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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Mount Stuart: A Closer Look". Topics include the granite of Mount Stuart, Washington's Exotic Terranes, and the Baja-BC controversy regarding the origin of Mount Stuart. Record on October 13, 2010 at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington. 115 folks attended the lecture.
The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers the Downtown Lecture Series at the Fox Tucson Theatre each fall. This video was taken in 2014 during our series on FOOD! The speaker was Gary Paul Nahan, a research with the Southwest Center.
Every loop in our social fabric involves food. When a friend passes or a baby is born, we gift the family with food. We gather to celebrate, reflect, and worship with food: wings on Super Bowl Sunday, birthday cake, Thanksgiving turkey, pozole de trigo for the Día de San Ysidro, Challah bread for the Sabbath. Even our everyday meals – how we prepare, serve and consume them – tell a story of who we are.
Central Washington University professor Nick Zentner discusses the formation of Ellensburg blue agates and how they were transported to the Kittitas Valley. Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. May 15, 2013.
What lessons can we learn about food and foodways from the Roman Empire? A surprising amount. The Roman Empire encompassed some 50-60 million people, transforming the lives of its conquered populations. Wheat, olive oil, wine, and fish paste were mass-produced and transported thousands of miles, undercutting local food traditions. Agribusiness and monoculture supplanted independent farmers. Crops were harvested unsustainably. But at the same time many people benefited from greater food security than ever before. Who were the winners and losers in this, the first globalized food system?
Rachana Kamtekar, Associate Professor of Philosophy, talks about leaving a legacy. She will speak about "Two Ancient Philosophers on Why Death is No Evil" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, as part of the Downtown Lecture Series on immortality. Video courtesy of the College of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona.
CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Mount Rainier Geology". Topics include the Washington's plate tectonic history, Cascade Range history, and a current inventory of Rainier's volcanic deposits. Record on November 3, 2010 at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington. 133 folks attended the lecture.
This presentation will highlight why Tucson has been nominated to become the first UNESCO-recognized Global City of Gastronomy in North America, and why it has become a nursery grounds for rediversifying the American diet as means to provide farmers with better livelihoods, celebrate our multi-cultural food heritage, and combat obesity and diabetes.
Professor Shaun Nichols and his research team spent months exploring attitudes towards death among Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists in India. His exploration was prompted by the philosophical argument that we should not fear the idea of death because there is no enduring self that remains exactly the same even during biological life. At most we (our selves) are a collection of values, convictions, and memories undergoing constant change. From this perspective, the future “you" who dies will not be the same person as “you" today. Because Tibetan Buddhists embrace the concept that there is no enduring self throughout biological life, they should be less afraid of death at the end of biological life. But are they? His findings may surprise you.
Mary Stiner, regents professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, talks about leaving a legacy. She will lecture on Oct. 21, about "Love and Death in the Stone Age" as part of the Downtown Lecture Series. Video courtesy of the College of Behavioral Science at the University of Arizona.
"Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, organic, whole, raw, grass-fed, pro-biotic, non-GMO, no-carb, low-carb, slow-carb, Atkins, Paleo, Mediterranean. With so many diets and options for selecting food, the best choices for our health are unclear and only seem to get more complicated.
Many people imagine heaven as a spectacularly beautiful place somewhere “up there” where God resides and where loved ones are finally and eternally united. How did the hope for a blessed afterlife arise and evolve in Western religions? Why did the hope for a heavenly afterlife become so powerful? And what do our images of the afterlife reveal about our deepest fears and highest hopes as humans today? In this lecture, Professor Wright will address these and other questions related to the power of afterlife beliefs and images of heaven. He will also explore possibilities for future images of the afterlife in light of recent advances in technology and modern science.
"Wired for Love: The Importance of Early Attachment" Are early relational experiences really that important to the development of a person? Do the bonds we form in childhood make a difference in later intimate relationships such as our marriages? Beginning with animal studies conducted in the 1950s, Gurney presents classic and revolutionary research in the field of attachment and child development and discuss the development of children’s Internal Working Model (IWM). As a practicing clinical psychologist, Gurney will discusses the four different attachment styles and the ways they affect relationships in childhood and adulthood. She also considers the impact of parenting practices on the emotional world of children.