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Campus events highlights: Oct. 28 to Nov. 6

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, Oct. 31: “The Evolution of an American Islam”
Tuesday, Nov. 1: “A Legacy of Moral Instruction”
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Briefing on the Famine in Somalia
Tuesday, Nov. 1: “Confessions of a Death Penalty Agnostic”
Wednesday, Nov. 2: “Green iDeX Idea Exchange: Green and Clean Sustainable Business Products and Services”
Thursday, Nov. 3: “Measuring the Quality of Elementary Schools: Lessons from Canada”
Thursday, Nov. 3: “New Discoveries in Medicine and Neuroscience”
Thursday, Nov. 3: “The School of the Prophets: Rereading Jewish Texts in Postwar Paris”

Monday, Oct. 31: “The Evolution of an American Islam”

The Visiting Lecturers Committee presents an address by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of the book What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Packard Lab Auditorium. It is also sponsored by the Dialogue Center, the Office of International Affairs and the Globalization and Social Change Initiative.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: “A Legacy of Moral Instruction: Charlotte Smith’s Son Lionel Manages Emancipation in Barbados, 1833-36”

The Humanities Center presents an address by Beth Dolan, associate professor of English; director of the Health, Medicine and Society program; and recipient of a Humanities Center summer grant.

The event begins at noon in the Humanities Center, 224 W. Packer Ave. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Briefing on the Famine in Somalia

The university chaplain’s office and the Global Citizenship Program present an address by Richard Dalrymple, former UN World Food Program Specialist.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in 113 Maginnes.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: “Confessions of a Death Penalty Agnostic: A balanced discussion of capital punishment”

The department of political science presents the Tresolini Lecture by Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and other books.

The event begins at 8 p.m. in Baker Hall of the Zoellner Arts Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 2: “Green iDeX Idea Exchange: Green and Clean Sustainable Business Products and Services”

The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation presents an open forum with green entrepreneurs and local businesses.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in the concourse lounge of the STEPS building. It is also sponsored by Green Action.

Wednesday, Nov. 2: “Cosmopolitanism, Women and War: From Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas to Marjane Satrape’s Persepolis”

The department of English presents a lecture by Susan Stanford Friedman, the Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 200 of the Linderman Library.

Thursday, Nov. 3: “Measuring the Quality of Elementary Schools: Lessons from Canada”

The Canadian Studies Institute presents an address by David R. Johnson, professor of economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and education policy scholar at the C.D. Howe Institute.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Governor’s Suite of Iacocca Hall. It is also sponsored by the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, the College of Business and Economics, the Comparative and International Education program, the College of Education, and the Economics Society.

Thursday, Nov. 3: “New Discoveries in Medicine and Neuroscience: Effects on Psychology and Psychiatry”

The department of psychology presents an address by Ira D. Glick, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral science at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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

Thursday, Nov. 3: “The School of the Prophets: Rereading Jewish Texts in Postwar Paris”

The Berman Center for Jewish Studies presents an address by Sarah Hammerschlag, associate professor of religion at Williams College.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in 102 Maginnes.

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011

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