ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University’s weekly noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues its 2014 Spring Semester discussion series Tuesday with a discussion on culture and the performing arts in East Africa by DSU Associate Professor Dr. Matthew M. Morin.
Morin, who holds a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in musicology from Florida State University, will discuss his Ph.D. dissertation. The dissertation was based on a year of field research in East Africa and explores intersections of NGO culture and performing arts. Additionally, Morin has completed research on the global manifestations of music and civil society in East Africa, Japan, and the United States.
Currently Morin is studying Japanese civil society music cultures with particular attention given to forms of community-based music organizing and cultural festivals known as matsuri. Morin has taught interdisciplinary studies at Dixie State University since 2013, and he currently advises student capstone projects and chairs the general education committee.
The Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce DSU students, faculty, and the St. George community to diverse ideas and personalities and to widen their world views. Forum lectures are free and open to the general public for participation. They begin at noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus.
Dixie Forum – Window on the World | Spring schedule remaining
- When: All forums are held on Tuesdays, except as otherwise noted
- Where: Dixie State University campus, Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George.
- Contact: John Burns – 435-879-4712 or [email protected]
|Feb. 11||Matt Morin, associate professor, DSU||“We are the World” to “Ohanglaman”: Music and global development discourse in East Africa’s NGO Sector|
|Feb. 18||No forum|
|Feb. 25||Dixie Regional Medical Center Trauma Center Director Dr. Greg Watson and Kim Phillips, nurse practitioner||Medicine/health, advances in trauma care|
|March 4||Dana Telford, financial consultant||The billionaires classroom|
|March 11||No Forum – DSU Spring Break|
|March 18||Wayne Potts, biology professor, University of Utah||Research in sugar in the diet, toxicity assessment and detecting health declines in mice|
|March 25||Executive Creative Director Steve Babcock, Evolution Bureau, Colorado||The democratization of culture: How the content we create shapes our world|
|April 1||Dr. Stephen Armstrong, associate professor, DSU||DSU Research Day presentations|
|April 8||David Bish, professor of mineralogy at Indiana University, Bloomington||Mars science laboratory experiment|
|April 15||Marnie Powers-Torrey, managing director of Books Arts Program, U of U and Red Butte Press||The art of the book: object, text, image, experience|
Submitted by: Dixie State University Public Relations Department
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