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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Get your eclipse fix during Saturday Science events

Get your eclipse fix during Saturday Science events

The Department of Physics in Arts & Sciences is offering a series of free public lectures in advance of the 2024 total solar eclipse in April. The first one, taking place Saturday, Feb. 10, is titled: “Cosmic coincidence: The science of eclipses.”

Upcoming events



‘Dancing in the Darkness’ lecture

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

The Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life welcomes the Rev. Otis Moss III, a senior pastor from Chicago, for the Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Memorial Lecture. Moss will discuss his book “Dancing in the Darkness.” Graham Chapel.



A Cappella Midwest quarterfinal

7–10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

The area’s top a cappella ensembles will compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Midwest quarterfinal. 560 Music Center, E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall.



Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon

10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14

Participate in a collaborative digital transcribe-a-thon in celebration of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ birthday. Register to attend. Olin Library, Room 142.

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Looking ahead



Madagascar research roundtable

4–5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15



Laskey Charette kickoff lecture

5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16



‘Following Courage’ exhibit, lecture

5–7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21

Exhibits and ongoing events

Love Data Week events

University Libraries, the Bernard Becker Medical Library and the Institute for Informatics, Data Science & Biostatistics have joined together again for a series of virtual presentations and workshops Feb. 12-16. This year’s events will focus on topics such as examining ethical research data and selecting data repositories.




Save the Date

Power of Arts & Sciences: Early on Black baseball

5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6