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Faraway Places is WKU Libraries' lecture series featuring scholars doing research in foreign countries.

Kate SallerThe Moon in Your Sky: An Immigrant’s Journey Home To Uganda  New

Far Away Places kicked off its fifteenth year on Thursday, September 18 at Barnes and Noble with author Kate Saller of St. Louis, MO discussing her new book, The Moon in Your Sky: An Immigrant’s Journey Home.

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Karen PetroneThe Great War in Russian Memory

Russian historian Karen Petrone, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, gave a talk on The Great War in Russian Memory on the evening of April 17, 2014 at Barnes and Noble.

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Loup LangtonPassport for Discovery

Loup Langton, Director of the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at WKU talked about the lessons he has learned through his travels on the evening of March 27, 2014 at Barnes & Noble.

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Katherine PennavariaTangier Island: A Chesapeake Bay Treasure

Katherine Pennavaria talked about her recent trip to Tangier Island in this spring's Far Away Places series on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

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Clay MotleyFar Away Places: A Piece of the True Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clay Motley, Associate Director for Academics for the WKU Honors College, has done extensive research on the blues, early country, and early rock n’ roll between 1920 and 1955, and presented his work on Thursday, November 21th at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

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Sam Marder

Far Away Places: Samuel Marder: Holocaust Survivor, Violinist and Author

October 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Bookstore Samuel Marder spoke to a standing room of crowd about his experience of living in a concentration camp in Transnistria, Ukraine at the age of ten.

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Dr. Michael Cairo

Far Away Places: The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Michael Cairo is Associate Professor of Political Science at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. His newest title The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East, at Barnes and Noble September 19, 2013 at 7:00.

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Professor Michael Fowler

Far Away Places: Bribes, Bullets and Intimidation 

Dr. Julie Bunck and Professor Michael Fowler from the Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, discuss their newest book at Barnes and Noble Bookstore Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7pm

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Clinton Lewis

Far Away Places: Alpine Expedition to Peru 

WKU Photographer Clinton Lewis shared his spectacular photographs of the expedition in this month’s Far Away Places series, March 21, 2013 at Barnes and Noble.

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John Dizgun

Buenos Aires: City of Immigrants

"The Far Away Places" series featured Dr. John Dizgun from KIIS, WKU on February 14, 2013 at Barnes & Noble, where he told a large audience about his experiences in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Julie Hedgepeth Williams

A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

On November 15, 2012, Samford University journalism professor Julie Hedgepeth Williams talked at Barnes & Noble about how her great uncle Albert Caldwell's family survived the sinking of the Titanic.

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Patrick Pranke

Paths to Liberation in Burmese Buddhism

Dr. Patrick Pranke from UoL spoke about "Paths to Liberation in Burmese Buddhism" for Far Away Places Series on October 18, 2012 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

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Florencia Mallon

Beyond the Ties of Blood: A Novel about Chile

Florencia Mallon, Professor and Head of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, discussed her book in the context of Chilean history to an overflow crowd at Barnes and Noble on September 20, 2012.
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Michael Trapasso

Far Away Places: Big Games of South Africa

WKU Geography professor Michael Trapasso shared his research experience and encounters with exotic and sometimes dangerous animals in South Africa's big game parks on April 12 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
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Ricardo Marin Ruiz

Ernest Hemingway and Spain

Ricardo Marin Ruiz, Professor of English from University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, talked about Ernest Hemingway and Spain on Thursday, April 5 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

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Jid Lee

To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea

Professor Jid Lee from Middle TN State University spoke about her book To Kill a Tiger, a narrative of her girlhood in a traditional Korean family against the traumatic events of recent Korean history.

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David Keeling

Gabon

Dr. David Keeling from WKU Department of Geology and Geography talked about Gabon in the Libraries' Far Away Places program at Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

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Angene and Jack Wilson

The Peace Corps: A Historical and Kentucky Perspective

Angene Wilson, emeritus Professor of UK, and Jack Wilson, retired Kentucky official, talked about their service as the first Peace Corps volunteers in the 60′s on October 20, 2011 at Barnes & Noble.

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Erin Koch

Global Health and Humanitarianism in Post-Soviet Georgia

University of Kentucky Anthropologist Erin Koch, A native of Venice, California, talked about her research in the Republic of Georgia and its dislocated people.

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James Siekmeier

Bolivia and the United States: Ties that Bind and Constrictions

This month's Far Away Places series featured Professor James Siekmeier, historian from West Virginia University. He talked about "Bolivia and the United States: The Ties That Bind and Constrict" on Thursday, April 21 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
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John All

Climbing Mount Everest

On March 17, 2011 WKU Libraries Far Away Places series featured John All, Professor of WKU Geography and Geology. While studying climate change in the Himalayas in 2010, he reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 23rd.
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Haiwang Yuan

China's Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Look at a City Called Tianjin

On February 17, 2011, Haiwang Yuan, WKU Libraries professor, talked about the changes taking place in China through the city of Tianjin, where he grew up.
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John Hale

Discoveries Underwater in the Mediterranean

John R. Hale, Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, talked on Discoveries Underwater in the Mediterranean on October 19, 2010. He signed his books afterward.
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Sarah D. Phillips

Stories From Rights Movements in Ukraine

Sarah D. Phillips, award-winning Anthropologist from Indiana University, talked on Stories From Rights Movements In Ukraine on September 16, 2010 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Bowling Green. She signed her book afterward.
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Michael Trapasso

Alaska

On the evening of April 15, 2010, Dr. Michael Trapasso from the Department of Geography and Geology at WKU talked about his research in Alaska.
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John Moore

The Road to Santiago and Pilgrimage

On March 26, 2010, John Moore, a Road Scholar with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, talked about the Road to Santiago, pilgrimage route since the medieval period.
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Saundra Ardrey

Ghana

Dr. Saundra Ardrey, Head of the Department of Political Science at WKU, spoke about Ghana in this month's Far Away Places series at Barnes and Noble. Dr. Ardrey led a study abroad delegation from WKU to Ghana in 2009.
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Barry Kitterman

The Baker's Boy

Barry Kitterman talked about his experiences in 1970s Belize as well as about his novel and creative writing on Thursday, November 19 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bowling Green, KY.
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Debbie Kreizer

Slovenia

Professor Debbie Kreitzer from the Department of Geography and Geology, Debbie teaches classes on World Regional Geography, the Georgraphy of North America and Geographic Information Systems. She led a Study Abroad group to Slovenia in 2007 and made a return visit in 2008.
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Michael Trapasso

Viking Voyages

On the evening of April 16 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, WKU Libraries' Far Away Places Series featured Dr. Michael Trapasso from the Department of Geography and Geology at WKU.
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Joseph Trafton

The Dead Sea Scrolls

WKU Libraries presented Joseph Trafton, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at WKU. He talked about the Dead Sea scrolls at Barnes & Noble on March 19, 2009.
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Doug McElroy

The Galapagos Island

On March 19, 2009, WKU Libraries' Far Away Places Series featured Doug McElroy, a Professor of Biology at WKU, who talked about the Galapagos Island.
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Roger D. Launius

Robots in Space

Dr. Roger D. Launius, Curator of the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian, spoke for WKU Libraries' Far Away Places series on Thursday, November 20 at Barnes & Noble.
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David Keeling

Russia

On November 19, 2008, WKU Libraries' "Faraway Places " presented Dr. David Keeling, who talked about Russia in Helm Library as part of the International Education Week events.
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David Keeling

Cambodia

This Thursday, October 16, 2008, Dr. David Keeling, Head of Geography and Geology, talked about Cambodia in our Faraway Places series at Barnes and Noble.
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Aristofanes Cedeno

Panama

Aristofanes Cedeno, Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Louisville, talked about Panama for the Far Away Places series on Thursday, September 18 at Barnes & Noble.
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David Keeling

Easter Island

Dr. Michael Trapasso, Professor of Department of Geology and Geography, talked about Easter Island at Barnes & Noble.
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Uma Doraiswamy

South India

This Thursday, October 16, 2008, WKU Libraries faculty Uma Doraiswamy talked about her homeland South India at Barnes & Noble.
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David Keeling

The Sahara

David Keeling, Head of Department of Geography and Geology, WKU, who had done his research in the Sahara, talked about place at Barnes and Noble.
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Shannon Schaffer

Israel

Shannon Schaffer, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at WKU talked about her research trip to Israel for Far Away Places at Barnes & Noble.
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Michael Trapasso

Antarctica

Dr. Michael Trapasso, Professor of Geology and Geography at WKU, talked about his research trip to Antarctica.
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Jim   Lynn

Ireland

On March 22, 2007, Jim Flynn, retired WKU Professor of English talked about Ireland at Barnes & Noble.
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Ronald Messier

Medieval Morocco

Ronald Messier, Professor of Middle East history at Vanderbilt University, talked about Medieval Morocco.
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Haiwang Yuan

China: A Nation of Ethnic Diversity

On the evening of Thursday, September 21, 2006, Haiwang Yuan, author of The Magic Lotus Lantern and Other Tales from the Han Chinese, gave a presentation on Chinese ethnicity.
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Shawn Parkhurst

Portugal

Dr. Shawn Parkhurst from the Department of Anthropology of the University of Louisville gave a lecture on Portugal.
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John Dizgun

Yucatan

Dr. John Dizgun from WKU's History Department presented Yucatan in Mexico, which is rich in Inca cultural relics.
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 Last Modified 9/22/14