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|6:00 pm Mar 18th||First Amendment and Speech Rights Thomas Commons|
Aspects of first amendment speech rights on private college campuses can be challenging to manage. What do students and others have the right to say, and when does speech or other forms of expression cross the line to become behavior that should be controlled?
This presentation will present facets to be considered when looking at campus speech rights and restrictions, discussion of recent cases at neighboring schools and offer the opportunity for discussion of this important topic.
|Mar 23rd||Visit by Jessie Rossol-Allison (BMB, '04) West Science|
Jessie Rossol-Allison (BMB, ’04; Ph.D. 2011, Duke) is a biochemist with experience in a wide range of cell signaling and proteomics assays. She will give one public lecture (topic = kidney disease), visit multiple classes, and meet with students and faculty.
|11:10 am Apr 2nd||Science Interest Group lecture: "Mishaps in the Chemistry Lab: How to screw up a synthesis, get rich West Science|
In 1856, 18-year-old William Henry Perkin had an idea on how to synthesize the antimalarial drug quinine. His naïve attempt didn't even come close to producing the life-saving alkaloid. While most people would have cleaned up and moved on, Perkin noticed that when he went to wash the waste down the drain, the solution had a beautiful purple color. That purple color sparked Perkin's imagination leading him to quit school, risk his professional reputation and his family's fortune, create an entirely new industry, revolutionize the course of agriculture, science, and medicine, and ignite a fashion craze. This is a story of how a scientific failure can, in the hands of a liberal arts minded person, become a triumphant success.
|7:30 pm Apr 2nd||Public Lecture by Casey B. Mulligan: "Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform" Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
The Wall Street Journal calls him "The economist who exposed Obamacare."
The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy presents a public lecture by University of Chicago economics professor and author Casey B. Mulligan. His lecture, entitled "Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform" will share his analysis of the economic side effects of Obamacare from his book of the same name.
This lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Hall-Perrine room of the Thomas Commons. Professor Mulligan will take questions immediately following his lecture. Those with an interest in the areas of politics, economics, or health care are encouraged to attend. He is also the author of the book "The Redistribution Recession."
More information related to Professor Mulligan's lecture topic can be found on the website.
|11:10 am Apr 30th||Science Interest Group lecture: Party Control of Party Primaries: U.S. Senate Nominations 2004-201 West Science|
Prof. Hans Hassell of the Department of Politics will speak. Campaigns are largely considered to be candidate-centered affairs. Using a simple measure of party support I show that candidates who are less connected to the party are less likely to win and also less likely to remain a candidate in the primary. I find that parties are effective not only in helping candidates win but also are effective in shaping the options presented to primary voters. Scholarship on candidate emergence has largely ignored the influence of political parties in primaries and their ability to affect the decisions of candidates to compete for the party’s nomination.
|11:15 am Jan 27th||Public Lecture by Distinguished Buddhism Scholar and Cornell Alumnus Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
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