Events

Hidden Figures (film, MUH)

October 17; 5 - 8 pm

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world …

"The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters"

October 18; 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Sean Carroll, vice-president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gives the 43rd Annual Hefner Lecture …

"A Hard Walk Through Solitude: Volcanic Landscapes of Alaska"

October 19; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Gary Freeburg's talk, part of the Contemporary Art Forum Lecture Series, will be about living and working alone as an artist in the wilderness of Alaska's volcanic regions …

"T'aa hwo aji't'eego: Sovereignty, Livelihood, and Challenging Coal in the Navajo Nation"

October 20; 2:30 - 4 pm

Please join the Department of Geography and Dr. Andrew Curley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the second seminar of the Geographies of Indigenous Peoples series …

"From Penguins to Plankton: The Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula"

October 24; 5 - 6 pm

The speaker, Jim McClintock, has led 14 research expeditions to Antarctica over the past 30 years as well as numerous educational tours, and will take attendees on a virtual trip to the southernmost continent and discuss the impacts that climate change has made on Antarctica as well as Ohio …

"Blanchot, Levinas, and the Question of the Ecological Other"

October 25; 4:15 - 6 pm

Allan Stoekl delivers this L. P. Irvin Lecture …

"Experiencing STEM Naturally"

October 31; 12 - 1 pm

Thoughtful direction, facilitated by the instructor, yet driven by the student, leads to productive exploration and application of all STEM and STEAM principles. Learn how Hefner Museum resources, especially Discovery Trunks, can be used in the classroom to support existing curriculum or as stand-alone units …

"Resurface Again"

November 2; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Mollie Oblinger uses abstraction to cull from diverse sources and relate them back to the environmental themes in her works in this segment of the Contemporary Art Forum Lecture Series …

"Mediating Indigenous Geographies"

November 3; 2:30 - 4 pm

Please join the Department of Geography and Dr. Laurel Smith, University of Oklahoma, for the third seminar of the Geographies of Indigenous Peoples series …

"Neandertals: Too Stupid to Live?"

November 6; 5 - 6 pm

Dr. Bruce Hardy gives this lecture …