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October 23, 2018
 

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The U.N. comes to Ohio Northern

Nearly 100 high school students participate in Model UN

Nearly 100 high school students from as far away as Indianapolis and Cincinnati participated in a Model UN on the ONU campus on Saturday.

Before arriving in Ada, the students were given a country to represent and studied that nation, especially its politics. Then, on campus, the students voted in a mock General Assembly how they thought the country they represented would vote.

The difficult issues discussed were:
• Eradication of chemical and nuclear weapons;
• Managing the effects of natural disasters and climate change;
• Refugee crisis and protection of human rights.

Wolf biologist to speak

Douglas Smith, Ph.D., will discuss “Yellowstone wolves: Restoring wildness to the world’s first national park” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Freed Center. The talk, which is part of the Keiser Distinguished Lecture Series in Life Sciences at ONU, is free and open to the public.

 

Smith is a senior wildlife biologist in Yellowstone National Park. He is regarded as one of the world’s top experts in wolf biology. A leader in issues involving wildlife conservation and restoration, Smith has studied wolf restoration, recovery and management for more than 20 years. 

ONU center of the college geographer world on Thursday

Geographers find their compass at ONU conference
 
Approximately 100 geographers from colleges and universities in Ohio and Michigan will turn their compasses to an upcoming conference at Ohio Northern University on Thursday, Oct. 19, in McIntosh Center.

The association includes approximately 30 colleges and universities from Ohio and Michigan. ONU faculty members Katy Rossiter and Jimmy Wilson are coordinating the event.

Geography is everywhere, from the recent hurricanes to algae blooms in Lake Erie to gentrification in urban areas. Geographers can effectively make predications and understand patterns that help answer important questions about the world.

Wind Orchestra to perform Sunday

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra will present “An American Tribute” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 in the Freed Center. Director Antoine T. Clark will conduct the program, which will feature works by George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.

 

Aug. 25 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bernstein. Accordingly, music organizations and institutions across the nation and the world are honoring this great conductor, composer, music educator and pianist by programming his works throughout the year.

 

“Dreamland” author to speak Thursday

Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” will deliver a talk at noon on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Freed Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

“Dreamland,” which was published in 2015, chronicles how the drug epidemic tore apart the once thriving community of Portsmouth, Ohio. In the award-winning book, Quinones looks at how dependency upon painkillers devastated the southern Ohio city.

 

The problem was largely fueled by the emergence of OxyContin, a painkiller with devastatingly addictive properties. The story is repeated throughout countless small, rural towns and suburbs across America.

 

“Law is not enough” topic of talk

Legal scholar Neil S. Siegel will discuss “Law is not enough” during a talk at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the law school. David W. Ichel professor of law and professor of political science at Duke Law School. The talk, which is part of the school’s Carhart Program in Legal Ethics, is free and open to the public.

 

Siegel will argue that legal restraints on presidents and members of Congress are insufficient by themselves to sustain the legitimacy of the American constitutional project.

 

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