Society & Environment blog

  • Research Project Explores the Power of Words

    June 21, 2016

    For her first large-scale research project, Truman student Allison Kelly aimed high. She chose to study linguistic relativity – or the cognitive impact of language structure on society. “By understanding how language relates to worldview, one can better understand people and can better relate to them,” said Kelly. Kelly, a junior anthropology and justice systems […]

  • New Book on Hopi History

    February 5, 2016

    A new book on Hopi history, “Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume I, 1540–1679,” co-edited by Anton Daughters and six other scholars, is in print! This volume, the first in a two-part series published by The University of Arizona Press, covers the history and culture of the Hopi from 1540 […]

  • Finding Thomas Merton Talk

    September 25, 2015

    Dr. John Smelcer, Kirksville resident and scholar, will be giving a talk “Finding Thomas Merton” on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 7:30pm in MG2001. Thomas Merton (d. 1968), the author of of 65 books, is widely considered one of the most influential writers, Christian mystics, philosophers, and social rights activists of the 20th century. His The […]

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