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Campus events highlights, Feb. 18-27

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Feb. 18: “Rates of Deformation and the Distribution of Strain along an Evolving Segment of the Pacific-North America Plate Boundary”
Friday, Feb. 18: “Extreme Engineering”
Monday, Feb. 21: “A Minister, A Priest and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar...”
Tuesday, Feb. 22: “Film Screening and Panel on Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”
Tues, Feb. 22: “Dialogue with an Author”
Wednesday, Feb. 23: “Sulfur-Tolerant and Carbon-Resistant Bimetallic Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels for Fuel Cells”
Wednesday, Feb. 23: “Vibrations, Conical Intersections, and Reaction Dynamics in Gases and Liquids”
Thursday, Feb. 24: “Probing the Structural and Functional Dynamics of Single Protein Molecules”
Thursday, Feb. 24: “Excess and Utopia: Meditations on Moravian Bethlehem”
Thursday, Feb. 24: “Reinventing Epistolarity: Contemporary Africana Women's Writing and Human Rights”
Thursday, Feb. 24: “Music of Indonesia: Hindu Roots in a Muslim Country”

Friday, Feb. 18: “Rates of Deformation and the Distribution of Strain along an Evolving Segment of the Pacific-North America Plate Boundary”

The department of earth and environmental sciences presents a seminar by Kurt Frankel ’02, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The event begins at noon in STEPS 101.

Friday, Feb. 18: “Extreme Engineering”

The Fazlur Rahman Khan Distinguished Lecture Series presents an address by David Scott, building practice leader with Arup, an international design firm. It is sponsored by the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the department of Art and Architecture.

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

Monday, Feb. 21: “A Minister, A Priest and a Rabbi walk into a Bar...”

University chaplain Lloyd Steffen joins Father Wayne Killian, Catholic chaplain and director of the Newman Center, and Rabbi Seth Goren, associate university chaplain and director of the Hillel Society, to answer questions about Protestantism, Catholicism and Judaism.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Molly’s Irish Grill and Sports Bar.

Tues, Feb. 22: “Film Screening and Panel on Conflict Resolution in the Middle East”

The screening features the 2001 Academy Award winning documentary Promises, which explores the Arab-Israeli conflict from the perspective of seven Israeli and Palestinian children living in Jerusalem. A panel, featuring Khurram Hussain, a predoctoral fellow with the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and Rabbi Seth Goren, associate university chaplain, will discuss the future of peace talks following the film.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Maginnes 101.

Tues, Feb. 22: “Dialogue with an Author”

The Dialogue Center and the Chaplain’s Office present an address by Ted Morgan, distinguished university professor of political science, who will discuss his new book, What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in the Dialogue Center, 661 Taylor St., between Grace Hall and Taylor Gym.

Wednesday, Feb. 23: “Sulfur-Tolerant and Carbon-Resistant Bimetallic Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels for Fuel Cells”

The department of chemical engineering presents a seminar by Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science, professor of chemical engineering and director of the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State University.

The event begins at 2:15 p.m. in Iacocca Hall room B-023.

Wednesday, Feb. 23: “Vibrations, Conical Intersections, and Reaction Dynamics in Gases and Liquids”

The department of chemistry department presents a seminar by Fleming Crim, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin.

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

Thursday, Feb. 24: “Probing the Structural and Functional Dynamics of Single Protein Molecules”

The department of biological sciences presents an address by Xiaohui Frank Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics and faculty member in the bioengineering program.

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

Thursday, Feb. 24: “Excess and Utopia: Meditations on Moravian Bethlehem”

The Humanities Center presents an address by Seth Moglen, professor of English.

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

Thursday, Feb. 24: “Reinventing Epistolarity: Contemporary Africana Women's Writing and Human Rights”

The Africana Studies program presents an address by Carrie Walker, a pre/post doctoral fellowship candidate.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 111 of Maginnes Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 24: “Music of Indonesia: Hindu Roots in a Muslim Country”

The Center for Global Islamic Studies and the department of music present a performance of Indonesia’s gamelan music by Gamelan Mekar Sari (Orchestra of the Budding Flower) of the Lehigh Valley. The concert will include a discussion of the instruments and of the structure of the music.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in Room 145 of the Zoellner Arts Center.

 

Story by Maxine Mendelovici '11

Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011

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