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Archive for February, 2014



What Can You Do with a Degree in American Indian Studies?

[ February 19, 2014; 3:30 pm . ] Come join our distinguished alumni, Shannon Keller O’Loughlin, tomorrow afternoon in her discussion regarding her path to the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Review Committee. Shannon will also be discussing her insights about the NAGPRA process that are explored in her book chapter, Moving Forward from the Last Twenty Years: Finding a New Balance, in... [Read more]

Joseph Schwab: “Coherence and Contradiction in the Life Story: What Narratives Can Tell Us About Identity”

[ February 18, 2014; 2:00 pm . ] Come see Mr. Joseph Schwab, a candidate for the Department of Human Development’s tenure-track position, present his lecture titled “Coherence and Contradiction in the Life Story: What Narratives Can Tell Us About Identity.” Schwab is finishing his doctoral work in Developmental Psychology at Clark University this Spring.

This event will be held on February 18 at... [Read more]

Dr. Alexis McCurn Presents “Black Women and Survival in East Oakland”

[ February 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Come see one of the finalists for the Department of Sociology’s tenure-track position, Dr. Alexis McCurn from the University of California, Santa Barbara, who will be presenting a lecture titled “Black Women and Survival in East Oakland” on Tuesday, February 18.

The lecture will be held in PSY-232 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

International Education Committee Sponsors Spring Festivals 2014

[ February 17, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Participate this Monday, February 17, in the International Education Committee and the East Asia Subcommittee’s Spring Festivals 2014. Enjoy delicious Chinese food and dance, try your hand at calligraphy,  play a few Korean games, or participate in a variety of other cultural activities at this festival event!

The Spring Festival 2014 event will be held in... [Read more]

Teaching to the Multilingual Subject in the Foreign Language Classroom

[ February 15, 2014; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Discover different ways of learning this Saturday, February 15 at the Anatol Center. Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities and Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures, this event will be hosted by Dr. Claire Kramsch (UC Berkeley), an internationally recognized scholar on foreign language teaching, pedagogy, and SLA. Below is her... [Read more]

Dr. Jessica Cobb Presents “Taking Care of Disadvantage: Intersections of Race and Class in Faculty Culture”

[ February 13, 2014; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Come see one of the finalists for the Department of Sociology’s tenure-track position, Dr. Jessica Cobb from University of California, Berkeley, present a lecture titled “Taking Care of Disadvantage: Intersections of Race and Class in Faculty Culture” this Thursday, February 13.

The lecture will take place in PSY-232 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Guest Lecture: “Moral Personhood in a Globalizing World”

[ February 13, 2014; 11:00 am . ] Come see one of the candidates for the Department of Human Development’s tenure-track position, PhD candidate Jessica McKenzie from Clark University, who will present her lecture titled “Moral Personhood in a Globalizing World: Dyadic Perspectives in Rural and Urban Thailand.”

The lecture will be held on February 13 at 11 a.m. in LA5-247.

Derrida and the Future of Liberal Arts: Lecture at CSULB

[ February 12, 2014; 4:00 pm . ] [caption id="attachment_5528" align="alignright" width="154"] Lecture Flyer[/caption]

On February 12, the College of Liberal Arts will host  speakers Drs. Mary Caputi, Clorinda Donato, Diane Rubenstein, Matthew Calarco, and Vincent Del Casino as they speak on the future of Liberal Arts. Their lecture is titled “A Future for the Liberal Arts? Thoughts on Derrida’s ‘Unconditional University’ and the... [Read more]

Dr. Ann Hoffman on “Chronic Stress and Fear Conditioning: Implications for PTSD”

[ February 12, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] On February 12, the Department of Psychology will commence its Colloquia Series with UCLA’s Dr. Ann Hoffman’s lecture titled “Chronic Stress and Fear Conditioning: Implications for PTSD.” The lecture will address different environmental risk factors for the development of PTSD and research being conducted concerning PTSD.

This event will be held in PSY 154 from 3:30... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: “Creative Currency and the First Islamic Superheroes”

[ February 12, 2014; 2:00 pm . ] The final candidate for the Department of International Studies, Dr. Amina el-Annan from Yale, will present a lecture tomorrow titled “Creative Currency and the First Islamic Superheroes.” The following is el-Annan’s abstract:

In the 21st century, Islamic superheroes are created not in religious texts or political realms, but in comic books. In this talk I examine the 99,... [Read more]