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Archive for March, 2014



Guest Lecture: “Growing Up Fast: The Rhetoric of Resilience among Inner City Neapolitan Girls”

[ March 19, 2014; 6:00 pm . ] Come join scholar Heather Loyd (Kansas State University) on Wedesday, March 19 as she presents her lecture titled “Growing Up Fast: The Rhetoric of Resilience among Inner City Neapolitan Girls” as part of the Language & Social Justice in Italy lecture series presented by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Intersections Initiative;  and the Departments... [Read more]

Office of Graduate Studies Hosts International Education Mixer

[ March 19, 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] In Celebration of CSULB Education Week, the Office of Graduate Studies cordially invites everyone to come learn about the  College of Education Study Abroad programs and hear its students speak of their personal international experiences in education on March 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will also be a presentation by the Peace Corp regarding... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: “Don Quijote and the Moors”

[ March 18, 2014; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On March 18, Dr. Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) will speak on “Don Quijote and the Moors” from 4 to 5 p.m. in AS-384. This event is sponsored by the Departments of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures; Middle Eastern Studies;  English; and SGSA. This event will include a light reception.
Over the course of the sixteenth century,... [Read more]

The Department of English Re-Launches Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series

[ March 18, 2014; 12:00 pm . ] The Department of English announces the re-launching of its series of lunchtime faculty lectures with a talk by Dr. Neil Hultgren, Associate Professor of English.  Dr. Hultgren’s presentation, entitled “Melodrama as Anthropology: Robert Louis Stevenson, Leprosy, and Nineteenth-Century Hawaii,” will take place on Tuesday, March 18, at noon in AS-384.

Refreshments will be provided.

CSULB and Gabriel Ritter Host “Out of Doubt: Japanese Art Post 3/11″

[ March 13, 2014; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] CSULB and JAG MRG host Gabriel Ritter are proud to host a CLA Scholarly Intersections Event titled “Out of Doubt: Japanese Art Post 3/11″ on March 13.

Three years after the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many coastal communities in the Tōhoku area still remain completely destroyed. While cleanup efforts have removed the vast amounts of... [Read more]

Jewish Studies Program Hosts Talk on the Works of Woody Allen

[ March 12, 2014; 7:30 pm . ] On March 12, the CSULB Jewish Studies Program will host a talk by Dr. Vincent Brook, a professor in UCLA’s school of Theater, Film, and Television. Entitled “Woody on Rye:  Jewishness in the Plays and Films of Woody Allen,” the talk will be at 7:30 pm, at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.

Although Woody Allen’s films... [Read more]

Dr. Elliott Colla’s Guest Lecture: “The Egyptian Revolution in Literature and Activism: 2011-2014″

[ March 12, 2014; 7:00 pm . ] On March 12, Elizabeth Dahab (Comparative World Literature) and Ron Loewe (Anthropology) will sponsor Georgetown University’s Dr. Elliott Colla in his lecture titled “The Egyptian Revolution in Literature and Activism: 2011-2014.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Karl Anatol Center.

The following is Professor Elliott Colla’s abstract:

Despite the difficulties, Egyptian writers have... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: “Communicative Breakdowns in Asylum Hearings”

[ March 12, 2014; 6:00 pm . ] Come join scholar Marco Jaquemet (University of San Francisco) on Wedesday, March 12 as he presents his lecture titled “Communicative Breakdowns in Asylum Hearings” as part of the Language & Social Justice in Italy lecture series presented by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Intersections Initiative;  and the Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Romance, German,... [Read more]

Psychology Colloquium: “‘Bath Salts’: Recent Studies on Assessment of their Abuse Liability and Toxicity”

[ March 12, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Join the Department of Psychology this Wednesday, March 12 in its 2014 Colloquium Series. Guest lecturer from Arizona State University, Dr. M. Foster Olive, will present a lecture titled “Synthetic Cathinones (‘bath salts’): Recent Studies on Assessment of their Abuse Liability and Toxicity.”

The lecture will be held in PSY 154 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30... [Read more]

African Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o

[ March 12, 2014; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ] The International Education Committee and the Africa Subcommittee will be presenting University of California, Irvine’s Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o as part of its African Distinguished Speaker Series on March 12. Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a renowned prolific novelist, social activist and theorist of post-colonial literature, and Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Comparative Literature and... [Read more]