Purdue Events Calendar

November 25, 2015  

EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the next four weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings are designated by two asterisks (**).

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu 



** -- Dec. 4. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Black Cultural Center's Cultural Arts Festival. "The Black Freedom Struggle: Historical Narratives, Contemporary Echoes." The festival is the culmination of BCC's fall arts series and features the BCC Performing Arts Ensembles. Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for Purdue students.



** -- Dec. 1. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. "What is Free Speech?" Discussion forum hosted by Purdue Graduate Student Government, with support from the Office of the President. Discussion will focus on the "Chicago principles" on academic freedom and freedom of expression. Andrew Zeller, president of Purdue Graduate Student Government, will moderate the discussion and Purdue President Mitch Daniels will give opening remarks. Speakers will be Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Azhar Majeed, director of the Individual Rights Education Program for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions. Related news release.



-- Through Dec. 5. Black Cultural Center. Art exhibit, "They Dared," featuring Yvette Quarles Chatman. Exhibition is based on the book by the same name by Chatman.



-- Dec. 3. 6 p.m. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Science on Tap: Redefining the Sense of Taste, Is Fat a Primary Quality?" Richard Mattes, a distinguished professor of nutrition science at Purdue University, will give a talk on taste sensations. The monthly informal lecture is free and open to those 21 and older. For more, visit https://www.facebook.com/scienceontaplafayette/

-- Dec. 4. 11:30 a.m. Beering Hall, Room 2280. Julie O'Neill, team leader of Paralympic Sport Performance for the U.S. Olympic Committee, will speak as part of GS 300 Influentials Liberal Arts course.

** -- Dec. 7. 6:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Presidential Lecture Series. Washington Post columnist George Will and Purdue President Mitch Daniels will lead an hourlong discussion, including an audience question and answer session. Will's newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974 and for 35 years he was a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine. In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns. Eight collections of Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published and he has written three books on baseball. Related news release.

Compiled by Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu 

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