Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture: Beth Cavener Stichter

Beth Cavener Stichter believes primitive animal instincts lurk in everyone's depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures she creates focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization and articulated through animal and human forms. On the surface, these figures are simply feral and domestic individuals suspended in a moment of tension. Beneath the surface, they embody the consequences of human fear, apathy, aggression and misunderstanding.

Women’s History Month Keynote Address

Presented by former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears. Part of the Signature Lecture Series. Sears became the first African-American chief justice in the nation when she was appointed Georgia Supreme Court chief justice in 2005. She was the first woman and the youngest person to sit on the bench when she was appointed justice in 1992.

Co-sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Institute for Women's Studies.

American Mathematical Society Einstein Public Lecture

"Fun With Fonts: Mathematical Typography," Erik Demaine, a professor of computer science at MIT.

In this lecture, Demaine will speak about typefonts that he and his father, Martin, have designed. The typefonts are based on mathematical theorems and open problems Demaine is well-known for his significant results, such as a proof of the fold-and-cut theorem, as well as for his legendary curiosity and infectious enthusiasm. Both of these traits, along with his ingenious mind, have led him to tackle and solve problems in diverse areas of mathematics and computer science.

Lunchtime Time Machine: How Did Hitler's Atomic Bomb Ignite the Cold War?

Part of a recurring series, this week's event will feature Derrick Angermeier, a doctoral candidate, and a lecture entitled "How Did Hitler's Atomic Bomb Ignite the Cold War?" Angermeier's dissertation research focuses on the historical arguments made by Nazi thinkers and demonstrates that Nazism’s flawed historical analysis points to ideological consistencies within a thought system that was notorious for inconsistency. Pizza will be provided. 



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