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Friday, March 15, 2019

Design Innovation from Nature Lecture: Robert Lang

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  310 Jacobs Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, MAR 15, 12pm in 310 Jacobs Hall. Join us for a talk with origami artist and scientist Robert J. Lang titled From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Art and Science of Origami. Open to all!

Opportunities for greywater reuse at different scales: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Eberhard Morgenroth, Professor, Process Engineer in Urban Water Management, Swiss Federal institute of Technology Zürich (ETH) and Aquatic Science and Technology(Eawag)

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

3D Modeling and Development of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Assets

Lecture | March 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rossella Franchino, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (Italy); Nicola Pisacane, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (Italy)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Survey and 3D modeling techniques today make possible the fruition and the sustainable renewal of buildings, objects, places even if inaccessible, destroyed or only partially preserved. The theme will be developed through the presentation of case studies in Campania Region - Italy.

Dennis Discher, 2019 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering: Mechanosensing: from Scaling in ‘Omics and Nuclear Rupture to a Macrophage Checkpoint in Cancer

Lecture | March 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The Department of Bioengineering is pleased to welcome distinguished professor and alumnus, Dennis E. Discher, as the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer in Bioengineering.
Reception to follow.

Chern Lectures: Nonpositive curvature is not coarsely universal

Lecture | March 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss coarse embeddings into Alexandrov spaces of nonpositive or nonnegative curvature. By studying subtle invariants that initially arose within the Ribe program and discretization questions, we will answer a question of Gromov (1993) about the coarse universality of Hadamard spaces. Connections to important questions such as the existence of super-expanders will be explained.

Jennifer Scappettone: Agitation of a Copper Lyre: Geopoetics of Entanglement vs./within the Wireless Imagination

Lecture | March 15 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Jennifer Scappettone, Associate Professor, University of Chicago English

 Department of English

Jennifer Scappettone works at the juncture of scholarly research, translation, and the literary arts, on the page and off. She is the author of the books From Dame Quickly: Poems (Litmus Press, 2009), Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia University Press, 2014), and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (Atelos,...   More >