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When Race Isn't About Racism - But Still Dangerous

Issac Bailey, Columnist, The Sun News

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116 

5:00 p.m.

Isaac Bailey, columnist for The Sun News, discusses a growing body of neurological research that explains how our brains are shaped by

our environment. Bailey will introduce the concept of “toxic stress” and how it literally reshapes the brains of vulnerable youngsters, and

the implicating results. He will try to show that what is often termed racial bias in disparate treatment of black youth by police and

teachers often results from an undetected depression.


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You Don't Get Your Degree From Google: Academic Integrity and the Internet 

Frederick Wood Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Geography at CCU

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116

5:00 p.m.

In this discussion, Frederick Wood, academic integrity officer of CCU will reflect on the challenges the faces in promoting academic

integrity across campus. Many students come to college without a clear understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and cheating.

Wood will discuss ways in which we can promote academic integrity more effectively. Reception to follow in anteroom.


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Food + Ethics: Does it Matter What We Eat?

Panel Discussion, Homecoming Event

Lib Jackson Student Union Theater

3:00 p.m.

In this Tea & Ethics session, we explore the various ethical issues that are raised by our food choices. Is it ethically problematic to eat

certain foods? Is it morally required of us to find out how our food is being produced and prepared? Is it acceptable to genetically modify

plants in order to increase food production? What exactly should CCU do in order to offer students “ethical” food choices? These and

other questions will be discussed by a group of faculty, administrators and students.


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The Legacy of Malcolm X

Jeffry Halverson, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies 

Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116

5:00 p.m.

The man we know as Malcolm X was constantly reinventing himself. During the last year of his life (1964-1965), he entered into Sunni

Islam, traveled the Middle East and Africa, debated at Oxford University, and shifted his view of the civil rights struggle in America to an

international struggle for human rights. From his famous pilgrimage (Hajj) to the holy city of Mecca, the little known last year of Malcolm

X's life was perhaps the most transformative of all.