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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
nuclear explosion in far distance

It’s no joke. The Doomsday Clock is a widely recognized indicator of global threats from nuclear weapons, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Join Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, for a discussion with Faculty of Arts scholars in political science, sociology, and English to understand the real threats and possible actions for turning back the clock.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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The Office of Research brings together a panel of multidisciplinary researchers to explore the evolution of microbes. Speakers include Alexis Dolphin, Department of Anthropology, and she will speak about human-environment interactions in past populations.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 4:30 PM GMT
Come and enjoy cheese and pastries, relaxed conversation, and a discussion of crime in medieval England!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST

Artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 12:00 PM EST
Two workers working with nuclear weapons

Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Alexander Lanoszka's Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage nuclear proliferation; and whether security guarantors like the United States can use alliance ties to end the nuclear efforts of their allies.

Friday, January 11, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM EST
Traffic jam in a busy city

Hear about ethnographer Alex Rosenblat’s firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees. Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 — 5:00 PM EST

New year, new shows! Join us Thursday, Jan 10 at 5 p.m. for the opening of Shake-n-Make's "Once More, With Feeling" and Kristiina Lahde's "Extraordinary Measures".

Monday, December 10, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Sunday, January 20, 2019 — 11:59 PM EST
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Are you considering building a startup from your research? Win $20,000 in funding for your startup and acceptance into the Velocity Garage incubator program.

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