Events Calendar

Idea of Nature: Oliver on Trees in Lit

04.24.2014 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Boise State Student Union Simplot Ballroom

Susan Oliver, “Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees in 19th Century Literature.” Oliver is a reader in English Literature at the University of Essex in England. She specializes in late-18th-century and Romantic period literature, transatlantic studies, periodical culture and environmental writing. She also works on the more general literature and culture of the 19th century.

Matt Zwolinski, “Liberty and the Poor”

04.25.2014 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM | Skaggs Hall of Learning, Micron Business and Economics Building, Boise State

Zwolinski is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego, co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy, and the founder of and frequent contributor to the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2003 from the University of Arizona and is a graduate of Santa Clara University. More info here:

Amanda Ripley talk

04.30.2014 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM | Boise State SUB Simplot Ballroom

Ripley, is an investigative journalist for Time, The Atlantic and other magazines, and author of “The Smartest Kids in the World — and How They Got That Way.” Her first book “The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why,” was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary. In her books and magazine writing, Ripley explores the gap between public policy and human behavior.
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