Oct 23 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oct 24 - 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
“Development of neuronal circuitry underlying sensory processing deficits in schizophrenia - a genetic analysis using zebrafish”
Dr. Harold A. Burgess
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Oct 24 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come join in a game of wheelchair basketball or quad rugby! This activity is designed for students with or without physical disabilities and will be managed by members of BYU’s Therapeutic Recreation Club. Sport wheelchairs will be provided, and games will be ongoing.
Oct 24 - 6:00 PMWe are honored to have Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, author of Love and Economics and Founder of the Ruth Institute join us on Friday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the BYU Law School to discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court's recent refusal to review lower court rulings concerning the definition of marriage. Pizza and dessert will be served. Please RSVP here so that we can get an accurate count for food. To join the event on Facebook, click here. This event was made possible through the Family Law Research Project. Biography Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Senior Fellow in Economics at the Acton Institute and regular contributor to National Review Online and The National Catholic Register, received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. Until recently, she was a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She has been on the faculty of Yale University and George Mason University, and is the author of Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family doesn't work.
Televised by ESPN or ESPN2
Oct 25 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live on BYUtv
Oct 25 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oct 30 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Curating the Internet: How and Why Pinterest Works
Marc Olivier, M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of French Studies, Dept. of French & Italian
Open to the public.
Raymond E. Beckham was a leader in education at BYU for 42 years. He was the driving force behind the BYU Evening school program, the BYU Travel Studies program, Aspen Grove, and founded the New York Internship program for Communications majors. The lecture was established in 1995 in honor of Ray Beckham’s late wife, Ida Lee.
William Damon, of Stanford University, and Dave Matthews, of the Kettering Foundation, will speak at the Wheatley Institution's mini conference, "Education & Democracy: Educating Citizens for a Life of Virtue & Purpose"
One of the world’s leading scholars of human development, William Damon is Professor of Education at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence. Prior to joining Stanford in 1997, he was University Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Human Development at Brown University.
David Mathews is president and chief executive officer of the Kettering Foundation. The foundation expanded its focus to look beyond scientific solutions, recognizing that problems like world hunger are not technical problems, but rather political problems. In the 1970s, the foundation began to concentrate on democratic politics, particularly the role of citizens. Mathews was elected to the Kettering Foundation board of trustees in 1972, and in 1981, he became its president and CEO.
Oct 30 - 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All Fresh Utah Produce!
Fresh and baked goods, arts, and crafts booths are available for BYU students, faculty and staff, and surrounding community members.
Oct 30 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oct 30 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oct 30 - 7:30 PM
Col. Suzanne Nielsen of West Point Academy will be the speaker for the Wheatley Institution Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs.
Colonel Suzanne C. Nielsen is an associate professor and the Director of the International Relations Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Responsible for an academic major and associated electives, as well as a core course taught to every cadet, she teaches courses in international relations theory and national security. She also chairs the Academy’s Scholarship Committee which selects and prepares cadets to compete for the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and other nationally-competitive scholarships.
Nov 1 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 1 - 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Televised by CBS Sports Network
Nov 1 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Nov 4 - 11:05 AM
Elder David F. Evans, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.
Nov 5 - 4:00 PM
James Patton is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD).
Mr. Patton is experienced in the fields of international development, conflict transformation and social reconciliation, having lived and worked over two decades in more than a dozen countries on three continents, building networks, consensus and programs with the entire range of social and political actors in complex conflict environments.
Mr. Patton began his overseas work as a Peace Corps volunteer, conducting sustainable development programs in rural Paraguay. His subsequent work ranged from assessing the impact of drug policies and military responses on indigenous communities in Bolivia to training Buddhist communities in Cambodia on what they could do to address the enormous post-conflict and human rights challenges they were facing. Based in Colombia, he coordinated human rights and conflict transformation efforts throughout the Andean region as Deputy Regional Director for Latin America for the American Friends Service Committee; and as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the US Department of State, he led stability operations teams in South Sudan, before, during and after their referendum for Independence in 2011.
As EVP/COO of ICRD, Mr. Patton explores the relationship between religious motives and religious actors and key areas of instability worldwide, seeking ways in which this central source of inspiration for many people can play a constructive role in reducing conflict and violence. He is actively expanding the reach of ICRD’s work by exploring ways in which shared values in Abrahamic religious traditions and indigenous spiritual traditions in Latin America can be brought into collaboration in addressing the challenges of violent conflict. In Colombia, for example, he is working to bring together women leaders, indigenous Shamans, and other established religious leaders in support of the stable reintegration of former combatants.
Mr. Patton holds a Master of Law and Diplomacy degree from The Fletcher School of Tufts University and a Master of Divinity degree (focused on social justice theology) from Harvard Divinity School, where he received awards for preaching. He has spoken in a wide range of forums, including with US Government leaders, foreign Militaries, foreign government Ministries, the United Nations and many Universities. He has also has shared his work through the arts, including producing photography exhibitions and consulting on a PBS WideAngle documentary on the Bolivian coca conflict. He is fluent in Spanish, with practical experience in a number of other languages
Nov 6 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Live on BYUtv