March 25, 2019

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Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, economists Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, economists

Purdue will host Nobel Prize winner Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, both renowned economists, on Tuesday (March 26) when they will present their lecture “Inequality, Deaths of Despair, and the Future of Capitalism.” Case and Deaton’s lecture will take a close look at “deaths of despair,” which refer to deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcoholic liver disease. The couple will investigate potential explanations as to why these types of deaths are currently on the rise, especially among white, working-class Americans without college degrees. The lecture will explore the links between these deaths and economic inequality. This Giant Leaps Series event is one of many celebrating Purdue’s Sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Giant Leaps. Don't Miss It!

MARCH 25

The exhibition opening of "Return to Entry" will reveal how several artists responded to the documents and artifacts in the Neil A. Armstrong Papers and other items related to space flight, 50 years after first moon landing. March 25-May 11. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception and talk at 5:30 p.m. April 4. News release | Exhibition

Event graphic Jennifer Wilcox Jennifer Wilcox on emissions and air quality

Jennifer Wilcox, a chemical engineering professor with a strong concern for emissions and air quality, will give “What IF Carbon Capture is the Next Moon Shot?” as the keynote address in the “Sustainability for the 21st Century” symposium. 6 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom. This event also is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Toward a Sustainable Economy & Planet.” Website

MARCH 26

Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, economists and professors emeriti at Princeton University, will take up the sobering topic of economic factors in hopelessness in “Inequality, Deaths of Despair, and the Future of Capitalism.” 6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This is an event in the Giant Leaps Series, part of the Purdue sesquicentennial celebration. News release

MARCH 27

Event graphic Katharine Hayhoe Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist

Katharine Hayhoe, a renowned climate scientist, will present “Science in a Fact-Free World: What IF Society Trusted Scientists.” Hayhoe was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, among other public recognitions. 7:30-9 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This event is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Toward a Sustainable Economy & Planet.” Article | Seat reservations recommended

MARCH 28

Spamalot knights “Monty Python’s Spamalot”

"Monty Python's Spamalot," the Broadway musical comedy that spoofs a parody, is clip-clopping its way to Purdue. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $28-$60. Event

A trio of ensembles -- Purdue Jazz Band, Purdue Tower of Power Band, and Guitar & Saxophone Ensemble – will share the stage for a snappy evening. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Bands & Orchestras events

MARCH 29

Homegrown sounds to savor will come vocally and instrumentally as the American Music Repertory Ensemble, Lab Jazz Band I and II, and Concert Jazz Band perform. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Bands & Orchestras events


A PEEK AHEAD

APRIL 3

Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman will join Provost Jay Akridge for a fireside chat, which will follow a talk, “Research Strategy: Teach” by Hoffman, a Nobelist in chemistry. Overall topic is “Research, Teaching, and Engagement in the 21st Century Land-grant University.” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Event

Brian Lamb, alumnus and C-SPAN founder, will talk with Doug Mills, photographer in the New York Times’ Washington bureau, in a C-SPAN Conversation. 6-8 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This is an event in the Giant Leaps Series, part of the Purdue sesquicentennial celebration. Event

APRIL 4

“What IF Eating Insects Saved the Planet?” is a delicious topic that Joseph Yoon, a chef and executive director of the Brooklyn Bugs information/advocacy group, will partake of with Andrea Liceaga, associate professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory at Purdue. The focus is nutrition, especially protein, from insects. This event is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Health, Longevity and Quality of Life.” 5:30-7 p.m. WALC, Room 1132. Event

APRIL 5

Vint Cerf, known as the “Father of the Internet” for some key early innovations, will speak on “What IF Machines Thought Like Humans?” This event is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Automation.” 1-2 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. A Purdue Engineering faculty panel, moderated by Mung Chiang, dean, will follow at 2 p.m. News release

APRIL 6

Spring Fest, delighting all ages and showcasing Purdue in a fun way, is back. It’s 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, but some activities, especially those involving live animals, are Saturday-only. Website

The College of Veterinary Medicine open house, with the theme "The Human-Animal Bond," will include longtime favorites and new displays/presentations. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lynn Hall. Website

APRIL 7

The Percussion Ensemble will feel the pulse and tap out some exciting rhythms and sounds. 2:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Bands & Orchestras events


SPORTS IN SEASON

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Men's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Men's basketball | Tickets
Track and field (indoor and outdoor) | Free admission | Information for attending
Women's tennis | Free admission | Information for attending
Men's tennis | Free admission | Information for attending
Baseball | Tickets | Home season March 12-May 18
Softball | Tickets | Home season March 22-April 28
Women’s golf | Free admission | Information for attending
Men’s golf | Free admission | Information for attending


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