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Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.

Macalester’s James Dawes to Speak on ‘Evil Men’ in Lecture Here April 24

Dawes will draw upon his experiences interviewing war criminals to talk about the nature of evil.

Dr. Jack Shaheen, a Noted Author, Media Critic and Expert on Arab Stereotyping, to Speak Here April 22

Shaheen, recent winner of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, will discuss his book Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People.

MPR to Air Lecture About the Impact of Cars at Noon Friday

Dr. Christopher Wells of Macalester gave the lecture at St. Thomas March 4.

Environmental History Professor to Discuss Society’s Dependence on Automobiles in Lecture Here March 4

Macalester’s Christopher Wells is author of “Car Country: An Environmental History.” The talk is free and open to all.

Changing History

UST faculty talk about broadening their scope and keeping students engaged.

Bilingual Presentation About Archbishop Oscar Romero’s Legacy is Tonight

During the civil war in El Salvador, Romero was a light for the poor and disenfranchised, “A Voice for the Voiceless.” He was killed by an assassin’s bullet while celebrating Mass in the small hospital chapel where he lived.

‘Justice for My Sister,’ a Film About ‘Femicide’ in Guatemala, Will be Shown Here April 15

The film’s director and producer, Kimberly Bautista, will join in a discussion following the film.

Around the World in 40 Years (and 196 Countries)

John Rheinberger ’70, ’90 M.B.A., has traveled to every country in the world and has a story to tell about each one.Rheinberger was strolling through the main square in Dakar, the capital of the western African nation of Senegal, when he asked a passerby to take his photo­graph. Having traveled alone to dozens of countries, this was something he had grown accustomed to, and usually he found people to be accommodating. But this time, the passerby refused, which put Rheinberger on alert: something was amiss.

U of M Professor to Discuss the Global History of Mexican Food in Talk Here Oct. 11

Find out where burritos and taco shells really came from in this talk by Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher. The event is co-sponsored by seven UST departments.

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