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Scene and Heard 3.27.12
This Week–John Carter exhibit, Photographs Across America, Gottchalk Lecture with Wyatt Macgaffey, Geometric Puzzles: Algorithms and Complexity, TEDxUofL
1. “John Carter” Exhibit
March 21, 9AM-5PM | Ekstrom Library, Rare Books room
Before the Disney movie, “John Carter” was just a book. The Rare Books room is unveiling a new exhibit dedicated to history’s first superhero. This exhibit will contain books, magazines, posters and figurines related to the Carter story from the past century.
2. All Over the Map: Photographs Across America
March 27-June 29, 9AM-5PM | Ekstrom Library, Photographic Archives
Author, photographer and former photographic curator Steven Plattner is no stranger to the U of L Photographic Archives. This exhibit will feature photographs with people, places and objects that Plattner finds extraordinary.
3. Gottchalk Lecture, Wyatt Macgaffey
March 28, 5PM | Chao Auditorium, free
Professor Wyatt MacGaffey, who teaches anthropology at Haverford College and is a consultant to the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, Germany, will deliver the Gottchalk lecture. The topic, “Writing the History of African American Kingdoms: Ghana and Central Africa,” will explore of the relationship between history and anthropology in the study of the African past.
4. Geometric Puzzles: Algorithms and Complexity
March 29, 6:30PM | Strickler 101, free
Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer scientist Erik Demaine, known for his interest in where art and math intersect, will give a talk about geometric puzzles.
March 31, 9AM-5PM | Ekstrom Library
TEDxUofL is the first TEDx conference to be organized at U of L. TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events, brings people together to share ideas worth spreading. The theme for this talk is “3Es for the Future; Education, Environment and Entrepreneurship.” The conversation will discuss the skills needed in a global economy, education, the habitat of tomorrow, environment and the enterprising spirit to make it happen, entrepreneurship. Session 1, What is the Big Question, is 9 a.m.-10 a.m.; session 2, Educational Challenge, is 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; session 3, Environmental Balance, is from 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m.; session 4, Entrepreneurial Spirit, is from 3:15 p.m.-5 p.m. Simulcast registration is still open. Register online at tedxuofl.com/registration.
Photo courtesy Big Little Books