When Man Can Buy Sex
Canton: Tuesday, Feb 26
Potsdam: Wednesday, Feb 27
What happens when men can legally buy sex, women can legally sell it, and both can do so in a safe and protected environment? In Germany, this has been the law of the land since 2002. Join Dr. Annegret Staiger (Clarkson University) as she discusses her ethnographic research in an upscale German mega brothel and her insights about the men who self-identify as sex clients. Even though casual sex is socially accepted in Germany, sex clients often feel the need to hide it. Many counter intuitive questions arise: about the stigma of paying for sex, the vulnerability of sex clients, and the social control that operates in a sexually enlightened society.
Changing the Face of Small Wind
Canton: Tuesday, March 12
Potsdam: Wednesday, March 13
Small wind turbines typically entail a significant capital investment for the home or farm user,because of the higher cost per unit energy ($/kWh) than other sources of energy. As both our dependency on electricity,and the need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, continue to grow, so does the urgency to responsibly increase the use of this renewable energy source. Ken Visser, Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering (CU), will discuss small wind possibilities for individuals, and present some exciting results developed in his lab that will help to literally change the image of small wind for our future. A brief history leading up to the current technology will also be presented.