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Lecture Notes

Nov. 5-18, 2007

Music is My Life
Nov. 5, 7:15 p.m., Chemistry Building 033, Bloomington -- The Black Film Center/Archive presents a screening of the film "Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown, Jr." Filmmaker Donnie Betts will be on hand to talk about the film and answer questions. For more information, visit

Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Mediation: A Delicate Balance Featuring FBI Special Agent Robert Springer
Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m., SPEA Atrium, Bloomington -- Robert Springer is a Special Agent of the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He works for the office's program in International and Domestic Terrorism, focusing upon domestic terrorism. Agent Springer will discuss recent investigations at the FBI of agroterrorism and ecoterrorism activities, and the techniques the Bureau uses to mediate conflict and investigate crimes while preserving civil liberties. He will also give an overview of potential conflicts surrounding the construction of the Interstate 69 expansion in Indiana. Finally, Springer will discuss the opportunities at the FBI for students to utilize training in policy and environmental sciences. For more information, visit

Get a Job in the Entertainment Industry: 121 Industry Secrets
Nov. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., IT 152, 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis -- This seminar addresses the number one question Mark Simon is asked, "How did you get started?" Simon is a veteran in the film, TV series and commercials industries, having worked with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Tony Curtis and Antione Fuqua among others. His insider stories will inspire and entertain you, and include job search mistakes most people make and three job search techniques that never fail. For more information, contact

"Proton Radiography -- a new diagnostic for studying shock driven phenomena"
Nov. 7, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Swain West 119, Bloomington -- Recently, a new technique (pRad) has been developed,
which uses high energy protons for flash radiography. Christopher Morris of the Los Alamos National Lab will discuss pRad and how more detailed information can be obtained from dynamic experiments than was ever available in the past. For more information about the Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquia Series, visit

Ken Paulson
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., the IMU Alumni Hall, Bloomington -- Since 2004, Ken Paulson has been the editor at USA Today and is the sixth person to lead the paper. He also is senior vice president of news at the newspaper and its Web site. Paulson, who also is a lawyer, was on the team of journalists who founded USA Today in 1982. He was chief of staff to former Gannett chairman Al Neuharth from 1986 to 1988. He was also an early advocate of making newspaper content available online, launching online newspapers in both Florida and New York in 1993. His speech is co-sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Open Government. For more information, visit

Concerned Citizens Lecture: Meth and the Community
Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m., Ballantine Hall 005, Bloomington -- Will Garriott, an anthropologist from Princeton University, will present "Concerned Citizens: Community Policing in the Midst of the Methamphetamine Epidemic." For more information, contact

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture
Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Ballantine Hall 208, Bloomington -- Cynthia F. Simmons, professor Slavic Studies and director of East European Studies at Boston College, will present "Spheres of Influence: Women in Postwar Bosnia." "Spheres of Influence" studies the impact of (primarily Muslim) women's contributions, since the Bosnian War (1992-1995), in the areas of: government and non-governmental organizations, business, journalism and high culture/the arts. Their activities reflect the changed status of many women (e.g., as widows, to single head of household) and hold particular significance both for the development of civil society in Bosnia (especially in the NGO sector and journalism) and as an example of women's increased agency -- all this despite the obstacles posed by a postwar Bosnia that has become more religiously and culturally conservative. For more information, visit

Barcode Medication Administration Technology in Pediatric Hospitals
Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., IT 252, 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis -- Because errors while administering medication are so prevalent and are unlikely to be caught, much attention has been paid to creating safer administration systems. One such system is the barcode medication administration (BCMA) system. However, many questions still remain about the safety of this technology. Data will be presented from a multi-hospital study of the impact of BCMA systems in pediatric hospitals. For more information, contact

Ethnicity, Inc.
Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m., Ernie Pyle Auditorium, Bloomington -- Jean Comaroff, Bernard E. & Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, will present the department of anthropology's Skomp Distinguished Lecture Series. Comaroff will speak about the politics of cultural identity. For more information, visit

"No Matter How You Slice It? Parsing Intersex"
Nov. 12, 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall 2nd Floor, Bloomington -- Alice Dreger, Ph.D., associate professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, will present "No Matter How You Slice It? Parsing Intersex." Is "intersex" a biological description or a political identity? A pathology, a variation, a human rights issue? And who belongs in and out of the category? This lecture will consider the many ways "intersex" has been constructed and deconstructed -- historically, medically, politically -- and will end with a suggestion of what makes the most sense today. For more information, contact

Roberta Durrant
Nov. 12, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., 800 E. Third St., Room 100, Bloomington -- Critically-acclaimed producer and director of Penguin Films, South Africa, Roberta Durrant will present her experiences in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa as a long-time media industry practitioner. Durrant has produced fictional and non-fictional television shows for the South African Broadcasting Corporation and other companies with an eye to facilitating the transition to democracy and educating the population on their political rights. Join a conversation with Durrant about production, direction, cultural diversity and representation issues, or other questions you have about South Africa or its media industry. For more information, visit

Medical Sciences Seminar
Nov. 12, 4 p.m., Jordan Hall 009, Bloomington -- Alice Dreger of Northwestern University and Aron Sousa from Michigan State University present "What is medicine for?" For more information, visit

"Religious Studies in Contemporary China"
Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m., the IMU State Room West, Bloomington -- Zhou, an Augustine specialist from the Institute of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will be visiting Indiana University Bloomington as part of a co-sponsorship program in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion. For more information, visit

Horizons of Knowledge
Nov. 12, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Woodburn Hall 009, Bloomington -- Critically-acclaimed producer and director of Penguin Films, South Africa, Roberta Durrant will present her experiences in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa as a long-time media industry practitioner. Durrant has produced fictional and non-fictional television shows for the South African Broadcasting Corporation and other companies with an eye to facilitating the transition to democracy and educating the population on their political rights. Durrant will lecture on her expertise as a creative producer/director working in a culturally diverse South Africa with particular reference to her own independent productions. Questions and answers will follow the presentation. For more information, visit

"Rumi: Soaring to Ecstasy"
Nov. 12, 7 p.m., University Library Lilly Auditorium, Indianapolis -- Talat Halman, famous Turkish poet, translator and cultural historian, will present a "live documentary" titled "Rumi: Soaring to Ecstasy." Halman was Turkey's first Minister of Culture. He has taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures. Currently Halman is the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters at Bilkent University. For more information, call 317-274-2199.

Dan Coats
Nov. 13, 5 p.m., Wynne Courtroom, IU School of Law, Indianapolis -- Former U.S. Senator from Indiana and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Dan Coats will present "The Changing Role of the US. Ambassador to Germany in a Post-9/11 World." For more information, contact

"Black Religions, FBI Surveillance and the Rise of Black Ethnics in the Early Twentieth Century"
Nov. 14, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Bridgwaters Lounge, Bloomington -- Sylvester Johnson, assistant professor of religious studies, will present the brown bag lecture "Black Religions, FBI Surveillance and the Rise of Black Ethnics in the Early Twentieth Century." For more information, visit

Noon Talk: Accidental Collectors
Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m., IU Art Museum Special Exhibitions Gallery, Bloomington -- "Accidental Collectors" is a Noon Talk in conjunction with the special exhibition, The Second Wave: Modern Japanese Prints from Bloomington Collections. Grafton Trout and his wife, Laura, acquired an impressive collection of prints and ceramics while Mr. Trout was working with the U.S. Air Force in Japan from 1956 to 1958. Mr. Trout, a longtime museum docent, will speak about the prints he collected and the folk art movement. For more information, visit

CEEP Policy Chat
Nov. 14, 1:30 p.m., the IMU State Room East, Bloomington -- The Center for Evaluation & Education Policy and the School of Education will host an Education Policy Chat panel discussion on English Language Learner (ELL) issues in K-12 education. Panelists will include Sylvia Martinez, Indiana University School of Education & Department of Latino Studies; Darlene Slaby, Indiana Department of Education; and Debbie Thomas, ESL Coordinator, Bartholomew Consolidated Schools. For more information, visit

For the Sake of the Children
Nov. 15, 3:15 p.m.-6 p.m., Moot Court Room, School of Law, Bloomington -- Indiana Law and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences present "For the Sake of the Children: Advances in Family Dispute Resolution." This conference brings together a multi-disciplinary group of national and international scholars and practitioners to discuss the various issues facing attorneys, mediators and judges during family disputes. For more information, visit

Research Universities in the Asian Context
Nov. 16, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Ballantine Hall 004, Bloomington -- As part of the IU School of Informatics' Science and Technology in the Pacific Century seminar series, Philip Altbach of Boston College presents "Research Universities in the Asian Context." For more information, contact

Developmental Seminar
Nov. 16, 1:30, Psychological and Brain Sciences Building, Room 137C, Bloomington -- Karin James will present "Predicting reading delays: The neural correlates of rhyming in preschool children." For more information, visit

Animal Behavior Colloquium
Nov. 16, 4 p.m., Myers Hall 130, Bloomington -- Elizabeth Adkins-Regan of Cornell University will present "Mate choice in the socially monogamous zebra finch: development and hormones" as part of the Animal Behvior Colloquia series. For more information, visit