Spring 2016

“Kirksville’s Newest Community:  Immigrants from Central Africa”   CML Professors Sana Camara and Ron Manning moderate this colloquium featuring Richard Yampayana with Professors John Quinn and Sally Cook, and recent immigrants from the Congo, with Truman student Emily Thompson and others translating.   Magruder Hall 2001, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

“The Nicaragua Gran Canal:  Do We Really Need It?”  Dr. LaRoy Brandt, Assistant Professor of Biology, has spent serious time in the rain forests of Nicaragua studying and helping students to understand how ecological systems work.  He brings expertise on environmental conservation and marine biology to bear on a political and economic moment in Nicaragua’s history:  should Nicaragua permit China to build its proposed Gran Canal–a waterway larger than the Panama Canal–across Nicaragua?  What is gained, and lost?   Magruder Hall 2001, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016

“Forensic Nursing Strategies:  Global Issues in Health and Justice”  The science of forensic nursing represents an emerging worldview as crime and violence bring together two of the most powerful systems affecting the lives of people – Health and Justice.  Come meet and listen to Virginia Lynch, the founder of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) as she talks about the development, growth, and global impact of this rapidly expanding healthcare field.  Violette Hall 1010, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016

Observations of Daily Life in Rural Southern Chile”  Dr. Anton Daughters, Assistant Professor of  Anthropology, took five Truman students to the southern tip of Chile for a month last year, and will take another group next December.  Come and learn what life is like for ordinary people in the Archipelago Chiloe.  Magruder Hall 2001, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016