Archive for Lecture

Elee Wood to speak on experiencing objects in U.S. museums

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The School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series
Campus Center, Room 268
Friday January 31, 2014
4:30 PM – 5:30 p.m.

Professor Elee Wood, Museum Studies, will present a talk entitled “Around the Country in 52 Museums: Finding the Objects of Experience.”

Everyday objects remind us about stories from our lives. Explore how museums can build these connections to transform visitor experiences.

RSVP: libarsvp@iupui.edu with Elee Wood talk in the subject line.

David Bell to speak on HIV and social organization

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The School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series
Campus Center, Room 307
Tuesday January 28, 2014
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Professor David Bell, Sociology, will present a lecture entitled “The Social Organization of HIV: Who is Protecting Whom?” His talk focuses on three studies of sexual relationships showing how people are successfully or unsuccessfully–but often unknowingly–protecting themselves and others against HIV.

RSVP: libarsvp@iupui.edu with David Bell talk in the subject line.

Taylor Symposium marks 25th year by exploring “Politics. Race. Place.”

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The 25th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium, hosted by the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will focus on how 25 years of demographic and social change has shaped Indianapolis while exploring the topic, “Politics. Race. Place.”

The symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Registration deadline is Feb. 18, but guests are encouraged to register early to reserve a seat.

A schedule and registration are available on the School of Liberal Arts website. To register by phone or for more information, call 812-855-4224 or 800-933-9330, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email iuconfs@indiana.edu. Symposium attendance is free and open to the general public, but conference registration is required. Lunch is available for a fee: Single luncheon tickets are $40 each or $35 if purchased by Feb. 3. Single sponsor tickets are $75, and patron tables of 10 are $550.

Leading local practitioners, politicians, policy-makers and researchers will come together with symposium attendees to examine how shifting demographics and an increasingly diverse population have contributed to the direction of the city and its future path.

The event begins with a conversation between William Blomquist, professor of political science and dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and Rozelle Boyd, retired president of the Indianapolis City County Council, discussing “Understanding the Evolving Indianapolis Electorate.”

“The Taylor Symposium has been a signature event drawing campus and community together for a remarkable 25 years now,” said William Blomquist, dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. “I’m looking forward to this year’s symposium in particular, talking about political change in our city over the past quarter-century with Rozelle Boyd, and listening to the other participants—it’s a terrific line-up.”

Panel discussions follow on the topics of “White Flight and the Politics of Place” and ” Building a Multicultural Community.”

Panelists and moderators include:

  • Amos Brown, director of strategic research, 100.9 Radio Now.
  • Patricia Castaneda, cultural consultant, SosaGroup.
  • Olgen Williams, deputy mayor of Indianapolis.
  • David Coats, associate director, The Polis Center.
  • Terri Morris Downs, executive director, Immigrant Welcome Center.
  • Johnny Goldfinger, associate professor of political science, director of prelaw studies, Marian University.
  • Lun Kham Pieper, attorney at law.
  • John Ketzenberger, president, Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute.

Byron D’Andra Orey, professor and chair of political science at Jackson State University, will deliver the keynote address, “Contemporary Topics in the Study of Race and Politics,” during the symposium luncheon. Luncheon activities also include IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz’s presentation of the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award and a performance by the Indianapolis improv group ComedySportz.

In the days leading up the event members of the campus community and visitors will also be able to share their views on race and politics in Indianapolis on the IUPUI Democracy Plaza walls.

LEU continuing credits are available to Indiana’s library professionals for select workshops and, pending approval, CLE credits to attorneys for this event.

For questions about the educational credits or event program, contact Lauralee Wikkerink, lstel@iupui.edu or 317-278-1839.

For the past quarter century, the Joseph T. Taylor Symposium has tackled issues of concern to Indianapolis residents. The symposium is named for the late Joseph T. Taylor, the first dean of the School of Liberal Arts. Taylor is remembered for his commitment to dialogue and diversity. The 2014 symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in partnership with the Department of Political Science and the Polis Center, with support from the Spirit & Place Festival, IUPUI Democracy Plaza, and the IUPUI Common Theme Project.

Distinguished oncology professor and researcher to speak on models for curing cancer

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Van Nuys Medical Science Building, Room B26

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program’s 2014 Spring Seminar Series will host a lecture  from an internationally renowned cancer researcher at the IU School of Medicine.

Lawrence H. Einhorn, M.D., IUPUI Distinguished Professor and Lance Armstrong Foundation Professor of Oncology at the IU School of Medicine, is widely regarded as the physician who cured testicular cancer in 95 percent of cases through a revolutionary chemotherapy regimen seen as responsible for a dramatic improvement in what previously had been a devastating and rapidly fatal disease. Dr. Einhorn is also a researcher with the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

This talk, entitled, “Testicular Cancer: A Model for a Curable Cancer,” is co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, the IU Student History of Medicine Organization and Medical Humanities and Health Studies.

Video now available: ethics lecture “COPE as an Intervention for Palliative Home Care”

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Were you unable to attend the November 6th Fairbanks Ethics Lecture? You can now view the video online. Please note that this video is for informational purposes only and is not for CE/CME credit.

Wednesday November 6, 2013, Methodist Petticrew Auditorium

Cosponsored by the RESPECT Center

Objectives:
  1. Describe the psychoeducational intervention called COPE and ethical implications.
  2. List the most commonly reported symptoms by cancer patients in hospice care as well as those with the highest intensity and the greatest distress.
  3. Describe the impact of the COPE intervention on palliative care patients.
About the Lecturer:

Dr. McMillan, a Distinguished University Professor, is the Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Professor of Oncology Quality of Life Nursing at the University of South Florida (USF) where she coordinates the Oncology Nursing Program in the masters and doctoral programs. Dr. McMillan’s major areas of research have been: a) symptom assessment and management in persons with cancer and b) quality of life of hospice patients with cancer and their family caregivers. She has supported that research with external funding of over $11 million. Dr. McMillan has developed several clinically relevant assessment tools including the Hospice Quality of Life Index, the Caregiver Quality of Life Index and the Constipation Assessment Scale among others. All of these have been used widely in this country and have been translated for use in other countries. Currently, Dr. McMillan is principal investigator on a clinical trials focusing on self care for symptom management in patients with cancer.

The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center is a collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific community of researchers and clinicians working to advance the science of communication in palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan. For more information please visit the website.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.

For questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at achamnes@iuhealth.org, or (317) 962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit the Fairbanks Center website.

Lecture: Mary A. Ott, “Adolescent Capacity and Informed Consent”

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Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series
Wednesday December 4th, 2013
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Methodist Petticrew Auditorium (Live-Broadcast: ROC Auditorium)
Objectives:
  1. Know the 4 components capacity to consent, and ways to assess consent
  2. Justify adolescent informed consent using developmental and ethical arguments
  3. Identify individual and situational characteristics that influence the development of capacity to consent
  4. Design clinical and research procedures to support adolescent capacity to consent
About the Lecturer:

Dr. Ott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Master’s in Philosophy and Bioethics from Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis. She completed her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. At Riley Hospital for Children and in Indianapolis community health centers, Dr. Ott provides general adolescent care, adolescent sexual and reproductive health care and ethics consultation. She has consulted on adolescent health policies and programs both locally and nationally, particularly as they pertain to adolescent sexual and reproductive health, consent and confidentiality, and vulnerability. Dr. Ott is on the editorial advisory committee of the journal Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health, and holds leadership positions in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the Section of Bioethics for the Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ott’s work in ethics is informed by a developmental understanding of adolescents’ unique vulnerabilities, balanced by recognition of their emerging capacities, and the need for clinical systems and research to support adolescents in ways they are vulnerable. Dr. Ott’s research focuses broadly on adolescent pregnancy and STI prevention and ethical issues related to vulnerable populations and sensitive topics. Her current research projects include program evaluations for HIV prevention and community-based pregnancy prevention for vulnerable, a quality improvement project examining how IRBs evaluate vulnerable populations research, and an assessment of adolescent decision-making capacity for research.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

Please note: Lunch will not be provided. You may bring your lunch and eat during the broadcast in the MH Petticrew Auditorium. Food & Drinks are not permitted in the ROC Auditorium.

For questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at achamnes@iuhealth.org or (317)962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit the Fairbanks website.

Lecture: Anne-Marie Duguet, “Protection of Genetic Information in Europe and in France”

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Health Information Translational Science Building, Room 1130
410 West 10th St.

The IU Center for Bioethics will present “Protection of Genetic Information in Europe and in France. The speaker will be Anne-Marie Duguet, M.D., Ph.D, Senior Lecturer at the Medicine Faculty Toulouse Purpan (Paul Sabatier University) where she teaches medical law and bioethics. Among an impressive list of accomplishments, she is also a member of the advisory board of the European Journal of Health Law and the Secretary of the European Association for Health Law.

In 2010, she was appointed visiting professor for 3 years by the Dalian Medical University and the Hainan Medical University in China. In 2011, she was honored by the decoration of “the Palmes Academiques.”

Arrangements for Dr. Duguet’s visit are a collaborative effort between the IU Center for Bioethics, the Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Fairbanks School of Public Health.

For more information or questions to Eva Jackson at 278-4034 or evajacks@iupui.edu

Laura Foster presents talk on patent law and Hoodia in Southern Africa

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Co-sponsored by the Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program and the Hall Center for Law & Health
Friday December 6, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall 003

Laura Foster, J.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor Gender Studies, Affiliate Faculty, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University.

In 1998 researchers with the South African Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (“CSIR”) isolated and patented certain chemical compositions within the Hoodia gordonii plant responsible for suppressing appetite. Hoodia gordonii suddenly emerged as a patented invention poised to be a blockbuster anti-obesity drug. At the same time, the plant became a symbol of South Africa as nation of innovation, and Indigenous San peoples publicly accused scientists of stealing their knowledge of the plant. Advancing a powerful global campaign, San peoples negotiated a benefit sharing agreement with CSIR giving them 6% of the potential revenue from future Hoodia sales. Hopes for Hoodia , however, ended in 2009 when Unilever terminated the project.

Drawing upon and contributing to feminist post-colonial science studies, this talk considers Hoodia gordonii as a boundary object that brings the divergent interests and stakes of various social actors together. Furthermore, it unpacks the black box of patent law to ask how both science and law work together to determine who is (or is not) considered an inventor and producer of science.

Free and open to the campus and public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to: medhum@iupui.edu.

EU ambassador to discuss EU-U.S. transatlantic trade agreement in IUPUI lecture

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The head of the European Union’s delegation to the United States will speak at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis this month.

EU Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida will deliver a guest lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the IUPUI Campus Center theater, on the lower level of the center at 450 University Blvd. The ambassador’s talk will focus on current negotiations for a transatlantic trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.

“The proposed trade agreement would bring together the two biggest economies and trading powers in the world,” said John McCormick, professor in the Department of Political Science at IUPUI. “Combined, the EU and U.S. economies account for almost half of global economic output and about a quarter of global trade.”

Indiana is the EU’s biggest trade partner after Canada, according to McCormick. During Vale de Almeida’s visit to Indiana, the ambassador will also hold meetings at Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s office Nov. 22.

Before presenting his credentials as ambassador to President Barack Obama in 2010, Vale de Almeida served as the director general for external relations at the European Commission, the EU’s executive body. In this position, he helped formulate and execute the EU’s foreign policy and played a key role in preparing for the new European External Action Service introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon.

Vale de Almeida has held several positions with the European Commission, which he joined in 1982 after spending seven years as a journalist. He holds a degree in history from the University of Lisbon and has studied and received training in journalism and management in the United States, France, Japan and the United Kingdom.

The ambassador’s talk, sponsored by the Department of Political Science in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is sponsoring the event, which is free of charge and open to the general public. Parking, fee applicable, is available in the Vermont Street garage, 1004 W. Vermont St., west of the IUPUI Campus Center.

IUPUI University Library joins with community partners to share perspectives on Muslim culture

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI University Library

Faculty, students and community members are invited to “Muslim Journeys, Human Journeys,” an exploration of the people, places, histories, beliefs and cultures of Muslims in the U.S. and beyond. IU School of Liberal Arts professor Edward Curtis will speak about key themes from a series of books highlighted by a current program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The NEH’s “Muslim Journeys” program engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding of and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures and perspectives within the United States and abroad. Through the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, NEH and the American Library Association are providing a collection of 25 books, three documentary films, a one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online, and a DVD of short films titled “Islamic Art Spots” to a variety of libraries across the country, including University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Curtis is Millennium Chair of the School of Liberal Arts and professor of religious studies at IUPUI. He is the author or editor of several books, including Muslims in America: A short history, which was named one of the best 100 books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly. A former NEH Fellow at the National Humanities Center, Curtis has been awarded Carnegie, Fulbright and Mellon fellowships. He is also a founding co-editor of the Journal of Africana Religions.

The Ivy Tech Community College library and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation are co-sponsoring this event with the IUPUI University Library. Parking will be provided for community guests in the North Street garage at the corner of Michigan and Blake streets.