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Global Salon Series

The Global Salon Series is brought to you by the USI Global Studies program. This series gets its name from the 17th century definition of a “salon,” a gathering where people come together to discuss and share knowledge of the social, cultural, political and philosophical ideas of the time. 

Founded in 2011, the series focuses on current global issues, providing students and the community with a richer understanding of international and global issues, while giving USI faculty the opportunity to share their current research with the public. It is comprised of three to four lectures per semester featuring USI faculty and community figures.

Past Presentations


Fall 2020 Lineup

The public can attend by registering for the Zoom event in advance. These virtual presentations will also be live streamed to the USI College of Liberal Arts Facebook page and recorded.

Dr. KloostermanLife and Science at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Dr. Jenna Kloosterman
Assistant Professor of Engineering 

October 29 at 3 p.m. CST

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Stars. Planets. Life. Where do they all come from? In 2011-2012 and again in 2015-2016, Kloosterman traveled to Antarctica with an international team of scientists to try to answer these questions. The team built and launched a balloon borne telescope designed to look at the atomic building blocks of the star formation process—carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. Experience the journey to McMurdo Station, what life is like there, and what is like to work on the launch of a scientific long-duration balloon.



Peace Corp LogoTaking Your Skills and Education Global: What are my options?  What are the benefits?

Ms. Andrea Tiller
Peace Corps Field Based Recruiter: Indiana

November 12 at 1 p.m. CST



Dr. Heather CookUsing Random Forests to Describe Predictors of Nutritional and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Two-Year Old Bangladeshi Children

Dr. Heather Cook
Assistant Professor of Statistics

November 19 at 1 p.m.


For More Information

Dr. Daniel Bauer
Professor of Anthropology
812-465-7065 | debauer@usi.edu

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