The New International (Dis)order


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Date & Time
Wed, 13 Oct 21–Wed, 29 Dec 21
238 HRCB

Tune in every Wednesday at noon during fall semester 2021 for lectures centered around the topic of "The New International (Dis)order." You can view the lectures on campus in 238 HRCB or at overflow.byu.edu, or watch the recordings later via the Kennedy Center YouTube channel. Questions? Email kennedycenter@byu.edu.


The Islamic World Today


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Date & Time
Mon, 18 Oct 21–Tue, 19 Oct 21
Hinckley Center

As the Muslim population continues to grow and expand worldwide in the 21st century, it is more important than ever that we understand our Muslim neighbors and their faith. To that end, this BYU-sponsored conference will provide an intensive yet accessible introduction to key aspects of Islam and will make clear why such information is relevant, even essential, for informed citizenship today. Guest speakers will include Asma Afsaruddin, Sherman Jackson, Sherine Hafez, Jamillah Karim, Jonathan Brown, Hadia Mubarak, John Esposito, Dalia Fahmy, Tarek Masoud, Shadi Hamid, Tahera Qutbuddin, Abdulaziz Sachedina, Natana DeLong-Bas, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes. To watch the live-stream or to view the conference schedule, visit islamconf.byu.edu. Hosted by the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding.


Women Leaders in Latin American Education


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Date & Time
Tue, 19 Oct 21–Wed, 20 Oct 21
Online

Meeting global and national demands in education policy is a challenge for educational leaders worldwide, but advancing policies for women leaders presents different challenges. That is why the Latinx and Latin American Faculty Working Group at Teachers College and the Institute of Latin American Studies invites you to their two-day conference of "Women Leaders in Latin American Higher Education." This conference brings prominent women leaders in higher education in Latin America to discuss the challenges they encounter to meet education policy demands nationally and internationally, all from a gender perspective. To register for the 19 October session from 1-2:30 p.m., click here. To register for the 20 October session from 1-2:30 p.m., click here. 


SLCFR China Town Hall


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Date & Time
Tuesday, 19, Oct 4:45 PM
Alta Club

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria will be the featured speaker for China Town Hall 2021, a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities. From supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change, the future of both countries will be determined by their relations with one another and the global community. Following the live-stream with Zakaria will be an on-site dinner and discussion with Robert Griffiths, BYU Political Science adjunct professor and current BYU International Society president. Griffiths was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service with postings overseas in Bogotá, Colombia; Thailand; Kaohsiung and Taipei with the American Institute in Taiwan; and Shanghai and Beijing on the Chinese mainland and in the Bureau of Economic Affairs and as deputy director for Mainland Southeast Asia in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 15 October, 2021 by contacting Lynda Sayge at (801)556-6173 or saygehen@xmission.com.


Crocker Innovation Fellowship


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Date & Time
Tuesday, 19, Oct 11:59 PM
Online

Are you interested in learning more about innovation, starting a business, and discovering and quantifying the size of pains and problems? The Crocker Innovation Fellowship is an excellent place for you! The Crocker Innovation Fellowship is an interdisciplinary innovation program that runs from January to December each year. Students study and practice principles of innovation in winter semester, learn through a summer internship, and then study and practice principles of innovation commercialization in fall semester. Interested students from all majors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 19 October 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Fill out an application here.


GRE/GMAT Grad Fair and Info Session


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 20, Oct 10:00 AM
WSC Ballroom

Test Perfect is coming to BYU's Grad Fair during the day and will be hosting GRE/GMAT info sessions at night. The instructor, Phil Hatch, scored perfect on the GRE, perfect on the LSAT, and 790 out of 800 on the GMAT. He will explain what to expect on test day, how to prepare for the tests, and explain math, verbal, and strategy skills. Attend the Grad Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Wilkinson Ballroom, or register to attend one of the info sessions that night in 1170 TMCB below: GRE 6:00-7:30 p.m. GMAT 7:30-9:00 p.m.


Displacement Today: Their Story is Our Story Lecture Series (Day 1)


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Date & Time
Thursday, 21, Oct 2:30 PM
HBLL Auditorium

The Kennedy Center is proud to sponsor the Displacement Today lecture series, hosted by Their Story is Our Story. Join us for this three-day event, which will share stories of incredible resilience, endurance, as well as feature the performance of the multimedia composition, The Story of Our Journey, live on campus for the first time. DAY 1: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 “Ribbon Cutting” – Global Refugee Archive Kristen Dayley, Robin Peterson, Ellen Amatangelo 2:30 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM The Difficult Path to Immigration and Integration and Why We Should Care Kristen Smith Dayley 3:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM Woman. Refugee. The Vulnerability and Resilience in Times of Global Migration Liz Jevtic-Somlai 4:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM Educating for Inclusion and Diversity Heidi Grimshaw and Sherianne Schow 5:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM Refugees Among Us: Professor. Student. Father. Daughter. Mother. Volunteer. Refugee Carter Charles, Shurooq Al-Jewari, Liz Jevtic-Somlai 6:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM The Story of Our Journey Performance Dylan Findley, Composer Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, solo clarinet 7:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM After Performance Q&A with TSOS and Artists Dylan Findley, Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, Liz Thayer 8:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM


Displacement Today: Their Story is Our Story Lecture Series (Day 2)


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Date & Time
Friday, 22, Oct 10:00 AM
BYU

The Kennedy Center is proud to sponsor the Displacement Today lecture series, hosted by Their Story is Our Story. Join us for this three-day event, which will share stories of incredible resilience, endurance, as well as feature the performance of the multimedia composition, The Story of Our Journey, live on campus for the first time. DAY 2: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 Power of One - How stories change our perception and influence civil society Liz Jevtic-Somlai, TSOS Associate Director Trisha Leimer, TSOS Associate Director 10:00 AM • MARB 222 Artistic Advocacy – When Art Expresses the Inexpressible Dylan Findley, Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, and Liz Thayer 11:00 AM • MARB 222 Let Me Tell You My Story - Where Are they now? Trisha Leimer and BYU TSOS Chapter 2:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM Preserving the Memory - Global Refugee Archive Robin Peterson, Director of Archive 3:00 PM • HBLL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM


Sexual Harassment in Psychology Graduate Programs


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Date & Time
Friday, 22, Oct 12:00 PM
238 HRCB

Penelope Asay, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Adler University, will speak at this Global Women's Studies Colloquium event.


Displacement Today: Their Story is Our Story Lecture Series (Day 3)


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Date & Time
Saturday, 23, Oct 11:00 AM
JSB auditorium

The Kennedy Center is proud to sponsor the Displacement Today lecture series, hosted by Their Story is Our Story. Join us for this three-day event, which will share stories of incredible resilience, endurance, as well as feature the performance of the multimedia composition, The Story of Our Journey, live on campus for the first time. DAY 3: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 Paper Presentation at the Sidney B. Sperry Symposium 2021 Liz Jevtic-Somlai and Robin Peterson 11:00 AM • JOSEPH SMITH BUILDING AUDITORIUM EVENTS AT THE MILLCREEK COMMUNITY LIBRARY 2266 E EVERGREEN AVE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84109 OPEN HOUR Come Learn About TSOS 3:00 PM MULTIMEDIA COMPOSITION PERFORMANCE The Story of Our Journey Performance Dylan Findley, Composer Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, Solo Clarinet 4:00 PM


Work/Life Balance: Insights from Women Academics


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 27, Oct 5:00 PM
238 HRCB

Join us for a discussion on women in academics, hosted by Global Women's Studies. Panelists include: Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE is a tenured Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Berge is a researcher, behavioral medicine clinician, and educator. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor who specializes in integrated care and community-based partnerships to address family health issues. She is the director of the Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan (HEAL) Center and the director for the Center for Women’s Health Research, which houses the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. In this role, she trains early-career women faculty to become researchers in women’s health including global women’s health. In addition, the program also focuses on career and professional development of women to close the disparity gap on women faculty in academia and as leaders. Her NIH research agenda focuses broadly on child and family health promotion across the lifespan, women’s health, and integrated care. Dr. Berge has expertise in conducting mixed-methods studies that include observational methods such as, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), mHealth, and video-recorded family tasks to more fully understand the complex family dynamics and processes related to health and well-being. Dr. Berge is one of the most cited authors on family dynamics and child and family health with over 200 publications and 25 book chapters on related topics. She has an impressive funding trajectory including NIH K12, R13, R21, R03, R56, R61/33, and R01 grants. Kristin Matthews, Ph.D is a Professor of English and an Africana Studies, American Studies, and Global Women's Studies affiliate. She has published numerous articles and her book Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature, and she is currently working on a book about reading, Black feminism, and the contemporary freedom struggle. She teaches courses in American lit, African American lit, and Women's lit, and has received teaching awards from the English Department, American Studies Program, College of Humanities, Honors Program, and Faculty Women's Association. When she isn't reading/writing, she likes to knit, sew fabulous clothes, hike, bake, and cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers. Denise Stephens, Ph.D is associate professor in the Department of Physics Astronomy and until recently was the coordinator of the BYU Astronomical Society. Dr. Stephens’s research focuses primarily on the atmospheres of brown dwarfs—objects that form out of a cloud of dust and gas like stars but that lack the mass to ignite hydrogen fusion in their cores to complete the process of becoming a star. She is also interested in studying transiting extrasolar planets, and using space telescopes to identify close binary brown dwarf systems. She began by studying physics at Brigham Young University as an undergraduate student, going on to receive her master’s and doctorate degrees in astronomy from New Mexico State University. She then went to work at the Space Telescope Science Institute and did postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins University before joining the BYU faculty in 2007. Dr. Stephens runs an annual event called Astrofest that is dedicated to introducing physics and astronomy to children in a fun, hands-on environment. She is also the captain of BYU’s on-campus women’s flag football team. She and her husband are the parents of seven children. Eva Witesman, Ph.D Associate Professor of Public Management Stewart L. Grow Research Fellow Eva Witesman reimagines the ways in which organizations and institutions can serve humanity. Through her Corporate Social Strategy Initiative at BYU, she has developed a framework for leveraging the core strengths of business in helping individuals and society to reach their highest potential. Her focus on social impact also extends to the public and nonprofit sectors, where she trains others in social impact measurement, program evaluation and monitoring, and strategic management. Her research innovates our understanding of the blurring boundaries between for-profit, nonprofit, and government institutions, and examines core values and practices that can help individuals, organizations, and society to thrive. She enjoys her appointment as associate professor of public management at Brigham Young University, and lives in Springville with her husband, children, animals, fruit trees and bees.


Semi-annual Venture Capital Night


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 27, Oct 7:30 PM
W408 TNRB

The semi-annual Venture Capital Night is an in-person event for undergraduate students of all majors who are interested in venture capital. Come listen to a panel-led discussion with networking opportunities afterwards. Investment team members from Battery Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Mercato Partners, Signal Peak Ventures and other firms will be in attendance. The primary topics of conversation will include an overview on each firm, how to break into venture capital, current trends in the market, and general advice for students interested in the tech, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Food will be provided.