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Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

 

The University of Idaho will celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway on March 3rd-7th during the sixth annual Hemingway Festival. The Festival is sponsored by the UI English Department.  

 

This year's festival will mark the 90th anniversary of the publication on Hemingway's first book, "In Our Time," a collection of short stories. After almost a century, the University will explore what makes Hemingway's legacy so enduring and appealing.

 

UI Professor Ron McFarland is a Hemingway scholar and aficionado who will help answer this question. In his book, "Appropriating Hemingway: Using Him as a Fictional Character," McFarland examines the phenomenon of writers using Hemingway in works of fiction- his character appears in more than 30 novels, plus short stories, graphic novels, movies, plays, and poems.

 

McFarland will read from his work at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at BookPeople in Moscow as part of the Hemingway Festival.

Colfax State of the City Address to take place March 17

Colfax State of the City Address to take place March 17

 

Colfax Mayor Todd Vanek will join the Colfax Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon lecture series for the annual State of the City Address at noon on Tuesday, March 17th at the Colfax Library.

 

The State of the City Address is the most popular of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce's monthly guest lecture series. During the address, Mayor Vanek is expected to go over the current city economy, work plans, and updates that will affect the city. The Mayor and city administrator Mike Rizzitiello have additionally just returned from the capital. 

 

This meeting is free and open to the public. However, lunch can be purchased for $12.60 on eventbrite.com, colfaxchamber.org, or $11 in person at the Chamber office. The Colfax Library is hosting the event and lunch will be catered by the Palouse Hyde Out featuring a baked potato bar. Attendees should RSVP to the event by March 13th.

Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to speak at University of Idaho's Martin Forum on March 5

Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to speak at University of Idaho's Martin Forum on March 5

Nick Gier, a professor emeritus of philosophy, will present at the University of Idaho’s Martin Forum on Thursday, March 5th.

 

Gier will discuss the “The Origins of Religious Violence” starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Teaching and Learning Center, TLC Room 041.

 

“The association between religion and violence is a long-standing issue; however, we have seen a surge of religious violence in recent years, from the recent crimes of ISIL in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Africa to the attacks on Jews and Muslim in Europe,” said Ro Afatchao, associate director of the Martin Institute and program in International Studies. “Given the international news, we’re fortunate to have someone with Prof. Gier’s expertise available in the Vandal family.”

 

Registration now open for the University of Idaho's 2015 Women's Leadership Conference

Registration now open for the University of Idaho's 2015 Women's Leadership Conference

 

The University of Idaho's Women's Center, the Professional Development and Learning office and the Athena Association of Professional Women will co-host the fifth biennial Women's Leadership Conference at the University of Idaho on Wednesday, March 25th, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center and the Idaho Commons.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is “Yes, And ...The Power of We.”  “Yes, and …” is a concept derived from improvisational comedy. In order to collaboratively build a scene, one person presents an opportunity for interaction and invites others to expand upon the idea. The basic rule of improv is that you must be willing to say, “Yes, and …” Extending this idea to other domains allows for people to build synergistic collaborations and move projects forward in new ways.

 

Award-winning writer Alison Hawthorne Deming to read at the University of Idaho on March 4

Award-winning writer Alison Hawthorne Deming to read at the University of Idaho on March 4

Award-winning writer, Alison Hawthorne Deming, will visit the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading, there will be a question and answer session, as well as a book signing by Deming.

 

"Alison Deming's readings are magical," said Scott Slovic, chairman of the University of Idaho's English Department. "She is an amazing essayist and poet- her work resonates with personal, social, and environmental meanings."

 

Deming is Agnese Nelms Haury chairwoman in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona where she is a professor of creative writing and affiliated faculty with the Institute of the Environment. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Grand Manan, New Brunswick. She served as poet-in-residence for the Language of Conservation project that created poetry installations in U.S. zoos.

 

Pullman Regional Hospital lecture series to feature cardiologist speaking on Women and Heart Disease

Pullman Regional Hospital lecture series to feature cardiologist speaking on Women and Heart Disease

As part of February Heart Health Awareness Month, Pullman Regional Hospital will present "Women and Heart Disease" on Friday, February 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The presentation will be held in Conference Room C&D of the hospital.

Brian Fuhs, M.D., cardiologist, cardiologist with Providence Spokane Heart Institute and provider at Pullman Regional Hospital's Specialty Clinic, will talk about heart disease prevention and lipid management for women.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is part of Pullman Regional Hospital's "Time with the physicians" lecture series.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak on American inequality

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak on American inequality

David Cay Johnston, author and investigative journalist who was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on U.S. corporate tax policy, will give two free, public presentations at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane and at 4:00 p.m. the following afternoon at WSU Pullman.


In his talk “How Government Creates Inequality: The Tax Rules That Take From the Many to Give to the Few”, Johnston will focus on a number of issues that have been highlighted in his newest book, Divided: The Perils of our Growing Inequality, which examines the economic effects of growing income disparity in the United States.