Food for Thought

This Center for Advanced Study public events series features presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.

We are delighted to showcase the work of some of our most productive and creative faculty in a series of intellectually and spiritually invigorating presentations. You are invited to drop in when you can and enjoy a bite to eat while you learn about the exciting projects undertaken by our faculty.

Please contact Masumi Iriye at iriye@illinois.edu if special accommodations are needed to access these events.

All events will be held at the Center for Advanced Study, Levis Faculty Center--Suite 200, 919 W. Illinois, Urbana.
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Monday, October 23, 2023

11:00am-11:45am, Anne Sickles, CAS Associate 2022-23, Physics
The Quark Gluon Plasma: Looking Inside the Hottest Matter in the Universe

Noon-12:45pm, Deke Weaver, CAS Associate 2022-23, Art + Design
The Unreliable Bestiary and CETACEAN

Friday, November 10, 2023

11:00am-11:45am, Sonali Shah, CAS Associate 2021-22, Business Administration
The Fruits of One’s Labor: Uncovering the Factors that Shape Sustained Technology Adoption Behaviors

Noon-12:45pm, Helga Varden, CAS Associate 2021-22, Philosophy
Some Philosophical Puzzles about Racialization

Monday, December 4, 2023

11:00am-11:45am, Benjamin Hooberman, CAS Associate 2022-23, Physics
Searching for the Next Paradigm Shift in Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

Noon-12:45pm, Kristin Hoganson, CAS Associate 2022-23, History
Engineering Empire: U.S. Infrastructure Building in the Circum Caribbean at the Dawn of the Big Carbon Era

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

11:00am-11:45am, Andiara Schwingel, CAS Associate 2022-23, Kinesiology & Community Health
Advancing Health Equity through Community Health Workers

Noon-12:45pm, Sangjin Kim, CAS Beckman Fellow 2022-23, Physics
Traffic of Molecular Motors on the Genome

Friday, February 23, 2024

11:00am-11:45am, Cory Suski, CAS Associate 2022-23, NRES
Enhancing Conservation and Management of Muskellunge Fisheries

Noon-12:45pm, Craig Koslofsky, CAS Associate 2021-22, History
"The Piercing of the Ear": Whiteness, Skin, and Slavery in an Eighteenth-Century French Portrait

Thursday, March 7, 2024

11:00am-11:45am, Jason Ridlon, CAS Associate 2022-23, Animal Sciences
Bacteria on Steroids

Noon-12:45pm, Leona Yi-Fan Su, CAS Beckman Fellow 2022-23, Advertising
Conversational Agents for Correction of Health Misinformation

Monday, March 25, 2024

11:00am-11:45am, Xiao Su, CAS Beckman Fellow 2022-23, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Electrochemically-Mediated Enantioselective Interaction through Chiral Redox Metallopolymers

Noon-12:45pm, M. Teresa Cardador, CAS Associate 2022-23, Labor & Employment Relations
Associative Status Elevation Dynamics between Women in Lower and Higher Status Occupations

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

11:00am-11:45am, Jessie Shelton, CAS Fellow 2019-20, Physics
Gravitational Footprints of Dark Particle Physics in the Very Early Universe

Noon-12:45pm, Prashant Jain, CAS Associate 2022-23, Chemistry
Path of a Photon in Artificial Photosynthesis