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Friday, March 1st

Sociology and Anthropology Research Series Brown Bag

Date:
Friday, March 1st
Time:
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Terra Infirm: Land Tenure Vulnerability and Mining Conflicts in Guatemala and El Salvador

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, March 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. …

Saturday, March 2nd

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

Date:
Saturday, March 2nd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Show times are 2:00 PM Saturdays, January 26 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 20. Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.   Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton narrates…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Saturday, March 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. …

Tuesday, March 5th

Thesis Defense for: Emmanuella Amoh; HIS

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thesis defense by Emmanuella Amoh.

Physics Colloquium Series: Mr. James Strong

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) Rivian Automotive Normal, Quality Assurance "Electric Vehicles from Rivian in Normal, IL" Electric vehicles offer a number of advantages over conventional internal combustion vehicles including lower local emissions, improved reliability, higher energy efficiency, and decreased dependency upon oil. However, there are significant challenges to overcome before electric vehicles can completely replace the…

Wednesday, March 6th

Book Launch Celebration March 6 for Tim Hunt

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Publications Unit in the Department of English will be hosting a book launch celebration on March 6 at 7 p.m. for University Professor Emeritus Tim Hunt for his new book Ticket Stubs and Liner Notes.

Thursday, March 7th

Applied Econometric Workshop – “Bubbles and Rationality and Bitcoin”

Date:
Thursday, March 7th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Economics Department is holding an Applied Econometrics Workshop, presented by George Waters of Illinois State University, titled "Bubbles and Rationality and Bitcoin."  It will be held Thursday, March 7, from 3:30-4:45 in STV 434.

The R. Omar & Evelyn Rilett Family Life Sciences Lecture Series

Date:
Thursday, March 7th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Paul S. Katz from University of Massachusetts Amherst will be presenting,"Phylogenetic and individual variability of neural circuits underlying swimming behaviors in sea slugs." Dr. Paul S. Katz's CV Please join us in the Prairie Room in the Bone Student Center.    

Friday, March 8th

Dissertation Defense for: Benjamin Sutton

Date:
Friday, March 8th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Benjamin Sutton.

Thursday, March 14th

Hearing Health Seminar

Date:
Thursday, March 14th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are hosting a free seminar to learn if an implantable hearing solution is right for you.  There will be an opportunity to meet Megan Hemmer, ISU audiologist and individuals who have implantable hearing solutions. Register at HearingHealthSeminar.com or call (877) 432.7844.  

Monday, March 18th

Thesis Defense for: Nicole Campbell; BSC

Date:
Monday, March 18th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thesis defense by Nicole Campbell.

Tuesday, March 19th

Thesis Defense for: Alyssa Clark; PSY

Date:
Tuesday, March 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thesis defense by Alyssa Clark.

Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. Matthew Dietrich

Date:
Tuesday, March 19th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) Argonne National Laboratory, Physics Division "Searching for New Physics with Laser- Cooled, Radioactive Atoms" Electric dipole moments (EDMs) are signatures of time-reversal, parity, and charge-parity (CP) violation, which makes them a sensitive probe of expected new physics beyond the Standard Model, such as supersymmetry. This is because new, undiscovered sources of CP-…

Wednesday, March 20th

International Seminar Series: “Meaning Making and Control in Islamic Banking and Finance”

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Meaning Making and Control in Islamic Banking and Finance Speaker: Dr. Aaron Pitluck Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: TBD Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields…

Thesis Defense for: Erin Randolph; SOA

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thesis defense by Erin Randolph.

Thursday, March 21st

Economics Seminar – “Grand Corruption by Public Officials: Measuring Theft and Bribery.”

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Economics Department is hosting a seminar for the Institute for Corruption Studies, presented by Desiree Desierto, titled "Grand Corruption by Public Officials: Measuring Theft and Bribery." It will be held Thursday, March 21, from 3:30-4:45 in STV 434.

School of Biological Sciences Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Plant-Soil Interactions in a Changing World Dr. Meghan Midgley Morton Arboretum Morton, IL

College of Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The CAS Spring Distinguished Lecturer, Alison Bailey, will present a talk on March 21, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 22nd

24th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Student Research Symposium

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Keynote speaker Qwo-Li Driskill, Ph.D., a Cherokee Two-Spirit, is the author of Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory.

Physics Informal Seminar Series: Professor Patrick Murphy

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor Patrick Murphy Illinois State University, School of Biological Sciences "Current Status of the Fell Arboretum"    

Dissertation Defense for: Deksiyos Demissie Desta; MAT

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dissertation defense by Deksiyos Demissie Desta.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. …

Saturday, March 23rd

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

Date:
Saturday, March 23rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Show times are 2:00 PM Saturdays, January 26 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 20. Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.   Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton narrates…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Saturday, March 23rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. …

Monday, March 25th

Economics Speaker Series with Laura Crispin -“Unexpected Research in Economics”

Date:
Monday, March 25th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to hear Laura Crispin, Professor of Economics at St. Joseph's University of Philadelphia, talk about "Unexpected Research in Economics."  She will discuss how bullying, extra-curricular participation, museum visits, and patterns of time-use affect students' academic and job performance.

Tuesday, March 26th

Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Bryce Gadway

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Physics Lecture Series) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics "Building Artificial Materials from Atoms and Light" The motion of electrons in materials is fundamentally influenced by the fact that the underlying medium is made from atomic ions arranged in a crystal lattice. The development of band theory for electrons in solids, which accounted…

Wednesday, March 27th

International Seminar Series: “Afro-Brazilian Religions and the Contemporary Roles of Women”

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Afro-Brazilian Religions and the Contemporary Roles of Women Speaker: Dr. Carole Myscofski Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: TBD Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across…

Thesis Defense for: Kerrigan Tobin; BSC

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thesis defense by Kerrigan Tobin.

Thesis Defense for: Ian Rusthoven; GEO

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thesis defense by Ian Rusthoven.

Thursday, March 28th

International Food Symposium

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University are collaborating to host an International Food Symposium, "Thought for Food in the Luso-Hispanic Transatlantic."  This celebration of the history and diversity of food in the Hispanic transatlantic world will be held on at Illinois Wesleyan on Thursday, March 28 and at Illinois State on Friday, March 29.  The…

School of Biological Sciences Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cholinergic Modulation of Neural Crest Cell Development Dr. Kurt Svoboda Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  

Surviving Stalin and the Nazis: Vladimir Rott to speak

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
man standing in front of monunment with Star of David and plaques of names

Vladimir Rott will share his life journey in the talk “Surviving Repression:  A Personal Account of Life under Stalinism and Nazi Occupation.”

Friday, March 29th

International Food Symposium

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University are collaborating to host an International Food Symposium, "Thought for Food in the Luso-Hispanic Transatlantic."  This celebration of the history and diversity of food in the Hispanic transatlantic world will be held on at Illinois Wesleyan on Thursday, March 28 and at Illinois State on Friday, March 29.  The…

Physics Informal Seminar Series: Professor Paul Ugor

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor Paul Ugor Illinois State University, Department of English "Popular Arts Culture in Nigeria"    

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, March 29th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. …

Saturday, March 30th

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

Date:
Saturday, March 30th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Show times are 2:00 PM Saturdays, January 26 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 20. Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.   Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton narrates…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Saturday, March 30th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. …