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Into the Woods: Forests and the Northern European Imagination from the Grimms to Tolkien to the Third Reich

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Into the Woods: Forests and the Northern European Imagination from the Grimms to Tolkien to the Third Reich

Mikle South, Richard Hacken, and moderator: Frank Christianson will intersect humanities and neuroscience in this tale of the trees at Cafe CSE on Wednesday, 4 March at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.  Environmental movements in Europe’s Romantic period turned rapidly to nationalism and war during the twentieth century. European studies librarian Richard Hacken and neuroscience professor Mikle South survey the imagined idea of fear and safety in the forest in the historical contest for German national identity.

South is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and received (more…)

Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs

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Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs

Arland Thornton, a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, will present this lecture on  Wednesday, 4 March at noon in 238 HRCB.

Thornton also is a research professor for the university’s Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center.

He has served as president of the Population Association of America, which granted him a distinguished career award, and he received a distinguished career award from the American Sociological Association and a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health.

His award-winning books include Reading History Sideways: the Fallacy and Enduring Impact of the Developmental Paradigm on Family Life.

Thornton received a BS in sociology from Brigham Young University and an MA and a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan.

The Medium and the Message: Necromancy and the Literary Context of Leviticus 20

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The Medium and the Message: Necromancy and the Literary Context of Leviticus 20

Ancient Near Eastern studies is hosting a lecture by Jonathan Burnside, a professor of biblical law at the University of Bristol, on Wednesday, 4 March at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Burnside teaches criminal law, Jewish law, and jurisprudence. His work explores the relationship between law, theology, and criminology from theoretical and applied perspectives.

His literary works include God, Justice and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible (2011), (more…)

The Future of U.S.–Mexico Relations

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The Future of U.S.–Mexico Relations

Alejandro I. Estivill, acting ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., will address a campus audience on  Monday, 2 March at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Estivill is the acting Mexican ambassador to the United States, having previ­ously served as the deputy head of mission at the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom. And during a long diplomatic career, his previous service  includes director general for North America and for cultural affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Rela­tions of Mexico; vice-minister of foreign affairs; secretary for political affairs and media in the Mexican Embassy in Costa Rica, and as an advisor in the minister’s cabinet.

He entered the Mexican Foreign Service in 1993. (more…)

Underclassman Consulting Academy

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Underclassman Consulting Academy

Tuesday, 24 February, 7:00 p.m., 484 TNRB

This five-­week crash course in management consulting will help you see if this is the career path for you! What does this include?

• Former consultants from BYU to give their perspectives and answer questions
• Freshmen- and sophomore-focused meetings give you the guidance you need (juniors welcome!)
• A delicious catered meal will be provided

Schedule

Week 1 – Introduction to Consulting
Week 2 – A Day in the Life of a Consultant
Week 3 – Firm Education and Introduction
Week 4 – Recruiting & Networking 101
Week 5 – Case & Interview Skills

Sponsored by the Management Consulting Club, mcc.byu.edu.