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Events & Exhibits: Fall 2015 Brown Bag Talks

More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen

Thursday, September 10

12 - 1 PM

Ramsey Library Special Collections 

Mary Lynn Manns, Management & Accountancy

In this presentation, Mary Lynn will discuss some of the intriguing things she has learned during her 20 years of studying what leaders of change do.  Her first book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas (2005), co-authored with Linda Rising, captures effective strategies for leading change.  This book sold almost 10,000 copies and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese.  Mary Lynn has done numerous presentations throughout the world in organizations that include Microsoft and amazon.com.  Her most recent book, More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, contains updates as well as a new collection of strategies you can use to make changes in yourself or in the world!

The Next Chapter: A Literary Celebration in Honor of Our New Chancellor

Thursday, September 17

12 - 1 PM

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library  

Join Rick Chess (Literature and Language) and eight faculty, student, and alumni readers. Each will read for five minutes. The readers are:

Sarah Gibson, student
Melissa Sibley, student
Mandy Gardner, alum
Tamiko Ambrose Murray, alum and current adjunct
Lori Horvitz, faculty
David Hopes, faculty
Katherine Min, faculty
Richard Chess, faculty
 
 

The Technological Tsunami: Revisiting the Push/Pull Debate

Thursday, October 8

12 - 1 PM

Ramsey Library Special Collections

Gwendolyn Whitfield, Management and Accountancy 

 

"The Technological Tsunami: Revisiting the Push/Pull Debate"
 

There has been a long debate over whether technological innovation is a push or pull phenomena.  This debate looms large in the age of social media, mobility, analytics and the cloud. It is estimated that global mobile data traffic will increase 18 fold between 2011 and 2016, running across 10 billion mobile devices. What impact will this have on society? Will we ride this wave of technology or be overcome by it? How much agency do individuals have with technological advancement? What are the security and privacy issues? This talk will explore these questions. 

The Sturdy Child of Terror - Poems

Thursday, October 22

12 - 1 PM

Ramsey Library Special Collections

Holly Iglesias, Literature and Language 

How to recover not only a child's voice but a child's vision as well? In writing poems based on childhood during the Cold War, I try to capture the security and absurdity, the secular and the sacred, of that experience. In 1955, the year I started kindergarten, Winston Churchill characterized the age in this way: "a stage in the story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation." Recalling this time in St. Louis—an intensely Catholic place, a tragically segregated place—I see it through the eyes of this sturdy child of terror.

Sentimental Over You

Thursday, October 29

12 - 1 PM

Ramsey Library Special Collections

Gary Ettari - Literature and Language

Join Gary Ettari as he reads from Sentimental Over You, his detective novel set in Las Vegas

Stone in Love: Seduction of the Orphan Past

POSTPONED until the Spring Semester. Check back for a date in January!

Thursday, November 12

12 - 1 PM

Ramsey Library Special Collections

Oguz Erdur, Sociology and Anthropology 

Join Oguz Erdur as he discusses his newest book, Stone in Love: Seduction of the Orphan Past  (Black Mountain Press, 2016).

How Do Educational Food Experiences Influence Food Behaviors? Results from the UNC Asheville Community

Thursday, November 19

12 - 1 PM

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library

Amy Lanou (Health and Wellness), Leah Greden Mathews (Economics), Jessica Speer (Economics), Lance Mills (Environmental Studies), and Nicholas Gold-Leighton (Health and Wellness)
 
A NCCHW-funded study conducted on campus last year engaged over 200 faculty, staff, students and OLLI members. Results from the study indicate that experiential food education impacts food purchasing and food preparation/consumption behaviors. This faculty-student team presentation will highlight key results of the study and discuss implications of the research.