Lecture Notes: Dec. 6 to 20, 2013

Dec. 6, 2013

Editor's note: This is the final Lecture Notes for 2013. We will resume publication Jan. 10, 2014.

A Cross Generational Comparative Study: A Changing Work Ethic in China?
  • WHEN: Noon Friday, Dec. 6
  • WHERE: Student Building Room 150, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Jessica Li, associate professor of Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This cross-generational study will exam the differences between a group of college students and their parents' generation in terms of their work-related values and attitudes. Implications will be discussed to address Human Resource Development initiatives in a time of social and economic transformation.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: easc@indiana.edu or East Asian Studies Center website
IU Cinema presents: Jorgensen Filmmaker Guest Series with Hannah Fidell and Eliza Hittman
  • WHEN: 3 to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
  • WHERE: Indiana University Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
  • WHAT: This Jorgensen Lecture will be a three-way conversation between independent filmmakers Hannah Fidell and Eliza Hittman and IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: 812-856-9540 or IU Cinema website
The Politics of Translation
  • WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
  • WHERE: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Debbie Cohn, IU American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese at IU Bloomington. Join other CLACS students, faculty and friends at the Latin American Research Forum, an interdisciplinary lecture series led by recognized IU professors and distinguished visitors.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: clacs@indiana.edu or CLACS website
Twenty-Five Years of Knowledge-Based Machine Learning
  • WHEN: 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
  • WHERE: Lindley Hall, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Professor Jude W. Shavlik, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Shavlik will cover some of his recent work (joint with Sriraam Natarajan of Indiana University) on fast learning for Markov Logic Networks, which can be viewed as a knowledge-based graphical model.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: Computer Science Colloqium site  
Ethics Over Tea: Piracy in the Digital Age
  • WHEN: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10
  • WHERE: The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
  • WHAT: In January 2012, the U.S. government seized and shut down one of the most popular websites in the world, Megaupload, branding it a “pirate site” with little legitimacy. New research, however, shows that in doing so, the government took down at least 10.75 million legitimate files. IU Kelley School of Business professor Anjanette Raymond has questioned the government’s far-reaching actions. What are your thoughts? Was the U.S. government acting ethically? What rights do online users have?
  • COST: Free. Please RSVP to eayoung@indiana.edu
  • INFORMATION: 812-855-0261 or Poynter Center website