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Lecture Notes

Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2007

Noon Talk: Inconvenient Stories -- Portraits of Vietnam War Veterans
Aug. 29, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m., IU Art Museum, first floor, Bloomington -- Jeffrey A. Wolin, Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography in the Hope School of Fine Arts, will discuss his series, Inconvenient Stories, which combines contemporary portraits of Vietnam War veterans with their snapshots from the war years and first-person narratives. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

The Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquia Series
Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m., Swain West 113, Bloomington -- Join the physics department in introducing the new faculty and staff with tea at 3:30 and "Tests of the inverse square law at the millimeter scale and below" presented by Josh Long at 4 p.m. Of the four known fundamental forces of nature, gravity is the least well understood at short range. Measuring gravity at the millimeter scale requires femtonewton force sensitivities, and current experimental limits still allow for new forces in nature millions of times stronger than gravity at distances resolvable to the unaided eye. Recent theoretical work has led to specific predictions of new physics in these regimes, including signatures of compact extra dimensions. For more information, visit http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~colloquium/index.shtml.

Recalling Vietnam: A Conversation with the Photographer and Vets
Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Hope School of Fine Arts, room 015, Bloomington -- Photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin will lead an informal panel discussion with Vietnam War veterans John Linnemeier, Claude Cookman and Bud Lynch about their wartime experiences, their lives after the war and the process of revisiting these memories while being interviewed and photographed by Wolin for the series Inconvenient Stories. Monica Kozlowski, special assistant to Senator Richard Lugar, will present opening remarks on the Veterans History Project. A reception and book signing in the IU Art Museum will follow the discussion. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu.

Environmental Science and Policy
Sept. 4, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., SPEA 278, Bloomington -- Amanda Grannas, Villanova University Department of Chemistry, presents "Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Arctic." For more information, contact professor Phil Stevens at pstevens@indiana.edu.

"Chemical Fizzics: All About Bubbles"
Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., Chemistry 122, Bloomington -- Richard N. Zare, Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University, will present as part of the Patten Lectures series. Zare is renowned for his research in the area of laser chemistry, resulting in a greater understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level. By experimental and theoretical studies he has made seminal contributions to our knowledge of molecular collision processes and contributed very significantly to solving a variety of problems in chemical analysis. His development of laser induced fluorescence as a method for studying reaction dynamics has been widely adopted in other laboratories. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~deanfac/patten/zare_patten.htm.

What's Right and Wrong with the Media
Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Ernie Pyle Hall 220, Bloomington -- The School of Journalism presents a panel discussion about today's media featuring "The Nation" editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, Stephen F. Cohen and Julia Fox, assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunications. Journalism professor Mike Conway will moderate. For more information, visit http://journalism.indiana.edu.

Sex, Lies, & Title IX
Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., the IMU Whittenburger Auditorium, Bloomington -- Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University, will give a lecture titled "Sex, Lies, and Title IX". Zare will discuss the relevance of Title IX to gender equity issues in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, visit http://www.iub.edu/~owa.

"NASA Mission STARDUST: Catching a Comet By The Tail"
Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Chemistry 122, Bloomington -- Richard N. Zare, Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University, will present as part of the Patten Lectures series. Zare is renowned for his research in the area of laser chemistry, resulting in a greater understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level. By experimental and theoretical studies he has made seminal contributions to our knowledge of molecular collision processes and contributed very significantly to solving a variety of problems in chemical analysis. His development of laser induced fluorescence as a method for studying reaction dynamics has been widely adopted in other laboratories. For more information, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~deanfac/patten/zare_patten.htm.

"Jewish Identity, Jewish Diversity"
Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., the IMU Oak Room, Bloomington -- Award-winning photographer Zion Ozeri presents an illustrated conversation of his striking photographs depicting cultural connections in Jewish life from Bukhara to Djerba, from Yemen to Brooklyn. For more information, contact iujsp@indiana.edu.

For more events around the state, visit http://events.iu.edu.