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:

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.

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

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

A campus map and driving directions are available at
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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