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DECKS: A Framework to Understand and Evaluate Game Mechanics

Jan 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023, 6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

This lecture will introduce a game design framework called DECKS (Short for Decisions versus Chance and Knowledge versus Skills) that builds upon the findings of previous research. DECKS Framework presents theoretical and creative approaches to placing traditional game mechanics on two separate conceptual axes through questioning the actions taken by the players during gameplay.

Tearing Hatred From the Sky

Jan 30, 2023

Jan 30, 2023, 6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Martin Luther King, Jr. 2023 Keynote: Bree Newsome illustrates how ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference. Following the brutal murder of nine black parishioners in 2015 at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., Bree climbed the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse and pulled down the Confederate Battle flag. Her arrest galvanized public opinion and led to the permanent removal of the flag.

Lecture: Let's Talk About Pets

Feb 02, 2023

Feb 02, 2023, 7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Temple Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior, and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare.

37 Words: Title IX and 50 Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination

Feb 07, 2023

Feb 07, 2023, 7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Half a century of legal battles and social backlash revolve around a law that girls and women wield to demand fairness in education â€" a law called Title IX. 37 Words is the first book to tell the complete history of Title IX through the gutsy people behind it, from women denied jobs at the law’s beginnings to students struggling against sexual assault today.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

Feb 15, 2023

Feb 15, 2023, 6:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: in making these seven things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. Based on the latest research in political ecology, together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Raj Patel will demonstrate the cost it takes to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism.

Karagöz Performance of "Forest of the Witch"

Feb 16, 2023

Feb 16, 2023, 6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

The Forest of the Witch is a modern interpretation of a traditional Anatolian shadow play adapted and performed by Ayhan Hulagu. When Karagöz, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical tree, he is transformed into a series of animals, which leads to a comic sequence of adventures. Along the way, Karagöz and his sidekick Hacivat learn the importance of nature and protecting the environment.