Friday, November 3, 2017
I am a Parrot: Socialization into Literacy and Epistemic Ideologies through Rote Learning in India
Lecture | November 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall
Usree Bhattacharya, University of Georgia
Pervasive in rural and poorer schools in India, rote practices have received widespread criticism in educational literature for constraining the learning of English as well as educational content (e.g., Annamalai, 2004; Bhattacharya, 2013; Mohanty, 2008). Less studied, however, has been how rote practices 1) shape what students in such schools construct as learning, and 2) inform how they see... More >
Jacobs Design Conversations: Silvia Lindtner, "The Promise of Making: Desiring Alternatives, Hacking Capitalism and Prototyping Inequality"
Lecture | November 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
University of Michigan assistant professor Silvia Lindtner will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.
Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ardalan Vahidi, Clemson University
Connectivity and autonomy of cars and roadside infrastructure is expected to transform urban transportation. For instance, cooperation between intelligent cars and intersection control units can harmonize traffic flow, increase energy efficiency, and enhance safety and passenger comfort.
This talk takes a closer look at some of these potentials. In one experimental case study, we demonstrate... More >
The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention: The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture
Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918) depicts the horros visited on the Armenian people by the Young Turk regime, as well as author Henry Morgenthau's own efforts to thwart the genocide and alert the world. A Critical reading of his memoir and of German diplomatic documents suggest his story was less straightforward. What Morgenthau really said and did in 1915 raises questions about what a state... More >
Lecture | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House
Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai
In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and... More >