Animal Studies Friday Seminar Schedule

 

Fall 2013

SEPTEMBER

September's Animal Studies Friday Seminar will be held on September 27 (12:15-1:30 pm in the MSU Museum Auditorium) and will feature Dan Bender of the University of Toronto speaking on “ Laboring the Zoo: The Human Work of Animals.”

OCTOBER

October's Animal Studies Friday Seminar will be held on October 11 (3-4pm in 134 South Kedzie Hall) and will feature Nicolae Morar of the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University, speaking on ethical issues pertaining to biology and human-animal communities: “ From Science to Environmental Value An Argument for a Critical Understanding of the Normative Role of Biodiversity.”

NOVEMBER

November's Animal Studies Friday Seminar will be held on November 8 (12-1:30 pm in 457 Berkey Hall) and will feature Dr. Susan Mikota ( www.elephantcare.org ) speaking on elephant culture in Nepal, with a focus on the training of young elephants, “The Servants of Ganesh.”

Spring 2013


JANUARY
January’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on January 25 (12:00-1:00, 221 Natural Resources) and will feature Jill Fritz, Michigan State Director for The Humane Society of the United States. Jill will talk about the Humane Society’s Wolf Protection Campaign.


FEBRUARY
February’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on February 8 (12:00-1:00, 221 Natural Resources) and will feature Pat Lederle, Research Section Supervisor of the Wildlife Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Pat will talk about managing wolves in Michigan.


MARCH
March’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on March 29 (12:00-1:00, 221 Natural Resources) and will feature Carl Taylor, Professor, Senior Fellow in University Outreach and Engagement and MSU Extension Specialist. Carl will talk about the intersecting problems of dog fighting, gangs and violence.


APRIL
April’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on April 26 (12:00-1:00, 221 Natural Resources) and will feature Page Yaxley, DVM and founder of MSU’s Hospice Veterinary Care Program and co-facilitator of the Companion Animal Loss Support Group. Page will talk about the vet school’s hospice service which manages compassionate and palliative hospice care to animal companions with terminal illness.

Fall 2012


NOTE: The Animal Studies Brown Bag Series is now located at 223 Natural Resources

SEPTEMBER
September’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on September 28 (12:00-
1:00, 223 Natural Resources) and will feature Mike Neault, DVM, Emergency Programs
Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. Dr. Neault will
lead a conversation on animals in disasters and what the nation and his agency are charged to do
in disaster situations to minimize harm to animals.


OCTOBER
October’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on October 26 (12:00-1, 223
Natural Resources) and will feature MSU’s Professor Meredith Gore (Departments of Fisheries
& Wildlife and Criminal Justice). Dr. Gore will discuss her work on the ethical basis for
conservation policy with a focus on the case of inbred wolves on Isle Royale.


Spring 2012

 

JANUARY
January’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on January 20 (12:00-1:00, 6H Berkey Basement) and will feature Michael Nelson leading a conversation on the predator-prey ecosystem in Isle Royale National Park. Michael is the philosopher in residence of Isle Royale’s Wolf-Moose Project, and professor in MSU’s Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Philosophy and Lyman Briggs. 

 

FEBRUARY
February’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on February 24 (12:00-1:00, 6H Berkey Basement) and will feature Scout Calvert, an assistant professor at Wayne State University and adjunct Sociology faculty at MSU. Scout (who studied under Donna Haraway in the History of Consciousness Program at UC Santa Cruz) will give a talk entitled, “Flush Sisters and Sire’s Milk: Cattle, People, and Discourses of Gender and Family.”

 

MARCH
March’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on March 30 (12:00-1:00, 6H Berkey Basement) and will feature Jill Fritz, the Michigan state director for the Humane Society of the United States. Jill has an extensive background in grassroots activism and in public radio journalism (winning 10 first-place journalism awards). She will lead a discussion on her work with the humane society.

 

APRIL
April’s Animal Studies Friday Brown Bag Seminar will be held on April 27 (12:00-1:00, 6H Berkey Basement) and will feature Cynthia Bennett, Director of Animal Welfare at the Detroit Zoo. Cynthia has extensive experience developing and managing conservation, education and science programs, and she will lead a discussion on the programs and initiatives of the Detroit Zoo’s Center for Zoo Animal Welfare.


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