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Author Appearance: Simon Winchester, “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires”
Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of the West coast, including Seattle, San Francisco, and the long cluster of towns down the Silicon Valley. Today, the Pacific is ascendant. Its geological history has long transformed us—tremendous earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis—but its human history, from a Western perspective, is quite young, beginning with Magellan’s sixteenth-century circumnavigation. It is a natural wonder whose most fascinating history is currently being made. In telling the story of the Pacific, Simon Winchester takes us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, the Yangtze River to the Panama Canal, and to the many small islands and archipelagos that lie in between. He observes the fall of a dictator in Manila, visits aboriginals in northern Queensland, and is jailed in Tierra del Fuego, the land at the end of the world. His journey encompasses a trip down the Alaska Highway, a stop at the isolated Pitcairn Islands, a trek across South Korea and a glimpse of its mysterious northern neighbor. Winchester’s personal experience is vast and his storytelling second to none. And his historical understanding of the region is formidable, making Pacific a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty, myth, and imagination that is transforming our lives. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, UWM Libraries and Boswell Book Company. Free and open to the public.
UWM Graduate School Open House
Where you complete your advanced degree matters! The UWM Graduate School is hosting its 3rd Annual Graduate School Open House on November 3, 2016 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the UWM Union. This is an opportunity for you to engage directly with faculty and staff from your program of interest, and gain insight on what a graduate education at UWM could mean for you. UWM has just recently been classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This is the highest level of research activity, and this rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, UWM is one of only two universities that received the rating. There is no better time to explore a graduate program at UWM. UWM’s Graduate School continues to grow in size and stature, with outstanding faculty in our more than 135 graduate programs in a broad variety of fields. Our graduate programs offer exciting research opportunities with state-of-the-art facilities, more than 170 labs, centers and institutes. We also offer more than $6 million annually in assistantships, fellowships and scholarships. Application fee is waived for attendees! For more information and to register: http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/openhouse/
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It would be helpful if you would post the times of the shows.