UIC Summer College Lecture Day

Professor Jeremiah Abiade, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

The Importance of Surfaces, Interfaces and Being a Good Person

Professor Jeremiah Abiade is a faculty member in UIC's Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. Professor Abiade is a materials scientist and director of the Laboratory for Oxide Research and Education (LORE). The members of LORE are interested in understanding how surfaces and interfaces influence the behavior of nanostructured materials. For example, gold particles become magnetic when reduced below ten nanometer diameters and surfaces coated with polymer-ceramic composites become extremely water repellent and resistant to ice formation. In this Summer College Lecture, Professor Abiade will give an overview of some of his lab's work on nanostructured materials and provide some advice on being successful in college and beyond.

Location: SES 250
Monday, July 10, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 pm
No registration required – students will be assigned to a lecture based upon program enrollment.

 

Professor Sara F. Hall , Department of Germanic Studies & Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

The Power of Mass Media, Cultural Memory and Audience Engagement

Professor Sara Hall is a faculty member in UIC's Department of Germanic Studies and directs the minor in Moving Image Arts, as well as the campus-wide Office of Undergraduate Research. Professor Hall studies German film, television, and internet culture and is interested in how Germany grapples with the lessons of history--especially World War II and the Holocaust--through popular culture. At this demonstration of a large college lecture akin to UIC general education courses in the humanities and social sciences, she will discuss how today's television audiences come to understand themselves as modern Germans and Europeans by consuming images from the past (and about the past) and by interacting with historical data and narratives in virtual spaces such as Facebook, YouTube and game apps. Professor Hall's Summer College lecture will give you a feel for what it means to engage actively with college-level material, even from your seat among hundreds of students in a large lecture hall. She will also help you understand how experiences such as language learning, study abroad and undergraduate research can open up topics of study beyond what was possible in high school.

Location: BSB 250
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 pm
No registration required – students will be assigned to a lecture based upon program enrollment.