The Anthropocene: The New Geology of Humankind

Program for August 18, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

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Michael Miller, M.D., M.A. (Geography)

Has humankind become the dominant geologic force in the world? 

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August 1863: Civil War Events in the Kansas City Area, Leading up to and Including the Lawrence Raid

Program for August 11, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

Harold Dellinger, Kansas City Author and Historian

The Civil War events of August 1863 included the collapse of the Kansas City Prison housing women thought to have been Confederate sympathizers and the subsequent Lawrence, Kansas raid by Confederate guerrillas

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES – “Science and Faith: Conflict, Contrast or Convergence?

Program for August 4, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301seatONE

Leroy Seat, Ph.D., (Christian Philosophy) Professor Emeritus of Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka City, Japan; Rockhurst University Adjunct, (http://theviewfromthisseat.blogspot.com)

Click here to view the Power Point used in this presentation: Science and Faith

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Poverty: The Fallout for Women and Children

Program for July 28, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

Sister Berta Sailer, Co-Founder of Operation Breakthrough

We’ll discuss the obstacles confronting working poor families in the inner city.

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Connecting the Ecological Dots: Local Initiatives and Global Imperatives

Program for July 21, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

Round table discussion – everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion

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Mercury Pollution, the other Global Environmental Crisis

Program for July 14, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301VollandONE

Craig Volland, international expert on mercury pollution and Air Quality Chair, Kansas Sierra Club.

Half of the top predatory fish in US lakes are contaminated with mercury.  This menace is analogous to climate change and has the same basic cause.

 

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Religious Literacy: Why it Matters?

Program for July 7, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

BillTammeusBill Tammeus, former Faith section columnist for The Kansas City Star; Faith Matters blog;  Author of A Gift of Meaning (2001), They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust , (2009) and Visitation: A Century of Faith, (2009)

 

weblinks referred to in Bill Tammeus’ presentation
www.landinstitute.org

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What the Frack are we doing?

Program for June 30, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

Rita Norton, Sustainable Energy Advocate, and Kenneth S Schmitz, UMKC Professor of Physical Chemistry and Environmental Studies

“Fracking” is short for “hydraulic fracturing,” a process by which vertical and, more recently, horizontal drilling with water, sand and “proprietary formulas” of chemicals are injected deep into the earth to force out crude fossil fuels, including those referred to as “natural gas.”  Ken will talk about the science of fracking.  Rita will talk about its destructive charm.

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Brain Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Their Treatment

Program for June 23, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, 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

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The Making and Breaking of an American Spy

Program for June 16, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301

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James A Everett, Former CIA Intelligence agent (deep cover spy) and author of The Making and Breaking of an American Spy (Strategic Book Publishing).  Signed copies of his book will be available for sale ($15).

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