The Dancing Bees: Karl von Don Frisch and the Discovery of the Honey Bee Language

Program for April 16, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Tania Munz, Ph.D., Historian of Science, Linda Hall Library Vice President for Research and Scholarship, author of: The Dancing Bees: Karl von Don Frisch and the Discovery of the Honey Bee Language

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“Matewan” – a film about unionization of coal miners

Program for April 9, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Christian L. Wade and Brianna Burton, officers of Greater Kansas City IWW (International Workers of the World), (see Greater Kansas City IWW on FACEBOOK and IWW.org)

This event is co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City International Workers of the World and Community of Reason KC

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Refugees: Crisis or Opportunity – a Kansas City view

Program for April 2, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Photojournalism Associations:
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
ZUMA Press
International Association of Press Photographers (IA-PP)

 

Sofia Khan, M.D., founder of KC for refugees (http://kcforrefugees.weebly. com/), an organization that welcomes and supports those who have been forced to flee their home countries and settle here in the greater Kansas City area.

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KC Metropolis 4.0: Supporting Diversity in the Predatory Era of Digital Technocracy

Program for March 26, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Bill Mullins, Founder of the Kessler Institute – KC

This talk will be a reflection on an ecosystemic response to the endless commercialization of contemporary American Life in relation to planning for the next decade of KC’s future.

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From the Arab Spring to Ferguson: Protest Connections

Program for March 19, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301


Lewis Diuguid, author, journalist, editor, formerly with Kansas City Star, Harvard University’s Lois M. Lyons award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism; and, Bette Tate-Beaver, executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education

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Science and Society: A Personal View of a Pack of Cigarettes – How Words Shape Society

Program for March 12, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Kenneth S. Schmitz, UMKC Professor Emeritus of biophysical chemistry and environmental studies faculty  

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How to Build a Community

Program for March 5, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301


Dre Taylor, Founder of Nile Valley Aquaponics

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Pakistan 20/20: Economic and Political Challenges Ahead

Program for February 26, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Aqdas Afzal, UMKC doctoral candidate in economics; teaches at Rockhurst University

Afzal is the “Three-Minute Thesis” Champion at his University and winner of the “Student Scholar Prize” in economics.

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The Movie at the End of the World,” a documentary film on the life and poetry of Thomas McGrath (1916-1990)

Program for February 19, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Fred Whitehead, Poet, author, freethought historian, and activists who knew McGrath personally.

McGrath is notable author of Letter to an Imaginary Friend, and other books.

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Celebrating Charles Darwin” (Thirteenth Annual Darwin Day Todd Kelso Memorial)

Program for February 12, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

William B. Ashworth Jr., UMKC Associate Professor of History and Linda Hall Library consultant for the history of science

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