Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up/Heads Up

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WHAT'S UP * FROM EVENTS.STLTODAY.COM

11.12 Lessons from Adam Smith * The Show-Me Institute, St. Louis University John Cook School of Business and Sinquefield Charitable Foundation are sponsoring the 14th event in a series of public lectures on policy issues. This latest program will be at 5:30 p.m. today in Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at St. Louis University, 3674 Lindell Boulevard. Guest speaker Russell Roberts will discuss his latest book, "How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness." The book takes the lessons from Adam Smith's "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and applies them to modern life. Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk, hourlong conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Free. Registration is requested at business.slu.edu/russ-roberts. 314-454- 0647

11.12 Media literacy * The ninth annual Media Literacy Week, presented by Gateway Media Literacy Partners, features events over two days at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood. The theme for this year's Media Literacy Week is "Environmentalism: The Media Ecosystem," featuring discussions at locations across St. Louis looking at how media fosters and sometimes hinders awareness of the environment and details deemed pertinent to its stability. Two free workshops will take place today. The first, "From iPad into the Fire: Talking About Climate Using the Tools of Media Literacy," will be held from 9-11 a.m. The second workshop, "Environmental Front Lines: Learning to Read the World Right Where We Live," takes place from noon-2 p.m. Both workshops will be conducted in Student Center 200-201. Sox Sperry of Project Look Sharp will present both workshops. Sperry is a media literacy educator. For a full schedule of this week's other events, visit Gateway Media Literacy Partners at gmlpstl. …

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