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March 14 at 12:00 AM - March 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Please join us to hear Professor Geoff Dabelko, Director of the Environmental Studies Program
at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University speak on the topic:
"Backdraft: The Conflict and Peace Potential of Responding to Climate Change"
on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Armstrong Hall, Room 1010 at 7:30 PM.
This lecture is part of the Andrew Maner Lecture Series in the Department of Political Science.
April 02, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Exploring global diversity through the lens of water access, management, and security, McKenna Maier will speak about water-related challenges faced in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to pursuing a degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Science with a focus on water, McKenna earned the Certificate in DiversiKey in August 2014. Her presentation will relate to her experiences both on campus and abroad; in Brazil, Colombia, and the Netherlands.
April 11, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TEDxPurdueU, an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event, uses storytelling to nurture a culture of innovation through sharing ideas developed by Purdue students, faculty, alumni, and community members with the global TED community. At TEDxPurdueU, several live speakers from diverse fields and schools of thought, such as history, science, education, the arts, engineering, business, and technology, will combine to spark deep discussion and interconnection among our community of lifelong learners.
With the introduction of an expanded, daylong format this season, attendees will receive even more engaging programming, exquisite conference gifts, and exclusive networking opportunities than ever before. In addition to their annual flagship conference, TEDxPurdueU hosts multiple breakout sessions year-round, fostering an environment for collaborative, interdisciplinary progress around the unique and thought-provoking stories in the Purdue and Greater Lafayette community.
For more information:
For a complete 2014-15 TEDxPurdueU series of events, please visit TEDxPurdueU.com.
April 15, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 15 ~ Stewart Center, Room 313 ~ 12:30
Lynn Parrish, Graduate Student, Philosophy and Classical Literature, Purdue University, " 'In the Abundance of Thy Lovingkindness': The Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam"
April 15, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Aloysius Jin Luxian S.J. (1916-2013), the late “aboveground” bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shanghai, has remained a towering and yet controversial religious figure to this day in global Catholic world. Educated by the French Jesuits in Shanghai, he joined the Society of Jesus in 1938 and was ordained a priest in 1946. He returned to China in 1951 after studying theology in France and Italy, at the time when many were fleeing. While some credit him for restoring China’s Catholic Church from ashes since 1982, others accuse him of illegitimacy and even treason. Current research on Bishop Jin tends to focus on the complex relationship between the Vatican and the Chinese government. This presentation proposes to study his decision to collaborate with the government and his subsequent achievements in light of the mind of Chinese Catholic intellectuals from Ma Xiangbo to Wang Changzhi: their continuous adherence to the legacy of the first Jesuits mission as exemplified by Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), their resistance to Western missionaries’ imperialism in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as their alliance with progressive Catholic thinkers who played a pivotal role leading up to the Vatican II (1962-1965) reforms.
April 15, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This is a fast-paced competiton that forces graduate students to present the significance of their research results in an engaging manner, to the general public! Students only have 3 minutes and one slide to summerize years of research. This annual competition encourages students to develop the ability to effectively and succinctly explain their research in language appropriate for a non-specialist audience. The public is invited to this free event. After the top ten students have presented, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the recipient of a People's Choice award. The winner of the competition will be presented with $500, a runner-up with $250 and a People's Choice awardee with $250.
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