Lecture spotlight: Busy season of talks includes race, Russia, class privilege and Einstein

#CUETalks Spring Lecture Series: “Sorry to Bother You: Education and the Disruption of White Cultural and Linguistic Hegemony in the U.S. and South Africa,” presented by H. Samy Alim, chair in the social sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles
4-6 p.m. March 21, O'Hara Student Center Ballroom

Presenting data collected over the past 20 years, this talk will highlight how we can disrupt white cultural and linguistic hegemony by developing new paradigms for the study of language, race and culture in education. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is appreciated. Register here.


“Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia,” with Mark Galeotti, senior associate fellow at Royal United Services Institute; Maxim Trudolyubov, senior advisor at the Kennan Institute and the editor-at-large of Vedomosti, an independent Russian daily; and Kevin Rothrock, managing editor of Meduza, a Latvia-based independent newspaper
4-6 p.m. March 28, 4130 Posvar Hall

Where can we turn for a clearer vision given the supposed murkiness of Russian politics? This moderated roundtable discussion with Galeotti, Trudolubov and Rothrock will explore media and human sources of information about contemporary Russia and its many promises and roadblocks.


Bert A. Rockman Lecture in American Politics: “How Rich Students Learn Class Privilege,” by Princeton University Professor Tali Mendelberg
2:30 p.m. March 29, 2500 Posvar Hall

Mendelberg will lead in a discussion on "How Rich Students Learn Class Privilege: Norms of Affluence and the Politics of Redistribution" in this lecture is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Center for the Study of American Politics and Society, 


Nobel Laureate William Phillips presents: “Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe”
4 p.m. April 3, Alumni Hall, seventh floor auditorium 

Phillips, a physics professor at the University of Maryland, shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics with two others “for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.” At the beginning of the 20th century Einstein changed the way we think about time. Now, a century later, the measurement of Time is being revolutionized. Phillips will talk about how the best atomic clocks use ultracold atoms to achieve accuracies of about one second in 300 million years. Super-cold atoms also allow test of some of Einstein’s strangest predictions.