On Networks, November 17 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 4:00-6:00 pm, Gradroom at Grad House, 66 Harbord St, Toronto. All are welcome. No advance registration is required. Presentations: Networks in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering Ruediger Willenberg (Electrical & Computer Engineering) Computer and Telecom networks are very much part of our modern life. We will will take a brief look at what […]

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On Expertise, February 26 2010

The Last Man to Know Everything Jacqueline Whyte Appleby, Faculty of Information Alexander Pope advises us: “a little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.” Just how deeply do we need to drink to be an expert? And how have our expectations of these depths changed through the ages? […]

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On HIV/AIDS, February 10 2010

HIV: The Basics Wendy Dobson-Belaire, Molecular Genetics The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the plagues of the 20th and 21st century. Despite many concerted efforts, no cure or vaccine yet exists. This talk will focus on the basics of the virus, how and what cells it infects, and discuss some of the current […]

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On Food, April 9 2010

curated by Dylan Gordon “A Real Queer Fish”: Oysters, Mashers, and Homoerotic Appetites in Tipping the Velvet Abi Dennis, English Sarah Waters’s neo-Victorian novel, Tipping the Velvet (1998), follows the picaresque adventures of Nancy Astley, a seemingly artless and somewhat naive English oyster girl with a passion for the music halls. In this presentation, I […]

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