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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Jan 29
Presentations - Noonhour
Jamie Jones
12:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Conference Room (210)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

This talk works through the emerging methodology of the energy humanities in order to explore Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick and other nineteenth-century texts about energy, animals, and the ocean. Professor Jones theorizes Moby-Dick as a work of "peak whale oil" and suggests other points of continuity between whaling and petroleum culture. Ultimately, Herman Melville and…

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Wednesday
Feb 05
Presentations - Noonhour
Brian Cunningham
12:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

As clinicians seek improved methods for tailoring medical treatment to the specific needs of individual patients, research is revealing that an important reservoir of information relevant to gene expression, mutation burden, immune response, and pathogen exposure is available in the profile of biomolecules present in bodily fluids.  Because samples can be obtained noninvasively (compared to…

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Thursday
Feb 06
Initiatives
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
,
Arianna Salgado
,
Bárbara Suarez Galeano
,
Rey Wences
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory
Urbana

In this roundtable discussion, activist organizers will discuss their work in immigrant justice movements in both national and local contexts, particularly in Chicago. The panelists will speak to their personal experiences in becoming grassroots organizers against detentions, deportations, and the criminalization of immigrant and other targeted communities. Providing examples from past and…

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Wednesday
Feb 12
Presentations - Noonhour
Stephanie Hilger
12:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Liminal Bodies examines the eighteenth-century fascination with sexually ambiguous bodies, so-called hermaphrodites, and argues that they became the symbol of an era in which centuries-old ways of knowing were collapsing. These epistemological changes were due to an increasing focus on empirical science, professional specialization in the medical field, the expanding market…

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Saturday
Feb 15
Presentations - Special Presentation
Callisto McNulty
,
Nicole Fernandez Ferrar
,
Tamara Chaplin
2:00pm

Room 210
Levis Faculty Center
919 West Illinois
Urbana

A film screening and mini-conference in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the French Feminist Movement.

2:00-3:20pm, introduction and film screening (running time 70 minutes) 3:20pm, Callisto McNulty 3:50pm, Nicole Fernandez Ferrar 4:20pm, Tamara Chaplin 4:40pm, Audience Q&A

5:00pm Reception

Wednesday
Feb 19
CultureTalk
Anna Deavere Smith
7:30pm

Colwell Playhouse
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

Following her one-woman presentation the previous evening, playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith will join another special guest—to be announced—in CultureTalk, an exploration of the ideas surrounding the arts and culture, presented in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Center for Advanced Study, and the Illinois Program for…

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Wednesday
Feb 26
Presentations - Noonhour
Hong Jin
12:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Tuesday
Mar 03
Initiatives
Jaskiran Dhillon
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory
Urbana

We live in a time defined by climate change with growing resistance to environmental degradation and extractive industries burgeoning across the globe. In the midst of this planet-wide crisis marked by debates about the Anthropocene, Indigenous peoples have been at the forefront ofenvironmental justice movements. Yet despite the tidal wave of interest in Indigenous knowledge(s) about the land…

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Thursday
Mar 12
Presentations - Noonhour
Gisela Sin
12:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Coming soon!

Monday
Mar 23
Presentations - Noonhour
Vidya Madhavan
12:00pm

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

More soon!