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IdeaFestival 2014 #9: Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation – Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

Average is Over Tyler Cowen Friday, October 3, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center   George Mason University economist and author Tyler Cowen explains why being satisfied with “pretty good” in today’s innovation-driven, hyper-competitive world can quickly become a fast track to … Continue reading

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WKU Honors College Scholars at IdeaFestival 2014 in Louisville: An Eclectic Network of Global Thinkers & Innovators, A Celebration for the Intellectually Curious

The motto and approach of IdeaFestival is very similar to Honors education understood as transdisciplinary and transformative global education that cultivates global competence. I am therefore very excited to attend IdeaFestival this week in Louisville with Brad Cockrel (Mechanical Engineering … Continue reading

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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public & swipeable Wed, Sep 17, 7-8.30pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (room 1074) swipeable 13 qualities that the State Department seeks in in Foreign Service Officers, which very much apply to international/global positions … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Studies Senior Seminar Presentations

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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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Myths of ‘Modern’ Human Origins – Anthropologist John J. Shea, Sigma XI Distinguished Lecturer, at the 44th Annual Student Research Conference at WKU

Sat, Mar 22, 2014, 5pm, Gary Ransdell Hall At Field Lab in Omo Kibish, Ethiopia, January 2014 (I. Wallace Photo) Paleoanthropologist, Antrhropology Department & Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University Description from Sigma XI, the honor society of research scientists: … Continue reading

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The Next 20 Years: How Science will Revolutionize Business, Commerce, Medicine and Our Way of Life – Dr. Michio Kaku, top theoretical physicst & best-selling author

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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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16th Southern Kentucky Book Fest & Writers Conference (Knicely, April 25 & 26, 2014): Program & Registration

Kentucky Writers Conference, Fri, Apr 25, 2014 Program (pdf) Registration

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