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Upcoming Events

Friday
Feb 23
Presentations
Cory Suski
,
Craig Koslofsky
11:00am-1:00pm

Levis Faculty Center, Room 208
919 W. Illinois St
Urbana

11:00am, Cory Suski, Enhancing Conservation and Management of Muskellunge Fisheries

Recreational fishing is a popular past time around the world. Successful management of recreational fisheries requires a synergy between anglers, managers and fish populations. The current project describes a series of studies intended to better understand angling vulnerability and spatial…

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Monday
Feb 26
MillerComm Lecture Series
Christopher Barrett
3:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

The numbers of people undernourished, unable to afford a healthy diet, or facing a food emergency have spiked over the past decade, reversing decades of rapid progress. Effectively tackling those food security challenges requires a holistic perspective that also addresses inextricably related crises of climate change, conflict, emergent infectious diseases, air and water pollution, and poverty…

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Thursday
Feb 29
Co-Sponsored Events
Dr. Jessica Zychowicz; Dr. Rosalyn Lapier

Levis Faculty Center, Room 108

Dr. Jessica Zychowicz Director, Fulbright Ukraine Head, IIE KYIV

Dr Rosalyn Lapier Professor of History, UIUC

Women's and Gender History Symposium – WGHS' Website (illinois.edu)

Monday
Mar 04
MillerComm Lecture Series
Eve Darian-Smith
12:00pm

Campus Instructional Facility (CIF), Room 4039
1405 W. Springfield Avenue, Urbana

In this talk, Professor Darian-Smith will focus on wildfires in California, Australia, and Brazil, connecting them to the broader economic, social, and political issues underlying climate change, and exploring how these wildfires have become important signifiers of an unfolding global calamity. She will include material gleaned from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) that convened in…

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Thursday
Mar 07
Presentations
Jason Ridlon
,
Leona Yi-Fan Su
11:00am-1:00pm

Levis Faculty Center, Room 208
919 W. Illinois St
Urbana

11:00am, Jason Ridlon, Bacteria on Steroids

Endocrinology has long focused on steroid biosynthesis and metabolism by host enzymes, and mode of action of steroids in various target tissues in the body. Work conducted by Jason Ridlon and his research group emphasizes that host-associated bacteria are an important component of the human endocrine system and cannot be ignored any…

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Monday
Mar 25
Presentations
Xiao Su
,
M. Teresa Cardador
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Xiao Su, Electrochemically-Mediated Enantioselective Interaction through Chiral Redox Metallopolymers

Chirality plays a critical role in various industrial domains, such as molecular recognition, asymmetric catalysis and chiral purification. Thus, constructing and leveraging precise chiral structures for enantioselective interaction can benefit healthcare, diagnostics…

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Tuesday
Apr 16
Presentations
Jessie Shelton
,
Prashant Jain
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Jessie Shelton, Gravitational Footprints of Dark Particle Physics in the Very Early Universe

The earliest direct probes of our universe come from the abundance of light elements, which started forming when the universe was about a second old. What happened in the second before that remains one of the biggest outstanding questions in both cosmology and particle physics…

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Monday
Apr 22
Initiatives
Dominic Boyer
12:00pm

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

We know that our current mix and magnitude of energy is ecologically unsustainable and threatens collapse in the 21st century. But how did we get here? And how might we find our way forward to a more sustainable modernity? In this talk, Professor Boyer will discuss the historical evolution of the current high energy growth paradigm of global civilization by investigating the overlapping energy…

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Monday
Apr 22
Initiatives
multiple
Noon-5:00pm

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

Noon-1:30pm, Dominic Boyer, Keynote

2pm-5pm, Graduate Student Symposium

Thursday
Apr 25
MillerComm Lecture Series
Ruth Behar
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

In this presentation, Ruth Behar will discuss her recent turn from anthropology to writing coming-of-age novels. These works of historical fiction feature Jewish Cuban and Sephardic young girls seeking to understand their identities and heritage and their quest for freedom and a home where all are welcome. Behar will discuss the borders and blurring between ethnography and fiction, and how her…

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