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Extraterrestrial Life: Are We the Sharpest Cookies in the Jar?

Dec 01, 2021

Dec 01, 2021, 6:00 PM

Virtual: Link to Come

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the most exciting frontiers in Astronomy. First tentative clues were identified close to Earth in the form of the weird interstellar object `Oumuamua in 2017. Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a best-selling author.

Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice

Jan 27, 2022

Jan 27, 2022, 7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Known as one of the Central Park Five, Yusef Salaam was one of five boys tried and convicted for the crime of raping a white woman in New York City in 1989. In 2002, his conviction was vacated. Since his release, Yusef has committed himself to advocating and educating people on the issues of false confessions, police brutality and misconduct, press ethics and bias, race and law, and the disparities in America’s criminal justice system.

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Feb 03, 2022

Feb 03, 2022, 6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

A specialist in twentieth century United States history, Dr. Ellen Wu is a nationally-recognized authority on Asian-Pacific America, migration, race, and the myth of the model minority. She is the Director of the Asian American Studies program at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she is also an Associate Professor of History.