Lecture. “There Goes Rhymin’ Dogen: A Medieval Japanese Monk Well-Versed in Chinese Chan Poetics.” 4:30 p.m., Swift Hall, third floor lecture room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Steven Heine, of Florida International University, presents.
Lecture. “Taking Aesthetic Action: Canada’s Indian Residential Schools.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Beverly Diamond, of Memorial University of Newfoundland, presents as part of the Music Colloquium Series.
Conversation. Adapting “Native Son.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600. On the adaptation of “Native Son,” now playing at the Court Theater.
Piano Master Class. 7-9 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. With pianist Ko-Eun Yi.
Lecture. “Greece in Crisis and Critique: The Burden of Crypto-Colonialism.” 6-7:30 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8514. Michael Herzfeld, of the University of Oxford, presents.
Lecture. “Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Regenstein Library, room 122A-B, 1100 E. 57th St., 773-834-8936. Emmanuel Saez, of the University of California, Berkeley, presents.
Lecture. 4:30-6 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, room 157, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Christopher Heuer, of Princeton University, presents as part of the Smart Lecture Series.
Lecture. 4-6 p.m., U. of C. Law School, Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom Auditorium, 1111 E. 60th St., 773-702-9936. Janet Halley, of Harvard University, presents on reproductive rights and freedom in the U.S.