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Friday, November 22, 2019

Design Conversations: Aza Raskin

Lecture | November 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This fall, we continue our series For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging launched in Spring 2019. Inclusion, accessibility, and justice are unavoidable terms in debates on design and technology today. Aza Raskin is a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests.

Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: Adding numbers and shuffling cards

Lecture | November 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

When numbers are added in the usual way, 'carries' appear along the way. It turns out that the carries form a Markov chain with an 'amazing' transition matrix. Strangely, this same matrix appears in the analysis of the usual way of shuffling cards (the seven shuffles theorem). I will explain all this 'in English'.

Temple Mount: Heritage and Conflict | Katharina Galor

Lecture | November 22 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This lecture surveys the historical and archaeological legacy of Jerusalem’s most contested site, the Jewish Temple Mount (Har HaBayit), known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al-Sharif). In an effort to disentangle the historical facts from the religious and political agendas, Galor will examine key research initiatives and define how the recent conflict has impacted the preservation of...   More >