|Date/Time:||Monday, 09 Dec 2013 at 8:00 pm|
|Location:||Great Hall, Memorial Union|
|Summary:||Judy Smith, a crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary for President George H. W. Bush, is the real-life inspiration for Olivia Pope, the lead on ABC’s Scandal - a show about the life and work of a professional fixer. Smith's career in public relations and strategic communications has included service as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia and corporate communications executive at NBC. She has overseen legal and public communications on a number of high-profile criminal and civil cases and provided counsel to international heads of state, executives of major corporations, and Hollywood celebrities. She serves as Co-Executive Producer of the ABC series and provides insight and technical expertise on crisis management issues. Her new book on crisis management is Good Self, Bad Self: How to Bounce Back from a Personal Crisis. |
Book signing to follow.
Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014
Slavery by Another Name - Documentary & Discussion
7:00 PM @ South Ballroom, Memorial Union - In the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. This documentary spans eight decades, from 1865 to 1945, uses archival photographs and dramatic re-enactments, and is filmed on location in Alabama and Georgia. Following this 90-minute film, Brian Behnken, associate professor of history, will lead a discussion. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014
The Art of Fermentation - Sandor Ellix Katz
8:00 PM @ Great Hall, Memorial Union - Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. He is the author of Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, which Newsweek has called "the fermenting bible." Katz demystifies the process of this preservation method and shares the history, health benefits and cultural significance of fermentation. He discusses how foods like yoghurt, kefir, kimchi and ginger beer came into existence. Katz is also the author of The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements.
Thursday, 23 Jan 2014
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Convocation
4:00 PM @ Sun Room, Memorial Union - Come celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and learn how his principles are still relevant today. The King Philosophy is a global vision that advocates equality for everyone, peaceful resolution of conflict and an end to poverty, racism and intolerance. The program will include music and a presentation of the Advancing One Community Awards. A reception will follow.
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014
The History of White People - Nell Irvin Painter
8:00 PM @ Great Hall, Memorial Union - Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and author of The History of White People. Her other recent books include Creating Black Americans and Southern History Across the Color Line. Nell Painter earned her doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Antiquarian Society. She has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. As a public intellectual, Professor Painter is frequently called upon for lectures and interviews on television and film. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.
Friday, 31 Jan 2014
Comedy with Tig Notaro
11:00 PM @ Great Hall, Memorial Union - Comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer with: "Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?" There was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in the audience. Comedian Louis C. K. tweeted about her performance that night: "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." After a double mastectomy, the cancer was contained and Notaro is now in remission and feeling well. Her set at Largo, "Tig Notaro: Live," is out on CD. In addition to standup, Notaro has appeared on This American Life and Conan. Notaro was also a writer on the Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer and appears in the new film In A World. ISU After Dark
Monday, 3 Feb 2014
Freedom Riders: Documentary and Discussion
7:00 PM @ South Ballroom, Memorial Union - From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s book, Freedom Riders tells the story of six months that changed America forever. Brian Behnken, associate professor of history, will lead a discussion immediately following the film. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.
Thursday, 6 Feb 2014
The Life Code: Changing Lives, Changing Business - Juan Enriquez
8:00 PM @ Great Hall, Memorial Union - Juan Enriquez is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research and the impact of the life sciences. He co-founded Synthetic Genomics, a company focused on energy and chemical solutions, along with a wide range of business solutions in human health (vaccines) and food and water production and the environment. Synthetic Genomics was a partner and major funder of the J. Craig Venter Institute’s breakthrough - the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell. Enriquez is managing director of Excel Venture Management, former director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project, and author of As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth. He has an undergraduate degree and MBA from Harvard University.
Monday, 10 Feb 2014
Understanding Black Holes and Active Galaxies – Meg Urry
8:00 PM @ Gallery, Memorial Union - Meg Urry is chair of the Physics Department at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. She investigates the formation and evolution of the super-massive black holes that astrophysicists believe anchor each galaxy. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Urry was a senior scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which runs the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA. The first tenured female physicist at Yale, she is also known for her efforts to increase the number of women in the physical sciences, for which she won the 2010 Women in Space Science Award from the Adler Planetarium. Part of the Women in STEM Series.
Thursday, 13 Feb 2014
Leadership Series - Melissa Harris-Perry
7:00 PM @ Great Hall, Memorial Union - Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a weekend MSNBC program and is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she directs the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. The "Melissa Harris-Perry Show," features analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Topics often reflect Perry's academic research interests in the challenges facing contemporary black Americans. Harris-Perry is the author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America as well as Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. She has a PhD in political science from Duke University.