Purdue Today

November 26, 2007

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at the West Lafayette campus.

All week

-- Exhibition: "Dried - Cracked - Wet - Dripping - Blooming Installations by Charles A. Gick." Internationally known artist and Purdue art and design professor. Stewart Center Gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Purdue University Galleries, Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Through Dec. 2.

-- Exhibition: "Does Gender Still Matter?" Works by eight artists about gender in contemporary society. Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Purdue University Galleries, Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Through Dec. 2.

-- Give a gift to a child or family this holiday season!  Visit the Boiler Volunteer Network in Room G4, Stewart Center, to select a gift-request ornament from our tree.  BVN partners with the YWCA, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Children and Family Resource Center to provide holiday gifts and other items to families in need.  Shop and bring your unwrapped gifts to the BVN by 5 p.m. Dec. 11.  Call 496-2450 or email bvn@purdue.edu with any questions. http://www.purdue.edu/odos/sao/bvn/events/calendar.htm


-- John Purdue Room Lunch Special. This week: Amish style chicken corn soup and farfelle with wild mushrooms. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reservations: 494-6845. To access the menu: http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/HTM/about/restaurants.shtml


-- John Purdue Room Bistro. Open Tuesday through Thursday for dinner: 5-7 p.m. For reservations, call 494-6845. To access the menu: http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/HTM/about/restaurants.shtml.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

-- Chemical Engineering weekly graduate seminar. Yan-Tin (Elizabeth) Shiu, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah. "Effects of Hemodynamic Forces on Endothelial Cell Function." 3:30-4:30 p.m. Room G140, Forney Hall.

Thursday, Nov. 29

-- Candidate seminar: position of director of Discovery Learning Center. Jim Pellegrino, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Distinguished Professor of Education and co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago. "Grand Challenges in the Science of Learning: Education in the 21st Century." 9 a.m. Krannert Auditorium (Room 140), Krannert Building.

-- College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Lecture Series. Speaker: Alan L. Kolata, Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago. Title: "Food Production, Development, and Sustainability: Globalization at the Grassroots." 12 p.m. Pfendler Hall. Cosponsored by International Programs in Agriculture and the Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research. Free and open to the public

-- Physics Department General Colloquium. John Clarke, Univ. of California, Berkeley. "The Ubiquitous SQUID: From Axions to Magnetic Resonance Imaging." 4 p.m. Room 223, Physics Building. (Refreshments, 3:30p.m., Room 242.)

-- College of Science Centennial Distinguished Lecture Series. Speaker: Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology. Title:  "Bioinorganic Solar Photochemistry." Gray will discuss research into the 21st century grand challenge of finding efficient and economical ways of storing solar energy in chemical bonds and his work investigating various methods. 4:30 p.m. Room 104, Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry. Additional information is available online at http://www.science.purdue.edu/centennial/lecture.asp

-- Michael Grieves, an international expert and author on product lifecycle management, will speak on  "Product Lifecycle Management in Support of Globalization and Issues of Sustainability." Grieves is co-director of Purdue's Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence and is the director of industry research at the University of Arizona MIS Department. He is a former visiting professor in Purdue's College of Technology. 6-7 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Room 140.

-- Purdue Bands recital. 7 p.m. Fowler Hall, STEW.

Nov. 29-30

-- "Poetic Dialogues: Poets and Artists in Response." Undergraduates presenting in one art form, responding in another. Creative Writing Program in the Department of English; Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. nightly. East Gallery, Pao Hall.

Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1

-- Purdue Theatre: "The Women of Troy" by Euripides. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1; 3 p.m. Dec. 1. Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall. Tickets: public, $10.50; students, $8.50. Special: buy three tickets, get one free. Tickets available at Stewart Center, Elliott Hall of Music and Pao Hall box offices. 

Friday, Nov. 30

-- Regenstrief Center Brownbag Speaker Series. Heather Hagg, assistant professor of industrial technology. "Lean Six Sigma." Bring your lunch and learn about the latest in Purdue health care delivery research. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 203, Mann Hall.

-- Krannert Executive Forum presents Steve Bonta, Indianapolis central site director, Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Services. "DFAS." 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Jerry S. Rawls Hall, Room 1086.

-- Cultural Arts Festival featuring BCC performing arts ensembles. Black Cultural Center. 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, STEW. Admission: public, $7; Purdue students, $5.

Saturday, Dec. 1

-- Purdue Symphony Orchestra to present "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky, another piece written for the Ballet Russes and Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante."  8 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St