Isu Project “Science Weekends”: A New Season Opened
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Project “Science Weekends”: A New Season Opened
17 February 2020
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The first lecture of the 5th season of the educational project “Science Weekends” is delivered by Ekaterina Starodvorskaya, lecturer of the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of ISU. The topic of the lecture is “From the Real Life to the Virtual World and the Other Way Round: How Languages Benefited Us to Master the World Wide Web and What Happened after That”.

         —The Internet has become so indispensable and ingrained in our everyday lives that we misremember the times the linguistic means that we use to describe our actions in the Internet and name various virtual objects have just appeared. These means have arose not from nowhere — the language allocated quite a number of already-existing units to master this new virtual space. For us this virtual space, as well as the real life, is "marked out" with words — it was the language that helped us to structure our idea of the Internet. At the lecture, we will discuss the principle mechanism of that structuring and also we will examine the functioning of relatively new units towards the cyberspace more closely, - said Ekaterina Starodvorskaya.

         “Science weekends” is the educational project organised by Irkutsk State University and “Alliance”, young scholars club. Every Saturday, scientists and professors of the university give public lectures on highly topical issues. They speak about different issues in the terms of science, and it must be noted that they not only inform the audience but discuss these issues with them. The lectures take place at the Scientific Library of Irkutsk State University (Lermontov st, 124). Admission is free.

         The 5th season of the project includes 12 lectures. Debates about the settlement system in Siberia assisted by three speakers and short introductory lectures about Why Were People Awarded With the Nobel Prizes in 2019 will be the features of the season. The season will end with a speech where the audience will get to know with a scientific view on some inexplicable UFO issues.

 

Call-board

 

         February 8 — From the Real Life to the Virtual World and the Other Way Round: How Languages Benefited Us to Master the World Wide Web and What Happened After That (based on the material of the Russian and Polish languages), Ekaterina Starodvorskaya, Lecturer of the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of ISU, Postgraduate Student of the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland).

 

         February 15 — Fundamentals of the Korean "Economic Miracle” or Chaebols — Drivers of the Korean Economy, Evgenia Kolodina, Head of the Department of Asian Languages of the International Institute of Economy and Linguistics of ISU, Chairman of the Union of Korean Language Teachers of Russian Universities.

 

         February 22 — The Age of Pioneers: About the Formation of the Union of Soviet Artists in the East Siberian Region, 1930s, Yana Lisitsina, Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism and Media Management of the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of ISU, Member of the Union of Artists and Journalists of Russia, Member of the Association of Art Critics.

 

         February 29 — debates The Future of the Settlement System in Siberia: Controlled Reduction or New Development?, Konstantin Grigorichev, Vice Rector for Research and International Cooperation of ISU, Denis Voronov, Chairman of the Civil Society Movement City Regeneration, Sergey Astafyev, Deputy Head of the Department of Engineering and Economic Training of the Baikal State University.

 

         March 7 — The Image of America in Soviet Films of the 1920-1940s., Dmitry Kozlov, Associate Professor of the Department of World History and International relations of ISU.

 

         March 14 — Why were people awarded with Nobel Prizes in 2019?:

 

Literature — Ekaterina Sumarokova, Senior Teacher of the Department of Contemporary Russian Literature of the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of ISU;

 

Economic sciences — Nadezhda Grosheva, Dean of Siberian-American Faculty of Baikal International Business School of the ISU;

 

Peace Prize — Sergey Schmidt, Associate Professor of the Department of World History and International Relations of the History Faculty of ISU.

 

         March 21 — Why were they awarded the Nobel Prizes in 2019?:

 

Chemistry — Alexey Vilms, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of ISU;

 

Physics — Nikolay Budnev, Dean of the Faculty of Physics of ISU;

 

Physiology or medicine — Igor Gutnik, Professor of the Department of Physiology and Psychophysiology of the Faculty of Biology and Soil Science of ISU.

 

         March 28 — The Picture of the Chinese World: About the Language and the Culture, Svetlana Stefanovskaya, Associate Professor of the Department of Oriental and Asia-Pacific Regional Studies of the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of ISU.

 

         April 4 — Why are smart” people not always rich: timely questions, adequate answers, Tatyana Falkovskaya, Scientific Secretary of the Academic Council of the Institute of Social Sciences of ISU, Head of the Research and Practice Center "Creative City”.

 

         April 11 — Siberian trace in the song chronicle of the war, Ivan Kolokolnikov, lecturer at the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of ISU.

 

         April 18 — New resources of competitiveness and territorial expansion, Nadezhda Kalyuzhnova, Full Professor of the Department of Applied Information and Document Sciences of the Faculty of Business Communications and Information Science of ISU.

 

         April 25 — Recalling the old topic. About the unidentified in the sky, Sergey Yazev, Director of the Astronomical Observatory of ISU.