The Chemistry of Vincent van Gogh

Program for July 29, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Wilfred Arnold, Ph. D., B.Sc., M.A., Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy, KU Med Center; Professor of biochemistry at UMKC for 40 years

A Critical analysis of the underlying illness of this great artist.

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Challenging Right-wing Domination: Current Issues of Health Care in K.C.

Program for July 22, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Drs Kris Neuhaus and Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, both are M.D.’s

Drs. Neuhaus and Huet-Vaughn will discuss problems of ethics and politics in this area’s health care system especially affecting women.  The medical license of Dr. Neuhaus was recently revoked by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts because of her role as a consultant to the assassinated Dr. George Tiller.

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Race and Radicalism in the Union Army

Program for July 15, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag 
Hall

 

Mark Lause, Professor of American History, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Lause discussed his 2009 book, Race and Radicalism in The Union Army,  which documents the efforts of radical followers of John Brown to construct a triracial portion of the Federal Army of the Frontier, primarily in Kansas and Indian Territory, during the Civil War.

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Filtering Out Fear: Muslim Altruism and the Gulen Movement

Program for Sunday July 8, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

Margaret Rausch, Independent scholar and lecturer, Rockhurst University

Margaret discussed the Gulen Movement in Turkey promoting religious tolerance and its relation to altruism.

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Space: Much Ado About Nothing

Program for Sunday July 1, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

Kenneth S. Schmitz, UMKC Physical and Environmental Chemistry Professor

Comparisons will be made between current views on space and those of the Greeks. Focus will be given to the accomplishments of Pascal and others that contributed to our understanding of the properties of a vacuum. The role of the constancy of the speed of light in the determination of the “shape of space” (geometry) is discussed in context of the general theory of relativity.”

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Evolution: It’s Just Genetics Over Time (Part 2)

Program for Sunday June 24, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

Mindy L Walker,Ph.D., Evolutionary Geneticist, Assistant Professor of Biology, Rockhurst University

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What Can Freethought Fathers Tell Their Children – Panel Presentation

Program for Sunday June 17, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

James Webb,  Ben Kjelshus  and  Luis Flores

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Beckoning Beneficial Bugs: Native Plants Can Heal Our Wounded Habitat

Program for Sunday June 10, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

 

Victoria Schoell-Shafer, Garden Manager at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, and Matt Schoell-Shafer,  Landscape Architect at Vireo

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Stop K. C. From Further Funding Deals to Make Nuclear Weapons Parts

Program for Sunday June 3, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag

Jane and Henry Stoever, leaders of Peace Works and Peace Planets.  Since 1984, Henry has legally represented nuclear weapons protests.  Jane is a writer/editor.

Efforts are underway to free K. C. from further financial involvement in making parts for nuclear weaponry.

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Immigration Reform: What Should It Look Like?

Program for Sunday May 27, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag

Angela Ferguson,   Attorney and Community Activist

How do we meet our international obligations to provide protection to refugees while at the same time protecting our own citizens and building a strong economy?

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