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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Mar 31
Presentations - Special Presentation
Emily St. John Mandel
,
Amy Hassinger
,
Alex Shakar
6:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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Join us for a conversation between Emily St. John Mandel and Professors Alex Shakar and Amy Hassinger from the University of Illinois Creative Writing Program

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of five novels, most recently The Glass Hotel (2020) which explores the…

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Thursday
Apr 08
MillerComm Lecture Series
Pedro Mateo Pedro
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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In this talk, Professor Mateo Pedro will discuss his work on Mayan languages in Guatemala highlighting language documentation, language maintenance, and research. He considers this type of work as Community-Based Research given the community involvement in projects of this kind. He will divide the talk in…

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Wednesday
Apr 14
MillerComm Lecture Series
Seitu Ken Jones
5:30pm CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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Inspired by the work of George Washington Carver and his use of everyday materials, Seitu Ken Jones looks at food, sustainability and visual art at the intersection of self-care and the Beloved community. Jones will delve into artistic responses to the environment, specifically how African…

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Tuesday
Apr 20
MillerComm Lecture Series
Peter Gleick
12:00 noon CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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Dr. Peter Gleick will share his innovative research on water conservation and the steps that can be taken by governments, corporations, and private citizens to ensure that water remains a readily available resource in the future.

Wednesday
Apr 21
MillerComm Lecture Series
Kevork Mourad
,
Helen Makhdoumian
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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In conversation with University of Illinois graduate student Helen Makhdoumian, Syrian-born Armenian artist Kevork Mourad will discuss how he conceptualizes migration, memory and place-making through his paintings and visual performances. Mourad depicts the Syrian refugee crisis and co-existence in…

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Friday
Apr 23
MillerComm Lecture Series
Joan B. Rose
12:00 noon CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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Since the era of waterborne jaundice and polio, environmental virology has attempted to understand disease risk through the monitoring of viruses in wastewater, and fresh and marine waters. More recently, the advent of molecular tools coupled with metagenomics has offered the opportunity to identify human…

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Friday
Apr 30
MillerComm Lecture Series
Kaveh Akbar
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation: registration required

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Poet Kaveh Akbar’s work is exciting, beautiful, often disorienting and urgent. Reflected in his poems are the many facets of his identity—he is Iranian-American, largely Midwestern, queer, Muslim, and in recovery. He is thereby situated in the new wave of poets drawing not only on technical mastery, but…

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