The events may range from lectures to theater productions and movies.

This Week: March 7-13

(Note: There will be no This Week at UofL for the week of March 14-March 20.)

At the End of the Modern Age
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Award winning World War II historian and Winston Churchill biographer John Lukacs will deliver a talk asking people to consider whether or not this is the end of the modern age of science, reason and democracy that began with the Renaissance. A free reception and book signing will follow. Admission is free and open to the public. The McConnell Center sponsors it. More information

Pathways to Freedom: Kentucky and the Civil War
All day, March 10 and 11, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
U.S. Civil War historians and other scholars will discuss such topics as the Battle of Perryville, Civil War governors, guerrilla warfare, Kentucky Unionism, Civil War constitutional amendments, African American soldiers’ enlistment and their families, Camp Nelson, race and gender in hospital work and the road to emancipation in a Union slave state. More information

The Illusionist
6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. (35mm, 80 minutes, rated PG) Admission is $1.50 with student ID, $1.50 for UofL faculty and staff and $3 general admission.

National Conference on the Black Family in America
All Day, March 10-12, Hilton Garden Inn, 2735 Crittenden Dr
The 38th Annual Black Family Conference includes speakers who will address the theme, “The Year of the Child: Best Practices for Shaping Our Future Leaders.” There will be a special salute to Joseph McMillan, a founder of the conference; plenary and concurrent sessions; and a family expo. Registration information and more details

UofL’s public calendar of events is at Links to it also are on UofL’s home page and at UofL Today.

Events for this week’s highlights are selected directly from the university’s calendar. Events listed on the university calendar must be open to all of the university community and/or the public, and be of wide-ranging interests.

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