Smile Politely

Speakers in C-U: Sept. 7 – 12

WHAT:Palestine, Nonviolence, and Justice: What I Learned on a Recent Visit,” Rajmohan Gandhi, Research Professor, CSAMES

WHEN: Tuesday, September 7 @ 12 noon

WHERE: Lucy Ellis Lounge: room 1080, Foreign Languages Building


WHAT:Sustainability Lessons from the Past: Classic Maya Water Management,” Lisa Lucero, UI Associate Professor of Anthropology

WHEN: Wednesday, September 8 @ 12 noon

WHERE: Stephen J.Warner Conference Room, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign


WHAT:Marketing St. James: Medieval Motives and Modern Travelers,” Prof. George D. Greenia (College of William & Mary)

WHEN: Thursday, September 9 @ 5 p.m.

WHERE: Noyes Lab 165


You live near a major university and a community college. There are smart people that come here every week to talk to the general public about interesting topics. Perhaps you were not aware of this fact, or were overwhelmed by the sheer number of opportunities for possible enlightenment. If that’s the case, Smile Politely understands and is here to help. Here are several events going on in town this week. Check out one or more of them if you have time. Get your learn on, as they say, and join the cognoscenti. It’s free, you know. Plus, sometimes there’s free food, too!

If you have a community event, speaker, or film event that you’d like to see featured on Listen Up!, send the event information to joelgillespie [at] smilepolitely [dot] com by Friday the week prior to the event. Listen Up! runs on Mondays.

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