January 25: Weber State University welcomes Diana Liverman, PhD, of the University of Arizona as part of The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences' Distinguished Lecture Series. Her lecture, entitled "The Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Living Well Within Planetary Boundaries" will address the role of social sciences in explaining the causes and consequences of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss, and in developing solutions to environmental problems. Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall, 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
January 26: Weber State University welcomes Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox of Arkansas State University for the Sociology & Anthropology Brown Bag Series presentation "The Hottest Part of Hell: Growing Up, Leaving, and Staying in Westboro Baptist Church." This presentation examines how children and adolescents learn the rhetoric and theology of Westboro Baptist church, how they are socialized into the church's anti-gay activism, and how they decide, upon adulthood, to stay in a place where, very often, they have felt loved and cared for, or exit into the world they have been condemning. Social Science Building, Room 103, 1:30 p.m.
November 7: The Weber Historical Society lecture series welcomes author and historan William MacKinnon for his presentation entitled "A Sixty-Year Hitch With the Utah War: Surprises and Conclusions." MacKinnon will tell stories about the little-known confrontation in the 1850s between those living in the Utah territory and the U.S. government, Dumke Legecy Hall, 7 p.m., free and open to the public.
November 18: Meet professor Sara Dant, of the WSU history department and author of Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West and WSU geography professor Dan Bedford, co-author of Climate Change: Examining the Facts. The authors will be discussing the subject of climate change and signing books in the Fireplace Lounge, Shepherd Union Building, 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
November 30: The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents the next installment of the Department of History sponsored film series Testaments of Youth: Childhood, Adolescence, and Cinema, 1955-1968. Jean-Luc Godard's classic "Masculin/Feminin" will be screened in the Wildcat Theater, 7 p.m.
December 5: Politics and Pizza Forum: Debating the Electoral College. This event, sponsored by the Weber County League of Women Voters, will discuss the pros and cons of the Electoral College system. Will be located in The Lair, in the Shepherd Union Building at 11:30 a.m.
December 7: The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents the last installment of the Department of History sponsored film series Testaments of Youth: Childhood, Adolescence, and Cinema, 1955-1968. The final film in the series is "Heißer Sommer" (Hot Summer), directed by Joachim Hasler. The film will be screened in the Wildcat Theater, 7 p.m.
December 16: Fall 2016 Graduation Commencement Ceremonies