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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Sep 12
Presentations - Special Presentation
FILM SCREENING
7:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory
Urbana

This new PBS documentary is being screened in anticipation of a public lecture on September 19 by Wang Dan, one of the main student organizers of the Tiananmen Square Protests. More information about the public lecture can be found here.

Saturday
Sep 14
MillerComm Lecture Series
Sasha Velour
8:00pm

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

Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour's first one-queen show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. The real magic is the way that these illusions and deceptions serve to unmask deeper truths,…

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Initiatives
Mariam Kaba
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory
Urbana

Information to come soon!

Thursday
Sep 19
Presentations - Special Presentation
Wang Dan
7:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory
Urbana

In this lecture, Wang Dan poses the hypothetical question: If the Tiananmen Square Protests had succeeded, what would China look like today? He will give a first-hand account of the protests and his dreams of a democratic China.

While a student at Peking University, Wang Dan organized “Democracy Salons” and became one of the main organizers of the Tiananmen Square Protests. After the…

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Thursday
Oct 10
MillerComm Lecture Series
David Chiriboga
7:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Chiriboga’s guitar will be joined by singer Patricia Ortega and dancer Malu amidst the instrumental colors of an expanded ensemble of Illinois Jazz Studies students performing arrangements of traditional Flamenco pieces, popular Spanish folk songs and Chiriboga’s own Flamenco compositions.

David Chiriboga is a full-time professional Flamenco guitarist based in Chicago. Chiriboga’s style…

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Thursday
Oct 17

Professor Laitin’s presentation applies text analysis and machine learning tools to an analysis of social media, to determine where migration issues are most salient, whether the messages focus on economic challenges or legal rights, and whether sentiments change with significant events, such as terrorist attacks or mass deaths of drowned asylum seekers. By analyzing the data…

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Wednesday
Oct 23
Annual Lecture
Bruce Hajek
7:30pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Life and random algorithms are intertwined. Individuals and communities are built upon random algorithms, through mechanisms of mutation and biological regulatory networks for evolution of individuals, to social order emerging from traditions, constitutions, and communication platforms. Random algorithms are increasingly exerting themselves in modern living. Distributed trust and social choice…

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Wednesday
Oct 30
Initiatives
Dean Spade
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory
Urbana

Information to come soon!