April 8, 2019

Don't Miss It!

Kong Kat Wong event graphic Kong Kat Wong, alumnus and speaker

Alumnus Kong Kat Wong may epitomize the energetic, innovative and collaborative style of an ambitious Boilermaker. As co-founder of Xiaomi, a leading Chinese technology firm, he will return Tuesday (April 9) to Purdue to speak about global tech as part of the Giant Leaps Series. Other key coming events take on computer security and global hunger in another stimulating week in Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Don't Miss It!

APRIL 9

A Purdue alumnus and Chinese tech mogul will speak in “Giant Leaps Series: Global Tech Innovator Kong Kat Wong.” The event moderator will be Arnold Chen, managing director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. 6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. The Giant Leaps Series celebrates Purdue’s sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Giant Leaps. News release

APRIL 9-10

CERIAS event graphic CERIAS Security Symposium

A Purdue alumnus and Chinese tech mogul will speak in “Giant Leaps Series: Global Tech Innovator Kong Kat Wong.” The event moderator will be Arnold Chen, managing director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. 6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. The Giant Leaps Series celebrates Purdue’s sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Giant Leaps. News release

APRIL 9-10

The 20th annual CERIAS Security Symposium will take up the theme of “What IF Our Future was More Secure?” by overcoming cyber threats. Check-in at 8 a.m.; program at 9 a.m. STEW, Room 302. This is an event in the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Registration needed: Complimentary for academic persons, except optional lunches. Website

APRIL 10-11

Ending Global Hunger event graphic Ending Global Hunger Colloquium

Frontline figures in battling hunger will be at Purdue for the Ending Global Hunger Colloquium, which will use the theme : “What If We Were Able to End World Hunger?” Welcome at 8:15 a.m.; program at 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day. PMU and STEW. This is an event in the "Health, Longevity and Quality of Life" theme of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Registration is free but required by March 31. Article | Ideas Festival preview

APRIL 11

The 88th annual Literary Awards will feature guest author Colson Whitehead. The events are a private reception for banquet ticketholders, the banquet including remarks by Whitehead and award presentations, and a free public reading by Whitehead at 8 p.m. in STEW, Fowler Hall. $ for banquet. Website

Veronica Swift jazz vocalist Veronica Swift featuring the Emmet Cohen Trio

Veronica Swift featuring the Emmet Cohen Trio will take the stage. Swift is a young jazz vocalist with a wide repertoire, a bunch of awards and performances with some very big names. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $15-$20. Pre-show discussion with WBAA's Don Seybold at 6:30 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. Event

APRIL 12

Canceled; see second paragraph in this listing. Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics will host Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc., for an interview-style Q&A session titled “A Conversation with Beth Ford” at the prestigious 45th Annual James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, will lead the discussion. 1:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Free and open to the public. News release
      Inclement weather has prevented Beth Ford from traveling here. Professor Lusk will give a lecture titled "Consumer Trends and the Future Food System" at 1:30 p.m. in the Krannert Building, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). Article

APRIL 12-20

Purdue Theatre will bring “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, a dramatic comedy in the world of fantasy role-playing games. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances  at 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20; also at 2:30 p.m. April 14. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

APRIL 12-14

Showcase Concert Weekend from Purdue Bands & Orchestras will feature vitality and variety. All are in Elliott Hall of Music.
     • April 12: Showcase Concert I, featuring String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra. 8-10 p.m.
     • April 13: Showcase Concert II, featuring University Band, Campus Band, Concert Band. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
     • April 13: Showcase Concert I, featuring Varsity Band, Symphonic Band. 8-10 p.m.
     • April 12: Showcase Concert I, featuring Collegiate Band, Wind Ensemble. 2:30-4:30 p.m.

APRIL 13

The Black Cultural Center once again shares the creative talents of its performing arts ensembles at its Spring Cultural Arts Festival. 7 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. BCC events

The Purduettes will present their excellent Spring Spectacular. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Tickets: adults, $20; students, $10. Ticket purchase: box office or 765-494-3933. Purdue Musical Organizations


A PEEK AHEAD

APRIL 16

Works by Gordon Parks, a famous 20th century artist and photographer, will be in exhibition with the theme of “Black Migration.” 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Black Cultural Center. BCC events

Francis Fukuyama, an author and a center director at Stanford University, will discuss “Identity Politics and the Future of Democracy” with President Mitch Daniels. This is an event in the sesquicentennial Giant Leaps Series. 6:30-7:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. News release

APRIL 17

A symposium “What IF We Could Optimize Aging?” presented by the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL) will includes a poster session and two featured speakers, Todd Braver of Washington University (St. Louis) and Sheila Fleming of Northeast Ohio Medical University. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (program at 9:30 a.m.). STEW, Room 214. 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.” Website

The co-founder of Apple Inc. will visit Purdue for “Steve Wozniak: What IF We Lose Control of Technology?” This will be a discussion with Mung Chiang, dean of the College of Engineering, on the founding of Apple, artificial intelligence and his personal vision for the future of technology. 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 Automations: Balancing Humanity and Technology.” 6-7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: Free but required; general admission; doors will open at 5:30 p.m. To obtain a ticket: Stewart Center box office or online at Purdue University Account Manager. News release

 

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