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Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Resilient Urban Futures symposium examines these issues in detail, bringing together scholars, designers, and experts from diverse fields to analyze present-day conditions and recommend how future urbanisms can emerge and thrive in our communities. Highlights include keynote speeches by journalist Ben Austen and urban policy and health scholar Dr. Mindy Fullilove.
The University of Illinois emerged as a great center of learning and scholarship during the 1904–1920 administration of President Edmund Janes James. This lively presentation is by Ryan Ross, Coordinator of History and Traditions Programs at the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance.
A lecture by Prof. Adela Pineda (Boston University).
How do novels like The Namesake allow us to learn to walk in someone else’s shoes? Scholars will discuss scenes from the novel that give us insight into some of the intangibles in the relationships between characters as a way of understanding our relationship with this novel and the value of reading more generally.
A lecture by Emma Dench (Classics, History and Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University). “Race, Ethnicity and Beyond in Classical Antiquity.” Part of a workshop on “Race Work in the Classics” on February 22, 2019.
A lecture by Emma Dench (Classics, History and Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University). "Race, Ethnicity and Beyond in Classical Antiquity." Part of a workshop on “Race Work in the Classics” on February 22, 2019.