February 11, 2019

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Head shots of Montross and Eubanks Christine Montross and Virginia Eubanks, speakers at events in the Ideas Festival

Two events this week in Purdue’s Ideas Festival stand squarely in its cause to examine the intersections of current issues, new knowledge and human well-being. Psychiatrist Christine Montross will speak Tuesday about mental health, and political scientist Virginia Eubanks will speak Wednesday about how high-tech tools and methods can harm the poor. Don't Miss It!

FEBRUARY 12

“What IF the World Embraced the Mysteries of the Mind?” This intriguing question will be the topic for Dr. Christine Montross, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, and author. The event is in the "Health, Longevity and Quality of Life" theme of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 7-9 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Also an event for Purdue's Medical Humanities Collective. New release

FEBRUARY 13

“What IF AI Tools Punish the Poor?" Artificial intelligence worries many people, but Virginia Eubanks has studied its effects. Eubanks, associate professor of political science at the University at Albany, SUNY, is author of "Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor." She will give the Spring Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture by the Honors College. This event addresses the “Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Automations: Balancing Humanity and Technology” theme, one of four themes of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. 4:30-6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. News release

Lonely Hearts ensemble from Purduettes               Lonely Hearts in PMO Valentine-themed concert

An “A Season of Love” concert featuring six specialty singing groups from the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the Purduettes, plus handbell choir, will set the mood for Valentine’s Day. 7-8 p.m. PMU, Commons (ground floor, toward west end). Free. Article | PMO

FEBRUARY 14

The Books and Coffee series enters the second week of four in its 69th year. Sam Blackmon, associate professor of English, will speak on Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing." Refreshments and networking time is 4-4:30 p.m. The talk will be at 4:30-4:55 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Prize drawing at end of each event available to those present. Series with links to weekly details

FEBRUARY 15-24

Purdue Theatre will open "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. The production is directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre. This early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; also at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 24. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

FEBRUARY 15-17

trumpeter from a Purdue band        Wind Works Weekend, three band concerts

Wind Works Weekend will bring delight in the varied sounds that bands and ensembles can make. Purdue Bands & Orchestras will stage three free concerts, all at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, as follows:
      • Feb. 15: Wind Works I, featuring the Collegiate Band & Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m.
      • Feb. 16: Wind Works II, featuring the University Band, Campus Band, and Concert Band. 8 p.m.
      • Feb. 17: Wind Works III, featuring the Symphonic Band and Varsity Band. 2:30 p.m.


A PEEK AHEAD

FEBRUARY 20

An interactive presentation, "Bryant Terry, Chef Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, and Public Health," will bring Terry, an African-American eco-chef and author, and his insights into how healthful eating, poverty, sustainability and structural racism connect. 6-8 p.m. Marriott Hall, Demo Kitchen. Event

FEBRUARY 21

The Books and Coffee series comes to its third week of four in its 69th year. Janet Alsup, professor and department head of curriculum and instruction, will speak on Tara Westover's "Educated: A Memoir." Refreshments and networking time is 4-4:30 p.m. The talk will be at 4:30-4:55 p.m. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Prize drawing at end of each event available to those present. Series with links to weekly details

David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano, who also serve as creative directors for the Lincoln Center, will provide some of their exquisite chamber music. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $22-$28. Pre-show discussion with WBAA’s Greg Kostraba at 6:30 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. Event

Purdue Theatre’s production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare enters its second and final week. Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre, this early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23; also at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

Young the Giant stops in on its Mirror Master Tour, with Sure Sure. Various types of rock music. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $25-$35; VIP, $139. Event

FEBRUARY 22

"Stomp," the Broadway music, dance, family show that chooses bang over whimper, will beat a path to Purdue. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $25-$45. Event

It’s time to go with the flow when the Guitar & Saxophone Ensemble, Purdue Tower of Power Band, and AMRE take the stage. AMRE is American Music Repertory Ensemble, adding vocals to the Purdue Bands & Orchestras lineup. 8-10 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse.

FEBRUARY 23

The BCC Coffee House is in the house, featuring the Black Cultural Center Performing Arts Ensembles. 7 p.m. At BCC, Room MP1. News release listing BCC events | BCC Cultural Arts Series

FEBRUARY 24

Jack London's "Call of the Wild," a family theatre event with multimedia, brings to life a famous story of the far north. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $10-$15. Pre-show activity at 2 p.m. in STEW, west lobby; learn about the story, meet trained service dogs through the College of Veterinary Medicine's Pets for People Club. Event


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