Merienda: "Rethinking Research in Latin American Studies: How to Approach Interdisciplinarity?," A roundtable discussion with Santa Arias, Span & Port; Gregory T. Cushman, History; Mike Wuthrich, CGIS; and Ruben Flores, AMS

Santa Arias (Spanish and Portuguese), Gregory T. Cushman (History), Mike Wuthrich (Center for Global and International Studies) , and Ruben Flores (American Studies)
The Center's Merienda lectures, held most Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters, provide an opportunity for invited students, faculty, community members and visiting scholars to share their experiences and research in Latin America. The speakers represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Presentations typically last 40-45 minutes and allow for audience questions at the end. A simple lunch of rice and beans is served. Meriendas take place in Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm. Santa Arias (Spanish and Portuguese), Gregory T. Cushman (History), Mike Wuthrich (Center for Global and International Studies) , and Ruben Flores (American Studies) " Rethinking Research in Latin American Studies: How to Approach Interdisciplinarity?
February 14, 2013
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Bailey Hall, 318
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What international senior Zunwu Zhou finds appealing about BMX—the feeling he gets when he nearly defies the laws of physics—is the same appeal he found in chemistry, his major. “When I’m in the lab, I push past the limits of what I think I can do. Sure, there are scientific principles, and chemicals have reactions, but research is about testing those boundaries.” Growing up in Wuhan, China, Zhou tried BMX after first watching it on ESPN. “No one else in my city was riding BMX, and I wanted to be the first,” Zhou says. Now Zhou spends what time he has between classes on a bike at KU’s Wescoe Beach because the smooth surface makes it easy for him to “spin and fix.” To be the first BMX rider in your city, travel 7,200 miles for college, and spend your life breaking chemical bonds, a person must be daring. Not fearless – just willing to accept a worthy dare. Zhou is as daring as they come.
.@WescoeBiker defies the laws of physics by bike & laws of chemistry in the lab. #exploreKU & watch his BMX tricks: http://t.co/O3CHMjJJUg
Explore KU: International student, BMX rider knows no bounds To be the first BMX rider in your city, travel 7,200 miles for college, and spend your life breaking chemical bonds, a person must be daring. Meet Zunwu Zhou: a senior international student and chemistry major from Wuhan, China. His favorite things are rock chalk and sick tricks.


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