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Upcoming Events

Sunday
Jun 23
Presentations
María Elena García
6:30pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

A young Quechua woman refuses to kill her alpaca, so both are killed by Shining Path militants. An elderly woman tearfully recounts the guilt she feels about her inability to prevent the killing, and grilling, of her donkey by Peruvian military forces. A man describes being forced to hang his dogs and burn his lands to save his family. This talk will explore these and other accounts of…

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Monday
Jun 24
Presentations
Claire Jean Kim
2:00pm

Virtual presentation

This talk addresses the following question: How should we undertake the fight for animal life and dignity in a world structured around the phobic avoidance and hatred of Blackness?

Tuesday
Jun 25
Presentations
Gene Robinson
4:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Animal studies reveal that the molecular wiring of the brain can be altered by heredity, the environment, and their interaction. A deeper molecular understanding of these interactions could be a potent antidote to societal concerns of genetic determinism for human behavior. But this requires a framework that better integrates animal and human behavioral genetic studies, a long-standing problem…

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Tuesday
Jun 25
Presentations
May Berenbaum
2:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Long before the mid-18th century, when Carl von Linné developed his binomial (two-part) system of scientific nomenclature for all known animals and plants, a binomial system of vernacular, or common names, was already in widespread use and remains in use today. For many reasons, among which are their tremendous diversity, their often obscure or unknown biology, and their high levels of…

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Thursday
Jun 27
Presentations
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck
2:30pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

This talk illustrates the development of several types of robotic animal and insect ‘agents,’ from animal drones and ‘spys’ to artistic robotic/cyborgean animal installations. The aim is to begin to discern cases in which a possible animal ‘agency’ might provoke a rethinking of the human-technological-nonhuman-animal relationship and to think about how theatre and performance can be a staging…

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Friday
Jun 28
Presentations
Chris Green
3:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

As animal advocates have attempted to win policy advances through the traditional vehicles of legislation and regulatory action, they often have run into roadblocks within the relevant legislative committees and agencies. These barriers persist despite polling that shows the overwhelming majority of voters support such animal welfare measures. Accordingly, advocacy organizations have had to…

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Tuesday
Sep 17
MillerComm Lecture Series
Jordan Pascoe
3:00pm

Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois St, Urbana

As Covid-19 case numbers ticked up, George Floyd was killed by police. Masked protesters burst onto the streets of Minneapolis, then spread to New York City, to Portland, to the world entire. Later, disinformation flourished about a stolen election, culminating in thousands storming the U.S. Capitol. 600,000 Americans dead; the largest protest mobilization in U.S. history; an attempted…

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