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Lecture Notes

Sept. 8-21, 2008

Beneficial Complexity: A Field Experiment in Technology, Institutions and Institutional Change in the Electric Power Industry
Sept. 8, 12-1:30 p.m., 513 N. Park Ave., Bloomington -- Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University, will present and analyze the results of a recent field experiment in which residential electricity customers in Washington State with price-responsive in-home devices could change their electricity consumption autonomously. Doing so required an important institutional change: the regulatory institutions had to change to allow dynamic pricing. Customers could choose a retail pricing contract from a portfolio of contracts, instead of the fixed, regulated retail rate. Kiesling will focus on the results of the real-time contract, under which homeowners participate in a double auction with a market clearing occurring every five minutes. For more information, contact

State of Indiana: What trends in Indiana are shaping Life Sciences startups and their path to success
Sept. 9, 5-7:30 p.m., Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium, Indianapolis -- From cutting-edge research to venture capital to virtual partnerships, there are multiple issues that will have an impact on the Life Sciences industry in Indiana. This program will focus on some of the trends from local and national perspectives that could impact Indiana's Life Sciences industry. We hope you are able to join us for this discussion concerning the ever-changing ecology of a Life Sciences startup's path to success. For more information and to register, visit

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis Colloquium
Sept. 10, 12 p.m., 513 N. Park Ave., Bloomington -- Join Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis Co-Director James Walker for the first roundtable session. Colleagues and students will have the opportunity to meet the workshop's visiting scholars for the 2008-2009 academic year. For more information, visit

Sex, Sin and Spirituality: Women in Symbolist Art
Sept. 10, 12:15-1 p.m., IU Art Museum, first floor, Bloomington -- Michelle Facos, associate professor of art history and author of the forthcoming Symbolist Art in Context (California, 2008), will discuss the depiction of women by the Symbolist artists in the years around 1900. For more information, visit

Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquia Series
Sept. 10, 4-5 p.m., Swain West 119, Bloomington -- Harold Ogren, Indiana University, will present "The LHC Turns On." The Large Hadron Collider, LHC, is about to begin operation. On Sept. 10 after more than 15 years of planning and constructing, the first proton beam will begin circulation in the 27 Km accelerator ring. The CERN laboratory is planning a major event to celebrate this milestone, as are laboratories at Brookhaven and Fermilab. IU will participate in the celebration, share some of the reactions from directors and physicists and update everyone on the progress of the ATLAS detector that is being made ready for data taking by members of our department. For more information, visit

Neuroscience Colloquium
Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Psychological and Brain Sciences, room 101, Bloomington -- Jean Decety, University of Chicago, will present "Empathy and its modulation: cognitive neuroscience investigations." For more information, visit

Disney Keys to Excellence
Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis -- IUPUI and the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI welcome the Disney Keys to Excellence to Indianapolis. The Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development program the "Disney Keys to Excellence" to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to Disney success stories, management philosophies and behind-the-scenes operations that have made the Walt Disney World® Resort a benchmark for businesses around the world. For more information and registration, visit

Biology Faculty Seminar
Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Myers Hall 130, Bloomington -- Tom Clandinin of Stanford University will present "Toward a Genetic Dissection of Visual Behavior in the Fly." For more information, visit

Coffeehouse Nights @ the Art Museum
Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m., IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- The IU Art Museum presents Coffeehouse Nights -- the fusion of coffee, art, music and more. On Sept. 11, the museum will feature African art in the third floor gallery with instrumental music and regional coffee samples and sweet treats. For more information, visit

Updates to the Low Energy Excess in MiniBooNE
Sept. 12, 4 p.m., North Conference Room, IU Cyclotron Facility, Bloomington -- The MiniBooNE search for neutrino oscillations from muon to electron flavors was first published in June 2007. After a blind analysis, no evidence for oscillation was discovered in the region of reconstructed neutrino energies above 475 MeV (where an LSND-like oscillation signal was predicted). However, at energies below 475 MeV an excess of nue- like events was observed with a 3.7 sigma significance. A yearlong, comprehensive review of all aspects of the analysis with an emphasis on systematics that enter at low energy has recently been completed. Chris Polly, University of Illinois UC, will talk about new data and updated analysis. For more information, visit

Is the U.S. Prepared to Compete Globally in the Emerging Economic Markets Produced by Science, Technology and Engineering?
Sept. 15, 5 p.m., Wilkie Auditorium, 150 N. Rose Ave., Bloomington -- The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy and the East Asian Studies Center will host Mr. Robert Compton, executive producer of Two Million Minutes, and Dr. Yong Zhao, Michigan State University distinguished professor and director of the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. The debate event will include a viewing of Compton's documentary, Two Million Minutes, and a discussion of the educational systems of the U.S., China and India, and their future effects on the global economy. For more information, visit

The U.S. Constitution: A Revolutionary Document?
Sept. 17, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Student Activities Center 223/225, South Bend -- As part of the Constitution Day celebration, the Democracy Project series, Revolutionary Politics: A Public Lecture Series, begins with "The U.S. Constitution: A Revolutionary Document?" For more information, call 574-520-4128.

Gill Center for Bimolecular Science Speaker
Sept. 17, 4 p.m., Psychological and Brain Sciences, room 101, Bloomington -- Nephi Stella, Ph.D. from University of Washington School of Medicine will present "Targeting enzymes that hydrolyze endocannabinoids for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases." For more information, visit

Biology Faculty Seminar
Sept. 18, 4 p.m., Myers Hall 130, Bloomington -- As part of the IU Department of Biology's Genetics, Cellular Biology, and Development program seminar series, Paul Taghert, Washington University, St. Louis, will present "How Drosophila Builds a Neuropeptide-Secreting Neuron." For more information, visit

Visiting Artist Lecture
Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Herron School of Art and Design Basile Auditorium, Indianapolis -- Thomas Woodruff's "Freak Parade" is an ambitious and dazzling parade of images that celebrate beauty in aberrance. These beautifully rendered works on paper began in late 2000 as a reaction against the global standardization of culture. A master of hybridizing vocabularies from the past and present, Woodruff references sideshow banners, Pompeian wall frescoes, Baroque religious paintings, theatrical posters and Victorian penmanship charts to create a new yet oddly familiar world. Woodruff will speak about his work, followed by a reception. For more information, visit

Coffeehouse Nights @ the Art Museum
Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m., IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- The IU Art Museum presents Coffeehouse Nights -- the fusion of coffee, art, music and more. For the final Coffeehouse Night, Japanese street scenes will be featured in the second floor gallery, along with traditional Japanese folksongs. For more information, visit

Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights
Sept. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., SPEA PV 276, Bloomington -- Bill Ivey, director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, an arts policy research center with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C., will discuss his new book Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights. ). Ivey has degrees in history, folklore and ethnomusicology, as well as honorary doctorates from the University of Michigan, Michigan Technological University, Wayne State University and Indiana University. Ivey is also a four-time Grammy Award-nominee (Best Album Notes category), and is the author of numerous articles on U.S. cultural policy, and folk and popular music. For more information, contact

Burke Lecture Series
Sept. 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building, room 102, Bloomington -- Through the Department of the History of Art's Robert & Avis Burke Lecture Series, Danielle Joyner, an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled "Looking for Time in the 'Garden of Delights.'" Joyner researches medieval European art and focuses on manuscripts. Her recent publications include a survey of medieval images of the poet Virgil and his works and an interpretation of seductively evil illustrations in the "Hortus Deliciarum." She is currently exploring medieval conceptions of time and its wide-ranging visualizations as a means of reinterpreting the "Hortus Deliciarum" and its relevance for visual theories and artistic production of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. For more information, visit

Opening Concert and Reception: The Grand Tour
Sept. 19, 6-8:30 p.m., IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- The special exhibit "The Grand Tour: Art and Travel, 1740-1914" will open in the Special Exhibitions Gallery on Sept. 20. In celebration, local chamber choir Voces Novae will perform feature works by European composers who traveled or who were inspired by the idea of travel -- to both real and imaginary lands. Works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Liszt, Debussy, Gounod and Boulanger will be performed. The concert will be followed by an opening reception, concluding at 8:30 p.m., on the first floor of the museum's atrium. For more information, visit

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