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Campus event highlights, October 15-24

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Oct. 15: “Climate Change, Disturbance, Forest Carbon Sink and Mitigation Opportunity”
Friday, Oct. 15: “The Circumstellar Disks of Be Stars”
Monday, Oct. 18: “A Little of Asa Packer”
Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Global Housing Markets and the Global Banking Crisis: The Boom and Bust of the Icelandic Housing Market”
Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Does the Philosophical Novel Have a Right to Exist?”
Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Constituting Love in the Iranian Commercial Cinema”
Tuesday, Oct. 19: “N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk”
Tuesday, Oct. 19: “The Civic Impact of Youth Activism”
Wednesday, Oct. 20: “Have a Healthier Bethlehem Now: Community Approaches to Individual Health”
Thursday, Oct. 21: “al-Ghaz on Divine Will”

Friday, Oct. 15: “Climate Change, Disturbance, Forest Carbon Sink and Mitigation Opportunity”

The department of earth and environmental sciences presents an address by Yude Pan of the U.S. Forest Service.

The event begins at noon in Room 101 of the STEPS building.

Friday, Oct. 15: “The Circumstellar Disks of Be Stars”

Sigma Xi presents an address by Ginny McSwain, assistant professor of physics. She will present results from a survey to detect Be stars and discuss the phenomenon in the context of stellar evolution.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 290 of the STEPS building.

Monday, Oct. 18: “A Little of Asa Packer”

The Association of Student Alumni and Special Collections present an exhibition of Packer family memorabilia and a film about Lehigh’s history. It is a brown bag lunch and light refreshments will be served.

The event begins at noon in Room 200 of Linderman Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Global Housing Markets and the Global Banking Crisis: The Boom and Bust of the Icelandic Housing Market”

The Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise presents an address by Magnus Arni Skulason, chairman of Reykjavik Economics in Iceland.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 91 of the Rauch Business Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Does the Philosophical Novel Have a Right to Exist?”

The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies presents an address by Rebecca Goldstein, author of nine books and the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, a Koret International Award for Jewish Thought, and a Whiting Writers’ Award.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. It will be followed by a book signing.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: “Constituting Love in the Iranian Commercial Cinema”

The Center for Global Islamic Studies presents an address by Pedram Partovi, a visiting professor at Lehigh. Partovi will discuss his research into contemporary Middle Eastern and South Asian film.

The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Maginnes Hall 111.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: “N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk”

Three performers take on racial stereotypes in a stage production that blends theatre, hip-hop, stand-up comedy, slam poetry and true stories.

The event begins at 7:15 p.m. in Baker Hall in the Zoellner Arts Center. It is sponsored by Lambda Sigma Upsilon, the Office of Student Activities, ArtsLehigh, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Office of First Year Experience, the Office of Residence Life, the Dialogue Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Student Leadership Development, the Women's Center, LGBTQIA Services, the Multicultural Greek Council, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Student Senate, the Global Union, the Residence Hall Association, the Student Athlete Council, University Productions, and Leadership Lehigh.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: “The Civic Impact of Youth Activism: The Curious Contrast Between Freedom Summer and Teach for America”

The Williamson Endowed Lecture Series of the department of sociology and anthropology presents an address by Doug McAdam, professor of sociology and director of urban studies at Stanford University.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Perella Auditorium of the Rauch Business Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 20: “Have a Healthier Bethlehem Now: Community Approaches to Individual Health”

The City of Bethlehem and Lehigh’s South Side Initiative are sponsoring a Town Hall Lecture series. Dr. Meagan Grega, cofounder of the Kellyn Foundation, and Judith Lasker, professor of sociology at Lehigh, will discuss the importance of community-level interventions to improve the health of individuals.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Bethlehem City Hall at 10 East Church Street.

Thursday, Oct. 21: “al-Ghaz on Divine Will”

The Center for Global Islamic Studies presents an address by Aladdin M. Yaqub, associate professor of philosophy, on Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghaz’s work “Moderation in Belief.”

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in Maginnes Hall 260.

 

Story by Deanna McLafferty

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010

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