We have switched Alan AtKisson's guest lecture on the Sustainable Development Goals with the literature seminar. Alan will now visit the course on the 2nd of December and we will have the literature seminar on the 9th of December. Due to this switch we have decided to move the deadline for the literature seminar to one week later as well, the new deadline is now on Sunday the 7th of December at 23.59.
The schedule posted above under course information has been updated accordingly.
Ben & Heleen
After this evening's more downbeat lecture, we thought that we would share a couple of upbeat short videos - one a short documentary and another a TED talk on a similar theme but with a different approach.
As part of the course and for inspiration during your 30 Day Challenge we'll be showing the documentary No Impact Man (trailer here) after tonights lecture. We're expecting the movie to start at 7:45 and finish approximately at 9:20.
We'll be in the same lecture hall (Hambersalen) for the showing so stick around after the lecture.
See you this evening!
Dougald Hine's lecture references and further reading from September 1 can be found here: Dougald Hine-2014-09-01-references
Course Coordinator Positions Announced – Amanuensanställningar utlysta
Kreativa och utvecklande anställningar som kursamanuenser på CEMUS utlyses. Anställningarna är tidsbegränsade och på deltid. Du arbetar tillsammans med en kollega med en universitetskurs – planering, genomförande och uppföljning – som ett projekt. Sista ansökningsdag tisdag 9 september 2014. Välkommen med din ansökan!
Apply no later than Tuesday September 9 midnight 2014. Read more and instructions of how to apply here: http://www.csduppsala.uu.se/2014/work-at-cemus-course-coordinator-positions-announced-amanuensanstallningar-utlysta-2/
As the semester is drawing to a close, and the need for lit candles and fika grows stronger, it is only appropriate that students, staff and friends get together to celebrate. The time and place is Friday, December 13 from 15:00-18:00 in the Cemus library/multi-space. Coffee, tea and seasonally appropriate snacks will be served of course.
As an added bonus, the contributions for the CEMUS Christmas Calendar will be screened for everyone to enjoy. It is not quite sure when the screening will happen, perhaps some time around 15.30 or 16.00, but come early to make sure you don't miss out!
This Wednesday (4th of December) we will have the combined lecture with the Global Economy course. Cecilia Mark-Herbert will come and talk about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In preparation for this lecture she has suggested that you read the article in the course reader, but she also suggested that you will think about the following question:
"What do you think the role of corporations is for Sustainable Development?"
Please note that this course will be in Bertil Hammer Salen in Blåsenhus (which is downstairs).
See you in class!
Ben and Heleen
We just wanted to relay the information about the Group Presentation and the individual Personal Reflection...
Each group will have a time of 15 minutes. This includes...
- • 10 minutes for the group to present their project (challenge background, capital role-plays and opinions, solution(s) and anything else you feel is important).
- • 5 minutes for Peer Review Feedback and discussion/questions with the rest of the class
Remember we've got eight presentations on the night so try and keep them lively. Previous years have had plays, songs, raps, news reports - be as creative as you can, that said there is no harm in slides and prezis.
Preliminary running order for the presentations are:
- • 17:20 - 17:35 -- Improving primary schools in India
- • 17:35 - 18:50 -- Palm oil / rainforests in Borneo
- • 18:50 - 18:05 -- Transportation in South Africa
- • 18:05 - 18:20 -- BREAK
- • 18:20 - 18:35 -- Obesity in Mexico City
- • 18:35 - 18:50 -- Local food practices in London
- • 18:50 - 19:05 -- Economic Growth in China
- • 19:05 - 19:15 -- BREAK
- • 19:15 - 19:30 -- Poverty in Paris
- • 19:30 - 19:40 -- Waste of Nutriens in Sydney
- • 19:40 - 20:00 -- Course Evaluation and End
If there are any issues with this running order let us know before the final week and we can play around with the schedule. The presentations will be the final time we'll meet (sad face) so we're really looking forward to a lively and relaxed evening to see what you guys come up with.
We'll send you another group report to review early next week in preparation for the peer review after we receive all final versions of each Group Report.
This is an individual assignment. What is required is a short (200-300 words) description of:
- • how you think the group work went - how was the group dynamic? What was your involvement? Could you have done more/less?
- • what you think of the 6 Capitals model - is it good? Bad? And why?
This small assignment is to be sent to us by email (email@example.com) by FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER.
Thanks again for yesterdays workshop, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
Heleen & Ben
Rebecka from FIAN, who brought along some guests from Ecuador, is looking for direct feedback for their lecture a couple of weeks ago on 'The Right to Food'. They want to improve their talks and it would be valuable to them if you spent a couple of minutes to fill out their online survey here.
Also we've uploaded the Fact Sheet on the Kimsakocha case in Ecuador just above in the 'Lectures' section for those interested in more information.
Don't forget that it's a mandatory workshop tonight - see you all then!
Heleen & Ben
Don't forget about the Toxic Playground moving screening this evening in Hambergsalan (Geocentrum). The movie will start soon after 17:15 and will be shown with English subtitles. There will also be some extra material at the end - some notes from the producers and clip of a future project.
Film description taken from Laika Film:
Swedish Lars, 23, is studying film in Chile. 12-year old Yoselin is a belly dancer and wants to become a doctor, but her hips are beginning to crumble. Lars finds that hundreds of kids in Cerro Chuño have fallen badly ill because of toxic waste from his home town in Sweden.
Lars tries to find out whether Boliden, the mining company involved, is accountable for what has happened to Yoselin and the other kids.
Boliden refuses to take any responsibility for what has happened. But Lars finds Rolf, the former head of environment of Boliden. Rolf admit that his advice to the company was necessary for the decision to send the waste away and surpisengly decides to follow Lars back to Chile to find out what really happened.
(This is not a GCSF event and attendance won't be included in the course attendance)