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KU events this week: Marrow drive, watch 'The Birds' with a scientist, timeline of timelines
Here's something new we'll try out here at Heard on the Hill: A quick guide to KU-related events to start off your week.
Here you go:
• Here is something we wrote about a couple weeks back, but perhaps it's slipped to the back of your mind. A marrow donor registry drive is underway until 2 p.m. today in the Traditions area on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. This was put together by Sharilyn Mathews — a KU student — in honor of her husband, Jonathan — also a KU student — who has battled both types of lymphoma. If you drop by and answer some questions to make sure you're eligible and get your cheek swabbed, you can put yourself on a registry where you could possibly help someone who has blood cancer.
• KU's Natural History Museum announced its spring-semester schedule last week, and a couple of notable things are coming your way in the next few days. Tomorrow will be the latest installment of the museum's Science on Tap series of discussions at Free State Brewing Co. downtown. This one concerns how genetic clues could lead to better cancer treatments, and it's 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Free State, 636 Massachusetts St. And later this week the museum's student advisory board will launch a movie series called "Myths and Mayhem," which will combine films with talks and Q-and-A sessions by KU scientists. The first film is "The Birds" from Alfred Hitchcock, and you can see it at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum, in Dyche Hall.
• Also on Thursday is a talk by a University of Oregon historian on a topic you might not have thought was a possible topic: The history of timelines. Daniel Rosenberg wrote a 2010 book called "Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline" that earned a lot of good reviews and explored how we came to represent stretches of time in linear form, a practice that did not take its modern form until less than 250 years ago. He has even produced a "Timeline of Timelines." His talk "Chronographics," sponsored by the KU Honors Program, will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday in The Commons at Spooner Hall.
If you've got any other events you think folks might like to know about, list them in the comments below. And, as always, send your KU news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.