lecture Notes

January 8-21, 2007

Solidity without elasticity: the anomalous vibrations of a granular solid
Jan. 10, 4 p.m., Swain West 119, Bloomington -- As part of the Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquia Series, Tom Witten, University of Chicago, will speak on the anomalous vibrations of a granular solid. For more information, e-mail

"Expressive Bodies: Photographic Artists Exploring Human Sexuality"
Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m., School of Fine Arts, room 102, Bloomington -- Professor Claude Cookman will introduce the exhibit "Contemporary Art Photography from the Kinsey Institute." This exhibition of original prints from The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction surveys the use of the photographic medium by contemporary artists to express ideas about sexuality and gender and explores the visual impact of the human figure. For more information, call 812-855-8490.

An Afternoon with Lani Guinier
Jan. 14, 1:30 p.m., Tamarack Hall Theatre, IU Northwest -- Esteemed civil-rights advocate and Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with Indiana University Northwest. Guinier was President Bill Clinton's nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in 1993. Though her nomination ultimately fell victim to political issues, Guinier has established herself as one of the country's foremost authorities on civil rights, particularly with regard to such issues as voting rights, minority representation and majority rule, and race and gender in politics. For more information, call 219-980-6802.

Naomi Tutu
Jan. 14, 5 p.m., the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington -- The daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will speak about the "power of one" and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on a national and international scale. Please bring a canned food item. For more information, e-mail

Noon Talk: John J. Enneking: American Impressionist
Jan. 17, 12:15 p.m., IU Art Museum, first floor, Bloomington -- This talk is presented by Ned Puchner, IU Art Museum graduate assistant for Western art after 1800, in conjunction with an installation of Enneking's paintings. Most of the paintings are new acquisitions from the bequest of Morton C. Bradley, Jr. For more information, call 812-855-5445.

Who are the Asian Pacific Americans?
Jan. 19. 12 p.m. -1 p.m., Asian Culture Center, 807 E. Tenth St., Bloomington -- Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a color-blind society and worked tirelessly to that end. His work has had lasting implications for people of all races and ethnicities. Come join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and reflect on how Dr. King's legacy has impacted and empowered the Asian Pacific American community. For more information, call 812-856-5361.

Itineraries of the 'One-Sex Body': A History of an Idea
Jan. 19. 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Ballantine Hall 003, Bloomington -- Katharine Park, Harvard University, explores the 'one-sex body'. The Greek medical writer Galen described the male and female genitals as homologous and inverted versions of one another. In Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (1990), Thomas Laqueur called this idea the "one-sex body" and argued that it dominated Western thinking on sex difference from antiquity through the end of the 18th century. Park tests Laqueur's thesis by tracing the influence of On the Use of Parts through the Latin Middle Ages and into the 16th century, concluding that the early modern period saw the beginning of the widespread influence of the idea of the "one-sex body" rather than its end. For more information, visit

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture
Jan. 19, 5:15 p.m., Ballantine Hall 006, Bloomington -- University of Tennessee, Knoxville professor Michael Kuikowski presents "Approaching Barbarian History: Controversies, Dead Ends, and Some Ways Forward". For more information, e-mail

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