Category: Events

Retired CIA and NSA director to speak at UVU

With North Korea, ISIS and Russia on the frontpage, former director of the CIA, NSA and retired four-star general, Gen. Michael Hayden, will join UVU to discuss national security issues Oct. 11. “It seems very timely to have him here now,” Frederick White, associate vice president of engaged learning and organizer for the event, said. As head of the CIA and NSA, Hayden has seen the world, both good and bad, according to White. “I couldn’t be more excited to have General Hayden coming to UVU,” said Ryan Griffith, a political science and national security student. “He has a...

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bell is back

Topic becomes teacher as hooks returns to UVU Prominent feminist theorist, professor and author bell hooks will be attending UVU for a third time Sept. 19-21. This time she will help teach a philosophy course for a week which focuses on works by hooks and by French philosopher Michel Foucault. She is known within academia as articulating the intersectionality of race, class, and gender and how patriarchy affects us all. Hooks also discusses how capitalism is part of a perpetual force which reinscribes issues of racism, sexism and oppression within society. Mike Shaw, professor of philosophy, and John Christensen,...

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