Exciting Presentation – The History of China through Art!

Covering China from the Ground Up
A  journey with  Michael Meyer

Sept 22, 7:00 pm HSS 225picture1

 

Meyer, the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China” will take us on a journey — via photographs — across Manchuria’s past, a history that explains much about contemporary China—from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Meyer will also talk about the challenges of reporting from China and how a freelance writer can fund and produce books that reach a wide audience.

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Constitution Day Events

IUP will observe Constitution Day this week with two events to raise awareness of and spark discussion about the U.S. Constitution and the system of government it created.  Please consider attending one or both of these events, and encourage our students to attend.  Both events are on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Constitution Day marks the day in September, 1787, when the delegates to the Constitution Convention signed the document they’d written, and sent it off to the states for ratification.  Federal law mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funds commemorate the day with learning activities.

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Covering China from the Ground Up – A journey with Michael Meyer (Service Opportunity)

CHC has been asked to provide students to have lunch and/or dinner with Mr. Meyer.  Please let me know if you are interested in doing this.  Email – kevinb@iup.edu.

Sept 22, 7:00 pm HSS 225

Meyer, the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China” will take us on a journey — via photographs — across Manchuria’s past, a history that explains much about contemporary China—from the fall of the last emperor to Japanese occupation and Communist victory. Meyer will also talk about the challenges of reporting from China and how a freelance writer can fund and produce books that reach a wide audience.

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. As the author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing, he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also won two Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, including a “Best Travel Book” nod for In Manchuria. Meyer’s stories have appeared in the New York Times, Time, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Slate, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and on This American Life.

Talk organized by IUP Asian Studies

 

Snow Leopard and the Goat: Politics of Conservation in Northern Pakistan

Anthropology in action Teams up with Sustainability Studies:

October 13th 5:30 PM

Tuesday OCT 13 2015

5:30 pm

HUB Monongahela

Snow Lion Anthropology in Action

A monthly series highlighting the work of today’s Anthropologists

Come see what anthropologists do! This semester’s topics include  paleobotany, snow leopard conservation, and international development.

Extra Credit vouchers provided

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Serving the poor: Short term missions and volunteer tourism

Wednesday October 7

Keith Hall Room 130

Abstract: More and more, Americans are traveling abroad as participants in short term mission trips. In communities around the world, people pour cement, teach children English, provide medical care, and prepare meals, seeking to “serve the poor.” Motivated by a desire to help others, to make a difference, and to experience poverty, over a million Americans each year use vacation time and spend money in order to travel and do volunteer work for a week or two with their congregation or other religious organization. Based on several years of ethnographic research with an American congregation working in the Dominican Republic, this presentation explores the ways in which short term mission participants think about poverty and their own role as global citizens, and looks at some of the impact of the kinds of projects that they undertake.

Biography: Laurie Occhipinti is a professor of anthropology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. She has been at Clarion since 2003. Her research interests include economic development, faith based organizations, indigenous peoples, volunteerism, and religion in Latin America. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her masters and Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is the author of several books, including Making a Difference in a Globalized World, which looks at short term missions, and Acting on Faith, which focuses on the role of Catholic NGOs in economic development in indigenous communities in northwestern Argentina.

Environmental Discrimination: excluding the Poor from Sustainability

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  A Talk by Dr. Hilario Molina, IUP Sociology

 

  As a society, we are aware of climate change; yet, inner-city communities (high poverty areas) are structurally   excluded from the active engagement. Inasmuch, these communities are alienated from sustainability initiatives.

Monday, October 5, 5-6pm Susquehanna Room in the HUB

Lecture – Liberty in North Korea

The IUP Korean Program is hosting a presentation by LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:00 p.m. in the Delaware Room of the HUB (by Hub Rock II).
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The nonprofit organization  Liberty in North Korea (http://www.libertyinnorthkorea.org/) will launch its 16th national tour all across North America. During these tours, they will travel all across North America to shift the conversation from the politics back to the people.

The presentation consists of a 30-minute presentation sharing the voices of the North Korean people, followed by Q & A.

Here are stories by two North Korean refugees from TED:

– Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained.

https://www.ted.com/talks/joseph_kim_the_family_i_lost_in_north_korea_and_the_family_i_gained
– Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea
https://www.ted.com/talks/hyeonseo_lee_my_escape_from_north_korea
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Yongtaek KIM
Assistant Professor of Japanese/Korean
Indiana University of PA
Department of Foreign Languages
Sutton Hall 408
Indiana, PA 15705

The Situation of Stateless Persons in the Dominican Republic

A lecture by Mr. Ricardo Campusano,

attorney and human rights activist from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

6:00-7:15 p.m.

in the Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall

Free and open to the public.

Attendance vouchers will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by

the Pan-African Studies Program,

and the Latin American Studies Program,

Questions? Contact Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams at mmryan@iup.edu.

Presentation – “South Sudan: Achievements and Challenges of a New Nation”

A presentation by the Honorable Dr. Akec Khoc, Ambassador
of the Republic of South Sudan

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium

The East African nation of South Sudan gained independence from Sudan
in  July 2011. The ambassador will discuss the historical process
through  which his nation was born and will outline a way to the future.

This event is sponsored by the Pan-African Studies Program.  The event
is free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams at mmryan@iup.edu.