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Campus event highlights, Jan. 22 to Jan. 31

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Jan. 22: “I Dream to Be”—Lehigh’s First Annual Oratorical Contest
Monday, Jan. 25: “Charting a New Course for Thinking about Symbols in Pedagogical Contexts.”
Monday, Jan. 25: Open Conversation on Religious Inclusion and Diversity
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Faculty, Staff and Student Lunch Discussion on Social Justice
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address
Wednesday, Jan. 27: “Understanding Haiti—Past, Present and Future”
Thursday, Jan. 28: “Gigahertz Dynamics of a Strongly Driven Single Spin in Diamond”
Thursday, Jan. 28: “Tattoos and Transhumanism: On the Bioethics of Popular Culture”
Friday, Jan. 29: “Option Pricing Under a Stressed-beta Model”
Friday, Jan. 29: “Stem Cells: Their Biology and Medical Promise”

Friday, Jan. 22: “I Dream to Be”—Lehigh’s First Annual Oratorical Contest

Finalists in the competition will reflect on the goals, objectives and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. The event, which is sponsored by the dean of students and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, begins at 6 p.m. in the Great Room of Lamberton Hall.

Monday, Jan. 25: “Symbol as Vessel: Charting a New Course for Thinking about Symbols in Pedagogical Contexts”

The colloquium series of the department of psychology features Percival G. Matthews of Vanderbilt University. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 222 of Chandler Ullmann-Hall.

Monday, Jan. 25: Open Conversation on Religious Inclusion and Diversity

The Chaplain’s Office and the Council on Equity and Community will hold the first in a series of conversations. The goal is to make Lehigh a more welcoming environment for people of different religious and spiritual backgrounds by identifying issues of concern to the Lehigh community and forming working groups to address those issues.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 101 of Maginnes Hall. It is part of the university’s annual celebration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, contact Rabbi Seth Goren, director of Jewish Student Life and associate chaplain, at seth.goren@lehigh.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 26: Faculty, Staff and Student Lunch Discussion on Social Justice

The event is sponsored by the dean of students. It begins at noon in Room 303 of the University Center. It is part of the university’s annual celebration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, Jan. 26: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

William H. Gray III, a former U.S. Congressman and retired minister, will culminate the university’s annual celebration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Hall in the Zoellner Arts Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 27: “Understanding Haiti—Past, Present and Future”

The faculty teach-in features four professors. John Savage (department of history) will give a historical perspective on Haiti’s Crisis. Marie-Sophie Armstrong (modern languages and literature-French) will discuss Haiti’s Creole identity. Frank Gunter (economics) will discuss disaster relief lessons, and Jack Lule (journalism and communications) will talk about the role of the media.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Global Union, the Globalization and Social Change Initiative, the office of community service, the dean of students’ office, ArtsLehigh, and the departments of modern languages and literature, economics, and history.

Thursday, Jan. 28: “Gigahertz Dynamics of a Strongly Driven Single Spin in Diamond”

The colloquium series of the department of physics features Gregory D. Fuchs of the Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 316 of Lewis Lab.

Thursday, Jan. 28: “Tattoos and Transhumanism: On the Bioethics of Popular Culture”

The Humanities Center will host Michael Atkinson, associate professor of physical education and health at the University of Toronto. In this talk, tattooing is theorized to be a part of, and in some ways a forerunner of, the transhumanist movement and leanings in North American popular culture.

The lecture begins at 4:10 p.m. in Linderman Library Room 200. It is cosponsored by the American Studies program, the department of sociology and anthropology, the Health, Medicine and Society program, and the Center for Dialogue, Ethics and Spirituality.

Friday, Jan. 29: “Option Pricing Under a Stressed-beta Model”

The colloquium series of the department of mathematics features Adam Tashman of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of Christmas-Saucon Hall.

Friday, Jan. 29: “Stem Cells: Their Biology and Medical Promise”

The public lecture by the department of biological sciences features Elaine Fuchs, professor of mammalian cell biology and development at Rockefeller University and winner of the National Medal of Science in 2009. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Packard Auditorium.

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010

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