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Campus events highlights, March 25 to April 3

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, March 25: “Flow of Orogenic Crust”
Monday, March 28: “Arabic Fiction in Morocco: The Problems of its Literary History.”
Tuesday, March 29: “Integrating Rising Powers: The Liberal System and Competitive Pressure”
Wednesday, March 30: “International Competency: A Professor’s Perspective”
Wednesday, March 30: “Hausdorff Matrices
Wednesday, March 30
: “How Otherworldly Fundamentalism Became a Political Power”
Thursday, March 31: “Black Swans and the Challenge of Resilience”
Thursday, March 31: “Metal Nano-optics: Sensing and Manipulation of Light Beyond Diffraction Limit”
Thursday, March 31: “Exuberance by Design: New World Baroque and the Politics of Postcoloniality”
Thursday, March 31: “Apocalypse in Islam”
Friday, April 1: “The Practice of Structural and Earthquake Engineering Today”

Friday, March 25: “Flow of Orogenic Crust”

The department of earth and environmental sciences presents an address by Christian Teyssier, professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Minnesota.

The event begins at noon in STEPS 101.

Monday, March 28: “Arabic Fiction in Morocco: The Problems of its Literary History”

The department of modern languages and literature presents an address by Roger Allen, the Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in Room 200 of Linderman Library. It is cosponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, the Globalization and Social Change Initiative and the Humanities Center.

Tuesday, March 29: “Integrating Rising Powers: The Liberal System and Competitive Pressure”

The department of international relations presents an address by its visiting assistant professor, Quddus Snyder.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Maginnes 102.

Wednesday, March 30: “International Competency: A Professor’s Perspective”

The Global Union has organized a discussion led by Joachim Grenestedt, professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, and Arup SenGupta, professor of civil and environmental engineering and also of chemical engineering.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in STEPS 280.

Wednesday, March 30: Hausdorff Matrices

The department of mathematics presents an address by Billy E. Rhoades ’58 Ph.D., professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Indiana.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 2 of Neville Hall.

Wednesday, March 30: “How Otherworldly Fundamentalism Became a Political Power”

The Richard O. and Cindy F. Connell Lecture Series presents an address by George M. Marsden, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

The event begins at 8 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Thursday, March 31: “Black Swans and the Challenge of Resilience”

The Friends of the Lehigh Libraries presents an address by David Orr, the Paul Sears distinguished professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College, on the importance of national security and the role played by the environment in global security.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Linderman Library 200. It is cosponsored by the Environmental Initiative, the department of political science, the Visiting Lecturers Committee, campus facilities-sustainability coordinator, and the science, technology and society program.

Thursday, March 31: “Metal Nano-optics: Sensing and Manipulation of Light Beyond the Diffraction Limit”

The department of physics presents an address by Hong Koo Kim, the Bell of PA/Bell Atlantic Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Lewis Lab 512.

Thursday, March 31: “Exuberance by Design: New World Baroque and the Politics of Postcoloniality”

The Humanities Center presents a lecture by Lois Parkinson Zamora, professor of English, history and art at the University of Houston.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in the Humanities Center.

Thursday, March 31: “Apocalypse in Islam”

The Center for Global Islamic Studies presents an address by Jean-Pierre Filiu, associate professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, visiting professor at Columbia University, and author of The Boundaries of Jihad, The Nine Lives of Al-Qaeda and Apocalypse in Islam.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in Maginnes 110.

Friday, April 1: “The Practice of Structural and Earthquake Engineering Today”

The master of engineering program in structural engineering presents a seminar by David Friedman, senior principal and chair of the board at Forell/Elsesser Engineers Inc. The address will include a discussion of the recent earthquake in New Zealand and the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in Lewis Lab 270.

 

Story by Maxine Mendelovici '11

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

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