Theory Seminar: Title TBA

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Common Reading Experience Author Lecture - "Picking Cotton"

Come hear the authors of the Common Reading Experience Book Picking Cotton! 

This will count as a Wired event!  Look for Peer Mentors in the Lobby in order to sign in!!

About the Book Picking Cotton:

Please note that the following book carries a trigger warning: The content deals with an account of a sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.

Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-- but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face-to-face-- and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives.

In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy, and they challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.



About the Authors:

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino lives in North Carolina with her family. She speaks frequently about the need for judicial reform and is a member of the North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission, the advisory committee for Active Voices, and the Constitution Project. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Durham-Herald Sun, and the Tallahassee Democrat.

Ronald Cotton lives with his wife and daughter in North Carolina. He has spoken at various schools and conferences including Washington and Lee University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Georgetown Law School, and the Community March for Justice for Troy Anthony Davis in Savannah, GA.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Memorial Coliseum

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Physics and Computation

There is a deep connection between Physics and Computation. Indeed, any computation can be represented as a physical process. In 1981, Richard Feynman rasied some provocative question in connection to the simulation of physical phenomena using a special device called a "Quantum Computer". Such a device was intended to mimic physical processes exactly the same as Nature, and thus shared those "spooky" features of quantum physics. Remars coming from such an influential figure generated widespread interest in these ideas, and today, more than three decades after, there are still open questions. What kind of physical phenomena can be mimicked? How? And what are its limitations? I will address these questions in the broader context of what is currently known as quantum information science.


Refreshments will be served in CP179 at 3:15 PM

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

EGSO Meeting

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 4:30pm
POT 1345

MFA Job Seekers Meeting

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
POT 1245

After Office Hours

This event brings faculty and staff into the residence halls and allows students to ask any questions they may have!! This year we have academic advisors, campus activities staff, and faculty participating on our panel.   

Our volunteers for the night are:

Kristen Atkins- A&S Academic Advisor
Christine Blank - Admin Director Wired
Micheal Pennell- Assoc prof of writing, digital studies ...
C. Lynn Hiler-Program Coordinator, Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Lance Broeking - Director of Parking

You'll have to opportunity to ask any questions you want. Insomnia cookies will be provided! All residents who attend will be entered in a raffle to win $100 of UK swag!

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Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Meet in CC2 at 6:20 PM to walk to Blazer 241

Wired Coffee Chat - Learn About Student Organizations!!

It is important to get involved on campus!  Your peer mentors have planned this event for you so you can learn more about several campus organizations:  Student Activities Board, Underground Perspective (founded by Nigel Taylor, one of our Wired peer mentors), Center for Community Outreach, and PAWS (Service Dogs). 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Classroom Building - Room 334

UK College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

You are cordially invited to attend the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences



Reception to follow

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
Recital Hall - Singletary Center for the Arts

David H.Johnson, M.D., B.S. Zoology '70, M.S., Botany ‘72
Linda Challis Gill, B.A. Math & Chemistry '62, Honorary Doctorate '01
Roger DiSilvestro, B.A. Psychology ‘72
Bobbie Ann Mason, B.A. English ‘62, Honorary Doctorate '94

Dr. Kevin Kiernan, Department of English


 This will count as a Wired event!


Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Recital Hall, Singletary Center for the Arts

7th Annual Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture Series

This lecture is titled: Genetic Pathways to Understanding Human Sleep Disorders


Dr. Michael W. Young is the 2015 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecturer. Dr. Young is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He is a recipient of the 2013 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, the 2013 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Science, the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award, the 2012 Massry Prize, the 2011 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry and the 2009 Neuroscience Prize of the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:00am
W.T. Young Library Auditorium


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