Event: Chris Jordan, artist and cultural activist, gave a talk on November 20 at the Wharton Center as part of MSU's Geography Awareness Week.
Event: "Blackfish: Friend, Outcast, Killer," an exposé of Sea World, was aired November 20, here on campus. The presentation was sponsored by PAW, the undergraduate student animal welfare organization.
News: Congratulations to Ryan Gunderson (Animal Studies and Sociology) for winning a Dissertation Completion Fellowship to finish his thesis next semester on how early critical theory informs sociological examinations of the relationship between humans and other animals.
Event: Dr. Timothy Pachirat’s gave a lecture, “Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight,” on November 21st in Ferndale, Michigan.
Event: November's Animal Studies Friday Seminar featured 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.”
News: Congratulations to Seven Mattes (Animal Studies and Anthropology) who has won a prestigious Fulbright Award to support the data collection for her dissertation on the relationship between humans and other animals in Japan.
News: A new book in The Animal Turn series has been announced: Animals as Neighbors: The Past and Present of Commensal Species, by Terry O'Connor.