CSU Channel Islands (CI) in collaboration with the public libraries in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura offers free lectures to community members for a chance to hear from some of CI's most dynamic speakers and experts.
"These lectures provide the public with a unique opportunity to be a CI student for an evening," Dr. Karen Carey, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arts & Sciences
Engage in discussion on a variety of timely, thought-provoking topics in the convenient setting of your local library.
Globalization, Niche Ports and the Local Economy: A Look at Port Hueneme and the Southern California Logistics Industry
Elizabeth Sowers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology
Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.
Thousand Oaks Library
Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
California is well-known for its coastline and the “beach life” that lures tourists and influences popular depictions of the state. But residents of Ventura County may also associate another image with California’s coastline: the bright lights, massive ships, and complex machinery of the Port of Hueneme. Dr. Elizabeth Sowers will discuss the logistics industry, its rise to prominence in the last few decades, and its role in both global and local economic processes.
Information Literacy and the Public Sphere
Monica Pereira, MLS
Janet Pinkley, MLS
Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.
Simi Valley Public Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93063
How do we find reliable information in an Internet-driven world where information is easily obtained, but not always up-to-date or trustworthy? Librarians Monica Pereira and Janet Pinkley from CI’s John Spoor Broome Library share their expertise in Information Literacy, a crucial skill that drives successful research and offers ways to find and evaluate valid information.
All sessions at the Ventura Library have concluded for Fall 2014
Featured Lecture Series (Videos):
Stem Cells – Boon or Bane?
Dr. Nitika Parmar
Associate Professor of Biology
Ordinary Men – How Normal People Can Do Terrible Things
Dr. Kevin Volkan
Professor of Psychology
The Human Prehistory of the Channel Islands and Coastal California: A 10,000 Year Retrospective, Dr. Colleen Delaney & Dr. Jennifer Perry, Professors of Anthropology.
Exobiology and Space Science: The Possible Existence of Extraterrestrial Life and Man's Current Ability to Find It, Dr. Erich Fleming, Assistant Professor of Biology
Humpback Whales: Gentle Giants of the North Pacific, Dr. Rachel Cartwright, Lecturer in Biology
Stem Cells – Boon or Bane? Dr. Nitika Parmar, Associate Professor of Biology
OMG! Here Come the GMOs: Do We Embrace or Challenge Advances in Biotechnology? Panda Kroll, Lecturer in Business
Natural Habitats Around CSU Channel Islands Before and After the 2013 Springs Fire, Dr. Steven Norris, Lecturer in Biology
Business & Economics
Business Success in China – Understanding Business Culture, Dr. Priscilla Laing, Associate Professor of Finance, CI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics
The Era of the Celebrity CEO is Over, Dr. Andrew Morris, Professor in CI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics
Beyond the Latino Sports Hero: The Role of Sports in Creating Communities, Networks and Identities, Dr. Jose Alamillo, Associate Professor of Chicano Studies
Are We Crazy About Our Kids? The Cost/Benefit Equation, Dr. Kaia Tollefson, Associate Professor of Education, and Dr. Joan Karp.
Lessons from Finland, Dr. Tiina Itkonen, Associate Professor of Education
Education System in Finland: From Equity to Excellence, Dr. Tiina Itkonen, Associate Professor of Education
Stories Behind the Stories: English Faculty Reading and Discussion, Professors of English: Brad Monsma, Bob Mayberry, Mary Adler, Sean Carswell and Sofia Samatar
Climate Change in the 21st Century, Dr. Simone Aloisio, Professor of Chemistry
The Interaction Between Urban Centers and Protected Areas, Dr. Don Rodriguez, Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management
Emerging Identities in Evolving End-of-the Century Empires, P. Scott Corbett, Ph.D., Lecturer of History
Paradoxes and Shocking Outcomes in Math: Do You Still Believe in Math? Dr. Jorge Garcia, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Australian Actors and Hollywood Stars, Dr. Luda Popenhagen, Professor of Performing Arts
Politics to the Extreme: The Consequences of Partisan Polarization in Congress, Dr. Sean Kelly, Professor of Political Science
Resisting the Pressures of the Present: Channel Islands National Park as a Case Study in Public Policymaking, Dr. Scott Frisch, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Dan Wakelee, Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Political Science
Ordinary Men – How Normal People Can Do Terrible Things, Dr. Kevin Volkan, Professor of Psychology
Some Psychological Benefits of a Secure Relationship with God, Dr. Harley Baker, Professor of Psychology
Eastern and Western Perspectives of Health and Well-Being, Dr. Christy Teranishi Martinez, Associate Professor of Psychology
Culture-Bound Syndromes, Dr. Kevin Volkan, Professor of Psychology
Social Barriers to Taking Paid Family Leave in California: Lessons for Proposed Federal Paid Family Leave Legislation, Dr. Lindsey Trimble O'Connor, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Latin America's Most Interesting Leaders, Dr. Stephen Clark, Professor of Spanish