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              2015 Fall Lecture Series:

          Inequality

The 2015-2016 Lecture Series focuses on the topic of “inequality.” Inequality is a complex issue that touches on differences between groups across social, economic, political, cultural, technological and pedagogical dimensions. Drawing on their own research and experiences Rice Faculty and members of the Houston community will address the challenges posed by these different dimensions of inequality.  Please join us in these stimulating lectures that will take place throughout the academic year. As well, join us in conversation at a reception following each lecture.

Discussions:
The “Passion Principle,” Career Choice, and
Occupational Inequality
Erin A. Cech,Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology

"Beyond the Ideal Scientist: Why Academic Science Doesn't
Work for Men or Women Who Want Children
and Why It Matters"
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D., Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Sociology, Founding Director, Religion and Public Life Program

Moderated by:
Rick Wilson,Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science,
Director, Scientia Institute

Thursday, September 17, 2015

4:00-5:30 PM, McMurtry Auditorium

Duncan Hall, Rice University

 

(wine & appetizer reception follows colloquium)

 

This event is free and open to the public

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Modeling and Mapping Historic Sites and Events

Conference Date: April 8-9, 2016

Mapping and modeling allows the world to gain spatial, temporal, kinetic and aesthetic knowledge of places as they once existed and see how they have changed since their origin. This gathering will encourage collaboration among faculty, students, scholars and technology innovators to explore and experience a variety of geo-mapping projects.

Co-creators of this conference are:
Farès el-Dahdah, Professor of the Humanities
Jeff Fleisher, Associate Professor of Anthropology
John Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Art History and Classical Studies
Alida Metcalf, Harris Masterson Jr., Professor of History
Linda Neagley, Associate Professor of Art History
Jan Odegard, Exec. Director Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Albert Pope, Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture
Lisa Spiro, Exec. Director Digital Scholarship Services
Generously Supported by the De ange Conference Endowment

 

Power of Ideas Centennial Podcasts

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WATCH videos of all the talks here

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Anthony Brandt
Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
Shepherd School of Music
“Why Minds Need Art”

Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Social Capital and Finance”

Elizabeth Long
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology 
“Local:Global = David:Goliath”

John B. Boles
William P. Hobby Professor of History
Editor, Journal of Southern History
“Getting to Know President Lovett”

Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Stanley C. Moore Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering
“Learning to Swim”

Thomas Killian
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“The Pursuit for Total Control”

Paula A. Sanders
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; Professor of History
“Thinking with History”

Elaine Howard Ecklund
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director, Religion & Public Life Program
“Risk”

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Mark Embree
Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Director, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
Numerate Citizenship”
 
K. Jane Grande-Allen
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Mechanobiology”
 
James Pomerantz 
Professor, Department of Psychology
“Mind, Brain & Reality”
 
Marcia G. Brennan
Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Art History
“The Love of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Love”

Yousif Shamoo
Professor, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
“Saying Goodbye to Rube Goldberg”

Matthias Henze
Watt J. & Lilly G. Jackson Professor in Biblical Studies
“Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Unfinished Ethics”

Janet Braam
Chair and Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology
“Life is Incredible”

Lora Wildenthal
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department
Gender”

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2015-2016 Lectures: Inequality

Tuesday, September 17, 4:00 PM
McMutry Hall, Duncan Auditorium

The “Passion Principle,” Career Choice, and Occupational Inequality
Erin A. Cech, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology

"Beyond the Ideal Scientist: Why Academic Science Doesn't Work for Men or Women Who Want Children and Why It Matters"
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D., Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Sociology, Founding Director, Religion and Public Life Program

Moderated by:  Rick Wilson,Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science, Director, Scientia Institute

Tuesday October 20, 4:00 PM
Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium

"Urban Redevelopment in a Post Carbon Economy"
Albert Pope, G.S. Wortham Professor of Architecture

The Growing Opportunity Gap
Will Reed, D.Min., President/CEO, Technology For All

Moderated by:  Edward Knightly, Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 PM
Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium

"Inequality and the Criminal Justice System"
Nicole Bremner Casarez, Attorney, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

“Professional Ethics”
Anthony Graves, Death Row Exoneree 138, Founder, Anthony Graves Foundation

Moderated by:  James Pomerantz, Professor, Psychology

Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 PM
Location TBD

“Disparities and Biases in K-12 STEM Education”
Carolyn Nichol, Ph.D., Director, Rice Office of STEM Engagement, Faculty Fellow, Department of Chemistry

Inequality in Stem Representation in Today’s Research 1 Universities: The Role of Racism
Richard A. Tapia, Ph.D., University Professor, Maxfield-Oshman Chair in Engineering

Moderated by:  Neal Lane,Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus, Professor of Physics & Astronomy Emeritus, Senior Fellow, Baker Institute

A Wine & Appetizer reception follows each event.

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