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Lectures & Presentations

| Monday, February 18, 2013



BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING: The EMU Board of Regents will hold its February meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 201, Welch Hall. Below is the schedule for the committee meetings. All meetings are in Welch Hall.

  • Educational Policies: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Room 205
  • Athletic Affairs: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Room 201
  • Faculty Affairs: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Room 205
  • Student Affairs: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Room 201
  • Finance, Audit and Investment: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m., Room 201

For additional information, go to the Board of Regents homepage or contact Vicki Reaume at 487-2410 or email vicki.reaume@emich.edu


SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT THE EARTH'S SOIL?: Campus Life is pleased to welcome David Montgomery to EMU to speak about "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization," on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center Auditorium. Montgomery is the author of 'Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations,' which makes the case that we are using up Earth's soil. In this engaging lecture, Montgomery traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of societies, from Mesopotamia to European colonialism and the American push westward. He explores how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil. This is a free event and is open to the public, no tickets required. For more information contact Campus Life at 487-3045, ext. 22033, campuslife@emich.edu, visit campuslife.emich.edu, find us on Facebook at fb.me/EMUcampuslife and check out  our Twitter @EMUcampuslife.


STAR LECTURE SERIES: The Honors College invites the university and broader community to the fifth Star Lecture for the year on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., in Ballroom B of the Student Center. This year's series have dealt with various ethical issues. Dr. Flora Hoodin of the Psychology Department will provide an interactive lecture entitled "Professional Ethics and Psychology:  Just Because We 'Should,' Why Should We?"  This activity is approved for LBC credit. For more information, contact Rebecca Sipe at rebecca.sipe@emich.edu.


THE DONALD BUCKEYE LECTURE SERIRES: EMU welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Wanko from Miami University who will talk on "Logic Puzzles that Build Spatial Reasoning," Tuesday, Mar. 12, 3:30  - 4:30 p.m., in Room 219, Pray-Harrold. Dr. Wanko is a national leader in mathematics education, serving on the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator's Board of Directors. In 2012, he published the book "Spatial Reasoning Puzzles That Make Kids Think!" For more information, contact Stephanie Casey at 487-1444 or email scasey1@emich.edu.


PHILOSOPHY SPEAKER SERIES: EMU welcomes Kristie Dotson, professor of Philosophy at Michigan State, as she talks about "Making Sense: Identifying Black Feminist Theories of Knowledge," on Thursday, Mar. 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Room 216, in Pray-Harrold. Dotson will argue that three concepts from Black feminist theory (jeopardy, interstices, and intersectionality) are complementary rather than competing metaphors for making sense of Black women's oppression. This event is free and open to the public. It is approved for LBC credit. For additional information, contact Peter Higgins at 487-0419 or email at phiggin1@emich.edu.


GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETINGS: Graduate Council meetings will be held during the following dates from 2:15 - 4 p.m. Contact Susan Anderson at 487-0042 or email at sanderson1@emich.edu with questions.

  • Friday, Mar. 15 - Room 310 A&B, in the Student Center
  • Friday, Apr. 12 - Room 300, Halle Library


EMU WELCOMES ART CRITIC VINCE CARDUCCI: The campus community is invited to hear Vince Carducci, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit talk on "Envisioning Real Utopias in Detroit," on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:30 p.m., in Room 310 A&D in the Student Center. For more information, contact Greg Tom at gtom@emich.edu or Julie Myers at jmyers@emich.edu.


PHILOSOPHY SPEAKER SERIES: EMU welcomes Coeli Fitzpatrick, professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University as she speaks on "Averroes among the Moderns: How a thinker is shaped (and misshaped) for the legacy of medieval Islam," on Thursday, Mar. 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m., in Room 213, Pray-Harrold. This talk considers the history of the "Averroesian phenomenon," examining the promotion and denigration of Averroes' philosophy as part of a larger phenomenon: the battle for ideas and struggle over the portrayal of Islam. This event is free and open to the public and is approved for LBC credit. Contact Peter Higgins at 487-0419 or email at phiggin1@emich.edu for more information.

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