February 4, 2019
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A Purdue alumnus who leads a university will share his thoughts Wednesday (Feb. 6) about practicalities and a global vision — “What IF the World Ran on 100% Renewable Energy?” Jorge Haddock, president of the University of Puerto Rico and a business leadership expert, will speak about this sustainability topic, followed by a faculty panel, in Purdue’s Ideas Festival. Don't Miss It!
"What IF the World Ran on 100% Renewable Energy?" is a timely question for Jorge Haddock, president of the University of Puerto Rico, who will speak ahead of a faculty panel. This event is part of "Giant Leaps Toward a Sustainable Economy and Planet," one of the four themes of the Ideas Festival -- the centerpiece of the Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. News release
The CATV Ethics & Policy Workshop: "Workforce Impacts" is the fourth of four occasional workshops on the ethical, legal, and societal implications, or "ELSI," of connected and autonomous transportation vehicles (CATV). The workshop series is part of "Giant Leaps in Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation: Balancing Humanity and Technology," one of the four themes of the Ideas Festival -- the centerpiece of the Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. PMU, East and West Faculty Lounges. Registration, description, panelists.
Books and Coffee will open its 69th annual series, meeting each Thursday in February. Refreshments and informal time is 4-4:30 p.m.; a faculty talk about a contemporary book is 4:30-5 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. This week: Maren Linett, professor of English, on Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog Will Travel: A Poet's Journey." Prize drawing at end of each event available to those present. Series with links to weekly details
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, known as the king and queen of the banjo, will perform across numerous genres. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $22-$32. Pre-show discussion with musicologist Daniel Guberman at 7 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. Event
"The Colored Museum," a theatrical satire, presents 11 "exhibits" showing truths about being black in the U.S. 7-9 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom.
Richard Goode, a longtime piano star, always seems to have probed more deeply into classical and romantic-era music -- and to have brought something back. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $20-$28. Pre-show discussion with WBAA’s John Clare at 2 p.m. in STEW, Room 310. Event
A PEEK AHEAD
"What IF the World Embraced the Mysteries of the Mind?" This intriguing question will be the topic for Dr. Christine Montross, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, and author. The event is in the "Health, Longevity and Quality of Life" theme of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 7-9 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Also an event for Purdue's Medical Humanities Collective. News release
“What IF AI Tools Punish the Poor?" Artificial intelligence worries many people, but Virginia Eubanks has studied its effects. Eubanks, associate professor of political science at the University at Albany, SUNY, is author of "Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor." She will give the Spring Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture by the Honors College. This event addresses the “Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Automations: Balancing Humanity and Technology” theme, one of four themes of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 4:30-6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. News release
The Books and Coffee series enters the second week of four in its 69th year. Sam Blackmon, associate professor of English, will speak on Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing." Refreshments and networking time is 4-4:30 p.m. The talk will be at 4:30-4:55 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Prize drawing at end of each event available to those present. Series with links to weekly details
Purdue Theatre will open "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. The production is directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre. This early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; also at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 24. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season
Wind Works Weekend will bring delight in the varied sounds that bands and ensembles can make. Purdue Bands & Orchestras will stage three free concerts, all at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, as follows:
• Feb. 15: Wind Works I, featuring the Collegiate Band & Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m.
• Feb. 16: Wind Works II, featuring the University Band, Campus Band, and Concert Band. 8 p.m.
• Feb. 17: Wind Works III, featuring the Symphonic Band and Varsity Band. 2:30 p.m.
SPORTS IN SEASON
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Men's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Women's swimming and diving | Free admission | Information for attending
Men's basketball | Tickets
Women's basketball | Tickets
Wrestling | Free admission | Information for attending
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
These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" under the Campus News pulldown at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.