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Workshop on Research Directions in the Aesthetics of Mobile Devices in the Theater: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

Usually when attending a show, the audience is asked to turn off their cellphones. But the dance Kama Begata (which premiered in 2014 at the Krannert Center by John Toenjes, U of I Department of Dance) turned this idea on its head. LAIT was established to develop ways for mobile devices to enhance the theatrical experience, rather than annoy others or draw the

Imitation, Flattery, and Getting Nowhere: A Look at the Blurred Lines at the Intersection of Who's Copying Whom


"You know, this song sounds just like . . ." At this lunch, we will listen to music and consider the context in which artists can and do sound like other artists. We'll explore parody, imitation, and genre. Sometimes the imitating artist has "Got to Give It Up," and sometimes she doesn't. Join us for a repast of musical comparisons, where you get to be the judge.


IGB Pioneers Seminar: Intellectual Property in Agriculture

Michael R. Ward, PhD, JD from Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco will present "Intellectual Property in Agriculture."

Yes, Virginia, You Can Digitize Millions of Books: Copyright, HathiTrust, and the Legacy of Libraries

Jack Bernard, associate general counsel with the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, will deliver the Spring 2015 Windsor Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on April 28 in GSLIS Room 126. His lecture is titled, “Yes, Virginia, You Can Digitize Millions of Books: Copyright, HathiTrust, and the Legacy of Libraries.” A reception will be held in the GSLIS east foyer immediately following the lecture.

CIRSS Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities for Open Data and Publishing

Abstract: The internet and the world wide web have made sharing of data and the information they contain possible at scales and speeds that were never possible previously in human history. A new world of open access to data and scholarly work is now technically possible, which has profound implications on scholarship at universities, the broader dissemination of knowledge, the publishing industry, and economic development.

IGB Art of Science 5.0

Showcasing imagery from the Core Facilities at the IGB, the Art of Science exhibit highlights cutting-edge research that is addressing significant problems in the environment, medicine, energy use and production, and fundamental research. These images exemplify the IGB’s commitment to scientific discovery and the collaborative spirit that makes it all possible.


NCSA Colloquium: Revealing the Hidden Universe: Black Hole Mergers

Light refreshments will be available after the colloquium. 

NCSA Colloquium: Democratizing Data-Intensive Science

Abstract: Advances from data science (and data-intensive science) appear to be derived primarily from the composition, integration, and broad application of existing techniques and technologies rather than (solely) the development of new techniques. But this problem of technology "delivery" receives relatively little research attention. At the UW eScience Institute and in the UW Database Group, we are building platforms to democratize advanced data management, curation, and analytics across all fields of science and across all levels of expertise.

IGB Genomics and Society: "Your Inner Fish" with Neil Shubin

In a talk, based on his nationally best-selling book and PBS series, Neil Shubin will discuss vertebrate's evolutionary past on April 14, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the NCSA Auditorium. "Using fossils, embryos and genes, he will reveal how our bodies are the legacy of ancient fish, reptiles and primates - the ancestors you never knew were in your family tree." The event is free and open to the public. The talk is part of IGB's Genomics and Society lecture series. 

CyberGIS Center Brown Bag - Dr. Frances Wang - Getting lost during navigation: the unconscious processes


Navigation is the cognitive activity shown by most animals to remember and go to a specific location.  It is common belief that there are two main schemes to accomplish navigation.  The “lower” species such as insects use a primitive method called path integration, while the “higher” animals develop an advanced, fundamentally different system called cognitive map.