News

Lecture of the Week

Augustus Richard Norton
?America and the
Muslim World: Divergence, Collision and Dialogue?
Tuesday, September 20,
at 7:30 pm
Gregg Hall (PH 100)

Salikoko Mufwene
?Globalization,
Colonization, and Language Endangerment Perspectives from Africa?
Thursday, September 22, at 4:30 PM
Adamson Wing (BH 136A)

Starting with our issue this week, The Tartan will be running a preview of an upcoming campus lecture every week to two weeks. Our hope is to make students, faculty, and staff aware of the wide variety of speakers on campus and to encourage them to attend University lectures available to them on a weekly basis.
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Augustus Richard Norton is a Professor of International Relations and Anthropology at Boston University. His lecture, ?America and the Muslim World,? is presented by the University Lecture Series.
Norton specializes in the areas of comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, and political anthropology. His course teachings at Boston University include ?U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East,? ?Islam in Middle East Politics,? and ?Symbol, Myth and Rite.? In addition, he is currently involved in research of reformist Muslim culture and politics.
He has appeared on the PBS series NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and has written and co-authored a number of books, including Amal and the Shi?a: Struggle for the Soul of Lebanon, Security in the Middle East, and Civil Society in the Middle East. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the American Political Science Association.
Previously Norton worked at New York University and the U.S. Military Academy.
Salikoko Mufwene is the Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. His lecture ?Globalization, Colonization, and Language Endangerment Perspectives from Africa? is also sponsored by ULS.
Mufwene?s fields of interest include language evolution and endangerment and the development of creoles. His major languages of study include English, Gullah, Black English, Caribbean English creoles, Bantu languages, and French. Through his teaching career, he has taught various courses on linguistics ranging from ?Lexical Semantics? to ?Structure of Bantu Languages.?
Mufwene has also worked at the University of the West Indies and the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.