April 18: Celebrate EARTH DAY – The Science of Climate Change: A Public Lecture by Amanda Shepherd

 

9:30-10:45 in Library Events Area

Climate economists have described Climate Change as “The Mother of All Externalities.”  Shifts in global ecosystems resulting from the industrialization of human economies will affect virtually all of humanity and will require broad international policy cooperation if we are to avoid their worst potential consequences.  It is both extremely complex and extremely controversial.

Amanda Shepherd is well qualified to present a public lecture on the science of Climate Change.  She graduated from the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at Indiana State University, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology.   Her research experience includes studies in paleooceanography and paloeclimatology.

Amanda is the Hoosier Environmental Council’s Outreach Coordinator. She leads HEC’s efforts at engaging grassroots volunteers and building grasstops contacts in order to build the organization’s ability to better the lives of people, animals, and the environment in Indiana. Amanda develops multi-platform educational materials, researches information regarding legislative districts across the state, heads HEC’s Greening Your Community Initiative, and manages our Environmental Advocate volunteer program. Amanda’s professional experience includes work in the private sector, teaching, and scientific research. Her voluntary work includes serving as a regional coordinator for Sustainable Indiana 2016 and advancing a unique grassroots effort around climate change. Amanda has a B.S. and M.S in geology from Indiana State University, where she performed research in the fields of paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

Amanda is reachable at ashepherd@hecweb.org and (317) 685-8800, ext. 109

Ms. Shepherd’s visit to Indiana State University is sponsored by the Hoosier Environmental Council, the Indiana State University Department of Economics and Cunningham Memorial Library.

[info reprinted from ISU News]

Wed. April 13: “Race as Species: Animals and Other Asian Americans in Multicultural Children’s Literature” [Bash Lectures in Modern American Literature]

The Department of English will host the second Bash Lectures in Modern American Literature on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. April 13, in Root Hall A264. Professor Leslie Bow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present “Race as Species: Animals and Other Asian Americans in Multicultural Children’s Literature.”

Bow is the author of Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women’s Literature (Princeton UP, 2001) and “Partly Colored”: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South (New York UP, 2010), as well as the editor of The Scent of the Gods by Fiona Cheong U of Illinois P, 2010 and Asian American Feminisms, Volumes I-IV (Routledge, 2012). Winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities Award 2001, Bow is also Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Professor 2012-2017 and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor.