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On-going Discussion Group for Students: The Science of Social Issues

Interested in the connection between science and public policy?  Want to dig deeper into the science behind issues of public importance?  This discussion group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. to consider issues such as climate change, embryonic genetic engineering, gender identity, nuclear energy and proliferation, etc.
Email [email protected] if interested in joining.


Fall Semester 2019 Book Groups:

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement facilitates conversations beyond the classroom to examine assumptions, exchange ideas, and encourage responsible action in our world. Sign-up below to read and discuss the following books (books are provided and are yours to keep):

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  • Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (Specifically for Luther Staff)
    Facilitator: Tricia Crary, Admin. Asst. for College Ministries
    Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 9:40-10:50, November 5th and November 19th
    Location: Hovde Room, Library
  • Trinh T. Minh-ha, Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared
    In this new work, Trinh T. Minh-ha offers a lyrical, philosophical meditation on the global state of endless war and the violence inflicted by the imperial need to claim victory.
    Facilitator: Prof. Gereon Kopf, Religion
    Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 12:15- 1:15 p.m., October 30th and November 13th
    Location: Mott Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Daisy Reyes, *Learning to be Latino: How Colleges Shape Identity Politics
    Facilitators: Prof. Char Kunkel, Sociology, Anthro, and Social Wk and Prof. Kelly Sharp, Africana Studies and History
    Meeting Times: 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16th and Monday, October 28th
    Location: Hovde Room, Library
    Daisy Reyes will speak on October 30th at 6:00 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206
  • Rebecca Traister, *Good and Mad: The Revelutionary Power of Women's Anger
    Facilitator: Prof. Derek Sweet, Communication Studies
    Meeting Times: Thursdays, 9:40-10:50 a.m., October 3rd and October 10th
    Location: CEPE, Olin 214
    Rebecca Traister is the Farwell Distinguished Lecturer, speaking on October 10th at 7:00 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

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