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Campus events highlights, November 12 – 21

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Tuesday, Nov. 16: “A Reason for Pride: The United States and the Creation of UNESCO”
Tuesday, Nov. 16: “Reading from a Work in Progress”
Tuesday, Nov. 16: “Behavioral Plasticity and Evolution in Crickets”
Tuesday, Nov. 16: “Can There Be a ‘Liberal Eugenics’?”
Tuesday, Nov. 16: Jane Hirschfield
Wednesday, Nov. 17: “Bioorganic Chemistry (I): Fluorescent sensors and probes”
Wednesday, Nov. 17: “Cyanylated cysteine is a site-specific vibrational probe of binding events in proteins”
Thursday, Nov. 18: “Resolving mechanisms of post-copulatory sexual selection in Drosophila”
Thursday, Nov. 18: “Violent Tolerance: Najat El Hachmi and the Myth of Coexistence in Spain”
Friday, Nov. 19: “Recent changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet as seen from space”
Friday, Nov. 19: “Spirits of Nineteenth Century America”

Tuesday, Nov. 16: “A Reason for Pride: The United States and the Creation of UNESCO”

Raymond E. Wanner is senior adviser on UNESCO affairs to the United Nations Foundation, senior vice president of Americans for UNESCO, and chair of the governing board of UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning.  His talk is sponsored by the office of international affairs and by the comparative and international education program, the LU/UN Partnership, the science, technology and society program, the Millennium Development Goals Club, the department of international relations, and the globalization and social change program.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 280 of the STEPS building.

Tuesday, Nov. 16: “Reading from a Work in Progress”

The cofounder of a circle of openly gay writers, White is the author of novels, biographies, memoirs, literary criticisms and essays. His talk is hosted by the LGBTQIA Faculty and Staff Affinity Group, the Office of LGBTQIA Services of the Dean of Students, the American Studies program, the English department and the Visiting Lecturers Committee.

The event begins at 4:00 p.m. in Room 466 of Packard Lab.

Tuesday, Nov. 16: “Behavioral Plasticity and Evolution in Crickets”

The department of biological sciences presents an address by Nathan W. Bailey, member of the School of Biology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 16: “Can There Be a ‘Liberal Eugenics’?”

The department of religion studies presents an address by Dena Davis, professor of law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and candidate for the Presidential Endowed Chair in health-related social sciences and humanities.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 161 of Rauch Business Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 16: Jane Hirschfield

The poet and essayist will discuss desire and loss, impermanence and beauty. Her talk is sponsored by the Visiting Lecturers Committee and the LU Creative Writing Program.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 145 of the Zoellner Arts Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 17: “Bioorganic Chemistry (I): Fluorescent sensors and probes for cations, anions, enzymes and their images in living cells”

The department of chemistry presents an address by Xuhong Qian of the School of Pharmacy at the East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai.

The event begins at 12:10 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Wednesday, Nov. 17: “Cyanylated cysteine is a site-specific vibrational probe of binding events in proteins”

The department of chemistry presents an address by Casey Londergan, professor at Haverford College.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Auditorium 3 of Neville Hall.

Thursday, Nov. 18: “Resolving mechanisms of post-copulatory sexual selection in Drosophila”

The department of biological sciences presents an address by Mollie Manier of Syracuse University.

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

Thursday, Nov. 18: “Violent Tolerance: Najat El Hachmi and the Myth of Coexistence in Spain”

The Center for Global Islamic Studies presents an address by Edurne Portela, associate professor of Spanish in the department of modern languages and literature.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in the Humanities Center.

Friday, Nov. 19: “Recent changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet as seen from space”

The department of earth and environmental sciences presents an address by Dorothy Hall of NASA.

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

Friday, Nov. 19: “Spirits of Nineteenth Century America”

The American Studies program and Friends of the Lehigh Libraries present an address by Mark Lause, assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. Lause will examine spiritualism’s importance, providing insight into the centrality of faith in U.S. history.

The event begins at noon in the Scheler Humanities Forum of Linderman Library.

 

Story by Deanna McLafferty

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2010

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