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Upcoming Campus Talks and Lectures Not to Miss

With the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson speaking tonight, and TEDxPSU this weekend, Penn State is playing host to a lot of really awesome speakers and lecturers. In addition to Robinson and TEDxPSU, the next two weeks will be packed with discussions on everything from siblings’ fighting to the Olympics. Here is a list of talks and lectures you will not want to miss:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Michelle Alexander: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” Nittany Lion Inn, Board Room 1, 6 p.m.

Jennifer Lotz: “Galaxy Mergers through Cosmic Time” 538 Davey Laboratory, 4 p.m.

Charlotte Patterson: “Gay and Lesbian Parenting: Regular or Revolutionary?” Foster Auditorium of Pattee/Paterno Library, 7 p.m.

Sonia Sanchez: Performance with the World Jazz Harmony Ensemble, Heritage Hall, HUB, 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Susan McHale: “Sibling Wars: Why Brothers and Sisters Fight (And What to Do About It)” Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lucia Re: “War, Women, Sexuality and the Body in the Futurist Avant-Garde” Foster Auditorium of Pattee/Paterno Library, 2 p.m.

Sonia Sanchez: “The Aesthetics of Blackness” 291 Willard, 6 p.m.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ximena del Campo: “Economics of Immigration and the Impact on Agriculture” 324 Science and Industrial Building, 11 a.m.

Sonia Sanchez: “Living in a World of Change/Moving Forward Together as a People” 119 Osmond, 7:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Zachwieja: “Emerging Science Associating Dairy Consumption with Health and Wellness: It’s Okay, Go to the Creamery!” 127 Noll Laboratory, 11:15 a.m.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Gabeba Baderoon:“Public Privacies: Forms of Self and Nation in Recent South African Autobiography” 102 Kern, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bill Sams: Holistic Personal Enhancement, Foster Auditorium of Pattee/Paterno Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Guy Standing: “The Precariat: Building Occupational Citizenship” 101 Chambers, 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Global Workers’ Symposium, Penn State Room, Nittany Lion Inn, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Dana Carlisle Kletchka and Joyce Robinson: “Behind the Scenes at the Museum: What Curators Do” Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Robert K. Barney: “Based on the Evidence: Sacred Fire in the Olympic Games and Revision of History” Foster Auditorium of Pattee/Paterno Library, 12-1 p.m.

Global Workers’ Symposium, Penn State Room, Nittany Lion Inn, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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