Monday, 04 Apr 2022
Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food
Dr. Timothy A. Wise is author of the recent book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. He is a senior advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, where his work focuses on agribusiness, family farmers and the future of food, and a senior research fellow at Tufts Universityâ€™s Global Development and Environment Institute.
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022
Selling the Past as Innovation in Africa's Green Revolution
Many farmers, scientists, and development experts advocate a shift from high-input, chemical-intensive agriculture to low-input ecological farming. They are supported by an impressive array of research documenting both the risks of continuing to follow our current practices and the potential benefits of a transition to more sustainable farming. Timothy A. Wise is a senior advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022
How Cultural Diplomacy Breaks Political Barriers and Stereotypes
Cultural diplomacy is an intercultural sharing that appeals directly to the citizens of different nations through the work of musicians, dancers, artists, writers and filmmakers. Maria Lvova is the Program Officer for Education, Exchanges, & Community Building with the US Russia Foundation; she provides guidance to applicants and monitors and evaluates USRF programs in the areas of Russian and American Studies, and Civil Society.
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022
Dare to Speak, Dare to Listen: Protecting Free Speech on the Frontlines
WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/3pgM0nQ The guarantee of free speech is essential to any well-functioning democracy, and yet here in the United States free speech is losing its moorings on both the right and the left, with mounting encroachments on open discourse in schools, universities, the news, media and online. Suzanne Nossel currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression...
Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
Make Every Day Earth Day: Connecting with your students
In celebration of Earth Month, Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability, will discuss sustainability as becoming increasingly more important to students and how, with deliberate mindfulness, instructors can address these needs through an infusion of environmental, economic and social sustainability in their learning environments.
Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
Lecture: The Money Game
There is a game that we all play with money, and at any given point in time in our lives, we're either winning or losing. The problem is, most students are never taught the rules of how to play the game. Play by the rules, and it's entirely possible to be completely financially free by your early 30s. Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert and author.
Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
Lecture: Listening to the "Noise" in Data
Like much other research in the social sciences, studies in applied linguistics often compare the "average" behaviour of groups of language learners on such dimensions as proficiency, fluency and intelligibility. Dr. Munro completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Terrance Nearey. He was also a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow in James Flege's speech lab at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022
Garlic Mustard Pull in Pammel Woods
Help remove a garlic mustard, an invasive species, from one of our campus gems - Pammel Woods. Enjoy time outside and give back too, during the last week of Earth Month 2022.