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Lectures & Presentations

| Thursday, April 24, 2014

SPECIAL NOTICES:

 

DIETETICS SPEAKER SERIES: The office of Office of Nutrition Services is proud to present our latest speaker in our Professional Speaker Series. Registered dietitian Julie Koning will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Halle Library Auditorium. Koning is the owner of Customized Health Solutions, LLC and a 2011 graduate of EMU. She will speak about her educational experience and her private practice in a presentation aimed towards dietetic students and students interested in a career in the field of dietetics and nutrition. LBC approved. Please call 487-6572 for questions or email at chhs_nutrition@emich.edu.

 

THE DONALD BUCKEYE LECTURE SERIES: 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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