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Agriculture in New Mexico

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays September 19, 21, 26, & 28

1. New Mexico’s ever-changing Agriculture
Presented by Jeff Witte, Director/Secretary, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

2. Role and Responsibility of NMSU in serving the State’s Agricultural needs
Presented by Dr. Rolando A. Flores, Dean, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at NMSU.

3. Role of Water and Irrigation in the Mesilla Valley 
Presented by Greg Daviet – Pecan Farmer in Mesilla Valley

4. Agriculture and How it fits into the State Economy Presented by Dr. Jay Lillywhite, Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at NMSU


The Refugee Crisis: Challenge and Response

Presented by Dr. Sabine Hirschauer, Assistant Professor
Department of Government, NMSU

October 16 (Monday) The Refugee Crisis – Its Origin and Current Status

October 23 (Monday) The Refugee Crisis – Its Political Implications and Realities

October 25 (Wednesday)  The Refugee Crisis – The Social, Cultural, and Economic Challenges

October 30 (Monday) The Refugee Crisis – The Future: Where Do We Go from Here


Traversing the Difficult

Presented by Dr. Dulcinea Lara and Dr. Nicholas Natividad,
Department of Criminal Justice, NMSU

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays November 6, 8, 13, & 15

A Walk Through Regional Installment of (In)equality and (In)justice
12 educational installments that encourage participants to consider the themes of racial (in)justice, class (in)equality, regional influence on global militarization, historical disparities in labor laws and other social justice issues. This exhibit will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center in November.

1. Traversing the Difficult: Introducing the Exhibit through Regional Installments of (In)equality and (In)justice

2. Traversing Difficulty: Borderlands and Regional Issues of Social Justice 

3. Traversing the Difficult: Intersectionality and Micro-Aggressions 

4. Traversing the Difficult: Tools, Interventions and Answers 


Why We Still Need Walt Whitman: The Powers (and Limits)
of Poetry in a Moment of Moral Crisis and Political Decisiveness

Presented by Dr. Ryan Cull, Associate Professor
Department of English, NMSU

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays December 11, 13, 18, & 20

1. Whitman and “You”

2. Whitman on Race & Whitman on Gender and Sexuality

3. Whitman and War 

4. Whitman and Aging & Legacies