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Neoliberal Ebola: The agroeconomics of a deadly spillover. A talk by Robert G. Wallace, October 13, 2014

Neoliberal Ebola: The agroeconomics of a deadly spillover Monday, October 13, 2014, at Noon Carlson School of Management, rm 1-149 A talk by Robert G. Wallace, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Global Studies Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. The first human outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, […]

Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help. Sandra Zellmer: Thursdays at Four, Oct. 9, 2014

Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help October 9, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Sandra Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law, University of Nebraska. Download: audio, small video,or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video,or original. It’s seductively deceptive to call floods and other catastrophes “natural.” They are anything but. Storms […]

Literary Analysis of World Bank Reports: Franco Moretti, Thursdays at Four, Oct. 2, 2014

The World According to the Bank: an Analysis of World Bank Reports, 1946-2010 October 2, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Franco Moretti, English, Stanford University, gives a semantic, stylistic study of World Bank reports. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Like the post-world-war-II capitalism which […]

The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation: Weiming Lu, Sept. 18, 2014

The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation: Building a Livable Creative Urban Village September 18, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room A talk by internationally recognized urban planner and designer Weiming Lu. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Building livable, creative, equitable, and sustainable cities is a common […]

SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance, Sep. 11, 2014

Dancer as Driver: SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance September 11, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop – Best Buy Theater Discussion with Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, and Kari Mosel Download: audio, small video, or original. Northrop’s McKnight Artist Fellowship program funds the commission of solo works for McKnight Dance Fellows […]

The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America: Tiya Miles, May 23, 2014

“One of the Longest Unwritten Chapters”: The Interrelated Histories of African and Native America Tiya Miles, Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor; Professor of History, American Culture, Native American Studies, and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan. Downloads: audio, small video, original. This lecture explores Native American and African American […]

Academic Freedom, the Public Trust, & the Entrepreneurial Univer$ity. May 16, 2014

Academic Freedom, the Public Trust, & the Entrepreneurial Univer$ity: Reflections on the AAUP’s Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-University Relationships Download as: audio, small video, or original. University research, especially in STEM fields, is increasingly oriented toward the market, involving a diverse range of collaborations between academic researchers and industry. The American Association of University Professors […]

Ethnic Identity Development in a Changing World: Rich Lee, May 15, 2014

Ethnic Identity Development in a Changing World: New Research Directions & Conversations Across Disciplines Panel discussion by Tiffany Yip, PhD (Fordham University) and Eleanor Seaton, PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill). Moderated by Rich Lee, Psychology, U of M. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. What constitutes an ethnic […]

Celebration of Ann Waltner, May 9, 2014

Performing the Past and Provoking the Future: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Collaboration 9:30am Painting with Words: Susan Mann and Zhang Hong Download as: audio, small video, or original. A literati family commissioned a painting celebrating three talented family women who lived in China in the nineteenth century. The painting has since been lost. Susan Mann, in […]

Thursday, May 8, 2014: Ann Waltner, Sacabuche, and collaboration across arts and humanities

Venetia 1500 IAS Thursdays at Four presents ¡Sacabuche! with Ann Waltner and John Watkins. Download: original or small video. ¡Sacabuche!, an early music ensemble directed by Linda Pearse, explores the world of Venice portrayed in Jacopo di Barbari’s map of the city, published in 1500. The winding streets of the map and the polyphony of […]

Reframing Mass Violence: Spain’s Memory Movement, May 8, 2014

Exhumations, Memory, and the Return of Civil War Ghosts in Spain Francisco Ferrandiz, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Since 2000, the exhumation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and the Post-War years, mostly involving the largely abandoned graves […]

Alan Sparhawk in Conversation

Alan Sparhawk in Conversation Download as: audio, small video, or original. Alan Sparhawk (of Low, Retribution Gospel Choir) reflects on the process of songwriting, recounts his experiences of working as a professional singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer for over twenty years, and discusses selected songs in detail. A question-and-answer session follows. This event was cosponsored by the IAS Music […]

Popular Music and African American Empowerment: Andrew Aoki, May 2, 2014

Notes from the Underground: Popular Music and African American Empowerment The IAS Music and Sound Studies Collaborative presents Andrew Aoki, Political Science, Augsburg College Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. This research examines the role that popular culture can play in political and social change, with […]

Thursday, May 1, 2014: Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences

Brain, the Wise Problem Solver IAS Thursdays at Four presents Apostolos Georgopoulos, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos will discuss how the brain deals with problems and challenges in space and time, and how various brain […]

Childhood & Youth Studies: Tammy-Cherelle Owens, May 1, 2014

Making Black Girls Visible: Reconstructing Black Girlhood in the United States, 1861-1963 Tammy Cherelle Owens, Instructor, Writing Studies Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. Owens’ project centers black girls as historical actors, and their girlhoods as sites of historical knowledge of black female personhood, intellectualism, and […]