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Multiple Disciplines On View During Humanities and Social Sciences Week April 15-20

April 8, 2013

“Exploring Human Identity” is the theme of this year’s Humanities and Social Sciences Week. The April 15-20 activities are sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and various departments, programs and student organizations.

Events, in Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union unless otherwise noted, include:

Monday, April 15

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Activist Zoe Ann Nicholson presents keynote address “Activists Wanted, Change Needed.”
  • Noon-1 p.m. — J. Michael O’Neal, lecturer in African American studies, performs with his band on the plaza in front of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.
  • 1:30-4 p.m. — Linguists and students present film analysis on diverse anthropological topics.

Tuesday, April 16

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. —  Psychology Day puts the focus on research about twins and is sponsored by the Psychology Department.
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. — History professor Gordon M. Bakken and criminal justice professor George "Max" Dery will speak on Second Amendment rights in Room 130 of Pollak Library.
  • 1-2 p.m. — Tu-Uyen Nguyen, associate professor of Asian American studies, will present “Leadership Development Through Service Learning in Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Health Issues” in the TSU Titan Theatre.
  • 2-3 p.m. — Career Center representatives will discuss careers in the humanities and social sciences in the TSU Hetebrink Room.
  • 4-10 p.m. — Various films will be screened in the TSU Titan Theatre.

Wednesday, April 17

  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Robert A. Voeks, professor of geography, will present “African Ethnobotany in Brazil,” a lecture on his research.
  • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Geographers will present “Between Two Seas: The Geographies of Bahrain.”
  • 2-5 p.m. — Novelist Reyna Grande will discuss her latest book, “The Distance Between Us.”

Wednesday, April 17-Thursday, April 18

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days — “Telling American Studies,” the American Studies Student Colloquium, will feature research presentations by American studies majors, a graduate student panel discussion, alumni workshops and a faculty member question-and-answer session.

Thursday, April 18-Friday, April 19

Friday, April 19

Friday, April 19-Saturday, April 20

For more information about Humanities and Social Sciences Week, contact David McKenzie, assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at 657-278-2969.

Media Contact: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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