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Lecture Notes

Jan. 28 - Feb. 10, 2008

Chief Lobbyist for the NEA to Speak
Jan. 30, 3 p.m., the IMU Dogwood Room, Bloomington -- The Center for Evaluation & Education Policy hosts Joel Packer, chief NCLB lobbyist for the National Education Association. Packer's presentation "Will 'No Child Left Behind' Be Left Behind?" will discuss past concerns and future prospects for the landmark piece of legislation. For more information, visit

Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquia Series
Jan. 30, 4-5 p.m., Swain West 119, Bloomington -- Dr. Paul J. Emma, for the LCLS commissioning team, will present "The LCLS Project at SLAC and First Commissioning Experience." The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a SASE x-ray Free-Electron Laser (FEL) project under construction at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The injector section, from drive-laser and RF photocathode gun through the first bunch compressor chicane, was installed during the fall of 2006 and commissioned in the spring and summer of 2007. Join Dr. Emma to find out more about the final construction and experiences with the LCLS project. For more information, visit

Futures in Biology: "Healthcare Careers"
Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m., Jordan Hall 009, Bloomington -- If you're interested in a healthcare career, don't miss this session! Our speakers will include a human resources representative from Bloomington Hospital, a radiologist, a physical therapist and an emergency medical technician. The Futures in Biology lecture series connects students to professionals in science-related careers. Come to the sessions to find out how you can launch your career in biology. Free pizza and drinks are served at each session. For more information, visit

Biotechnology Program Lecture
Jan. 31, 6-7 p.m., Jordan Hall 239, Bloomington -- Dr. Jozsef Hajos, associate research professor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, will present his lecture, "Baculoviral Vectors for Biotechnology and Nanomedicine." For more information, contact

"Toxic Imagination in 19th-Century France: The Role of Desire in the Rise of Medical Science"
Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m., College Arts & Humanities Institute, 1211 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington -- The Department of French and Italian presents Jonathan Strauss, associate professor of French and Chair of the Department of French & Italian at Miami University of Ohio. Strauss, a specialist in 19th and 20th century French literature and arts, will present "Toxic Imagination in 19th-Century France: The Role of Desire in the Rise of Medical Science." For more information, contact

Elizabeth Bridgwaters

Photo by: Bridgwaters Collection, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University

Mrs. Elizabeth Bridgwaters, ca. 1960-1970

Print-Quality Photo

"Bridgwaters Family Photographs" Opening
Feb. 1, 4 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall, Bloomington -- In celebration of Indiana University's Black history, and in collaboration with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Black History Month Committees, the African American Arts Institute presents a special exhibition, "Bridgwaters Family Photographs," in the Bridgwaters Lounge of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. The exhibit will open during the opening reception for Black History Month and the closing ceremonies for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. "Bridgwaters Family Photographs" will run through the month of February. The opening reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 812-855-8427.

India Studies Lecture
Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m., India Studies House, 825 E. 8th St., Bloomington -- Sumit Guha, professor of history at Rutgers University, will present "Language Politics in Pre-modern Western India c. 1300-1800." For more information, call 812-855-5798.

Jewish Studies Lecture
Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., the IMU Oak Room, Bloomington -- Professor Melissa Klapper will present "Patriots and Pacifists: Jewish Women and the Peace Movement Between the World Wars." For more information, visit

"Noise and Silence: Reflections on 20th-Century Music"
Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m., Auer Hall, Bloomington -- Best-selling author and music critic Alex Ross will give a free public lecture at the IU Jacobs School of Music entitled "Noise and Silence: Reflections on 20th-Century Music." Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His work has also appeared in The New Republic, The London Review of Books, The Guardian and The New York Times, where he was a critic from 1992 to 1996. For more information, visit

Noon Talk: Baudelaire and the Flowers of Evil
Feb. 6, 12:15-12:45 p.m., IU Art Museum, first floor, Bloomington -- 2007 marked the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil). Sonya Stephens, chair and professor of French in the Department of French and Italian, will discuss illustrations of this groundbreaking collection of verse by Henri Matisse, Robert Laurent, Marcel Gromaire and Sidney Nolan, as well as portraits of the poet by Auguste Rodin, Edouard Manet and Jacques Villon. For more information, visit

Biotechnology Program Lecture
Feb. 7, 6-7 p.m., Jordan Hall 239, Bloomington -- Luke Gumaelius, postdoctoral research scientist at Purdue University, will present "Analytical Applications in Biotechnology: Experiential Learning from Arsenic Hyperaccumulation and '-omics'." For more information, contact

East Asian Colloquium Series
Feb. 8, 12 p.m., the IMU Georgian Room, Bloomington -- Jinyoung Park, 2007-08 POSCO TJ Park Foundation NGO Fellow, will present with Professor Michael Robinson, "Labor Activism in Democratizing South Korea." For more information, visit

"Exploiting Online Games"
Feb. 8, 3-4 p.m., Lindley Hall 102, Bloomington -- Gary McGraw, Cigital Inc., will present a talk (based on a book of the same title co-authored by Greg Hoglund) that frankly describes controversial security issues surrounding MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft. The no-holds-barred approach is fully loaded with code examples, debuggers, bots and hacks. If you are a gamer, a game developer, a software security person or an interested bystander, this book exposes the inner workings of online game security for all to see. For more information, visit

"Cosmology and the Unity of Christianity in the Sixth Century"
Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m., Ballantine 003, Bloomington -- Visiting Professor Carl Pearson will present "Cosmology and the Unity of Christianity in the Sixth Century." This talk will highlight debates about rationalism and biblical hermeneutics in constructing a Christian cosmology, which reflect on two competing views for the future of the Church -- and the fading hopes for preserving its unity. For more information, visit

India Studies Lecture
Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m., India Studies House, 825 E. 8th St., Bloomington -- Terrence Mason, associate dean of faculties, associate professor of English, and director of the Center for Social Studies and International Education at IU Bloomington, will present "Rebuilding Teacher Education in Afghanistan: USAID's Higher Education Project." For more information, call 812-855-5798.

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