|11:00 am Mar 30th||HAIG Lecture Series: Katy Stavreva, "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 12 Thomas Commons|
Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English and Director, Center for the Literary Arts, will present "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 122 on the Iron Hand-Press as Public Remembrance." In January 2016, Stavreva responded to a call, issued by Oxford University’s Bodleian Library to small presses worldwide, to contribute to a new, hand-printed collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. For this initiative, commemorating Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, she chose sonnet 122, “Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain” – a poem about memory and forgetfulness. Her illustrated talk will address the printing history of Shakespeare’s Sonnets as shaping the public memory of the poet, and the choices that she made in contributing to public memory while printing Sonnet 122 on Cornell College’s 1876 iron hand-press.
|9:00 am Apr 1st||Iowa Human Rights Academic Network Conference Thomas Commons|
Students from 10 Iowa colleges and universities, including Cornell, will offer presentations about human rights in Hedges, Russell, and Durham rooms. From 9-10 a.m., there will be a keynote talk by Zach Walls, author of "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family," in Hall-Perrine. Contact David Yamanishi for a complete schedule of events.
|7:00 pm Apr 3rd||The Death & Afterlife of Mary, the last Duke of Burgundy McWethy Hall|
Professor Ann M. Roberts will speak on "The Death and Afterlife of Mary, the last Duke of Burgundy." Professor Robert’s latest research looks at the way images of Mary of Burgundy were manipulated and altered over time, from her death in 1482 until the 20th century. Ann Roberts serves as Associate Dean of the Faculty and James D. Vail III Professor of Art History at Lake Forest College. Her lecture is sponsored by Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; and the Department of Art & Art History with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. For more information contact Professor Christina Penn-Goetsch, email@example.com
|11:30 am Apr 25th||Careers in Sports Management luncheon w/Kyle Davy '11, Iowa Energy Chief Revenue Officer, Des Moines Thomas Commons|
Please join the Berry Career Institute and the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitors program in welcoming Kyle Davy '11 for an informal luncheon discussing careers in sports administration. Kyle is the Chief Revenue Officer of the National Basketball Association's Des Moines affiliate (Iowa Energy) with previous stints at the Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Cubs AAA affiliate, and Orchestra Iowa.
|7:00 pm Apr 25th||Holocaust Memorial Speaker Thomas Commons|
Holocaust survivor Jacob Eisenbach will speak to the college community about his experiences. The speaker is a guest of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County. This event is open to the public, sponsored by the Chaplain and Office of Spiritual Life.
|11:30 am Apr 26th||Kyle Davy '11, Chief Revenue Officer, Iowa Energy (Des Moines based NBA affiliate): Public Lecture Thomas Commons|
Please join the Berry Career Institute and the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitors program in welcoming Kyle Davy '11 for a public lecture. Kyle is the Chief Revenue Officer of the National Basketball Association's Des Moines affiliate (Iowa Energy) with previous stints at the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs AAA affiliate, and Orchestra Iowa. Kyle plans to share his experiences working within professional sports organizations across multiple major leagues and will specifically discuss the evolution of the NBA's developmental league.
|7:00 pm Apr 26th||Anderson Natural Science Lecture Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
Michael Tylinski, Visiting Chemistry Lecturer, "From skateboarding on a tablet to brighter cellphone displays; recent advances from the world of glass." When Microsoft introduced its Surface tablet in 2012 to compete with the Apple iPad they made news by dropping the tablet from shoulder height, and by showing photos of an employee using the Surface as a skateboard. How did Microsoft make such a durable device? The key component was a new screen made of “Gorilla Glass” that was stronger and tougher than conventional glass. This lecture will give an overview of recent research progress and applications of a wide range of glasses. Glass refers to amorphous solids that have random, aperiodic organization of atoms; in contrast to the repeating, periodic organization of atoms in crystalline solids. When we hear the word “glass” we think first of the silicon dioxide glass of windows. But glasses are made from many chemicals and the many different types of glasses are used in applications all around us. In addition to developing stronger and tougher Gorilla Glass, there has also been work to improve silicon dioxide glasses for their use as fiber optics for telecommunications. Glasses made of metal are used in power transformers and have promise as better engineering materials. Glasses of organic molecules are used in pharmaceutics, plastics, and organic electronic devices (such as OLEDs).
|11:00 am Apr 27th||HAIG Lecture Series Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Oct 4th||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Oct 11th||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Nov 1st||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Nov 8th||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|