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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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

11:00am-11:45am: Marc Hertzman, CAS Associate 2021-22, History
The 'Indians of Palmares': Conquest, Violence, and Land in Northeast Brazil

Noon-12:45pm: Lucas Wagner, CAS Fellow 2021-22, Physics
Simplicity from Complexity: Learning Simple Physics from Detailed Quantum Simulations

Monday, October 10, 2022

11:00am-11:45am: Naveen Narisetty, CAS Beckman Fellow 2019-20, Statistics
Quantile Regression Modeling for Survival Data with a Cured Subgroup

Noon-12:45pm: William Schneider, CAS Beckman Fellow 2021-22, Social Work
Income and Housing Support Experiments and Child Neglect

Thursday, October 27, 2022

11:00am-11:45am: Lijun Liu, CAS Associate 2021-22, Geology
Structure and Evolution of the Continental Lithosphere

Noon-12:45pm: Damien Guironnet, CAS Fellow 2021-22, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Dealing with Plastic Waste: Upstream and Downstream Strategies

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

11:00am-11:45 am: Gisela Sin, CAS Associate 2018-19, Political Science
The Disempowered Executive: Reconsidering the Line Item Veto

Noon-12:45pm: Clara Bosak-Schroeder, CAS Beckman Fellow 2021-22, Classics
The Seven Wonders Project: From Page to Digital Book

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

11:00am-11:45 am: Julie Cidell, CAS Associate 2020-21, Geography & Geographic Information Science
Corridors and Confluences: Four-Dimensional Spaces of Distribution along and around the Des Plaines-Kankakee River Confluence

Noon-12:45pm: Nicole Riemer, CAS Associate 2020-21, Atmospheric Sciences
Aerosols: Tiny Particles, Big Impacts

Friday, January 27, 2023

11:00am-11:45am: Vishal Verma, CAS Fellow 2021-22, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Health-relevant Properties of Ambient Particulate Matter – Targeted Studies in Air Polluted Cities across the World

Noon-12:45pm: Mark Hauber, CAS Associate 2021-22, Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
Endocrine Bases of Egg Rejection in Hosts of Brood Parasites: A Trade-off With Parental Care?