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Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series


The Whole of Life: Literary Translation as Intercultural Communication

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
4:00 PM

Translating literary texts requires both a broad understanding of cultural contexts and fine attention to detail. This can be semantic detail as well the detail of the materiality of language, the sounds and rhythms of the literary work of art. The literary translation can do its job of intercultural communication only if it is recognizable as a literary text and not a mere rendering of content. Geoff Howes discusses his experiences translating poetry, drama, and fiction from German to English, using concrete examples of how he makes translation decisions.

2014 NWO Annual Symposium on STEM


NASA Engineer to speak at BGSU Symposium

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Olscamp Hall
8:00AM - 4:00PM

NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins will be the keynote speaker for the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education annual Symposium on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Teaching on November 1. The event will be held on the BGSU campus from 8:30 – 4:00 pm.

The annual NWO Symposium on STEM Teaching offers a valuable opportunity for educators to share and learn from one another in a common effort to advance STEM education for people of all ages.

The Symposium is sponsored in part by BGSU's College of Arts and Sciences; College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; College of Education and Human Development; Ohio Northern University; The Anderson’s, and BP.

For more information visit the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education website at cosmos.bgsu.edu/nwoSymposium or call 419-372- 2718.

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Distinguished Lecturer Series


“The Southern Ocean Reveals its Climate Secrets: Paleotemperatures from Antarctic Margin Marine Sediments”

Monday, November 3, 2014
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater, Room 206
Reception – 6:30 p.m. * Lecture – 7 p.m.

Open to the public

Dr. Amelia Shevenell
College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida

The Antarctic margin is paleoceanography’s final frontier. It is where we can best test hypotheses that oceanic and/or atmospheric temperatures at Antarctica’s margins affected past cryosphere stability, global ocean circulation, sea levels, and carbon cycling. Knowledge of Antarctica’s cryosphere evolution over the last 65 million years is derived from far-field deep-sea sediment records. These sequences, often devoid of calcium carbonate, contain information about the individual histories of the East and West Antarctic Ice Sheets and Southern Ocean temperatures. Dr. Shevenell will present TEX86-based ocean temperature reconstructions from near the western Antarctic Peninsula and discuss corresponding data that together indicate the climate teleconnections between the tropical Pacific Ocean and the western Antarctic Peninsula strengthened late in the Holocene. Dr. Shevenell uses samples collected by the ocean drilling programs along Antarctic margin in her research and currently serves on the IODP Science Evaluation Panel.

Matika Wilbur, Native American Photographer


"Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater, Room 206
4-5:30PM with Reception to Follow

Drawing on her photography, Matika Wilbur, will speak of her art, her strategic position as a Native American artist, contemporary representations of Native Americans, and contemporary lives of Native Americans.

Ms. Wilbur is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, MO, and the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara. A widely acclaimed photographer, her work has been presented at, among others, the Seattle Art Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Nantes Museum of Fine Arts in France.

Of Swinomish and Tulalip descent, Wilbur is uniquely positioned to provide an intimate portrait of the diversity of lives within Native America. Her current work, Project 562, takes its name from the 562 federally recognized Native nations in 2012 when she began the project. Funded by Kickstarter donations, the project has seen Wilbur traverse across California and the Pacific Northwest where she has photographed members of over 70 tribes. The archive she is putting together will be ground-breaking, preserving and presenting a historical record of contemporary Native life in the United States.

The 14th Annual Winter Wheat:
The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing

Our 2014 festival is November 13-15, on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Readers are Sharona Muir, Anne Valente, Marcus Wicker, and Allison Joseph. Read more about these distinguished guests here. Registration is open!

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