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Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World – Stephen Ritz

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series Tue, Sep 9, 7pm, Van Meter Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher and administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. … Continue reading

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Celebrate WKU’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival April 22, 2014

WKU will celebrate Earth Day with the eighth annual Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 in Centennial Mall. WKU’s eighth annual Earth Day Festival will begin at 11 a.m. April 22 at Centennial Mall. The … Continue reading

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Why Do Ukraine and Crimea Matter to Americans? A Panel Discussion with Experts from WKU

 A Panel Discussion with Experts from WKU Thu, Apr 3, 7pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH) 236 A map showing the disputed areas near Russia in red (Laris Karklis / The Washington Post) Panelists Michael McClellan, Minister-Counselor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Global Studies as if Reality Mattered: Globalizing Education in the Anthropocene to Build Global Competence and Resilience

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. (John Muir 1911) Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. (Philip K. Dick; Peter Viereck) … Continue reading

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Tracing the Unexplored: Brazil’s Multicultural Society (series)

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Our Beautiful, Fragile World: Exhibit, reception & lecture by top nature photographer Peter Essick

Essick was recently named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine Reception with Peter Essick: Thu, Feb 27, 6.30pm, MMTH Atrium Lecture by Peter Essick: Thu, Feb 27, 7.30pm, MMTH Auditorium Exhibit … Continue reading

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The Climate Change Reality Roadshow: Climate Change & the Fight for Our Future

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What should we be worried about?

Big picture thinkers on ‘real scenarios that keep scientists up at night’ Since we can’t stop worrying, can science teach us at least how to worry better? What should and shouldn’t we be worried about – for scientific reasons? The … Continue reading

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Global Studies: The Art of Wonder in the Age of the Anthropocene

Richard Feynman (Theoretical physicist, 1918-1988) It would be a very dull universe for any intelligent being were everything of importance to be known. (Carl Sagan) What inspired the greatest scientists to spend their lives in a lab? A deep sense … Continue reading

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Pale blue dot: Earthrise, December 24, 1968

Cutting-edge technology reveals how one of history’s most important images almost didn’t happen. (Maria Popova) Earthrise, Apollo 8, December 24, 1968 (NASA) The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. (Carl Sagan) The Pale Blue Dot, … Continue reading

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