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Purdue West Lafayette events for April 14-20

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here is a list of events happening April 14-20 at the Purdue University West Lafayette campus.

All week

  • Through April 20. “Autotelematic Spider Bots.” Stewart Center Gallery. Made by artist Ken Rinaldo, an associate professor of art and technology at Ohio State University, the Spider Bots are five spider-like sculptures that interact with the public in real-time and self-modify their behaviors based on their interaction with the viewer, themselves and their environment. They will function for 15-minute periods at 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. daily. Sponsored by Purdue Galleries. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Through April 20. “Machinic Drift.” Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Purdue Memorial Union. Various interactive works and imagery by artist Ken Rinaldo, including robotic fish and electronic sound work sculptures. Sponsored by Purdue Galleries. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Monday-Friday

  • John Purdue Room Lunch Special. This week, the featured specials are French Onion & Garlic & Shrimp over Linguini. To access the menu: www.cfs.purdue.edu/htm/about/restaurants.shtml.

  • Through April 29. “Chronicling Women’s History at Purdue: Selections from the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives.” Artifacts, documents and photographs highlighting the history of University women. The exhibit includes collections on the “Queen of American Agriculture”, the “Mother of Modern Management,” Amelia Earhart and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Room 279, STEW. www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol.
  • Fine Arts Senior Exhibition. Annual exhibition of artworks from seniors majoring in the fine arts including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and metals. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Through April 25.

Monday-Thursday

  • Purdue Grand Prix advance ticket sales. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on mall side of Materials and Electrical Engineering Building and in front of Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. Ticket sale rain location: West lobby, STEW. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at gate on race day, Saturday, April 19. More about ticket-merchandise package and the race is at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/080331LantzPrix.html.

Monday, April 14

  • Birck Nanotechnology Center Annual Research Symposium. 1-5:30 p.m. Room 121, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Scheduled speakers and link to registration at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/insidepurdue/2008/080410_DP-review.html

  • Recreational Sports Blood Drive. 3-7 p.m. Room 119, Recreational Sports Center. Bring picture ID, and drink plenty of fluids beforehand.

Tuesday, April 15

  • Softball vs. Valparaiso. 3 and 5 p.m. Varsity Softball Complex. Tickets: public, $5; students, $2.

  • Conversations on Teaching. Speaker: Tim Newby, College of Education. Topic: Using technology to provide students with quality feedback in a quick, painless manner. 3:30-5 p.m. Room 302, STEW.
  • Literary Awards banquet and reading. Department of English, Purdue Libraries, College of Liberal Arts. Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author. 8 p.m., free and open to public: AuthorÕs reading, Loeb Playhouse, STEW. Book signing to follow; books on sale at site. (Ticket deadline has passed for 5:30 p.m. banquet, North Ballroom, PMU.)

Wednesday, April 16

  • Bioethics Lectures Series. Eric Meslin, director, IU Center for Bioethics, and associate dean, IU School of Medicine. “Ethical Issues in Constructing and Using Biobanks.” 6-7:30 p.m. Room 121, Burton Morgan Center. www.purdue.edu/bioethics.

Thursday, April 17

  • Education dean candidate forum. Sidney Moon, Purdue. 9-10:15 a.m. Room 310, STEW. http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/080324DepewDean.html

  • Physics Department General Colloquium. Speaker Paul McEuen, Cornell University. Topic: Nano carbon: from terahertz transistors to atomic membranes. Talk at 4 p.m. Room 223, PHYS. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. Room 242, PHYS.
  • Department of Chemistry Joseph F. Foster Memorial Lecture. Speaker: Dr. Susan Taylor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Diego. Topic: Dynamics of PKA Signaling. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 104, WTHR.
  • Digital Cinema Contest showing and awards ceremony. Digital Learning Collaboratory. Doors open at 5 p.m.; awards at 6:30 p.m. Wabash Landing 9 Theater, 300 E. State St. http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/080409FritchCinema.html
  • Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics. Paul Sarbanes, former U.S. senator. Krannert School of Management and the College of Education’s James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship. 7 p.m. Fowler Hall, STEW.
  • Cherryholmes. Convocations, Frets on Fire. 7:30 p.m. Loeb. $15.

April 17-19

  • Purdue Theatre. “Hair” by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt McDermott. Marquee Series. 7:30 p.m. April 17-19; midnight (end of day) April 18. Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall. Tickets: public, $18; 62+ seniors, $15; students, $12.

Friday, April 18

  • G.A. Leonards Lecture sponsored by Purdue Geotechnical Society. Speaker: Jean-Lou Chameau, president, California Institute of Technology. Title: Role of the University in Education for Sustainability. 4:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium.

  • Purdue Bands Showcase I. Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. 49-66785.

Saturday, April 19

  • Track and field. Dave Rankin Invitational. All day. Rankin Track and Field. Tickets: public, $5; students, $2.

  • Men’s golf. Boilermaker Invitational. All day. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Also Sunday.
  • Purdue Grand Prix. Pits open at 9 a.m. Track seating opens at 10 a.m. Practice is 10:10-11 a.m. Heats start at 11:20 a.m. Feature race of 160 laps at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at gate. Advance sales 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday on mall side of Materials and Electrical Engineering Building and in front of Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. Ticket sale rain location: West lobby, STEW.
  • Women’s tennis vs. Iowa. 11 a.m. Schwartz Tennis Center.
  • Spring football game. Noon. Ross-Ade Stadium.
  • Purdue Bands Showcase II. University, Varsity, Collegiate and Concert bands. 2:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. 49-66785.
  • Jahari Dance Troupe Spring Revue. Black Cultural Center ensemble. 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, STEW. Admission: public, $7; Purdue students, $5.
  • Purduette Spring Spectacular. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Tickets: public $15, students $12.
  • Movie on the Hill. “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” Purdue Student Union Board. 9:30-11:30 p.m. Slayter Center. Free, with food for sale. www.union.purdue.edu/psub or 49-48976.

Sunday, April 20

  • Men’s golf. Boilermaker Invitational. All day. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.

  • Women’s tennis vs. Minnesota. 11 a.m. Schwartz Tennis Center.
  • Jazz on the Hill. Purdue jazz bands. 2:30 p.m. Slayter Center. Rain location: Elliott Hall of Music. 49-66785.
  • Heart & Soul Spring Show. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7 p.m. Word of Life Fellowship Church, 3650 Greenbush, Lafayette.

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