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Friday, January 8, 2021

Idea Factory - "The Problem with Diversity and Inclusion"

These days "diversity, equity, and inclusion" have become big buzzwords, from universities to for-profit corporations.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Idea Factory: "Empathy = Inclusion"

Employing empathic design in the classroom.
Friday, November 20, 2020

Grand Challenges Poster Exhibit Contest

4th Annual Research Poster Contest ExhibitMonday, December 8th 6pm-8:30pmFaculty and Student Judges Needed
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Using Computing's Past to Understand Current Tech Crises

Mar Hicks, PhD, associate professor of History of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Friday, November 13, 2020

Classical Physics and Somatic Meditation

Join guest speaker Zosia Krusberg, Director of Graduate Student and Senior Lecturer at University of Chicago. Zosia will present "Classical Physics and Somatic Meditation".  The Zoom event will be held on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Humanity + Technology - "Finding Nature in the Games We Play"

What if starting up a game could offer us as meaningful a natural experience as going outdoors? Games, especially digital ones, are frequently dismissed as frivolous, arcane, or violent, and people tend to picture those who play them as antisocial boys sitting hunched indoors. This lecture contends that games today offer unique and playfully persuasive opportunities not only to engage directly with environmental issues, but also to foster moments of empathy, loss, care, experimentation, and optimism – ways of seeing and dealing with our troubled world anew.


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