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IDC UMKCLUMPENPROLETARIAT—The third annual Interdisciplinary Conference has been presented by UMKC’s Doctoral Student Council, 24-25 APR 2015, at UMKC’s Atterbury Student Success Center.

Lumpenproletariat.org will archive photos, audio, and transcripts from sessions 15, 18, 20, and 21 during day two of the conference here, as time allows.  (We’re also archiving resources from day one here.)  Sudeep Regmi, a conference moderator and friend of Lumpenproletariat.org, informed us we all owe a debt of gratitude to mutual friend, colleague, and conference presenter, Christian Dodge for inviting Dr. Stephen T. Ziliak (Professor of Economics, Roosevelt University) to deliver the 2015 IDC Keynote Address at UMKC.

Dr. Ziliak has kindly offered to send Lumpenproletariat.org copies of his papers, which he referenced in his Keynote Address.  Dr. Ziliak has also kindly allowed Lumpenproletariat.org to feature photos of some of his slides, despite the scourge of plagiarists and fools jackin’ for beats without giving credit where credit is due (as he noted, in passing, during his address).  We give Dr. Ziliak much props for that, a true poverty scholar in every sense of the term.  The people need more poverty scholars, such as Dr. Ziliak and others on the street, such as Poor Magazine/Prensa Pobre.  Lumpenproletariat will write a report-back to the working classes on his brilliant keynote address.  (Please check back, here, especially after final exams next month, or after I graduate, get a job, and get swallowed by a capitalist mode of production, and finally claw my way back out.)

 

If you have any content related to UMKC’s 2015 IDC, especially Session 2, please contact Lumpenproletariat.org and help increase the free flow of information toward the emancipation of the working classes through critical free speech.

 Messina

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IDC—Saturday, 25 APR 2015  Atterbury Student Success Center

Chancellor’s Dining Room, 10:00 CDT  Check in and welcome:  coffee & pastries

Room 238, 10:30-11:45 CDT  Session 12Perspectives on Product Development and adoption

  • Moderator:  Aqdas Afzal
  • “Mergers and Acquisitions and the Effect of Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry” presented by Avraham Izhar Baranes, Economics / Social Science Consortium
  • “Towards a Theory of Product Development: An Interdisciplinary Approach” presented by Christian Spanberger, Economics / Social Science Consortium
  • “A Marketing Triumph? Perrier and the reemergence of the bottled water industry” presented by Neal Wilson, Economics /Social Science Consortium

Room 236, 10:30-11:45 CDT  Session 13Thesis and Dissertation Formatting

  • Nancy Hoover, Student Services Coordinator II, School of Graduate Studies

Break for lunch

Room 237, 13:00—14:15 CDT  Session 14—panel:  A Commoner’s Degree: Education Between and Among

  • Moderator:  Walker Tufts, Camp Little Hope
  • Julia Cole, Rad School
  • Charlie Mylie
  • Jack Rees
  • Kendall Harbin
  • Erin Zona, Zz School of Print Media
  • Jessica Borusky, Alt Lecture KC

Room 238, 13:00—14:15 CDT  Session 15“Perspectives on Labor: ELR, NREGA, and the Gaming Industry”IMG_20150425_130442

  • Moderator:  Aqdas Afzal, Economics / Social Science Consortium
  • On the ELR: An Institutional adjustment towards an inclusive provisioning process” presented by Brandon McCoy, Economics / Math [transcript pending] [1]
  • “India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and its Impact on Women” presented by Devin Smith, Economics / Social Science Consortium
  • “Labor in the Kansas City Gaming Industry” presented by Greg Novakowski, Economics / Social Science Consortium

Room 236, 13:00—14:15 CDT  Session 16—Seminar:  Grant Writing in the Life Sciences

  • Dr. Denis Medeiros, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Chancellor’s Dining Room, 14:15 CDT:  Cookies, Pastries, and Refreshments

Room 237, 14:30—15:45 CDT  Session 17—Special Presentation:  In The Surface of Architecture

  • Jack Rees, M.S., Architecture and Construction

Room 238, 14:30—15:45 CDT  Session 18Practical Social TheoryIMG_20150425_143745

  • Moderator:  Brandon McCoy, Economics / Math
  • Towards a Critical Institutionalist Analysis of Education” presented by Christian Dodge, Economics / Social Science Consortium  [transcript pending] [2]
  • Practical Social Theory” presented by Dr. Linwood Tauheed, UMKC Department of Economics  [transcript pending] [3]
  • Bridging Concepts of Capital: Using the Community Capitals Framework for Community Economic Development” presented by Jonathan Ramse, Economics / Social Science Consortium  [transcript pending] [4]

Room 236, 14:30—15:45 CDT  Session 19—Seminar:  Grant Writing Essentials in the Social Sciences

  • Betty Blackmon, J.D., Assistant Professor, UMKC School of Social Work

Room 237, 16:00—17:15 CDT  Session 20New Developments in Marxian TheoryIDC Session 15, IMG_20150425_160907

Alejandro Garay Huaman, Economics / Social Science Consortium

  • Moderator:  Sudeep Regmi, Economics / Social Science Consortium
  • Revisiting the Marxian Theory of the Mode of Production:  some critical reflections” presented by Alejandro Garay Huaman [5]
  • “Financialized Accumulation and its Implications for Capital” scheduled [but not presented] by Daniel Beckett, Economics / Social Science Consortium
  • Theories of Capitalist Crisis, Imperialism, and Revolutionary Political Praxis” presented by Ruchira Sen, Economics / Social Science Consortium [transcript pending] [6]

Room 238, 16:00—17:15 CDT  Session 21Dialogues in Critical Theory and Social ChangeNatalie Brown (UMKC Economics; LinkedIn) (c. 20 APR 2015)

Natalie Brown, UMKC Economics

  • Moderator:  Stefanie Cole, Economics / Geosciences
  • A Social Movement for Economic Development: Does the Development of Worker Co-Operatives Promote Systemic Change?” presented by Julia Poznik, Economics / Social Science Consortium [7]
  • For a Good Cause: The DOD, EPA, and local government’s Economic Justifications for Endangering Kansas City” presented by Natalie Brown, Economics [8]
  • Tracing Character Through Blues in Blood on the Forge” presented by Ande Davis, English / Humanities Consortium [9]
  • “Grotesque Bodies: Abjection, Monstrosity, and Anti-Aesthetics in Post-Apartheid South Africa” presented by Amy M. Nyegard, Art History / Humanities Consortium [10]

Pierson Auditorium, 17:30—19:00 CDT  Keynote Address

  • “Is that my Professor Dancing? Interdisciplinary Research and the Perspective of Perspectives” presented by Dr. Stephen T. Ziliak, Professor of Economics, Roosevelt University

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The Bad Seed, 19:00—22:00 CDT  Reception

  • The Bad Seed:  1909 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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[1]  Brandon McCoy, a friend of Lumpenproletariat.org, has kindly granted us permission to feature audio, photos, and a transcript of his presentation.  We will publish as much of Brandon’s contributions to the common stock of knowledge, as soon as possible.

[2]  Christian Dodge, a friend of Lumpenproletariat.org, has kindly granted us [implicitly; we will confirm explicitly] permission to feature audio, photos, and a transcript of his presentation.  We will publish as much of Christian’s excellent contributions to the common stock of knowledge, as soon as possible.

[3] Messina knows Dr. Tauheed from UMKC since January 2013, but only by sight.  They’ve never been formally introduced.  How’s that for weak social ties?  Lumpenproletariat.org will confirm permission to publish audio, photos, and a transcript of Dr. Tauheed’s contributions to the common stock of knowledge.

[4] Jonathan Ramse, an acquaintance of Messina, has kindly granted Lumpenproletariat.org permission to publish audio, photos, transcripts, and his entire slideshow, which he indicated is available freely online.  We will publish all of Ramse’s contributions to the common stock of knowledge as soon as possible and embed slideshow here, or link to it, as soon as possible.

[5]  Alejandro Garay Huaman, a friend of Lumpenproletariat.org, has kindly granted us permission to feature audio, photos, and a transcript of his contributions to the common stock of knowledge.  Garay has also kindly offered to send us a copy of his paper, which he presented.  We will publish as much of his excellent contributions to the common stock of knowledge, as soon as possible.

[6]  Ruchira Sen, a friend of Lumpenproletariat.org, has kindly granted us permission to feature audio, photos, and a transcript of her contributions to the common stock of knowledge.  We will ask her if she might kindly send us a copy of her paper and/or slideshow, which she presented.  We will publish as much of her excellent contributions to the common stock of knowledge, as soon as possible.

[7] Messina will ask UMKC acquaintance and colleague, Julia Poznik, for permission to publish audio and a transcript of her contributions to the common stock of knowledge.  We will publish as much of Poznik’s contributions, as soon as possible.

[8] Messina will ask UMKC friend, colleague (and fellow student of Dr. Wray’s undergraduate intermediate macroeconomic analysis course and Dr. Hendrik Van Den Berg’s international finance course), Natalie Brown, for permission to publish audio and a transcript of her contributions to the common stock of knowledge.  We will publish as much of her contributions, as soon as possible.

[9] Lumpenproletariat.org will contact Ande Davis for permission to publish audio and a transcript of this contribution to the common stock of knowledge.  We will publish as much of this contribution, as soon as possible.

[10] Lumpenproletariat.org will contact Amy M. Nyegard for permission to publish audio and a transcript of her contributions to the common stock of knowledge.  We will publish as much of her contributions, as soon as possible.

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[All photography by Messina using his bottom-of-the-line BlackBerry.  Please forgive the poor quality, but the working man’s smartphone wudn’t cuttin’ it.  Plus, thangs were movin’ fast and we had to raise on up to get back to the proverbial reading room.]

[last updated 23:56 CDT 26 APR 2016]

 

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