SECOND ANNUAL FRED WHITEHEAD ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM: Crisis and Commonwealth (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013)

Program for January 19, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
Reitz

Charlie Reitz, retired professor Kansas City Kansas Community College

see details of the Commonwealth Working Group at our “Endorsed Activities” page.

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Computational Thinking and Mindful Computing: How are They Related? – a Roundtable Discussion

Program for January 12, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Bill Mullins, Itinerant Systemizer

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Religion, the Environment and Practical Human Concerns – Open Discussion

Program for January 5, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Luis Flores and Ben Kjelshus , Moderators.  Audience participation is welcome and encouraged

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A Freethought Look Toward 2014 … and Beyond: Open Discussion at the Community of Reason”

Program for December 29, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

All are welcome to participate.

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Our Media Crisis: Proportions, Sources of Corruption and Organizational Solutions

Program for December 22, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Doug Greer, Chair of Friends of Community Media, http://ourfcm.org

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A Sociology of Economics

Program for December 15, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

HendrickHendrik F. Van Den Berg, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska, on Sabbatical at UMKC

When in 2009 the Queen of England asked economists at the London School of Economics why they had not foreseen the financial crisis coming, they evaded the question. To date, mainstream economists continue to avoid answering that question. On the suspicion that we are dealing with a cultural problem rather than a scientific problem,we’ll seek insight from sociology.

Click on the “Essays” menu tab of this website to view the notes Hendrik used in his presentation.

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Mitochondria Series (IV): Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Program for December 8, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Pam

 

Pamela Johnson, M.D., (Pediatrician)

 

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CRITICAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Kriya Yoga – Mystical Practice for Everyday Living

Program for December 1, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Nora

Nora Quiason, M.D., Kriya Yoga practitioner

Here is the Power Point used in her presentation

Kriya Yoga Mystical Practice for Everyday Life

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Negotiating Identity: Understanding the Politics of Delaware Town in the 1820s

Program for November 24, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

EatonMelissa Eaton, doctoral candidate, The College of William and Mary, Department of Anthropology, and Anthropology Faculty at Metropolitan Community College-Longview.

This presentation describes the historical and archaeological research surrounding the ten-year Delaware/Lenape occupation of Delaware Town in southwestern Missouri.

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Connecting the Ecological Dots: Local Initiatives and Global Imperative

Program for November 17, 2013
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

kjelshusBen Kjelshus, MSW in Community Organization from UMC, Founder of KC Food Circle and berrylongtime 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)

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