UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Discussions

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Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

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The Amazon: Wilderness, Technology and Society

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

3 p.m. Reception
3:30 p.m. Discussion

Kinnickinnic River Theater, Rm. 320 University Center, UWRF

Free & open to all!

The panel & format - Each will each give a 15-minute presentation with discussion to follow.

To be discussed

  • Spectacular, richly diverse, wild and vast, is the Amazon in Brazil! 
  • What are the key geographical features of this amazing landscape? 
  • How much of it are we losing, and how much is still left intact?
  • Is Brazil morally required to leave this majestic landscape in a wild and natural state?
  • What are the uses of wilderness?
  • What would our future on earth be like without vast wilderness areas?  
  • Can we blame technology for the unparalleled degradation of our natural environment?

 

 


Past discussions



Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014UWRF Year of China logo

Confucius' Ethics and Modern Perspectives

4 p.m. reception
4:30 p.m. discussion

Panel discussion featuring:Confucius

Moderated by Dr. Zhiguo Yang, Professor of History and Department Chair, UWRF

Topic details

Free & open to all

Discussion photos
Reception photos


Event audio (44 min.)



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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Three German Intellectuals Linked to the Nazi Movement

  • Friedrich NietzscheThe Thinker
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Ingeborg Bachmann

5 p.m., Kinnickinnic River Theater
University Center Rm. 320, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Free & open to the public

Discussion contributors (see below for topic-related notes from contributors)

  • Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, Professor of Philosophy, UWRF
  • Dr. Matthew Meyer, Instructor of Philosophy, UWRF
  • Dr. Erin Trapp, Lecturer, Department of English, UWRF

Moderator—Dr. Wes Chapin, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UWRF

More about the discussion
About UWRF's 2013-14 "Year of Germany" celebration

Event audio (1 hr. 15 min)



More

about the Nov. 7 event

Poster


Sponsored by UWRF:

  • Year of Brazil
  • History and Philosophy Department
  • Geography Department

Organized by Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, UWRF Professor of Philosophy

About the Year of Brazil

Driving & parking

You may park FREE in Pay 2 Lot (south of University Center) during the time frame of the event without a permit. If Pay 2 is full, you may park free in T lot (south of Rodli Commons on Wild Rose Ave.) and Y lot (6th Street cul de sac end near Power Plant).

By late afternoon, additional free parking may also be available on on 6th Street (near Centennial Science and Rodli Commons) and on the side streets north of Cascade Avenue.

Directions & parking map
Building information

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History and Philosophy Department
307 Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
(715) 425-3164
history@uwrf.edu

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