INFORMATION ABOUT FREE PARKING IN LINCOLN GARAGE: Parking will be available in the Lincoln Parking Garage, across from the Student Union Building. The main entrance to the parking structure is located off Belmont St. You can park in any space that is not designated by a sign. You need to remember your space number then proceed to a pay kiosk. Pay kiosks are available on each floor by the staircase. You will need to enter your space number at the pay kiosk, select pay by the hour, and then enter the coupon code for free parking. You will be given a receipt once the transaction is finished (which you do not have to place on your dash). Your coupon code is: 20137668.
"INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPLORATIONS: THE IDEA OF NATURE" PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
In spring 2012, a new public lecture series began at Boise State University: "Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature." The goal of the series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry and to foster dialogue across the campus and community, based on the premise that big questions need interdisciplinary answers.
Videos of the lectures and the promotional materials can be downloaded from the links below.
These lectures are free, open to the public, and require no tickets. Each lecture is followed by a reception with a cash bar and appetizers. All events will be held in the Boise State Student Union building, Simplot ballroom A-D.
For free tickets for the receptions or information about free parking, please contact Dr. Harvey at samanthaharvey@ boisestate.edu .
SPRING 2013 SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6 PM with a reception to follow at 7 PM, Simplot Ballroom A-D, Student Union Building, Boise State University.
“Robert Frost and the Forests of Vermont.” - John Elder, Professor Emeritus of Middlebury College
In addition to being one of the most beloved and influential writers of the twentieth century, Frost was also an extremely perceptive observer of natural patterns. His ecological insights enrich the beauty and intricacy of his poems while also heightening his reader's own understanding of northern New England's densely forested landscape. This lecture will look at both these aspects of Frost as a poetic naturalist through readings and discussions of some of his most celebrated works. Along the way Elder will also relate his poetry directly to his own experiences in the forests of Vermont, the same landscape that inspired Frost.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 6 PM with a reception to follow at 7 PM, Simplot Ballroom A-D, Student Union Building, Boise State University.
"The Nature of Slow Food” - Dan Philippon, University of Minnesota
Professor Philippon will lecture on the “Slow Food” movement in Europe. Although Slow Food is often portrayed as a contrast to fast food, it is less about speed than scale. Visits with artisan food producers in Italy's Piedmont region, where Slow Food was born, illustrate the weaknesses in the romantic understanding of nature as "other" and confirm that scale is the key variable in the search for sustainability.
Submissions from 2013
The Nature of Slow Food, Dan Philippon (March 12, 2013)
The Nature of Slow Food (flyer), Dan Philippon (March 12, 2013)
Robert Frost and the Forests of Vermont (flyer), John Elder (February 14, 2013)
Robert Frost and the Forests of Vermont, John Elder (February 14, 2013)
Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series - 2013 brochure with schedule, Samantha Harvey (January 1, 2013)
Submissions from 2012
Romanticism, Blake, and the Politics of Nature, Kevin Hutchings (April 30, 2012)
Romanticism, Blake, and the Politics of Nature (Flyer), Kevin Hutchings (April 30, 2012)
Henry David Thoreau and Health in Nature, James Engell (March 15, 2012)
Henry David Thoreau and Health in Nature (Flyer), James Engell (March 15, 2012)
On Metaphor and Progress: Nature in Literature and Landscape Painting in 19th-Century America, Rochelle Johnson (February 17, 2012)
On Metaphor and Progress: Nature in Literature and Landscape Painting in 19th-Century America (Flyer), Rochelle Johnson (February 17, 2012)
Submissions from 2011
The Poetics of Nature, James McKusick (April 22, 2011)