Indiana University

Lecture Notes: April 25 to May 9, 2014

  • April 25, 2014

Editor's note: This will be the last Lecture Notes for the semester. Lecture Notes will resume in September.

Human Resource Development and Korea: A Case Study in Adopting Global Best Practices

  • WHEN: Noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 25
  • WHERE: Ballantine Hall, room 004, 1020 E Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Ronald L. Jacobs, professor of human resource development and director of the Office of International Programs, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This presentation will discuss some observations about Korean culture, drawn from both cross-cultural literature and personal experience.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: Yuhan Li at 

Big Data, Big Brother, and Financial Reulation

  • WHEN: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25
  • WHERE: Lindley Hall, room 102, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Andrew W. Lo, the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering.
  • COST: Free and open to the public

Role Ethics and Confucianism

  • WHEN: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29
  • WHERE: The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Cheryl Cottine from IU Department of Religious Studies. In this roundtable discussion Cottine will outline some of the contributions early Confucians offered for developing a contemporary role ethic and then focus on one particularly interesting dimension of role ethics: the importance of role models.
  • COST: Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to
  • INFORMATION: Emma Young at 

Nanta Hosh Chahta Immi? (What Are Choctaw Lifeways?) Cultural Preservation in the Casino Era

  • WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30
  • WHERE: Glenn Black Laboratory, 423 N. Fess St., Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: Sean Gantt, University of New Mexico, will discuss recent research with the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians and will focus on their contemporary tribal cultural preservation practices and community-based cultural revival efforts.
  • COST: Free and open to the public

The Earliest Eurasians: Early Homo from Dmanisi, the Caucasus

  • WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 2
  • WHERE: 900 E. Seventh St., Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington
  • WHAT: Keynote speaker: David Lordkipanidze, director of the Georgian National Museum in the Republic of Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. He is also a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: Kathy Schick at 

Bioethics at the Crossroads: Where Public Health, Genomics, Data and Translational Science Meet

  • WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 7
  • WHERE: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., room 307, Indianapolis
  • WHAT: This conference will bring together some of the world's foremost authorities on ethical, legal and social implications of science and society and will highlight emerging issues arising from new genomic and health information technologies and their applications to health. Panel presentations will be moderated by IU faculty including Fred Cate, IU Maurer School of Law; Kimberly Quaid and Peter Schwartz, the IU Center for Bioethics; and Ross Silverman, the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.
  • COST: Free and open to the public
  • INFORMATION: Eva Jackson at