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

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:
Book Signing:
2:45pm-3:45pm Thursday, Nov. 20
Where: NKU Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Price: Free

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