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Book-in-Common 2010-2011

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 15th: Conversation Cafe: What is Media Literacy?

SAC 307; 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Have you ever thought about the ads you see each day, and how they might affect what you think about yourself and others?  Media literacy is the theme of BABA Week 2011, and on Tuesday, February 15 from 12:30-1:30 PM in SAC 307, a Conversation Café: What is Media Literacy? will use themes from this year’s BinC, Freakonomics, to discuss this topic! FREE LUNCH provided. Sponsored by the Office of First Year Initiatives and Campus Health Promotion.

 

 

PAST BINC EVENTS

Monday, June 7th: Orientation Book Sale

SAC Cafeteria; 12:30PM

Purchase a copy of the text for $10.00! That's $6.00 off the cover price.

Monday, June 14th: Orientation Book Sale

SAC Cafeteria; 12:30PM

Purchase a copy of the text for $10.00! That's $6.00 off the cover price.

Monday, June 21st: Orientation Book Sale

SAC Cafeteria; 12:30PM

Purchase a copy of the text for $10.00! That's $6.00 off the cover price.

Monday, June 28th: Orientation Book Sale

SAC Cafeteria; 12:30PM

Purchase a copy of the text for $10.00! That's $6.00 off the cover price.

Wednesday, June 30th: Orientation Book Sale

SAC Cafeteria; 12:30PM

Purchase a copy of the text for $10.00! That's $6.00 off the cover price.

Friday, September 10th: Freakonomics: By the Book *FAMILY WEEKEND EVENT*

Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library); 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Does your family ever ask what it's like to attend class at UofL? Let them see for themselves! UofL professors will address themes and topics from the Book-in-Common, Freakonomics, and lead a lively discussion.

Tuesday, September 28th: Conversation Cafe: Freakonomics and Critical Thinking

Ekstrom 1st Floor Silent Study Lounge; 12:30PM - 1:30PM

The lounge may be silent, but this discussion of Freakonomics, critical thinking, and the notion of "expert" information is sure to create some noise! FREE LUNCH provided.

Tuesday, October 19th: Conversation Cafe: What About Those Stats?

Cultural Center; 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Freakonomics states "women's rights advocates...have hyped the incidence of sexual assault." The authors have presented a great opportunity for students to examine an important issue by asking, "is this accurate?" "How do we collect stats?" and "What is missing in this analysis?" Join us for a candid discussion about the issues. FREE LUNCH provided.

Thursday, October 21st: Keynote Lecture and Reception

Middleton Auditorium (Strickler Hall); 7:00PM

Don't miss Dr. Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, use pop culture and every day examples to demystify economic principles! Join us after the lecture for a dessert reception.

Tuesday, November 9th: Byron Hurt, Lecture and Discussion

SAC Multipurpose Room; 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Men of PEACC sponsors filmmaker, Byron Hurt. In his talk, HIP-HOP BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES, Hurt asks you to question what you're watching and listening to. Conceived as a loving critique for a self-proclaimed hip-hop head, he examines issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture. Great event for Freakonomics readers!

Saturday, November 13th & Sunday, November 14th: Freakonomics in the Floyd

Enjoy this year’s Book-in-Common?  Wish there was a movie version?  You’re in luck!  Freakonomics recently made its documentary debut in limited release across the US, and this weekend UofL will be hosting 4 showings!  Check out Freakonomics on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 in the Floyd Theatre, with showings at 6 & 8:30 PM.  Cost is $1.50 for students, and $3.00 for general public.  See the trailer at: http://www.magpictures.com/freakonomics/

Friday, November 19th: BinC Essay Contest Deadline

Check back for more details.

Wednesday, January 12th: Conversation Cafe/Let's Talk Lunch

Cultural Center; 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Does your name determine how successful you will be? What does your name same about you? These are a few topics from this year's Book-in-Common, Freakonomics, that will be explored. FREE LUNCH provided.

Friday, January 14th: Guest Lecturer Pete Boettke

Horn Auditorium, College of Business; 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Dr. Boettke will discuss the causes of our recent recession. Sponsored by the College of Business and in partnership with the Book-in-Common Program. FREE PIZZA provided.

Check out these great papers by Dr. Boettke:

The House that Uncle Same Built: The Untold Story of the Great Recession of 2008 (PDF)
The Debt-Inflation Cycle and the Global Financial Crisis (PDF)

 

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