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Pictures From Spring 2011 Programs

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"Symmetry in Action: Discovering Math and Art": A Tour at the IU Art Museum with student Docent John Brown

April 19, 2011

Which is more "symmetrical" - math or art? Which is more "creative"? Are you certain? Through this interactive tour of selected works from the Indiana University Art Museum, students led by docent John Brown attempted to evoke the spirit of discovery, paying special attention to symmetry, a natural point of intersection between the two disciplines. In this photo, the group gathered at the entrance of the museum to discuss Charles Perry's "The Indiana Arc."

Undergraduate Discussion Lunch with Former United States Congressman Lee H. Hamilton

April 8, 2011

At this discussion lunch students had the opportunity to talk with former U.S. Congressman Lee Hamilton. Hamilton represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years, establishing himself as a leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security. In the years since he left public office in 1999, he has continued to provide an important voice in public affairs, addressing some of the nation's major foreign policy and homeland security concerns. This lunch, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, provided an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics with the former Congressman.

"Bioethics at the Beginning of Life": Lunch with John Lantos, MD

April 12, 2011

At this discussion supper, co-sponsored by the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethic and American Institutions and the Wells Scholars Program, students talked with Dr. John Lantos about issues of neonatal care and ethics, as well as other issues of medical ethics and practice. Dr. Lantos is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and director of the Bioethics Center at Children's Mercy Hospital. He was on campus to deliver the Vandivier Sims Memorial Lecture.

"Same-Sex Marriage, Government, and the Law": A Conversation with Civil Rights Lawyer Maura Healey

April 8, 2011

At this undergraduate lunch, students had the chance to talk with Maura Healey, chief of the civil rights division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, about issues of federal and state governments and civil rights and aspects of the life of a public service lawyer. In this photo, HHC volunteer Sidney Fletcher introduced Healey to the group. This program was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

"Financing Your Future": A Conversation with IU Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt and Senior Associate Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance Roy Durnal

April 5, 2011

At this undergraduate discussion supper, IU Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt and Senior Associate Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance Roy Durnal spoke about why education costs what it does, why these costs continue to rise, and how to finance an education. This program was organized by student volunteer Elizabeth Bercovitz and the Virtu Project.

"From Burma to Indiana": A Forum on Immigration and Burmese Refugees

April 4, 2011

To open this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, representatives from the Burmese Community Center for Education and from Exodus Refugee Immigration in Indianapolis, explored the issues facing Burmese refugees in Indianapolis. The panelists spoke about the services offered by these organizations and some of the political and social barriers the refugees face. The discussion then opened into a broader forum on immigration policy, statelessness, and the challenges of refugee status. This event was co-sponsored by the Asian Culture Center.

"Current Issues in Criminal Law" with Federal Judge David Hamilton and an International Videoconference with Canadian Students

March 31, 2011

These two programs included a supper discussion about U.S. criminal law with Judge David Hamilton, a federal appellate court judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and an international videoconference with students studying law at the University of Victoria (Canada) focused on the way the criminal law in the United States and Canada deal with issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and class. In this photo, student volunteer Alexis Suskin-Sperry chats with Judge Hamilton after the discussion supper.

"Understanding Islamic Law": Lunch with Christopher Melchert, University of Oxford

February 26, 2011

At this discussion lunch, students joined Christopher Melchert in an informal discussion of the origins and evolution of Islamic law and its intersection with secular law in contemporary, complex, and diverse societies. Professor Melchert is University Lecturer in Arabic and Islam at the Oriental Institute and a Fellow of Pembrook College at the University of Oxford, England. While on campus, Professor Melchert delivered a Branigin lecture sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study. The lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

"Empathy and the Practice of Medicine": An Undergraduate Discussion with Dr. Jodi Halpern

February 24, 2011

At this informal discussion lunch, students had the opportunity to talk about the doctor/patient relationship with Dr. Jodi Halpern. Halpern, associate professor of bioethics and medical humanities in the School of Public Health/Joint Medical Program at the University of California, Berkeley, was on campus as a guest of Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, and delivered a public lecture, Thursday, Feb. 24. The lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Off the ChARTS: A Gallery Show and Reception

February 18, 2011

As artists submitting 2-D art to the HHC/HHSP Arts Showcase, students also had the special opportunity to apply to have his or her art displayed in the Indiana Memorial Union art gallery (IMUG) near Starbucks in a show called "Off the ChARTS." The IMUG show presented a selection of pieces from HHart and was up for approximately two weeks following the February 17 showcase. The opening of the "Off the ChARTS" gallery show and a reception was held on Friday, Feb. 18, in the IMU.

HHart: A Celebration of the Arts, Arts Showcase and Gala

February 17, 2011

The HHC and the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program sponsored the first annual Arts Showcase and Gala. The event was headed by Gizele Rubiez with the help of a committee of HHC and HHSP volunteers and was held at the Hutton Honors College. As a new addition to IU Arts Week, the Showcase/Gala featured undergraduate student artwork, regardless of major or medium, in a fabulous evening filled with panache and style. Students shared visual, performing, or spoken art, and/or volunteered to serve on planning committees for the event. This event was co-sponsored by the Hudson and Holland Scholars Advisory Council, Arts Week, and Union Board.

After Hours at the IU Art Museum: "As Above, So Below: Astrology, Art, and the Alignment of Earth with Heaven"

February 9, 2011

What is your astrological sign? Do you consider it when planning your activities and making decisions? Led by Ed Maxedon, IU Art Museum Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Education, this special gallery session explored how artists from such diverse traditions as Hindu, Polynesian, Greek, Christian, and Ancient American, have clothed the universal ideas inspired by observation of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in their own visual languages. The IU Art Museum's collections include more than 40,000 objects that represent nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.

"Conflict, Violence and Reconciliation": An Undergraduate Workshop on Restorative Justice

February 4-5, 2011

This two-day workshop, organized by HHC Volunteer Ronak Shah, was designed to give students an experiential understanding of restorative conflict resolution. Friday evening included a viewing and discussion of Facing the Demons, and Saturday participants received instruction in the methods, skills, and techniques of restorative justice and then played their roles in a restorative justice conference, under the guidance of five experts in related fields. In the picture at left, a team discusses a Bloomington hate crime. This workshop was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

An Undergraduate Workshop on "Protecting Your Financial Security in an Unstable World"

January 29, 2011

Is the quality of life in the Midwest for you and others going to be better or worse because of globalization? This workshop, organized by HHC student volunteer Andrew Merki, aimed to help students get a better understanding of their personal finances and the consequences of their current financial decisions as well as those to be made in the future. Panelists included Fred Cate, Maurer School of Law professor and director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Director of Student Legal Services Randall Frykberg, and former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Indiana University Foundation Walter Koon. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

"Who Counts? In Search of Social Justice in a Global World": Undergraduate Supper with Political Philosopher Nancy Fraser

January 27, 2011

Can capitalism be just? Can welfare be fixed? Can justice be delivered within, or beyond the nation-state? Students talked with Nancy Fraser, described as "one of the leading political philosophers and feminist theorists practicing today," about these and many other questions that her wide-ranging, provocative work prompts. While on campus as a Patten lecturer, Professor Fraser also delivered two public lectures. This supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

A Fireside Conversation on Free Speech, Fair Speech, Gun Rights, and the Constitution

January 26, 2011

After the January 8th mass shooting near Tucson, Arizona, headlines from near and far raised concerns and questions about rights and responsibilities. At this fireside chat, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, students joined Maurer law professors Fred Cate and David Williams and Beth Cate of the IU General Counsel's Office for a discussion of the First and Second Amendments.

"Keeping Music (A)Live": A Late Lunch with Members of the Cleveland Orchestra

January 25, 2011

Do we need live music? What's "new" in classical music? At this lunch, music and non-music majors alike joined members of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra for a lively discussion of the music in our lives. The orchestra visited campus for a three-day residency, Jan. 24-26, which included a concert at the IU Auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 25. In this photo, HHC student volunteer Sarah McMahon chats with members of the orchestra. The lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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