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November 2014

Sports in American Society

November 22 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

We modern Americans are the most sports-crazed society in the history of the world. We sign up our kids in youth sports leagues before they can walk; turn players into mythic national heroes; and spend billions on cable subscriptions, tickets, and more. How did sports come to matter so much in America? What does this say about our society? And how can we better understand the pleasures and problems of America today through the lens of sports? This seminar will attempt to answer…

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December 2014

Resurrections: Reviving Extinct Languages, Cultures, and Species

December 6 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

We like to think the past is behind us and we can’t bring it back, but several scholars and researchers spend their time doing just that. This interdisciplinary seminar will look at how humans are bringing things back to life in the fields of biology, archeology, and linguistics. Linguist David Mora-Marin will introduce us to “dead” languages and show how they are deciphered and in some cases relearned. Archeologist Brian Billman will present his research on the rise and fall…

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