This Week at UofL: Feb. 14-20
Each week during the academic year, UofL Today staff will highlight a few events that might be of interest to faculty and staff. The events may range from lectures to theater productions and movies.
Kentucky Author Forum: Eric Kandel
6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15
Eric Kandel, a Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher, will be interviewed by Jonah Lehrer, a contributing editor at "Wired." Kandel is a university professor at Columbia, director of the Kavli Institute for brain science and author of "In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind." Lehrer wrote "How We Decide" and "Proust Was a Neuroscientist." The event is at the Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center. Cost is $17 for the lecture, or $100 for the interview and post-interview dinner. More information.
Green Careers Speaker Series with David Wicks
12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17
Environmental educator David Wicks, EdD, will share thoughts and insights from a career of integrating environmental education in the curriculum from K-12 schools to universities at the next event in UofL's Green Careers Speaker Series, Thursday, Feb. 17 , 12:15 p.m-1 p.m. The talk wil be in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, and admission is free.
'Never Let Me Go'
6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17
The film, which stars Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, will be shown at the Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center. Tickets are $1.50 with a student ID or $3 for general admission. (35mm, 103 minutes, rated R)
Faculty Research Forum with Natalie Polzer
3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18
Natalie Polzer, humanities department, religious studies, will discuss "The Chamber Pot and the Golden Pubic Lice Comb: Covert Anti-Zoroastrian Religious Polemics in the Babylonian Talmud." The free event is in Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18
"Pondering Potter," is a lecture by speaker John Granger. Granger, known for analyzing J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, will discuss the symbolism in the books and in the "Twilight" books and films. This free event will be in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. Sponsored by the McConnell Center.
Events for this week's highlights are selected directly from the university's calendar. Events listed on the university calendar must be open to all of the university community and/or the public, and be of wide-ranging interests.
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