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Amazon and Google are the largest cloud service providers in the world. They offer free storage for genomic data, which is a boon for Big Tech and Big Pharma alike. This talk investigates the role of Big Tech infrastructures in mining “Genetic Gold” and its implications both economically and ethically. Mél Hogan is Assistant Professor of Environmental Media in the Communication, Media and Film Department at the University of Calgary. She is a PI for a SSHRC IDG project (2018-2020) about storing genomic data in the cloud.

Professor of Medicine, Director, Kidney Research Institute, Co-Director, Center for Dialysis Innovation, Joseph E. Eschbach MD Endowed Chair for Kidney Research, Department of Medicine, Div. of Nephrology, University of Washington

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

The members of the Alpha of Louisiana Chapter at Tulane would like to invite you to the 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Fall Lecture. Stephanie Porras, Associate Professor of Art History and Vice President of the Alpha of Louisiana Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, will be speaking on "Early Modern Globalization: Ivory Sculpture as the First Global Luxury Good." The lecture will take place Wednesday, November 7, at 6:00 PM in Stone Auditorium (room 210 of Woldenberg Art Center). A reception will follow. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors society in the United States.

Moving beyond reactive, disease-based medicine: How physicians can now empower their patients to effectively and proactively control their health care therapies, dramatically improve health care outcomes, and implement the strategies that can break the crushing cycle of rising health care costs.

André Thibault holds the chair in Francophonie et variété des français at the University of Paris – Sorbonne (Paris IV). He is a specialist in in the study of variation in the French language and in French and Gallo-Romance lexicology and lexicography. Professor Thibault is the author of the Dictionnaire suisse romand (Geneva : Zoé, 1997; 2004) and dozens of scholarly articles.

This event is held in conjunction with the Amistad Research Center's recognition of the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans and the Center's current exhibition "The Things We Do For Ourselves: African American Civic Leadership in the Crescent City," which is on display through October 31, 2018.

Basic Income is an audacious idea—a regular, unconditional cash grant for everyone as a right of citizenship. Yet, growing numbers of people have come to support it, believing not only that welfare systems around the world are too stingy but also that they’re based on an entirely wrong approach.

The Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker Series event, “When America’s Values are Tested: Lessons from Jefferson, Lincoln and other great leaders in the Age of Trump,” will be held on Monday, October 29 from 1-2 p.m. in Rogers Memorial Chapel. The event will feature American historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed and be moderated by Tulane professor of history, Walter Isaacson. Gordon-Reed will discuss how we judge Thomas Jefferson, and other important political figures, in light of today’s values.

The Political Science Department in association with the Murphy Institute and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research is proud to begin the 2018-19 Political Science Seminar series with a presentation by Christopher Chambers-Ju (CIPR post-doctoral fellow) called: "Varieties of Labor Politics: Teacher Mobilization in Latin America" on Friday, October 19th from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Dinwiddie Hall, Room 108.

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