The Confucius Institute at MTSU will offer a wide range of Chinese language programs for children and adults this year in Room 106 of Peck Hall beginning Saturday, Sept. 8.
“Adult Beginning Chinese” and “Adult Advanced Chinese” will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. “Adult Intermediate Chinese,” “Elementary Chinese for Children,” and “Chinese for Children from Chinese-heritage Families” will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Life in the midst of armed struggle between Confederate and Union forces is the next topic on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Shirley Farris Jones, a retired MTSU staffer, and Michael R. Bradley, professor emeritus of history at Motlow State Community College, will discuss their book “Murfreesboro in the Civil War” on the program.
Author and hip-hop music scholar Dr. Joseph Schloss will explain “How Leonard Bernstein Invented Hip-Hop” at a free public lecture at MTSU on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Room S-260 of the Business and Aerospace Building.
The 4:30 p.m. lecture’s complete title is “How Leonard Bernstein Invented Hip-Hop: Popular Culture, Genre Boundaries and the Mythologies of Hip-Hop Scholarship.”
Every nation stockpiles vital resources — think of the U.S. Petroleum Reserve, for instance. In Canada, they have warehouses holding millions of pounds of maple syrup. And recently, one of them was the site of what may be "the sweetest heist of all time," as The Vancouver Sun reports.
Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 1:22 pm
You've probably heard of thalidomide, the infamous sedative that ended up causing birth defects in the children of mothers who took it.
Back in the late 1950s, the drug was sold in 46 countries, though not the U.S., and was particularly popular in then-West Germany, the U.K. and Australia. But in 1961, the drug was taken off the market after the link to birth defects emerged.