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[now through December 12, 2014, Benson Earth Sciences Building] “Art + Maps.” Works by four local and regional artists are on display with items from the Map Library collection. The art includes: pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department; paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter; quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist; and enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department. Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. The corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design. Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

September 2014

[Wednesday, September 3, 4:00pm, UMC Gallery] Public lecture by Katina Rogers on “New Models for Humanities Graduate Study and Scholarly Communication.” Dr. Rogers works for the Modern Language Association on initiatives related to scholarly communication, doctoral education reform, and advocacy for fair labor practices. She is the editor of #Alt-Academy. Abstract: The landscape of graduate study in the humanities is changing. Now more than ever, humanities scholars use a wide variety of platforms to collaborate with peers and to share their research with many kinds of audiences. Scholars are embracing an ever-broader range of intellectually stimulating careers in, around, and beyond the academy. At the same time, universities increasingly rely on contingent labor to fill teaching needs, making it increasingly difficult for recent graduates to join the ranks of the faculty. Given all of these changes, how can humanities graduate programs best equip their students not only to excel in their research and teaching, but also for the careers they pursue after completing their studies? Drawing on her work at the Modern Language Association, the Scholarly Communication Institute, and the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia, Katina Rogers will discuss strategies to support professionalization, public scholarship, and career development across a wide array of possible outcomes. Promoted by the Libraries' Digital Humanities Task Force and Scholarly Communication Working Group, and co-sponsored with University Libraries. For further information, please contact Thea Lindquist.

[Thursday, September 4, 5:00 pm, Humanities 250] CAS Speaker Series: "Korea Now," featuring Consul General Dong Man Han, of the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco. Consul General Han will discuss the current state of the Korean peninsula, including South Korean economic development, its relationship with North Korea and the United States, and finally, the popularity of Korean culture worldwide. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Tuesday, September 9, 3:30-5:00pm, Hellems 269] Coffee Talk, featuring Andrew Cowell, Department of French and Italian, and of Linguistics. "Ethical Issues in Responding to Language Endangerment." Bring a mug for coffee or tea. Sponsored by the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science, and co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Humanities and the Arts. For further information, go to CHPS Coffee Talks or email rchps@colorado.edu.

[Tuesday, September 9, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Tom Laduke, painter. With an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from California State University, Fullerton, LaDuke’s paintings are steeped in references to art history, popular culture and cinema. Providing simply starting points - a slippery framework of a beginning. In their veiled appearances, these original images become almost visible – though they might ring the bell of recognition for the viewer, they avoid classification, hovering in the space between cognitive assumption and clear identification, inhabiting the grounds of inferences and suggestions, without providing definitions. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

[Friday, September 12, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Beth Osnes (Associate Professor of Theatre) and performance work being generated through Inside the Greenhouse,using a wide variety of creative mediums to communicate positive solutions to climate change. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, September 12, 4:00 pm, Hale 230] CAS Speaker Series: "'Preferably Unheard:' Indian Women in Western Media," featuring University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Colorado College faculty participants, Rashna Singh, “‘The mark of the plural’ in American media coverage of Indian women;” Purvi Metha, “Historicizing predominant themes and tropes in media coverage;” and Aditi Mitra, “The social agency of Indian women;” and a student panelist, Krithika Vachali, “Contesting identities as a female Indian college student in the United States.” Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Wednesday, September 17, 3:00-4:30pm, Old Main Chapel] School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series, featuring Paul Sutter, Associate Professor of History, “The Surprisingly Brief History of Sustainability.” While many of the key concepts that inform what we today call “sustainability” or “sustainable development” have been around for centuries, if not millennia, the widespread use of these terms is remarkably recent. Professor Sutter’s talk will examine both the deeper history of sustainability concepts and the reasons for the “surprisingly brief history” of these terms as keywords in national and international environmental politics. Sponsored by the School of the Environment and Sustainability. For further information, please contact Sharon Collinge.

[Friday, September 19, 3:00 pm, Humanities 370] CAS Speaker Series: "The Basics of Effective Japanese Pedagogy," featuring Professor Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, Professor Emeritus of Japanese at Waseda University, who will address fundamental issues in effective Japanese language teaching, including such aspects as teaching Japanese phonetics, teaching kanji, and engaging students in communication. Professor Kawaguchi is widely published and has offered lectures and workshops world-wide. He is acclaimed for his research on aspects of politeness in Japanese and his contributions to communicative pedagogy, to making students autonomous learners, and to incorporating dramatic activities into language education. This presentation will be held in Japanese. After the lecture, there will be a reception in Humanities 230. Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Center for Asian Studies. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Printmaker Erika Walker's work concerns itself with animal and machine relations: the steer and the plow, the soldier and the gun, sexuality and politics. Invoking the history of these relationships generates meaning about the present, and the stories we tell ourselves about the past shape our self-image today. In this way, history can narrate the manner in which we work for or against one another. Propaganda comprises much of her research focus; old posters, political speeches, and government documents contain language and reference artifacts that have forged the power dynamics of our modern world. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

[Wednesday, September 24, time and location TBA] School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series, featuring Kevin Krizek, Environmental Design. "The END of traffic; the FUTURE of transport; the ROLE of cycling." Sponsored by the School of the Environment and Sustainability. For further information, please contact Sharon Collinge.

[Monday, September 29, Lecture: 2:00pm, Concert: 7:30pm, Imig Music, Chamber Hall (C199)] CAS Speaker Series: "Music, Cultural Heritage, and Syrian Peace Advocacy," featuring Malek Jandali, an American-Syrian composer and pianist who uses his art to highlight the atrocities in the ongoing Syrian conflict, invoke the principles of human rights, and advocate for international aid. His lecture will center on the current conflict situation in Syria and how he makes compositional choices in response to the conflict. Later, he will give a concert on his newest compositions as well as his seminal work “Echoes from Ugarit.” Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies and College of Music. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Monday, September 29, 5:00pm, Eaton Humanities 1B80] Lecture: “LBJ, Al Gore Sr., and the World” by Tony Badger, Mellon Professor of History and Master of Clare College, Cambridge. Professor Badger completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at Cambridge and taught for 20 years at Newcastle University before returning to Cambridge as Paul Mellon Professor in 1992. He is a specialist in post-World War II US Southern political history. His most recent book, FDR: The First Hundred Days, was described by Prime Minister Gordon Brown as “a classic example of how a work of history can illuminate the issues we’re dealing with today.” He was the Andrew Mellon Visiting Professor at Tulane University from January to May 2000. Among his books on modern US history are The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-1940 and New Deal/New South. He is currently writing a biography of Albert Gore Sr, father of former vice-president Al Gore. Sponsored by Department of History. Contact: history@colorado.edu or 303-492-6683.

[Tuesday, September 30, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sun Hao is one of China’s most recent up and coming brush painters. After graduating from Lumei Art University, he went on to study at Central Academy of Fine Arts Painting Department in Beijing. These studies gave him a solid foundation of traditional ink and brush painting from which he has embraced his own personal style. No longer succumbing to the traditions of revolutionary slogans or theme first, Sun Hao combines his ink with freedom and personal expression as he ponders the material, shape and the harmony of blending the two. His most recent work focuses on meditation and imagination as he gathers strength and courage to express thorough the tension of the ink. Sun Hao will be painting in the lobby of the VAC on either October 1st or 2nd (contact Valerie Albicker for confirmation of date). Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

October 2014

[Wednesday October 1, 3:30pm CU Art Museum, 4:30pm Norlin Library 3rd floor NW, 5:00pm British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library] The preservation and transmission of Buddhist texts from Tibet is the focus of a series of free and open-to-the-public events and exhibits beginning Wed Oct 1 on the CU-Boulder campus, in conjunction with the Tsadra Foundation's conference on "Translation and Transmission" in Keystone, Colorado on Oct 2-5, 2014. At 5 p.m. on Wed Oct 1 on the 5th floor of Norlin Library, Andrew Quintman of Yale University will present "The Making of Milarepa: Reading and Writing the Life of Tibet's Great Saint." Prior to the lecture, a reception hosted by the CU Art Museum in its lobby at 3:30 p.m. opens a special exhibit of paintings by the Lhasa artist Gade on the theme of "pecha" or traditional Tibetan texts. Also prior to the lecture, starting at 4:30 p.m. on the Norlin Library third floor northwest, tours will be available of the multi-media exhibit, "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation." The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among texts gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University Libraries, and CU Art Museum. More information at http://cas.colorado.edu/events/making-milarepa-reading-and-writing-life-tibets-great-saint or contact Megan Welsh, 303-492-5136.

[Wednesday, October 1, 5:00 p.m., British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] CAS Speaker Series: "The Making of Milarepa: Reading and Writing the Life of Tibet's Great Saint," by Andrew Quintman of Yale University. He will explore the extraordinary life story of Yogin Milarepa composed by Madman Tsangnyön Heruka, tracing its historical formation, changing narrative voices, and enduring legacy across the region, as this story inspired new forms of religious literature across the Himalayan world, new styles of artistic production, and new traditions of spiritual practice. In time, the Madman’s version of the Yogin’s life would become Tibet’s most famous book. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Thursday, October 2, 12:00 noon, Hale 450] Anthropology Brown Bag, "Reducing Elephant Ivory and Rhino Trade in China: News from the Front Lines." To mitigate the threats global wildlife trade has on biodiversity loss, a comprehensive approach is needed to address every link on the trade chain, from poaching to trafficking to demand. Highlighting the successes and challenges of campaigns to reduce the trade in endangered species in China, the presentation argues for behavior change communication strategies to reduce both the supply of and the demand for wildlife parts and products. To reduce supply required strengthened international and national laws and policies. To reduce demand needs public outreach campaigns to increase consumer knowledge, shift attitudes and change behavior. Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare, has been leading wildlife conservation and animal welfare campaigns for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) in China since 1997. Under her leadership, IFAW's campaigns to reduce commercial exploitation of wildlife have resulted in enhanced policies to make marketplaces unavailable for wildlife trade, increased law enforcement against wildlife crime, and changed consumer attitudes and behavior to reject parts and products from endangered wildlife. A native of China, Grace received degrees in Communications and worked in media outlets both in China and the USA. Sponsored by Department of Anthropology. For further information, go to http://anthropology.colorado.edu/

[Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm, Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Auditorium, and Friday, October 3, 6:00pm and 7:30pm, Muenzinger Auditorium] CAS Speaker Series: "Korean Film Series," Screenings of two Korean films and a public lecture. Oldboy (2003) will be shown on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Auditorium. The Host (2006) will be shown on Friday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium. The Host will be preceded by a public lecture, “The Politics of Transnational Korean Genre Films: Park Chan-wook's Oldboy and Bong Joon-Ho's The Host,” by Hye Seung Chung and Scott Diffrient, Communication Studies at Colorado State University, on Friday, October 3, 6:00 p.m., Muenzinger Auditorium. Sponsored by Center for Asian Studies and the International Film Series. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Friday, October 3, 12:00 noon, Hale 450] Anthropology Brown Bag, "The Village Was Buried by an Erupting Volcano." Frida Larios is a Salvadorean humanist, artist, and typographic designer who created a set of "pictoglyphs" (pictograms + hieroglyphs) based on the Maya script, as part of her master thesis in London. Larios's reinterpretation of the Maya logographs has caused national controversy because they were commissioned by the former Secretary of Culture of the Presidency, to be painted on the exterior of the Joya de Ceren World Heritage Site museum. Many don't think her work is a true interpretation of authentic Maya hieroglyphs and is a profanity to scientific knowledge, rather than to help communicate her message of the Joya de Ceren narrative. She will guide you through her creation process, the controversy, and open the floor for discussion. Sponsored by Department of Anthropology. Further information: http://anthropology.colorado.edu/

[Wednesday, October 8, time and location TBA] School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series, featuring Suzanne Anderson, Geography and INSTAAR. "The Surprisingly Deep History of Boulder's Iconic Landscape." Sponsored by the School of the Environment and Sustainability. For further information, please contact Sharon Collinge.

[Thursday, October 9, 5:00pm, Hale 270] CAS Event: "Career Tracks in Asian Studies." Open to all majors, Career Tracks in Asian Studies will introduce you to professionals with Asian expertise who work in international business and in organizations that build local connections with Asia. Come learn how you can apply your Asian interests in a global career! This semester’s panel features Jeffrey King, International Business Manager for the Asia-Pacific Region for the Colorado International Trade Office; Pam Reichert, Vice President of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation; and Julie Segraves, Executive Director of the Asian Art Coordinating Council. A networking reception will follow. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Thursday, October 9, 6:30pm, Eaton Humanities 150] "Our National Parks: Lessons in Courage, Diversity, Justice and Environmental Quality," by former National Park Service Director Robert Stanton, giving the 2014 Randy Jones Lecture in celebration of the centennial of Rocky Mountain National Park. Robert G. Stanton, former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., and former Director of the National Park Service, is a Visiting University Lecturer and Private Consultant in national park administration, natural and cultural resource management and diversity in employment and public programs. The Randy Jones Memorial Lecture Series was created by CU-Boulder's Center of the American West, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain National Park, as a tribute to former National Park Service Deputy Director Randy Jones. Jones served as superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park from 1995 to 2002. For further information, please contact Jessica at 303-492-4879 or click here.

[Friday, October 10, 1:00-6:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] "History of Knowledge" International Workshop. The departments of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures and French & Italian, in collaboration with the Center “History of Knowledge” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, announce the first international workshop on the history of knowledge. This workshop brings together international scholars from various academic backgrounds to discuss shared methodological problems associated with the interdisciplinary study of the history of knowledge. Organized by Arne Hoecker (Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Kieran Murphy (French and Italian), with Kijan Espahangizi (Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich/Universitat Zurich). For further information, please contact Arne Hoecker.

[Friday, October 10, 5:00pm, Humanities 250] CAS Speaker Series: "Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts," by Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia University. Elegant, courtly representations of nature and seasons fill a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and prose fiction to screen paintings, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and annual observances. Shirane shows how, when, and why this occurred and the manner in which it intersected with a non-aristocratic representations of farm villages and rural landscape to create the complex cultural landscape we have today in Japan. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Friday, October 10, 6:00-7:30pm, Duane Physics G125] Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science: "Neurons, Mechanisms and the Mind." Keynote address by William Bechtel (University of California, San Diego), "Networks and Dynamics: 21st Century Neuroscience." Abstract: By identifying brain regions and cognitive activities in which they are involved, 20th century neuroscience provided a foundation, but only a foundation, for a mechanistic understanding of the brain. A far harder task, as anyone who has taken something apart knows, is putting it back together. This requires understanding the organization of the mechanism and ultimately how the operations of the parts are orchestrated by dynamic processes within the mechanism as it engages in activities in its environment (which is itself changing). This talk will focus on how 21st century neuroscience is pursuing research strategies aimed at figuring out the network organization and the dynamic behavior of the brain. Reception from 7:30-9:30 in Gamow Tower. Sponsored by The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science and co-sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts & Sciences, and CHA. For more information, please contact rchps@colorado.edu.

[Saturday, October 11, 9:00am-2:00pm, McKenna 112] "History of Knowledge" International Workshop. The departments of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures and French & Italian, in collaboration with the Center “History of Knowledge” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, announce the first international workshop on the history of knowledge. This workshop brings together international scholars from various academic backgrounds to discuss shared methodological problems associated with the interdisciplinary study of the history of knowledge. Organized by Arne Hoecker (Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Kieran Murphy (French and Italian), with Kijan Espahangizi (Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich/Universitat Zurich). For further information, please contact Arne Hoecker.

[Saturday, October 11, 9:00am-6:30pm, Duane Physics G131] Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science: "Neurons, Mechanisms and the Mind." Keynote address at 5:00 by Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa), "On the Proper Domain of Psychological Predicates." Abstract: Do neurons prefer? Do plants decide? Do bacteria communicate linguistically? Such questions arise because biologists regularly use psychological predicates to describe the capacities of these and other entities. Because these uses appear in serious scientific contexts, they force us to question the assumption that human manifestations of psychological capacities establish the norm for their possession. I think this assumption is false, and that these non-standard ascriptions are literal. If I am right, biology can contribute to our understanding of the nature of psychological capacities, and neuroscientists seeking to identify levels of brain structure and function between cellular operations and organism behavior are free to construct mesoscale theories and models as they see fit. Sponsored by The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science and co-sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts & Sciences, and CHA. For more information, please contact rchps@colorado.edu.

[Sunday, October 12, 9:00am-1:00pm, McKenna 112] "History of Knowledge" International Workshop. The departments of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures and French & Italian, in collaboration with the Center “History of Knowledge” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, announce the first international workshop on the history of knowledge. This workshop brings together international scholars from various academic backgrounds to discuss shared methodological problems associated with the interdisciplinary study of the history of knowledge. Organized by Arne Hoecker (Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Kieran Murphy (French and Italian), with Kijan Espahangizi (Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich/Universitat Zurich). For further information, please contact Arne Hoecker.

[Sunday, October 12, 9:00am-5:30pm, Duane Physics G125] Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science: "Neurons, Mechanisms and the Mind." Keynote address at 4:00 by Tor Wager (Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, CU-Boulder). Topic: Role of verbal reports in studies on emotion and pain. Sponsored by The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science and co-sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts & Sciences, and CHA. For more information, please contact rchps@colorado.edu.

[Tuesday, October 14, 5:00pm, Eaton Humanities 250] "The Hong Kong Protest Movement: A Forum Discussion." Join the Center for Asian Studies as we hold a discussion about the recent protests in Hong Kong. Panelists will offer an analysis of the protests, including the historical background of the protests, the contemporary context of the protests, and present-day Hong Kong and Chinese relations. Panelists include Tim Oakes, Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Asian Studies; Timothy Weston, Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Center for Asian Studies; and Yang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography.

[Tuesday, October 14, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Natalija Vujosevic is an ArtsLink Fellow from Montenegro who will be living and working with our department for six weeks (October 9–November 11). Natallija’s work combines installation, video, drawing and performance to explore the archeology of identity produced in a particular social, technological and ideological environment. Collaboration is an important component of her process. She often bridges artists, composers, sound designers and engineers to create her work which combines objects from everyday life with animate elements and sound creating an atmosphere of frozen time that is connected to emotional memories. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

[Thursday, October 16, 5:00pm, Eaton Humanities 150] The 26th Athearn Lecture: "We Are All Citizens of Plutopia: The Militarization of the American and Soviet Landscapes" Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Reception in HUMN 170 following the lecture. Dr. Brown is the author of A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard 2004) which won a handful of prizes including the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize for the Best Book in International European History. Brown's Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters appeared in 2013 with Oxford University Press. Plutopia won the the 2014 George Perkins Marsh Prize from the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) and the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). To read more about Kate Brown's new book Plutopia, see www.plutopia.net. She is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, and has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research, the International Research and Exchange Board, the Eurasia Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard University's Davis Center, UMBC's Dresher Center and the Kennan Institute in Washington. Sponsored by Department of History. Contact: 303-492-6683 or history@colorado.edu.

[Thursday, October 16, 5:00 pm, Humanities 250] CAS Speaker Series: "CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections." CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving about 70 cities throughout the United States. This year's national webcast features President Jimmy Carter. After the webcast program, Lionel Jensen, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame, will be our on-site speaker. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Carter Center. For further information, please contact casevent@colorado.edu, 303-735-5122.

[Friday, October 17, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Nicolò Spera, Assistant Professor of Classical Guitar. Professor Spera will perform "German Poetry: Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites n. 5&6, on the Ten-String Guitar." Dreams forever gone or never fulfilled: this is the ethereal substance of poetry in music. Already in Bach’s days, the lute was a nostalgic emblem, a gentle memory of olden times. Inspired, perhaps, by a sound almost forsaken, nearly extinguished, Bach wrote the lute’s swan song: pure poetry. In his first composition for this noble instrument, Bach transformed his Fifth Cello Suite into the First Lute Suite. Since then, others have followed Bach’s practice, producing renditions of the cello suites for the Baroque lute, as well as the six-string guitar. But no one has yet adapted and performed these suites for a guitar with ten strings! Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Judith Leemann is an artist, educator, and writer living in Boston. She teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and serves as artist in residence at the Design Studio for Social Intervention. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

[Thursday, October 23-25, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library) and ATLAS 100] "Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things." 2nd annual James Field Willard lecturer: Caroline Walker Bynum (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Columbia University). Plenary speakers: Jessica Brantley (Yale), Aden Kumler (University of Chicago), and Daniel Lord Small (Harvard). Register here. Sponsored by Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, with support from English Language Notes, President's Fund for the Humanities, GCAH, Center for Western Civilization, and A&S Fund for Excellence. Please go to conference link above for complete details.

[Monday, October 27, 9:00-10:00am, MKNA 103] "Almada Negreiros, Artist and Geometer," a presentation by Pedro Freitas (Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Lisbon). Sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese with support from GCAH and CHA. For further information, please contact Tania Martuscelli.

[Tuesday, October 28, 4:00-5:30pm, HUMN 145] "Oficina de Teatro de Almada Negreiros," a theatre workshop (in Portuguese) with Silvia L. Costa (Univ. Nova de Lisboa). Sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese with support from GCAH and CHA. For further information, please contact Tania Martuscelli.

[Tuesday, October 28, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Diane Burko, photographer. Monumental geological phenomenon of the world have captured Diane's attention throughout her career. Since 2006 her artistic practice has been located at the intersection of Art and Science and has been used as a tool for social change and environmental policy, bringing attention to the urgent issues of climate change. This past year she participated in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, which profoundly augmented her ongoing study of ice as an indicator of environmental change. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

November 2014

[Tuesday, November 4, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: An LA native working in NYC, Sanford Biggers creates artworks that integrate film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multi-disciplinary formal process and a syncretic creative approach he makes works that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual. Biggers is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University's Visual Arts program and a board member of Sculpture Center, Soho House and the CUE Foundation. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

[Friday, November 7, 4:00pm, Hale 230] Public lecture by Webb Keane (George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), "Rotting Bodies: The Clash of Stances toward Materiality and its Ethical Affordances." Abstract: Any community supposedly identified with a “single” kind of Christianity is likely to contain conflicts and divisions due to the different logics and temporalities associated, respectively, with ecclesiastical institutions, popular practices, and scriptural texts. These conflicts may extend even to basic ontological assumptions. This paper looks at clashes concerning popular practices surrounding relics and icons in Eastern Orthodoxy. It asks what are the ethical stakes when people insist on the powers of material things even in the face of withering criticism and contempt from inside and outside their church. That criticism, which can have both theological and atheist bases, often focuses on the allegedly instrumental reasoning and selfish motives of people who expect to receive divine intervention from objects such as relics and icons. I argue that popular practices that focus on the agency of objects may above all be responding to material properties as ethical affordances. These affordances provide ways of treating the world as ethically saturated. In the Eastern Orthodox context, this may be one way for ordinary villagers to take lofty theological claims about the divine nature of humans in concrete terms. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology. A reception will follow the lecture. For further information, please contact Carla Jones.

[Monday, November 10, 6:00pm, British Studies (5th Floor of Norlin Library)] The 2014 Lester Lecture, featuring David Nirenberg (Department of History and the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago). "Sibling Rivalries, Scriptural Communities: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam." Sponsored by Department of Religious Studies in collaboration with the CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Program in Jewish Studies. A reception will be held before the lecture at 5:30pm. Professor Nirenberg will also lead a mid-day lunch/seminar for graduate students. For further information and to register for the seminar, contact Tyson Martínez. The Lester Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Lester Family. This year's lecture is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Robert. C. Lester, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, CU Boulder (1933-2013). Details at http://rlst.colorado.edu/lester-lecture.

[Tuesday, November 11, 3:30-5:00pm, Hellems 269] Coffee Talk, featuring Robert Knight, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. "The human microbiome: concepts, technologies, and inferences." Bring a mug for coffee or tea. Sponsored by the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science, and co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Humanities and the Arts. For further information, go to CHPS Coffee Talks or email rchps@colorado.edu.

[Tuesday, November 11 or 18, 6:30pm VAC 1B20] Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Laurie Britton-Newell, a curator who has worked across the fields of contemporary art, craft and design in Europe and the USA. Whilst working at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London she curated critically acclaimed exhibitions such as "Memory Palace" in 2013, "Make La"b in 2011, "1:1: Architects Build Small Spaces" in 2010 and "Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft" in 2008. She writes and lectures regularly about art and design. Laurie will curate an exhibition with students two weeks after the lecture. Sponsored by the Visiting Artist Program. For further information, please contact valerie.albicker@colorado.edu, 303-492-2539.

[Friday, November 14, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring the film "LESS" by Erika Randall (Associate Professor of Dance) and Markas Henry (Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of Design) of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

December 2014

[Friday, December 5, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from Theatre and Dance's production of A Broadway Christmas Carol. If Charles Dickens had huddled with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Matt Stone and Trey Parker to write a holiday show, they just might have come up with A Broadway Christmas Carol. Simultaneously irreverent and respectful, the play offers a fresh, hilarious and charmingly recognizable retelling of Dickens’ classic holiday ghost story, complete with new lyrics to famous Broadway show tunes. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

January 2015

[Tuesday, January 27, 3:30-5:00pm, Hellems 269] Coffee Talk, featuring Allan Franklin, Department of Physics. "Can a good experiment fail?" Bring a mug for coffee or tea. Sponsored by the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science, and co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Humanities and the Arts. For further information, go to CHPS Coffee Talks or email rchps@colorado.edu.

[Friday, January 30, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Alejandro Cremaschi (Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at CU-Boulder), Elizabeth Kipper (Boulder Piano Quartet), and Thomas Heinrich (Colorado Symphony, who make up Trio Cordilleras. Trio Cordilleras has been captivating audiences with spirited music from Spain and Latin America since 2006. The trio has recorded for the label Meridian Records in the UK, and regularly performs around the state of Colorado. The repertoire of this concert includes works by the tango master Astor Piazzolla, and other Argentine and Brazilian composers. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

February 2015

[Friday, February 13, 12:00pm, University Theatre] Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from Theatre and Dance's production of Tartuffe. French playwright Molière’s comic masterpiece skewers religious hypocrisy, mindless piety and sexual deceit was so daring at the time of its writing that audience members could be excommunicated for seeing it. Tartuffe tells how a “man of the cloth” worms his way into the gullible heart of Orgon, a rich family man, and tries to take him for all he has. It takes a desperate trap by Orgon’s wife Elmire to expose the imposter. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

March 2015

[Friday, March 13, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Matthew Chellis, Assistant Professor of Voice. Professor Chellis will do a presentation on Benjamin Britten's work "On this Island" with words by W.H. Auden, with discussion of the convergence of world events, art, and the meeting of Auden and Britten on the creation of this amazing work of vocal music. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Tuesday, March 17, 3:30-5:00pm, Hellems 269] Coffee Talk, featuring Roger Pulwarty, NOAA. "Climate and decisions: are we learning but not doing?" Bring a mug for coffee or tea. Sponsored by the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science, and co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Philosophy, Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Humanities and the Arts. For further information, go to CHPS Coffee Talks or email rchps@colorado.edu.

[Sunday, March 22, 11:59pm, Macky Auditorium 229 or online] Submission deadline for Center of the American West's 2015 Thompson Writing Awards. For more information, visit the highlighted link or call at 303.492.4879.

April 2015

[Friday, April 10, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from CU Opera's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi’s drama about sex, crime and realpolitik during the debauched reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, turning conventional morality on its head—virtue is punished and greed rewarded. The score soars but the sensual duet between Nero and his lover—eventually wife—Poppea, Pur ti miro, pur ti godo—meaning, “I gaze at you, I possess you”—is the pièce de résistance. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. This production will be styled after the hit Netflix realpolitik series 'House of Cards,' starring Kevin Spacey. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

May 2015