Prairie Politics: Our Opportunity to Survive

Program for June 8, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

berrykjelshusBen Kjelshus, MSW in Community Organization from UMC, Founder of KC Food Circle and longtime green activist,Dee Berry, taught General Systems Theory at UMKC and Park University, served as coordinator for the National Clearing House for the Green Committee of Correspondence (gpus.org)Doug Greer, Chair, Friends of Community Media

Speakers will preview the upcoming conference: Transforming Politics On the Prairie: Building the Green Party in the Midwest – June 13-15, 2014

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Daily Life in Ancient Israel, Economy, Social Institutions, Religious Institutions, Archeology of Palestine, History of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Nations (2nd in a series)

Program for June 1, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Eric Dollard, IMG_1593Religious Scholar

View the PowerPoint of Eric’s talk: BBL-SESSION 2

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Fiscal Austerity: Medieval Medicine for Economic Ills

Program for May 25, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301DSC00169

James Webb, Economics Department and Social Science Consortium, UMKC and CoR President

We don’t have enough money to do … (whatever) — the economic equivalent of leeches and bloodletting to cure all that ails us.

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Monarch Butterfly Conservation: The Challenges of Mitigation

Program for May 18, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Orley “Chip” Taylor, Director of Monarch Watch Biological Survey, University of Kansas

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Aging and Metabolic Disease: How Protein Modifications Regulate Cellular Energy Production

Program for May 11, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

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Chad Slawson, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Kansas University Medical Center.

Two PDF articles: Link between diabetes and cancer and 2010 Slawson

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES: “Hey Mathew, How goes it?” Some thoughts on the historical critical method and Gospel of Mathew

Program for May 4, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301img_1254

Don Bell, retired Presbyterian Minister, Biblical scholar

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Placing Animals: Exploring How Geographers Study Human-Animal Relations

Program for April 27, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Julie Urbanik, Ph. D., Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Geosciences, UMKC,  author of, Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations, which was selected as an Outstanding Book of 2013 by Choice Library Journal.

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LABORFEST (a little early)

Program for April 20, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Judy and Bill Claus, Judy is a retired teacher and member of a teacher’s union. Bill is with KKFI , a labor activist and Past member of the Kansas City Labor Council.
Diana and Bob Suckiel. Diana is a Retired Union Plummer, Local 8. Bob worked 40 years with 4 railroads as Engineer, Conductor, Brakeman, Switchman and laid tracks. He is a retired member of the Teamsters Union. The couple performed labor shows from Bar Harbor, Vermont to a folk festival in Vancouver, Canada
suckielA commemoration of the struggle for the 8-hour Day, the Hay Market Massacre and the coming of industrial unionism in spoken word and songs from 1868 to the present, featuring Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones, IWW, and the struggle for the dignity of work.

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Mitochondria, Energy and Health

Program for April 13, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Swerdlow

Russell Swerdlow, M..D., Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Center, Professor of Neurology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

After a short overview, Dr. Swerdlow will lead a question-and-answer session on anti-aging intervention.

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Biblical Manuscripts – Their Nature and Origin (first in a series)”

Program for April 6, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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Eric Dollard, Religious Scholar

Here is the power point used by Eric in his presentation.
BBL-SESSION 1

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