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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Feb 09
Initiatives
Steven J. Zipperstein
,
Harriet Murav
,
Eugene Avrutin
7:00pm CST

Zoom presentation

Register to attend this virtual presentation here

Why has "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" managed to draw such widespread attention with countless reprints and websites in many languages -- across the political spectrum -- foregrounding its message of a mysterious Jewish cabal controlling the world's finances and politics? Professor Zipperstein in conversation with Professors…

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Thursday
Feb 10
Presentations
Smitha Vishveshwara
,
Kaiyu Guan
11:00am-1:00pm

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

Food for Thought: A new Center for Advanced Study public events series featuring presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.

This informal series includes talks that were canceled after campus shut down in Spring 2020. With the possibility of in-person events once again, we are delighted to showcase the work of some of our most…

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Wednesday
Feb 16
MillerComm Lecture Series
Donald Byrd
4:30pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

What is the balance of the didactic, the authentic/personal, and the aesthetic in the creation of dance works during a time of racial reckoning and consciousness expansion?

Tony-nominated and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Donald Byrd will present some of his work and then join in a panel discussion with FAA Dean Kevin Hamilton, Latrelle Bright (Clinical Assistant Professor of…

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Wednesday
Feb 23
Initiatives
Kathryn Paige Harden
7:00pm CST

Zoom presentation

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DNA is what makes us different: in our personalities and in our health. Reclaiming genetic science from the legacy of eugenics, Kathryn Paige Harden examines the role of "nature" in the "nature-nurture" debate as it relates to educational achievement and economic success.

CAS Professor of Entomology Gene Robinson and Associate Professor of…

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Tuesday
Mar 01
MillerComm Lecture Series
Tara Pixley
7:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

In this lecture, Professor Pixley will discuss how contemporary photojournalism practices have inscribed imperialist, anti-Black, whitewashed world views into news photography at both individual and institutional levels. She will analyze those practices and unpack the activist ethos and professional concerns that launched a variety of initiatives and interventions such as Women Photograph,…

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Wednesday
Mar 02
Co-Sponsored Events
Pat Scannon
,
Derek Abbey
7:00pm CST

Lincoln Hall Theater
Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street
Urbana

This event will also be available remotely via Zoom (link coming soon)

Screening of the documentary To What Remains will be followed by a post-film conversation with Project Recover's Pat Scannon and Derek Abbey

For nearly three decades, Dr. Pat Scannon has been leading volunteer efforts to find America’s missing in action from past wars. Founder of Project Recover, a nonprofit that employs 21st-century technology and academic expertise to bring…

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Monday
Mar 07
Presentations
Eric Calderwood
,
Anke Pinkert
11:00am-1:00pm

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

Food for Thought: A new Center for Advanced Study public events series featuring presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.

This informal series includes talks that were canceled after campus shut down in Spring 2020. With the possibility of in-person events once again, we are delighted to showcase the work of some of our most…

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Wednesday
Mar 09
Initiatives
Dietram A. Scheufele
7:00pm CST

Zoom presentation

Register to attend this virtual presentation here

For a while now, a growing chorus of voices of scholars and policy actors has warned about an alleged “infodemic” surrounding public debates about science. The term infodemic typically refers to a flood of truth claims, especially online, that makes it difficult for citizens to distinguish high-quality actionable science from incorrect…

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Monday
Mar 21
MillerComm Lecture Series
Matt Garcia
5:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Professor Matt García will offer a lecture with themes from his three monographs including labor history, food studies, and Latina/Latino contributions to the food industry. His lecture will appeal to faculty, researchers, students, and community members who are interested in the ways our food system creates inequalities that affect the people who produce the food we consume every day.

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Wednesday
Mar 23
Initiatives
Alison Van Eenennaam
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation

Zoom link coming soon

Informing or basing public policy on misinformation in the agricultural sciences can have devastating consequences. Some high-profile examples include Trofim Lysenko’s belief that the environment alone shapes plants and animals, rather than genetics. Policy based on this belief ultimately contributed to the starvation of millions of Soviet citizens in the early…

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