Comprised of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is under the leadership of nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis has toured the world, sold nearly five million copies of his recordings, won a Pulitzer Prize for Music and serves as the cultural correspondent for CBS This Morning.
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Greg Rudnick associate professor of physics and astronomy will discuss how do astronomers study galaxies billions of light years away and billions of years in the past. He will talk about what a galaxy is, how scientists observe them, and how to study their evolution, even though the scale of time is far beyond a human lifetime.
Bones and skulls are the “hard bits” in vertebrates that give bodies a frame, and they are the parts most likely to be found as fossils. Come to Science Saturday to learn all about the cells, minerals and proteins that make up bone, put together a human skeleton, and explore bone fossils with our paleontology students.
The Lied Center, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics and the Lawrence Journal-World are presenting “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. The program will include a mix of traditional band repertoire and marches to instrumental solos.
This concert is free and open to the public. For information about tickets go to http://lied.ku.edu/
Students are invited to explore the 2014-15 KU Common Book— “The Center of Everything,” by Laura Moriarty — at “Is This Real Life?”
Inspiration for “Is This Real Life?” is drawn from the book’s protagonist, Evelyn Bucknow. There will be activities at both the Natural History Museum, which Evelyn visits in the novel, and the Spencer Museum of Art.
For more information check-out: http://biodiversity.ku.edu/visit/events/is-this-real-life