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Friday, November 8, 2019

News and Notes
 

OU Ranked Among Best for Vets 

The University of Oklahoma is a top 100 school, according to Military Times' newest college ratings for veterans. Military Times surveyed hundreds of colleges and universities from across the country on their policies related to military and veteran students, academic outcomes, military-supportive cultures and other factors. Read more


Research and Partnerships Names New Appointments

The University of Oklahoma Norman campus continues to make immense strides in building research with two new appointments. Randy Hewes was named senior associate vice president for research and partnerships, and Ann West was named associate vice president for research and partnerships. Both appointments are pending Board of Regents’ approval. Read more
 

OU Native Voices Exhibition Set to Open 

OU Libraries will open the exhibition Native Voices Over the Airwaves: The Indians for Indians Hour Radio Show on November 14 in Bizzell Memorial Library. Covering such topics as community life, military service, religion, education and advocacy for Native rights, the exhibition represents an incredible snapshot of U.S. history as told through Native American experience. Read more


OU Presidential Speakers Series to Host Acclaimed Author  

Noted author, journalist and speaker Andrew Blum will be the featured speaker at the next University of Oklahoma Presidential Speakers Series on November 14 at Oklahoma Memorial Union. Blum’s recent book, The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast, takes a detailed look at the history of weather prediction. Learn more


Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships Announces New Lecture Series

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships in pleased to announce the OU Research Distinguished Lecture Series. The University of Oklahoma will welcome two or three highly distinguished speakers each semester who are pre-eminent in their field of expertise and who can speak to OU faculty and students about prominent global issues. Lectures fill focus on contemporary research and innovation topics within the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Technology, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Fine Arts. Distinguished Professor Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University) will give the first lecture on Tuesday, November 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium in the Fred Jones Museum of Art. Learn more

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Monday, November 11


Kafka's Sounds: Towards a Posthumanist Philosophy of Music

When: November 11, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, LL118

Rolf Goebel, Professor of German at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, presents a lecture, "Kafka's Sounds: Towards a Posthumanist Philosophy of Music." In recent years, posthumanist theories have explored the boundary-crossing interface between human subjects and the non-human, most notably media technologies and animal life. While auditory phenomena have not been given sufficient attention by these theories, Franz Kafka's interest in music and the voice as (re)produced by acoustic technologies and fictionalized animals anticipates a posthumanist aesthetics of sound while also providing a framework for this movement's self-critique. This lecture is free and open to the public. Register here. For more information, contact the Humanities Forum at humanities.forum@ou.edu.


Politics, Sex, and Religion are the Only Things Worth Talking About


A Presidential Dream Course Public Lecture

When: November 11, 1:30pm
Where: Gaylord Auditorium

Stafford Wood is a deadly combination of strategic brains, mystical intuition, humor, and corporate marketing intelligence. As founder of Covalent Logic, Wood leads a team of 30 communications professionals to serve some of the largest global clients. She has a versatile background including being a Cyber-cop at AOL and expert in pre-Renaissance Eastern European History. Wood will bring her contagious spirit to challenge us all to have the difficult conversations with the people around us. Learn how to stop avoiding the controversial topics among your family, friends, classmates, and colleagues. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the Presidential Dream Course, "The Listening Project." View the flyer. For more information, contact Julie Jones at juliejones@ou.edu.
 

OU Percussion Orchestra, Ensembles, and Steel Band

When: November 11, 7:30pm-9:30pm 
Where: Catlett Music Center, Sharp Concert Hall

The School of Music presents the OU Percussion Orchestra, Percussion Ensembles, and Steel Band. Andrew Richardson, music director. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website.

Tuesday, November 12

 

Tuesday Noon Concert with Viola Studio

When: November 12, 12:00pm-12:30pm
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Presented by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the OU School of Music is the weekly Tuesday noon concert series. This week, enjoy a performance by the cello studio coordinated by Mark Neumann. For more information, contact Kaylee Kain at kayleekain@ou.edu or visit the website
 

Museum Gallery Talk with Dr. Mark White

When: November 12, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Join the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art for back-to-back gallery talks that focus on the museum’s reinstallation of the permanent collections. The Lester Wing talk will be led by Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director Mark White. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kaylee Kain at kayleekain@ou.edu or visit the website
 

Microbial Worlds Opening Reception

When: November 12, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Fred Jones Art Center, Lightwell Gallery

The next exhibition at the School of Visual Arts will allow visitors to see microscopic organisms from a whole new perspective. Microbial Worlds, a collaborative arts-humanities-science exhibit featuring work from 14 artists and writers from Alaska, New York, and California, was directed by University of Alaska Professor and OU alumna Mary Beth Leigh. For more information, contact Regan Scherier at regan@ou.edu or visit the website
 

How "Soonish" Taught Me That Most of My Opinions are Wrong

When: November 12, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Oklahoma Memorial Union, Beaird Lounge

Scientist and author Dr. Kelly Weinersmith will discuss her insights into science communication challenges from her experience researching and writing the New York Times bestselling book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Dr. Weinersmith also co-hosts, Science... Sort Of, a top 20 natural science podcast, and her research on mind-controlling parasites was featured at the inaugural Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting and Smithsonian Magazine's, The Future is Here. For more information, contact Meelyn Pandit at bioreach@groups.ou.edu or visit the website
 

2019 Judaic Studies Film Festival Screening: A Film Unfinished

When: November 12, 7:00pm
Where: Dale Hall Tower, Community Room (9th Floor)

The 2019 JuSt Film Festival: Subject: The Holocaust. Pizza will be served before the screening. For more information, contact Tryce Hyman at tryce.hyman-1@ou.edu
 

Free Speech on Campus Panel Discussion

When: November 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: College of Law, Dick Bell Courtroom

A moderated panel discussion on free speech on campus sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa. Panelists include noted visiting scholar and Phi Beta Kappa CEO Fred Lawrence, with OU administrators, and faculty members David Surratt, Kalenda Eaton, Rick Tepker, and Jane Irungu. For more information, contact Ron Halterman at rhalterman@ou.edu
 

Premiere: Stage Adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial

When: November 12, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Old Science Hall, E. Frank Gilson Lab Theatre

Kafka’s The Trial, presented by OU's Helmerich School of Drama and co-sponsored by the OU Humanities Forum. The premiere will be followed by a talkback session in which the director and adaptors will be joined by Rolf Goebel, a prominent Kafka scholar from the University of Huntsville at Alabama. Tickets are $8, with a special rate of $6 for students, and are available at the OU Fine Arts Box Office. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website

Wednesday, November 13

 

Geography and Environmental Sustainability Colloquium

When: November 13, 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Sarkeys Energy Center, Room 442

Geography and Environmental Sustainability Colloquium on "Ditch Riders, Mayordomos, and Paying Treaties in the Rio Grande Basin: Using Ethnography in Mixed-Methods Research to Understand Climate Change Responses from the Ground (or Water) Up."  For more information, contact Teresa Hackney at 325-5325. 


Gender and Justice Speaker Series: Dr. Mackenzie Israel-Trummel

When: November 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Dr. Israel-Trummel speaks on the topic, "Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Politics." For more information, contact Michelle Lopez at peace@ou.edu
 

Hearing the Whole Story: How to Become a Better Listener


A Presidential Dream Course Public Lecture

When: November 13, 1:30pm
Where: Gaylord Auditorium

From anchoring the news to network correspondent, from author of Advancing the News to founder of NewsLab, there is no part of news reporting that veteran journalist Deborah Potter has not tackled. She is currently a consultant for the Solutions Journalism Network, looking at how local TV stations can better cover the response to social issues, not just the problems themselves. Potter will teach you how to be a better listener and to find the stories others miss. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the Presidential Dream Course, "The Listening Project." View the flyer. For more information, contact Julie Jones at juliejones@ou.edu.
 

Learning and Teaching with LinkedIn Learning

When: November 13, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Engineering Laboratory, Room 216

This training session will cover how to navigate LinkedIn Learning, apply it to support your curriculum, and encourage students to use it to bolster skills that will positively impact their education and careers. There are a lot of functions in LinkedIn Learning that can empower you and your students to get more out of your education, and we would like to share them with you! Register here or sign up for a consultation. For more information, contact Kashuan Hopkins at khopkins@ou.edu
 

The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series presents Laura Da'

When: November 13, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E Main St

Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher, Eastern Shawnee, and a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. She studied creative writing at the University of Washington and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and her first book, Tributaries, won a 2016 American Book Award. In 2015 Da’ was both a Made at Hugo House Fellow and a Jack Straw Fellow, and her second book, Instruments of the True Measure, was published in 2018 by the University of Arizona Press. For more information, contact Timothy Bradford at timothy.bradford@ou.edu or visit the Facebook event page
 

Stage Adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial

When: November 13, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Old Science Hall, E. Frank Gilson Lab Theatre

Kafka’s The Trial, presented by OU's Helmerich School of Drama and co-sponsored by the OU Humanities Forum. Tickets are $8, with a special rate of $6 for students, and are available at the OU Fine Arts Box Office. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website
 

Sooner Bassooners Recital

When: November 13, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Catlett Music Center, Sharp Concert Hall

The OU School of Music presents Sooner Bassooners Recital. This event is free and open to the public. Rod Ackmann, music director. For more information, contact the OU School of Music at 325-2081 or visit the website

Thursday, November 14


Opening for Native Voices Over the Airwaves: The Indians for Indians Radio Show

When: November 14, 2:30pm-7:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library

Broadcast over OU’s WNAD radio station, the Indians for Indians radio show aired from 1941 through the mid-1970s. The show was created and originally hosted by Don Whistler, chief of the Sac and Fox tribe, and continued by OU’s Sequoyah Indian Club. The Indians for Indians Hour was a vibrant blend of Native music and speech on an incredible array of topics, including community life, military service, religion, education, and advocacy for Native rights. It represents an incredible snapshot of United States history as told through Native American experience. The exhibition opens with a reception at 2:30pm in the Bizzell Memorial Library. A performance inspired by the radio show will begin at 7:00pm in the Catlett Music Center. For more information contact, OU Libraries at libpr@ou.edu or visit the website
 

Marco Polo and the French Crown: The Birth of a Global Archive

When: November 14, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Where: Dale Hall Tower, 9th floor, Damphousse Community Room

Dr. Mark Cruse (French, Arizona State University) will speak about European contact with the Mongols in the 13th century, the production of French manuscripts recording Marco Polo's explorations, and early 15th-century copies of The Travels of Marco Polo. For more information contact, Joe Sullivan at jsullivan@ou.edu
 

New Horizons in Religious Studies Lecture - Chinese Esoteric Buddhism

When: November 14, 4:30pm-5:45pm
Where: Oklahoma Memorial Union, Heritage Room

In this New Horizons in Religious Studies new author lecture, Geoffrey Goble will discuss his newly-published book, Chinese Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra, the Ruling Elite, and the Emergence of a Tradition. Based on close readings of a broad range of textual sources previously untapped by English-language scholarship, this book overturns many assumptions about the origins of Chinese Esoteric Buddhism. Goble's book provides an innovative account of the tradition’s emergence that sheds new light on the structures and traditions that shaped its institutionalization. A reception will follow. For more information contact, Lee Green at leegreen-hall@ou.edu
 

Presidential Speakers Series Dinner featuring Andrew Blum

When: November 14, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Oklahoma Memorial Union, Molly Shi Boren Ballroom

University of Oklahoma Interim President Joseph Harroz, Jr. invites you to a Presidential Speakers Series Dinner, “The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast” featuring Author and Journalist Andrew Blum. Register here. For more information contact, Stacey Reynolds at specialevents@ou.edu
 

Native Voices Over the Airwaves: The Indians for Indians Hour Radio Show

When: November 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Catlett Music Center, Sharp Concert Hall

The OU School of Music and Ruggles Native American Music Series presents a tribute performance to celebrate the opening exhibition of Native Voices Over the Airwaves: The Indians for Indians Hours Radio Show in the Bizzell Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact, the OU School of Music at 325-2081 or visit the website
 

Stage Adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial

When: November 14, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Old Science Hall, E. Frank Gilson Lab Theatre

Kafka’s The Trial, presented by OU's Helmerich School of Drama and co-sponsored by the OU Humanities Forum. Tickets are $8, with a special rate of $6 for students, and are available at the OU Fine Arts Box Office. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website

Friday, November 15


Citation Management with Zotero

When: November 15, 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, Learning Lab

This workshop introduces learners to the free and open-source citation management tool Zotero, which allows researchers to “cite while you write,” manage pdf storage, and collaborate on literature searches with colleagues. This tool saves you the trouble of reformatting your citations by hand; Zotero has over 9,000 styles currently. Register online. Please bring a computer with Zotero and a Zotero browser connector installed. No prior experience with Zotero is needed. For more information, contact OU Libraries at libpr@ou.edu
 

Data Presentation, a Tufte-ian Discussion

When: November 15, 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Clear presentation of quantitative data can be difficult. Fortunately, Edward Tufte did all the hard work so we do not have to. This discussion will attempt to relate the ideas of Tufte to some common use cases for graphical displays. Presented by Dr. John Grime, Emerging Technologies Developer, OU Libraries. Register here. For more information, contact OU Libraries at libpr@ou.edu
 

The Center for Literary Studies Working Group on Poetics

When: November 15, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Dunham College, Private Dining Room (E107)

The CLS Working Group will meet to discuss Poetics. Bagels and coffee will be provided. For more information or the reading, contact Daniela Garofalo at dg@ou.edu
 

Friday Feedback - Faculty Writing Group

When: November 15, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom

Starting a new position can keep you busy and we want you to stay on track with your writing goals. That is why the Center for Faculty Excellence offers support and resources for your writing. Join us online for a virtual writing group, Friday Feedback. Michele Eodice, our Senior Writing Fellow, will be available to offer accountability check-ins, feedback, and community. We can even arrange a meeting site if you would like to work with others on campus. Register here. For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at cfe@ou.edu
 

Diffuse Optical Tomography

When: November 15, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Gallogly Hall, Room 127

Diffuse Optical Tomography is a technology that uses light from outside the head to track what the brain is doing. This approach is helpful in studying those with pacemakers, cochlear implants, and other devices that cannot be used safely in MRI Machines. For more information contact, Melodi Franklin at melodi@ou.edu or visit the website.
 

Fiber Arts Workshop: Learn to Knit

When: November 15, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, Innovation @ the EDGE

Learn to knit at the EDGE! In this one-hour workshop, attendees will learn the knit stitch and how to bind off their project. This event is free and open to everyone. All supplies are provided. This workshop is suitable for those with no knitting experience and those who would like a refresher course. Seating is limited. Register here. For more information, contact OU Libraries at libpr@ou.edu


History of Science Colloquium Series

When: November 15, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Where: Physical Science Center, Room 402

Paola Bertucci (Yale University) will present, "Diseases of Workers and Environmental Health in Early Modern Italy." For more information contact, Suzanne Moon at suzannemoon@ou.edu.
 

Stage Adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial

When: November 15, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Old Science Hall, E. Frank Gilson Lab Theatre

Kafka’s The Trial, presented by OU's Helmerich School of Drama and co-sponsored by the OU Humanities Forum. Tickets are $8, with a special rate of $6 for students, and are available at the OU Fine Arts Box Office. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website

Weekend Events


Misunderstood! Exhibition Poetry Reading

When: Saturday, November 16, 1:00pm
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

This poetry reading is intended to give audiences a chance to interact with the poetry and art of Misunderstood! in a new and more intimate way. Several poems will be read aloud by different individuals, all from Oklahoma, who have a personal connection to the material in this exhibit. With poems ranging from 1894 to 2019, the reading will cover a large timeframe of works with poets all tired of being misunderstood. For more information, contact Kaylee Kain at kayleekain@ou.edu or visit the website


Stage Adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial

When: Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm and Sunday, November 17, 3:00pm
Where: Old Science Hall, E. Frank Gilson Lab Theatre

Kafka’s The Trial, presented by OU's Helmerich School of Drama and co-sponsored by the OU Humanities Forum. Tickets are $8, with a special rate of $6 for students, and are available at the OU Fine Arts Box Office. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website

 

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