The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series continues when anthropologist Laura Greer Vick, Ragland Professor Emeritus of International Studies and Anthropology at William Peace University, presents "Lessons from the Ya'axche: Preserving the Forest of Maya" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Panorama Room in the University Center, 2101 10th Ave.
Vick has lived and worked with the Maya on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, conducting research on spider money socio-ecology, leading study abroad programs for college students and collaborating with local people to achieve sustainable communities and natural environments.
Vick's presentation is co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department and the Environmental & Sustainability Studies Department.
The rest of the series includes:
- Gabriela Ortiz, composer and instructor of composition at the University of Mexico, will perform her work following the presentation of "Unicamente La Verdad - Only the Truth" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in Milne Auditorium (room 2050) in Kepner Hall. Co-sponsors: School of Music and College of Visual and Performing Arts.
- Steven Dietz, professor of Playwriting/Directing at the University of Texas, Austin, will present "Here and Now Art Form" at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 in Frasier 63. See the play "Jackie and Me" by Dietz immediately following the 7:30 p.m. presentation in Langworthy Theatre, Frasier 135 (performance ticket required). Co-sponsors: School of Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts.
All presentations are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m.
The speaker series is co-sponsored and coordinated by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and Life of the Mind program.