Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019
Lecture: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers
Ashraf Habibullah is a structural engineer who helped develop the technology and software engineers use to design earthquake-resistant buildings and bridges. He will discuss the future of engineering as a profession, especially the need for todayâ€™s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology.
Lecture: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America
"Stay Woke: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America," Kevin Powell, activist and book author. He also has written for the Huffington Post, British GQ and Vibe Magazine. In a world where violence, fear, division and hate have become the norm, Kevin offers hope and a new and different way to view ourselves, to view each other. Powell will sign copies of his book prior to the lecture (7 p.m.).
Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism
Tracy Miller is an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches the history of arts and architecture in Asia, with a special emphasis on the ritual and garden architecture of Imperial China and Japan. Her research focuses on the impact of belief in divinity on the production of art, architecture, and spaces for spiritual encounters.Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture
Lecture & performance: A Musical Celebration of the First Amendment
"Shut Up and Dance" is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music.