Anthropologist Predicts Major Threat to Species within 40 Years  

Jeffrey McKeeJeffrey McKee, professor, anthropology, is lead author of a new study finding that ongoing global growth in the human population will inevitably crowd out mammals and birds and has the potential to threaten hundreds of species with extinction within 40 years. The study, Human Population Density and Growth Validated as Extinction Threats to Mammal and Bird Species, is published in the journal, Human Ecology.

Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise Announces Director

Sullivant HallSonia BasSheva Mañjon, has been appointed director of the new Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise. Mañjon was vice president for Institutional Partnerships/Chief Diversity Officer at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. She earned her MA in cultural anthropology and social transformation and PhD in humanities, focused on transformative learning and change in human systems, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. A new initiative for the arts and sciences, the Barnett Center will be located in the renovated Sullivant Hall upon its re-opening in 2014.


Author Reception and Book Launch

Horace CampbellThe Department of African-American and African Studies hosts Horace Campbell, professor, African American Studies and political science at Syracuse University and author of Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya. Reception, Saturday, June 29, 3-6 pm at the Book Suite, 887 E. Long Street.

History Undergraduate featured in Nat Geo premiere of series "Eyewitness War" July 1, 10pm

Brandon LewisThe story of undergraduate history major Brandon Lewis, Newark Campus, who served in Afghanistan, is featured in the first episode of this new series, scheduled to air Monday, July 1, 10pm. Lewis and a friend he served with were flown to Los Angeles last April to be interviewed for combat footage they shot in in Afghanistan.


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Now You SEE Me; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.
I Forgot to Forget; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St.

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6th International Hilandar Conference July 19 – 21

Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies 6th International Hilandar Conference July 19-21, Blackwell Inn

Opening reception, Friday, July 19 at 6 pm will feature keynote speaker Mirjana Živojinović, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Opening remarks July 19 at 6 pm, David Manderscheid, incoming College of Arts and Sciences executive dean and vice provost.


Richard Pogge, professor, astronomy, on the super moon, Columbus Dispatch, June 22, 2013
Brad Bushman, professor, communication, on how pushy parents “are chasing lost dreams” trying to make their children succeed, Daily Mail (UK), June 20, 2013
Jeffrey McKee, professor, anthropology, on how the growth in human population could wipe out many species within 40 years, Economic Times, June 20, 2013


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