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|11:00 am Dec 4th||HAIG lecture Thomas Commons|
Professor Phil Lucas will give a talk titled "The Early Career of Martin Van Buren and Its Significance."
|3:00 pm Dec 8th||Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Caroline Bruzelius Thomas Commons|
Phi Beta Kappa will host Visiting Scholar Caroline Bruzelius, the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. The talk title and topic will be announced later.
|11:10 am Dec 11th||Science Interest Group lecture: Balls and Donuts and Butterflies! Oh My! West Science|
Prof. Jim Freeman from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics will speak. In the movie "The Wizard of OZ," Dorothy , the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodsman chant "Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!" to give themselves courage as they pass through the forest. Similarly in mathematics people are often intimidated by the fear of what they expect will be difficult mathematics. As with Dorothy and gang meeting the Cowardly Lion, our expectations rarely agree with the reality. In this talk, we will see how effective it can be to look carefully at simple, non-intimidating ideas to discover deep mathematical ideas. We will see what we can discover about balls, donuts, and "butterflies" by investigating how three pieces of paper interact. As this talk will get into some deep mathematical ideas that everyone in the audience will understand, the speaker expects to be asked questions for which he does not yet know the answer. So bring your inquisitive mind and enjoy a trip through the mathematical forest inhabited by balls, donuts and "butterflies."
|7:00 pm Dec 11th||Visiting Writer Lily Hoang Reading Van Etten-Lacey House|
Distinguished Visiting Writer Lily Hoang will be reading and discussing her work. Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest). She teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and in block 4 is teaching "Fabulist Fiction" at Cornell.
|11:10 am Jan 29th||Science Interest Group lecture West Science|
|11:10 am Feb 26th||Science Interest Group lecture West Science|
Prof. Marty St. Clair of the Coe College Department of Chemistry will speak.
|11:10 am Apr 2nd||Science Interest Group lecture West Science|
|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.
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