We would like to invite you to join us for the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Big Read kickoff event at Lake Superior State University Library. The campus and local community are reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota.
We are honored to have Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community as our keynote speaker for this evening’s event.
Following Chairman Newland’s address, we will watch a short documentary, “This River” which offers an indigenous perspective on the tragic experience of searching for the many missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Joining us for a panel discussion on these issues along with Bryan Newland, will be Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Executive Director of the Diane Peppler Center, Betsy Huggett.
Afternoon coffee and delicious treats will be served by LSSU Catering.
Masks and social distancing are required.
LSSU Library Documentary Series presents Frontline: Flint’s Deadly water Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 @ 5pm in the Library Learning Commons
Exposing the deadly toll of the Flint water crisis: A two-year FRONTLINE investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires outbreak during the water crisis and how officials failed to stop it
Dr. Olson-Pupek will look at the effects of lead on the brain from the neuroscience perspective, and why children are so heavily impacted by lead poisoning. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 @ Noon
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 2019 @ 3PM
Join us for fun and semi-competitive games of Jeopardy, with questions centered around content from What the Eye’s Don’t See. Grab some teammates, read the book, (copies are available the the Library’s Circulation Desk) and run the board!
If you can’t make it to this session, we’ll have another game on Monday November 4, 2019 @ 3pm!
Does your discipline/industry utilize unmanned aerial vehicles aka drones? Do you analyze data patterns? Do you collect samples from the environment? Is your discipline one of the following. Engineering/Robotics. Criminal Justice. Fisheries & Wildlife, Mathematics, Business/Marketing. Conservation Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may benefit from one of the LSSU’s geospatial programs. The GIS programs are designed as support programs to provide participants with spatial analytical skills that are in high demand in a variety of industries.
LSSU Library Sustainability Series. Tony Anthony: “Emerging Contaminants”, Tuesday, October. 16th@ 7 PM
PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyd substances, are all over the news these days as the newest environmental concern. Tony Anthony, Principal Consultant with national environmental consulting firm AKT Peerless, will talk about this newest issue, and address how the uncertainty surrounding PFAS contamination is creating challenges for municipal leaders and their communities.
Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons
At a basic level, behavior can be understood in terms of two general classes of motivational processes: appetitive/positive and aversive/negative. Everyone agrees that both positive and negative processes are important, yet scientists still do not know much how these processes affect perception and cognition. In this talk, I will introduce my recent work on the role of affective motivational states in perception and cognition. I leverage recent methodological advances to enhance our understanding of emotion-perception, emotion- cognition integration and interaction. In particular, I will present behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging evidence showing how gain and loss influence earlier perceptual processing, and how simultaneous threat and reward interact in the visual processing. I close by discussing the clinical implications of my work, and how my studies can help understand the mechanisms that potentially go awry in mental illness.