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The Pragmatics of Personhood:Languages for Speaking and Silence
Donal Carbaugh, professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is speaking on "The Pragmatics of Personhood:Languages for Speaking and Silence" on Wednesday, May 5, at 4:15 p.m. in the Kirner-Johnson Red Pit. The talk which is free and open to the public is sponsored by the Oral Communication Center and the anthropology department. More ...
Author Peter Singer presents, "Ethics for One World"
Peter Singer, author of One World: the Ethics of Globaliztion (Yale University Press, 2002), presents, "Ethics for One World," on May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. More ...
Wal-Mart Child Labor "Whistle Blower" to Speak at Hamilton
Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the National Labor Committee in Support of Human and Worker Rights, presents, "Sweatshops and Child Labor in the Global Economy," on May 5, at 7 p.m. in Benedict 105. Kernaghan is best known for exposing the use of child labor in the production of Wal-Mart's "Kathie Lee" clothing line. His talk is part of the series sponsored by the sophomore seminars on globalization. More ...
AIDS Hike for Life Raises $36K
The 6th Annual AIDS Hike for Life was a wonderful success. It was a record-breaking year in both participation and funds raised. More than 500 people walked, ran or hiked through the Kirkland Glen and across campus raising over $36,000! More ...
State Institutions, Private Incentives, Global Capital
The growth of global finance since 1960 constitutes one of the most important transformations in social relations during the twentieth century. Using historical, statistical, and graphical techniques, State Institutions, Private Incentives, and Global Capital examines three important aspects of this phenomenal shift in the international political economy. First, Andrew Sobel explores the reawakening of the international financial markets, mapping their extraordinary transformation since the early 1960s and discussing the role of politics in that metamorphosis. The author then offers a fresh understanding of the systematic differences in access for borrowers in this rapidly transforming and expanding global capital pool. He then demonstrates the influence of political factors in producing differential access to the global capital pool. Showing how the character and stability of a country's political system affects investors's decisions to invest in that country, Sobel breaks new ground in understanding the basis for the frequent admonitions by the World Bank and others that a stable political and legal system are essential for states to attract significant foreign investment. More ...
Assistant Dean to Present at National Conference

Marc C. David, Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Student Affairs, will be presenting at the upcoming National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in Miami, Florida. The title of the presentation is “Greek Letter Alternatives: The Search for Brotherhood and Sisterhood in Emerging Multicultural Student Organizations.”   More ...

Interns in the Office of Communications and Development
Get to know the ten student interns working this summer in the Office of Communications and Development! More ...
Cafruny Quoted in Hartford Courant
Alan Cafruny, Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, was interviewed recently by David Lightman of the <i>Hartford Courant</i> for an article on Bush's Iraq policy. According to the article, Bush has begun to seek "crucial international and domestic support for his Iraq rebuilding effort." "The hard bargaining will be over things like oil and Iraqi debt," said Cafruny. More ...
Adams Lectures on 'Rhetorical Design' for Alumni Weekend
As one of the Reunion Weekend events, John Adams, visiting professor of rhetoric and communication, gave the lecture "Rhetorical Designs: Stop the Rhetoric and Get to the Reality" in the Kirner-Johnson Red Pit.  Adams displayed his expertise on the subject, explaining how the different assumptions people have about rhetoric shapes understanding about the subject matter and about language itself. More ...
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