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Black Rio: The Brazilian Soul Movement of the 1970s

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Black Rio: The Brazilian Soul Movement of the 1970s

Christopher Dunn’s topic is one that brings a focus on Black History month and the semester-long events scheduled by African studies. His presentation is on  Wednesday, 18 February at 10:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Dunn is an associate professor at Tulane University, where he holds a joint appointment in Spanish and Portuguese and African and African Diaspora studies.

He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture and co-editor of two volumes of essays about Brazilian popular music.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and African Studies.

In Pursuit of a Just Society: New Challenges to Faith-Based Education

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In Pursuit of a Just Society: New Challenges to Faith-Based Education

Ella Simmons, a general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will present this lecture on  Thursday, 12 February at 2:00 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.

Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Simmons has the distinction of being the first woman to hold a vice president position, where she provides professional and spiritual advisement to the Education Department, Women’s Ministries Department, and, in an associate capacity, the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department. She also provides leadership to several worldwide agencies, organizations, and university boards.

Previously, she served as provost at La Sierra University Read More…

A Discussion of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century

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A Discussion of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century

Kerk L. Phillips, an associate professor of economics at BYU, will present this discussion on  Wednesday, 11 February at noon in 238 HRCB.

Phillips also taught at the University of Michigan, Nanjing University, and Korea University.

He worked for six months at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in 2004.

His research interests include computational macroeconomics, international finance, exchange rate behavior, economic growth, and Asian economies.

Phillips has written articles published in a variety of journals, including Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Asian Economics, and International Review of Economics and Finance.

He received a BS in economics from BYU and an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

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Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

The United States Intelligence Community (IC) invites you to attend the sixth annual IC Virtual Career Fair—a free online event—on Thursday, 19 February from noon to 6:00 p.m. (MDT).

Space is limited. To guarantee entrance, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Reserve your spot today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about IC careers and get tips on how to apply for positions. From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit IC agencies’ virtual booths
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts in real-time
  • Attend live presentations
  • Explore currently available jobs
  • Link to IC agency websites to apply to positions online
  • Network with other job seekers

Learn more . . .

 

Literary Translation and the 3% Problem

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Literary Translation and the 3% Problem

The first Cafe CSE for winter semester will be Wednesday, 4 February at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB, featuring Marlene Hansen Esplin, Daryl R. Hague, and moderator Nick Mason.

Esplin is an assistant professor of interdisciplinary humanities. Her main research interests are translation studies
and twentieth-century U.S. and Latin American literatures. And her current book project concerns “self-translators” who write disparate Spanish and English versions of their texts. Other projects include articles discussing multilingualism and strategies of translation in works by Puerto Rican author Rosario Ferré, Mexican‑American author Rolando Hinojosa, and Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Hague is an associate research professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He completed Read More…