Lecture spotlight: Rice and Curry; Triage Algorithm for COVID-19; ‘Do We Lie with Maps’

RICE &... Series: Rice and Curry — Charting a Global Foodway in Asia
3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23

The Asian Studies Center and the Global Hub explores the foodways of curry. While people have been enjoying curry throughout Asia for centuries, the type of curry served in Japan is sourced from the 1850s as an import by British sailors and merchants who picked up their fondness for curry in India. Curry became a symbol of a modern, industrial nation and the preferred food at public schools, military academies, and the Japanese Navy. Register here.


“A New Fine-Grained Triage Algorithm for COVID-19” by Ben Bramble, lecturer in Philosophy, Australian National University, and author of “Pandemic Ethics: 8 Big Questions of COVID-19
Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27

Bramble will present an approach to triage that seeks to both maximize lives saved and correct for the profound structural inequities that are causing disadvantaged groups to be much more likely to die from COVID-19. During this colloquium, Bramble will be in conversation with Doug White, UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine and Center for Bioethics and Health Law faculty member, and with participants who submit questions. Information to register to attend virtually will be forthcoming. Participants are encouraged to read chapter seven on triage from Professor Bramble’s book, which is available for free download. Co-sponsored by the CRISMA Program on Ethics & Decision Making in Critical Illness and the Center for Bioethics & Health Law


“Do We Lie with Maps? We Do, and We Have No Choice” by Boris Michev, GIS Librarian and Liaison, Social Sciences
2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 5

All maps inevitably distort reality. They project a complex, three-dimensional world onto a flat, two-dimensional plane. Mapmakers use generalization and symbols to highlight the points they want to make. Therefore, depending on the goals of its maker, a map can be deceptive, even threatening, especially if used as propaganda. This workshop will briefly trace the role of the map in the history of humanity take a closer look on how we lie with maps. This workshop is part of our Navigating Digital Cartography series. Registration is required. Sign up here!