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Campus events highlights, November 24 to December 5

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, Nov. 29: “Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: Necessity, Possibility, and Opportunity”
Monday, Nov. 29: “Of Head and Heart: Cognitive and Affective Pathways to Improved Health Decisions and Outcomes”
Tuesday, Nov. 30: “The Roles of Competition and Hybridization in Speciation: Integrating Ecology and Genetics”
Thursday, Dec. 2: “The Promise of Oral History in Post-Industrial America”
Thursday, Dec. 2: “Rumi and Excessive Love in Islamic Mysticism”
Thursday, Dec. 2: “Advancing Health Care on Multiple Fronts”
Thursday, Dec. 2: “Self-Regulatory Mechanisms in Health Behavior”
Friday, Dec. 3: “Public History in the Digital Age”

Monday, Nov. 29: “Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: Necessity, Possibility, and Opportunity”

Tom Rand, founder and director of VCi Green Funds, a seed and venture capital fund in the low-carbon sector, will discuss his book, Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of the STEPS building. It is sponsored by the Canadian Studies Institute, the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, the Economics Society, Green Action, the Finance Club, Engineers without Borders and the Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Monday, Nov. 29: “Of Head and Heart: Cognitive and Affective Pathways to Improved Health Decisions and Outcomes”

The department of psychology presents an address by Lindsay Kennedy of the University of North Carolina.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 230 of Chandler-Ullmann Hall.

Tuesday, Nov. 30: “The Roles of Competition and Hybridization in Speciation: Integrating Ecology and Genetics”

The department of biological sciences presents an address by Amber Rice of the department of animal ecology in the Evolutionary Biology Center at the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

The event begins at 4:10 in Room B-023 of Iacocca Hall.

Thursday, Dec. 2: “The Promise of Oral History in Post-Industrial America”

The South Side Initiative presents an address by Michael Frisch, professor of history and American Studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 102 of Maginnes Hall.

Thursday, Dec. 2: “Advancing Health Care on Multiple Fronts”

The distinguished lecture series of the department of industrial and systems engineering presents an address by Eva K. Lee, a professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and director of the Center for Operations Research in Medicine and Health Care at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 101 of the STEPS building.

Thursday, Dec. 2: “Rumi and Excessive Love in Islamic Mysticism”

The Humanities Center Lecture Series presents an address by Jawid Mojaddedi, associate professor of religion at Rutgers University, winner of the Lois Roth Prize for the translation of Persian literature into English, and author of The Biographical Tradition in Sufism and Beyond Religions: Friendship with God in the Didactic Writings of Jalal al-Din Rumi and the Early Sufi Tradition.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Packer Memorial Church. It is cosponsored with the Center for Global Islamic Studies and the department of religion studies.

Thursday, Dec. 2: “Self-Regulatory Mechanisms in Health Behavior”

The department of psychology presents an address by Catalina Köpetz of the University of Maryland.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 230 of Chandler-Ullmann Hall.

Friday, Dec. 3: “Public History in the Digital Age”

The South Side Initiative presents a brown bag lunch talk by Michael Frisch, professor of history and American Studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo.

The event begins at noon in the commons room of the department of history in Maginnes Hall. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Christianne Gadd at cag6@lehigh.edu by Dec. 1.

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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