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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Sep 27
Presentations - Noonhour
Marc Hertzman
,
Lucas Wagner
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Marc Hertzman,The 'Indians of Palmares': Conquest, Violence, and Land in Northeast Brazil.

In 1695 after the fall of Palmares, one of history's largest and longest-lasting fugitive-slave settlements, Indigenous people who participated in its defeat staked claim to land promised to them by the Portuguese crown. For multiple reasons and in multiple ways, their history…

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Wednesday
Sep 28

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Again and again, leading politicians were murdered in the fledgling Dutch Republic. The first military commander in the war for independence against Spain, William I, was assassinated in 1584. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, statesman and founder of the Dutch East India Company, was executed on trumped up charges in 1618. Johan de Witt, who opposed William I’…

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Monday
Oct 03
MillerComm Lecture Series
David Rosenboom
5:00pm

CIF Auditorium (0027/1025)
Campus Instructional Facility
1405 Springfield Avenue, Urbana

What is form? What is an instrument? Is time granular and emergent? How do hyper-brain ensembles perform? Questions like these are being explored in experimental music. In this talk, David Rosenboom will present concrete examples from his more than five decades of pioneering work in propositional music illustrating how testable theoretical models in science and process-based what-…

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Monday
Oct 10
Presentations - Noonhour
Naveen Narisetty
,
William Schneider
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Naveen Narisetty, Quantile Regression Modeling for Survival Data with a Cured Subgroup

Quantile regression is a more robust and comprehensive alternative to the commonly used Classical Least Squares regression. This talk will explore a novel statistical approach using quantile regression modeling for studying survival data in the presence of a subgroup of cured…

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Wednesday
Oct 12
Initiatives
Jon Hale
,
Sarah McCarthey
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation

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This presentation provides a general overview of the “Propaganda of History” since the origination of public schools in the United States during the 1840s. Connecting this history to recent legislation in the state of Illinois around Media Literacy, this presentation provides critical historical context to more recent efforts to resist modern iterations of…

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Monday
Oct 17
Annual Lecture
Martin Gruebele
7:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Science and Engineering can find solutions to problems large and small—and the solution always comes with unexpected consequences, hopefully with solutions of their own. Professor Gruebele will discuss a few topics of current interest, ranging from specialization in science, to grand discoveries waiting to happen, to how making and using fossil fuels better is a big part of the equation, or…

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Thursday
Oct 27
Presentations - Noonhour
Lijun Liu
,
Damien Guironnet
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Lijun Liu, Structure and Evolution of the Continental Lithosphere

Continents are considered buoyant tectonic units that have been passively drifting at Earth’s surface since their formation in the geological past. However, many lines of evidence suggest that the seemingly stable continents actually deformed and evolved over time. Professor Liu will investigate this…

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Wednesday
Nov 09
Initiatives
Anita Nikolich
7:00 pm CDT

Zoom presentation

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Dis- and misinformation projects, studies and solutions have proliferated over the past five years. But how does one judge the effectiveness of such efforts in the real world? Can they make a dent in the information landscape given the low cost, complex motivations and sophisticated techniques behind persuasion and influence operations?

The NSF-funded…

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Tuesday
Nov 15
Presentations - Noonhour
Gisela Sin
,
Clara Bosak-Schroeder
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Gisela Sin,The Disempowered Executive: Reconsidering the Line-Item Veto

Many scholars believe that the line-item veto (LIV) empowers executives to shape the budget and advance their agendas. Contrary to this prevalent view, Professor Sin will argue that the LIV in fact prevents them from reaching favorable agreements with the legislature, contributing to increased…

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Thursday
Nov 17
MillerComm Lecture Series
Matt Garcia
5:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Food production has been at the center of significant discussions on climate change as the rising temperatures affect farmworkers in the fields and the COVID-19 pandemic has halted food production in meat processing plants, illustrating the humanity behind food production systems. Professor Matt García will discuss what it means to conduct research about farmworkers from the top-down and…

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