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Events on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Partisan redistricting in Wisconsin
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: David Canon, UW Department of Political Science
Abstract: Professor David Canon will discuss the potential landmark Supreme Court case, Gill v. Whitford, concerning partisan redistricting. Canon will provide some background on the law and the basic principles of redistricting, explore the history of partisan redistricting and then discuss the Wisconsin case. He will speculate about the likely outcome, with a focus on the role of Justice Kennedy and the new measure of partisan bias (the “efficiency gap”). Canon will conclude by talking about possible reforms, with a focus on Iowa’s nonpartisan model of redistricting.
Host: Clint Sprott
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum
Traces in polar ice: neutrinos, dust, life and a million-year core
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Ryan Bay, UC Berkeley
Host: Halzen
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