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Kent Library Spring Athenauem event: Once upon a time

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

April 25 – Fred Poston – Once Upon a Time 12:00pm-1:00pm Kent Library Sadie’s Place

Once upon a time . . . :
The Brothers Grimm and their Mark on World Culture

We know them as collectors and editors of some of the most famous fairy tales in the world.  However, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were multidisciplinary scholars who worked in several fields such as law, linguistics and government.

In 2012 we celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Children’s and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), their first volume of fairy tales. In this presentation we will look at how the Brothers Grimm left their mark on world culture.

Refreshments will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.  For more information visit

http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Educational Transfer in British West Africa: The Case of Ghana

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

February 29, 2012

This event will be presented by Dr. Seidu Sofo of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at noon in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library.

Ghana, like other formerly colonized sub-Sahara African countries, is still struggling with the legacies of colonialism. The imposed colonial system of education in that country, unarguably, is the most contested legacy. This presentation will provide an overview of African indigenous education that existed before the arrival of the Europeans. Dr. Sofo will examine the rationale for the transfer of the Hampton-Tuskegee model of industrial education in Southern United States to Ghana (then Gold Coast) by the British. The lecture will also critique the postcolonial educational reform efforts in Ghana. Implications for national development efforts of that country will be discussed.

This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information visit  http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml

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Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: I am a Woman: A 21st Century Perspective of Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I a Woman’ Speech

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Presented by Dr. Camesha Hill-Carter, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

Noon Sadie’s Place in Kent Library

This is a poignant look at how society and gender biases still plague all women. In this talk, Dr. Hill-Carter will look at the six themes that are eloquently spoken at the 1800’s Akron’s Women’s Convention. Those themes are religion, politics, women’s Issues, education, independence, and self-concept/Image.

This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit:

http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml

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Department of Educational
Leadership and Counseling

Climate Change and Conflict

Monday, February 13th, 2012

“Climate Change and Conflict” will be presented by Dr. Hamner Hill, Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library as part of the Spring Athenaeum Series.

Dr. Hill will explore the question “What does the phenomenon of global climate change have to do with conflict?”  Several recent studies argue that there is a causal link between climate change and armed conflict.

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2012Athenaeum Spring Series, “Perception of ‘Stem Cells’ in Common Culture and the Future for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research

Monday, February 13th, 2012

As the second offering in Kent Library’s Athenaeum Spring Series, Dr. Adam Jacoby of the Department of Chemistry will present “Perception of ‘Stem Cells’ in Common Culture and the Future for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research” at noon, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library. Dr. Jacoby will discuss the debate over stem cell use, the various kinds of stem cells, and research studying stem cells in patients with ALS. This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit:

http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml

Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Artist Talk

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Kristen Powers Nowlin from the Department of Art will discuss her artwork exploring issues of race and gender. In her current body of woodblock prints she uses images and symbols for the ways that either our popular culture or our scientific/academic culture have used to specify the race of an individual. Individually, the woodblock prints either consciously use these stereotypes as a way to question their absurdity or explore the issues through more personal history and narratives. As a whole, her work challenges the unique history of race in American culture. This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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