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Former Member of Japanese Diet to Speak on Campus

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Former Member of Japanese Diet to Speak on Campus

Kazuo Takamatsu, a former member of the Japanese Diet (House of Representatives), will lecture on “Current Issues in Japanese Politics” (Japanese w/o translation) on  Thursday, 9 April at 10:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

On Friday,  10 April at noon in 745 SWKT, he will present teh same lecture in Japanese but with translation.

Both of these lectures will address Japan’s relations with China and North Korea, Abenomics and Japan’s debt problem, declining birth rates in Japan, and the reasons for the Liberal Democratic Party’s long rule in Japan and its landslide victory (more…)

Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

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Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Amy Buono is the Latin American studies guest for this lecture on  Thursday, 9 April at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Buono teaches in the Department of Art History and Theory in the Art Institute of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, specializing in transatlantic visual culture.

Her publications encompass topics as diverse as the ritual performance of featherwork, the epistemology of medicinal recipe books, the art of natural history, and theories of collecting.

Three threads connect her broader research agenda: an interest in the institutional histories of art; an understanding of the technologies of production as crucial to art’s social efficacy; and a commitment to tracing the rhetorical deployment of art objects.

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.

Nature Out to Kill Us: America’s Response to the Global Health Crisis

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Nature Out to Kill Us: America’s Response to the Global Health Crisis

Michael J. Gerson, senior advisor for ONE and a Washington Post columnist, will present this lecture on  Wednesday, 8 April at noon in the HBLL auditorium.

Gerson writes about politics, global health and development, religion, and foreign policy in a bi-weekly column for the Washington Post and in nearly one hundred other newspapers. He is coauthor of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (2010) and aut (more…)

Problem Solvers Wanted

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Problem Solvers Wanted

Wednesday, 8 April
7:00 p.m., 260 TNRB

Are you a business, economics, math, statistics, engineering, or philosophy major? BYU’s Management Consulting Club helps prepare students to land jobs with the top consulting firms.

Don’t miss their end-of-year info session to learn how to use your summer to prepare for success.

Visit mcc.byu.edu for more information.

WomanStats Coders

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WomanStats Coders

WomanStats is taking applications for the 2015 Summer Trainee Class, a series of sessions to train students as WomanStats coders.  To apply, fill out this application.  Generally, applicants should have a 3.4 GPA or higher and at least one year or more of schooling left so there is time to put their training to good use.  Students remaining at BYU for graduate school or moving to TAMU for graduate school are also welcome to apply.  After reviewing applications, we will choose a subset of applicants to train for coder positions.

We also connect student-coders and non-coders to professors who research in their areas of interest and professors who would like to publish with a student.  Please let me know if you are interested in applying for a research grant and include the area of your research.

Check out our data and cite to it in your essays:  http://womanstats.org.

Also, Donna Lee Bowen, a WomanStats researcher, teaches Poli Sci 472 The International Political Economy of Women.  This course might interest you.  It uses Sex & World Peace, the book we highlight at our outreach events.