Friday: Microbes, Eudaimonia; Monday: conflict
During a busy April, Biological Sciences, the Institute for Professional Educator Development (IPED), History and Sociology/Anthropology, and Modern Languages host special program. Here's a brief preview:
Friday, April 5, Noon, Biological Sciences Colloquium: "The Microbial Footprint of a City: Views from Lake Michigan."
The Biological Sciences Department welcomes Dr. Ryan Newton of the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. The ecology of microorganisms in the Great Lakes remains relatively unknown. What is the most abundant bacteria in Lake Michigan? Is the human microbiome invasive? Do coastal cities cast "microbial shadows?" In his talk, Dr. Newton explores the discharge of microorganisms from an urban landscape, focusing on new developments in our understanding of urban-derived microbial communities and microbial pollution tracking in Lake Michigan. The program is presented in room 101 of Greenquist Hall.
Friday, April 5, 4:30 p.m., Lecture: "Education towards Eudaimonia: Teaching the 21st Century Mind"
The UW-Parkside Institute for Professional Educator Development welcomes UW-Madison Professor Dr. Harry Brighouse who will address "Education towards Eudaimonia: Teaching the 21st Century Mind." Dr. Brighouse addresses the question of whether education should produce workers or educated citizens, and identifies the challenges currently being faced by the modern education system. Anyone interested in how children are taught will want to hear Dr. Brighouse's ideas on education. The program is presented in room 107 of Molinaro Hall.
Monday, April 8, 2 p.m., Lecture: "Israeli Settlements: History and Implications for a Peace Settlement"
Sociology/Anthropology's Laura Khoury and Beth Brownson of History welcome Ghada Talhami to campus. Dr. Talhami is an emerita professor of Politics from Lake Forest College and is an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She will address "Israeli Settlements: History and Implications for a Peace Settlement." Talhami has published six books and numerous articles many on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The program is presented in room 107 of Molinaro Hall.
Tuesday April 9, noon-1 p.m. "A Taste of France: Crèpes"
Enjoy delicious and classic French "pancakes" prepared in front of you and served with a variety of tasty toppings. Served in Main Place. Donations are welcome! Bon appetit!