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Title: University Lecture Series — “Newly Appreciated Roles of Efflux Transporters in Environmental Pollution and Environmental Policy”

The Basics: Stanford University professor David Epel will speak on efflux transporters, which will aid in the fight against pollution. The transporters keep pollution out of clean cells and remove pollution from other cells. His talk will explore the functions of these transporters and what they mean globally for pollution.

When: Today at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Adamson Wing (BH 136A)

Title: School of Architecture Lecture Series — Lisa Iwamoto

The Basics: Architect Lisa Iwamoto will speak on her views of architecture as a form of applied design research. Iwamoto received her master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University and is currently an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a principal architect at the San Francisco firm IwamotoScott.

When: Today at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Giant Eagle Auditorium (BH A51)

Title: “Ending ‘Jane Crow’: How Women’s Workplace Activism in the 1970s Changed the American Workplace”

The Basics: Nancy MacLean, published women’s activist and professor of History and African American Studies and chair of the history department at Northwestern University, will be this year’s speaker for the second annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History. She will speak about modern movements for equality and their common goal of finding better jobs.

Her lecture will focus on her most recent book, Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace, which has been the recipient of national awards.
MacLean’s lecture is held in recognition of Women’s History Month.

When: Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Where: Adamson Wing (BH 136A)

Title: University Lecture Series — “The Myths of Innovation”

The Basics: Author and Carnegie Mellon alum Scott Berkun will speak about the real stories behind innovation, dispelling the myths that surround the stories. The information given in the lecture about the real ways in which innovations were achieved can provide insight into how to continue the trend of innovation today.

When: Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Steinberg Auditorium (BH A53)

Title: School of Design Lecture Series — “Letter, Word, and Text: Explorations in Digital Typography”

The Basics: Peter Cho, a media artist and designer from Los Angeles, will talk about how we read typography in the digital age. The lecture will also discuss a series of experiments related to this subject, including the relationship between spoken and written word.

When: Thursday at 5 p.m.

Where: Margaret Morrison Breed Hall (MM 103)

Title: University Lecture Series — “How Green Does Your Garden Grow: Assessing Community Capacity and Aligning Local Instigations”

The Basics: Lakewood Public Library System director Kenneth Warren will speak about local economies and food systems. Warren has written a report about grassroots efforts to develop local forms of agriculture. This lecture is part three of four in the Local Economy and Urban Farming lecture series.

When: Thursday at 5 p.m.

Where: UC McConomy