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IdeaFestival 2014 #5: Us vs. Them: How to move from commonsense morality to metamorality

Joshua Greene Session: Us/Them Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center Joshua D. Greene is Professor of Psychology, a member of the Center for Brain Science faculty, and the Director of the Moral Cognition Lab at Harvard University. He studies the … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #2: Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, Stephen Cave 2012

Stephen Cave Session: Immortality Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Kentucky Center) Dr Stephen Cave is a philosopher, writer and critic. He has worked both as an academic, studying and teaching philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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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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Call for Proposals for the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability (WKU, Nov 14-16, 2014)

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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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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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‘Oil and Economic Growth: A Supply-Constrained View’

Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood (energy consulting) Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, February 11, 2014 Key trends oil majors’ production has fallen even as capital expenditures (capex) soared (until recently) now they … Continue reading

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Global Christianity: Poverty, Conflict & Peace Building – Film “Mandela and de Klerk” & Discussion of the Role of Christianity in the Global South

Tue, Mar 18, 6-8.30pm, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Smallhouse Rd, Bowling Green, KY 6pm: Welcome with refreshments 6.30pm: Film presentation of “Mandela and de Klerk (1997) 7.15-8.30pm: Discussion of the film & the role of Christianity in the Global … Continue reading

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Going, going, going … gone! Arctic ‘death spiral’ continues. US Navy predicts ice free summer by 2016

New video from NOAA I stand by my previous statements that the Arctic summer sea ice cover is in a death spiral. It’s not going to recover. (Mark Serreze, NSIDC director, September 2010) The US Navy predicts an ice free … Continue reading

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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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