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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Feb 14
MillerComm Lecture Series
Lukas Ligeti
4:30pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Composer, improviser and percussionist Lukas Ligeti will share his experiences working with music from non-western traditions, especially those from Africa. He will also relate the gratifications and challenges of intercultural collaborations from a creative musician’s standpoint, including possible future directions of music technology.

Hosted by: School of Music

In conjunction…

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Friday
Feb 24
Presentations - Noonhour
David Wilson
,
Barry Bradlyn
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, David Wilson, Chicago's Gentrifying South Side: Blues Clubs and Political Resistance

Advancing our understanding of current kinds of urban politics, this study examines how a deft, subterranean politics has formed around the rapid gentrifying of blues clubs on Chicago’s South Side. As long-term clubbers look to preserve this precious resource from the conversion to…

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Tuesday
Mar 21
MillerComm Lecture Series
Trinidad Rico
4:30pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

In the 1950s, Argentina spent considerable resources to join the nuclear era, recruiting a German scientist to deliver nuclear fusion in a secret lab on the remote island Huemul. It was dismantled a few years later. This lecture discusses the aftermath of a failed experiment, its legacies for a nuclear culture in Argentina, and the challenge of preserving nuclear heritage.

Hosted by:…

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Wednesday
Mar 22
Initiatives
Holden Thorp
7:00 pm CDT

Zoom presentation

Register for the event HERE

Over the last 100 years, two major dynamics have played out in the US around acceptance of science. The first is that on the political side, forces have developed methods for discounting science when it conflicts with religion and ideology. On the science side, scientists have been following a policy of filling journals with excellent information and hoping…

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Wednesday
Mar 22
Presentations - Noonhour
Lynne Dearborn
,
Lavanya Marla
11:00am-1:00pm

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

11:00am, Lynne Dearborn, The Role of Place in Health-Supporting Approaches to Affordable Housing Provision

A complicated historical relationship between health and place in the U.S. leads us to implicitly believe that, owing to their residential choices, low-income and minority individuals bear responsibility for their health outcomes. Through an examination of state-grouped…

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Monday
Mar 27
MillerComm Lecture Series
Lin Foxhall
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

King Richard III died ingloriously on an English battlefield in 1485. In 2012-13, an extraordinary archaeological project discovered his body beneath a car park in Leicester. Professor Foxhall discusses the fascinating intersections of archaeological science, history, literature, and British politics surrounding the find.

Hosted by: Department of Anthropology

In conjunction with…

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Sunday
Apr 02
MillerComm Lecture Series
Tianhui Ng
2:00pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory, Urbana

Conductor Tianhui Ng and Professor Michael Silvers (Musicology) will engage in conversation about intercultural exploration through many musical genres. Topics range from opera and civil rights, to Yoruba opera in New England, to language restoration and Chickasaw opera. In particular, they will discuss Maestro Ng's work with the Victory Players and the Puerto Rican community in the…

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Wednesday
Apr 12
Initiatives
Marcia McNutt
7:00 pm CDT

Zoom presentation

More information to come!

Wednesday
Apr 19
CultureTalk
Nikky Finney
,
Ruth Nicole Brown
7:30pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory, Urbana

Nikky Finney and Ruth Nicole Brown (African American Studies, Michigan State University and Founder, Saving Our Lives, Hearing Our Truths - SOLHOT) in conversation, with Janice Harrington (Creative Writing, Department of English) moderating.

Cosponsored by the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Center for Advanced Study, and Humanities Research…

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Monday
Apr 24
Presentations - Special Presentation
Kevork Mourad
,
Helen Makhdoumian
4:30pm

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Please join us for a conversation in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day with artist Kevork Mourad in conversation with Helen Makdoumian. Reception to follow.

This visit is generously sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study, European Union Center through support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program, The Center for Global Studies through support from the…

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