Monday, December 29, 2014

Professor J. Robert Lilly's Research Highlighted by the Confederation of European Probation

In early December, 2014 Professor J. Robert Lilly's research was referenced in efforts to guide policy development by the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

The photo, left, has a quote from a piece of Professor Lilly's recent writing that was used in the bi-annual meeting of the CEP --Europe's Probation Council-- last week in Frankfort, Germany. It was part of a major presentation and summary of the European Council's years-long efforts to establish guidelines for using electronic monitors on offenders at various stages of the approximately 20 countries criminal justice systems. No such guidelines exist in the US. 

Congratulations to Dr. Lilly for his impactful work. This is a great example of socially important efforts and the articulation of real social problems and academic research by the a faculty in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NSF REU Fiji Fellows engage in outreach at Campbell County Middle School

 
NKU graduate in Anthropology Rosa Christophel teaches students about Fijian symbols, barkcloth painting and tattoo designs. 

 

On Wednesday, December 10th a group of NSF REU Fiji Fellows from NKU presented an interactive outreach program to Club 21 Students at Campbell County Middle School. This after-school program was organized by Kendra Hein, a Research Assistant and REU Fellow and Dr. Sharyn Jones.  We presented a series of educational games and workshop events focused on teaching students about global culture, human diversity, and the science of archaeology. This program was presented in association with the Brighton Center of Newport, KY. The Brighton Center’s Mission is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through education, family support services, employment and leadership.

NKU senior and Anthropology major Scott Solomon works with students to teach them about foodways and biodiversity in Fiji and on coral reefs.
NKU graduate and NSF Research Assistant Kendra Hein teaches Middle School students about Fijian words and how to play "Kick the Orange."

Friday, December 12, 2014

ANT 340 Ethnographic Conference

Please join the students, friends, family of this fall's ANT 340 Ethnographic Methods in their presentation of independent research projects at the Ethnographic Conference, Friday December 12, 6:00-9:00 PM in the Landrum Academic Center Room 110!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Faculty from the Sociology Program have been working to organize a teach-in in response to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others as a result of police use of force. The purpose of the teach-in is to promote dialogue and understanding from multiple perspectives (various academic disciplines, campus outreach offices, student organizations, and campus police are participating in the events). There are several events still scheduled for today and tomorrow, including presentations by Dr.'s Joan Ferrante, J. Robert Lilly, and Jaime McCauley at 10 tomorrow in NKU's Student Union, room 302 (SU). See below for a schedule the talks and please share this information with others.

 
Thursday, December 11 - SU 302
    10:00 Jaime McCauley, Bob Lilly, and Joan Ferrante  “It’s 2014, Why Does This Stuff Still Happen? A Sociological   Perspective”
    11:00 Jaime McCauley Safe space to mourn / share experiences.
    12:00 Harriet Kaufman, “‘The Cincinnati Model’: One Experience of Crises and Reforms in Police-Community Relations”
    1:00- David Childs “The Justification of Murder: The Image of the Violent and Deviant Black Male in the Media”



Monday, December 1, 2014


Congratulations to our Fall/Winter 2014 graduates!

The following students are graduating with a major, minor, or focus in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy:

Anthropology and Sociology:                                                          
Bricking, Adelle
Bachelor of Arts
Ancient Civilizations Minor
Solomon, Scott
Bachelor of Arts
Ancient Civilizations Minor
Clark, Christopher
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Focus
Elsamahi, Adam
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Focus
Riley, Brian
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Focus
Bricking, Adelle
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Major (BA), Lambda Alpha National Honors Society
Solomon, Scott
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Major (BA)
Turner, Mandy
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Major (BA), Lambda Alpha National Honors Society
Boehringer, Andrew
Bachelor of Science
Anthropology Major (BS)
Robinson, Adrienne
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Minor
Villanueva, Katherine
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology Minor
Mckibben, Jamie
Bachelor of Science
Society Environment and Tech Track
Arnold, Jason
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Casteel, Katherine
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Dewald, Samantha
Bachelor of Social Work
Sociology Focus
Edwards, Chelsie
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Forman, Brad
Bachelor of Social Work
Sociology Focus
Grace, Jessica
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Focus
Houser, Jennifer
Bachelor of Social Work
Sociology Focus
Howard, Stephanie
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Humphrey, Alicia
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Loeding, Brett
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Focus
Newberry, Lindsay
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Focus
Doyle, Ryan
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Freeman, Joseph
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Harrah, Caitlin
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Mckibben, Jamie
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Murphy, Amanda
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Palmer, Michelle
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Papi, Natalie
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Phifer, Eric
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society
Reed, Jessica
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Ward, Jessica
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Major
Ellison, Rachel
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Minor
Smith, Devin
Bachelor of Science
Sociology Minor
Worsham, Danielle
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Minor


Philosophy:
Clark, Cory
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major

Frye, Ryan
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Greenwell, Jennifer
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major

Kennedy, Marc
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Poe, Ashley
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Wethington, William
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy Major

Block, Jason

Philosophy Minor

Casey, Zachariah

Philosophy Minor

Larkins, Brock

Philosophy Minor

Riser, Adam

Philosophy Minor

Roberts, Max

Philosophy Minor

Turner, Mandy

Philosophy Minor, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society
Lewis, Samantha

Philosophy Focus

Thompson, Zachary

Philosophy Focus

Gilbert, Andrew

Religious Studies Minor

Howard, Adam

Religious Studies Minor

Patton, Kevin

Religious Studies Focus


Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples by Dr. Sharlotte Neely

The Survival of Fourth World Peoples?  There is more info on the book at http://jcharltonpublishing.com/native-nations.html.  Photos are attached.  The following is a review by Dr. Chadwick Allen, 2013-2014 President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association:

On its own, each chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples provides a succinct overview of relevant colonial history, current political, economic, and social status, and future aspirations for a particular Indigenous people engulfed by one or more First World settler nation-states. Read together in multiple configurations, however, these chapters create multidimensional maps of the Fourth World, exposing in vivid detail chronologies of dispossession and ongoing struggles for self-determination and sovereignty shared by diverse Indigenous peoples around the globe. Moreover, the juxtaposed chapters demonstrate a common trait of resilience among Native North Americans, Indigenous Australians, European Sami and Bretons, Asian Ainu, and Oceanic Hawaiians and Maori, as well as common strategies for resistance, resurgence, and renewal. Native Nations provides a necessary tool for better understanding the complexities of contemporary Indigenous activist movements and for better imagining the possibilities of future Indigenous coalitions.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ethics Bowl 2014

Congratulations to this year's Ethics Bowl team. Ted Hays, Courtney Knox, Christian Willett, Leighann Goins, Ryan Frye and Marc Kennedy competed in Marion, IN recently. They did a great job, ranking 12th and ahead of some very good schools. Thanks to Dr. Yaw for helping prepare the team.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples just published!

There is more info on the book at http://jcharltonpublishing.com/native-nations.html


























Professor Sharlotte Neely edited this volume. The following is a review by Dr. Chadwick Allen, 2013-2014 President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association:

On its own, each chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples provides a succinct overview of relevant colonial history, current political, economic, and social status, and future aspirations for a particular Indigenous people engulfed by one or more First World settler nation-states. Read together in multiple configurations, however, these chapters create multidimensional maps of the Fourth World, exposing in vivid detail chronologies of dispossession and ongoing struggles for self-determination and sovereignty shared by diverse Indigenous peoples around the globe. Moreover, the juxtaposed chapters demonstrate a common trait of resilience among Native North Americans, Indigenous Australians, European Sami and Bretons, Asian Ainu, and Oceanic Hawaiians and Maori, as well as common strategies for resistance, resurgence, and renewal. Native Nations provides a necessary tool for better understanding the complexities of contemporary Indigenous activist movements and for better imagining the possibilities of future Indigenous coalitions.
Professor Neely

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Join us on


Thursday, November 20, at 4 pm, in 506 Landrum


Annual NKU Native American Studies Lecture Series


Free and open to the public


"Snowbird Cherokees"


Seldom-told stories presented by


Dr. Sharlotte Neely,


Director of NKU Native American Studies


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Today Professor J. Robert Lilly, NKU Sociology, is being interviewed by BBC Radio London




Dr. Lilly's research on sexual violence against women in Berlin in 1945 is the topic of this interview. His work is now the topic of three media productions underway in England, France, and Germany in anticipation of the 70th D-Day anniversary next June.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Join Canterbury Kenyon College to hear Mike Simonton, P '15, speak about Peace and Conflict in Northern Ireland next TUESDAY,
11/11, at the Parish House at 5:30 pm

 

Dr. Simonton is a professor at Northern Kentucky University and an accomplished Celtic anthropologist; more information can be found here. On the menu will be shepherd's pie, brussel sprouts, brown bread, and bread pudding!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Viva Humanities Student Symposium

NKU students: please consider participating in this Viva Humanities event at NKU in the spring. If you have an idea for a paper or presentation, you can contact any of the program faculty for advice and help.
As part of NKU’s goal to cultivate transdisciplinary inquiry, the Viva Humanities committee invites students to participate in the Viva Humanities Student Symposium showcasing students’ critical and creative endeavors. 
We welcome proposals from diverse disciplines to consider the question “What does it mean to be human in a digital world?” The format for delivery may be a talk, a paper or poster presentation, a reading of creative writing, a discussion of an original art piece, or a digital performance or presentation. Topics for consideration may include (but are not limited to):
  • Impact of technology, digital media, and/or social media on relationships 
  • Arts, film, and literature in the digital world
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Impact of technology on medicine
    Impact of technology on relationships between countries and cultures 
  • How technology brings the world, countries, and/or people closer together (or further apart) 
  • How technology affects the relationship of humans and the environment/nature
    How technology impacts the environment 
  • Ethical questions related to technology or digital media 
The Symposium will be a one day event on NKU’s campus that will include student panels and poster sessions. We solicit proposals for brief (5 minutes) roundtable presentations that approach our question from a “humanities” perspective. According to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act from 1965:

The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. 
Deadline for Abstracts: February 13, 2015"


Viva Humanities: Northern Kentucky University

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Meet the Author on Nov. 20!

Book How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?Author Conversations

Join us for Book Connection "Conversations" with author Moustafa Bayoumi during International Education Week.
Freshmen and Students Conversation:
1:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.
Where: Student Union Ballroom, on NKU's campus
Price: Free; ticket required (see below)
Community and Students:
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
Where: Student Union Ballroom, on NKU's campus
Price: Free; ticket required. More information:
http://orientation.nku.edu/welcome-week/schedule.html#0817
 
Book Signing:
2:45pm-3:45pm Thursday, Nov. 20
Where: NKU Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Price: Free

http://firstyear.nku.edu/book-connection.html
 http://firstyear.nku.edu/book-connection.html

Email us at firstyearprograms@nku.edu.

Monday, October 6, 2014


A New Spring Course and Optional Study Abroad in Sri Lanka 

Art, Culture, and Social Justice (ANT 394, ANT 594 & ART 394)


Spring, 2015  &  May 11-25, 2015 
This Spring course is focused on art, culture, and social justice and  culminates in an optional  two-week study abroad program in Sri Lanka. During the Spring semester students will explore these concepts  and examine the intersections of material representations, religion (especially Theravada Buddhism), archaeology, historical and contemporary art forms, and social change. All students will have an opportunity to engage in a wide range of service learning projects in the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati region, and in Sri Lanka.    

Contact:
 Dr. Sharyn Jones (joness33@nku.edu) or Professor Thomas McGovern (mcgovern@nku.edu)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

News From the National Science Foundation's Fiji Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program:


Stephanie and Ian at Nukubalavu, Fiji (photo by Garns).
On September 10th, NSF REU Fiji Fellows Stephanie Zach and Ian Takaoka (both from NKU Anthropology) reported to the NKU Board of Regents about their research and experiential learning in Fiji this summer. This is a exciting honor--congratulations Ian and Stephanie!


A new Fiji video has been posted. It was produced and filmed by Helena and Justin Gaar and describes Hands On Archaeology at Nukubalavu.
Watch this video at: http://vimeo.com/105733358

Some of Helena Gaar's beautiful pictures of the NSF REU Fiji program are being used by NKU's Marketing Department. The fist billboard has gone up on Interstate 471.


Acknowledgment
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1156479 to Dr. Sharyn Jones.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Barriers and Boundaries talk by Dr. K. Powell on Sri Lanka, September 9, 3 pm

This presentation examines issues
of national identity, constitutional
law, and humanitarian aid policy in
relation to individual narratives of
displacement in Sri Lanka. Using
literary, legal, archival, and interview
documents, Powell examines the
ways identities are constructed in
displacement narratives, attending
specifically to the rhetorical
strategies employed as “barriers and
boundaries” intersect with individual
lives, highlighting intriguing
intersections between discourses of
power and discourses of identity.

Monday, September 1, 2014

NKU Sociology Classes to Host Homelessness
Q&A with Those Close to the Issue September 4


WHO/WHAT:
NKU Professor Ann Hamil will welcome Brother Giancarlo Bonutti from the Mary Magdalen House (Main Street, downtown) as well as three people experiencing homelessness for a question/answer session with Prof. Hamil’s Sociology 101: Global Inequalities courses. The course presents local problems (such as homelessness) tied to globalization and larger economic transformations. It also considers inequalities in structural and personal terms. The Mary Magdalen House offers those experiencing homelessness a change of clothes and a place to shower and use the restroom.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, September 4 at NKU
9:25 a.m. – Landrum Academic Center 506
12:15 p.m. – Founders Hall 321
1:40 p.m. – Founders Hall 321

CAMPUS MAP & DIRECTIONS:
A campus map and driving directions are available at http://www.nku.edu/campusmaps.html.
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All participants have agreed to the presence of media inside the classroom for these discussions.
For more information, contact Chris Cole at (859) 750-0289 or colec@nku.edu.