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Thursday, April 10, 2014: Anatoly Liberman on the Origins of Humor

Why People Laugh, or, When Did Laughter Meet the Sense of Humor? The IAS presents Anatoly Liberman, Professor of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Animals don’t laugh. A guffawing cow has reality only on a label for processed cheese. By contrast, […]

IAS Thursdays: April 10, 2014 Reframing Mass Violence panel: Remembering Argentina’s Disappeared

Remembering Argentina’s Disappeared: Art, Media and Politics IAS Thursdays at Four presents a Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative panel discussion. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Panel discussion organized by the IAS research collaborative Reframing Mass Violence. Participants include Emilio Crenzel (University of Buenos Aires), Leigh Payne (University of […]

Monday, April 7, 2014: Welcome to the New Northrop

Provost Karen Hanson With an introduction by Christine Tschida, Director of Northrop Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Provost Hanson inaugurates Northrop as a multifaceted, state-of-the art cultural and intellectual center—the “hearth of the University,” reinvented for the 21st century. Now home to three University-wide academic programs, Northrop is poised to be a hub […]

Steve Schick: The First Percussion Solo, April 7, 2014

The first percussion solo: entering a world of new sounds Steve Schick–renowned percussionist, conductor and professor of percussion at UCSD–will talk about John Cage’s 27’10.554″ in the context of an emerging sound world for percussion soloists. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Schick currently holds positions as Music Director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and […]

IAS Thursdays: David Redish on Rats’ Dreams

“Mental Time Travel: Reading rats’ minds and listening to their dreams” David Redish, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota This presentation may be viewed upon UMN X500 login. Cognition is about processing information about other places and other times so that you can take better actions in the future. New technology enables the recording of neural ensembles […]

Critical Asian Studies: John DiMoia, Mar. 31, 2014

Renegotiating Bodies: “Minnesota Project” and Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968 C.C. Clawson Lecture in the History of Medicine by Dr. John DiMoia, History, National University of Singapore. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Professor DiMoia considers the second of Korea’s “massive confrontations with Western biomedicine”, occurring during […]