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Celebrating Humanities Week

Four-Day Program Covers Wide Range of Topics

March 4, 2014

What:

Students, faculty members and presenters from across the country will be discussing issues of gender, race, morality and vice, during the March 10-13 Humanities Week program at Cal State Fullerton.

When:

March 10-13

Where:

Titan Student Union (TSU) and Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Schedule:

Among the offerings:

Monday, March 10

2:30–5 p.m. — "What to Do With a Degree in H&SS?" presented by the Liberal Studies Student Association in the TSU-Titan Theatre

Tuesday, March 11

11 a.m. – noon — "What Is Gender?" presented by members of the women and gender studies faculty in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

1-2 p.m. — "There, I Said It: Reflections on Identity From a Feminist Racial Hybrid" with Donna Nicol, assistant professor of women and gender studies, in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

4:30-6:30 p.m. — "Vice Lectures: The History of Alcohol" with Stephen Neufeld, assistant professor of history; David Freeman, lecturer in history; and graduate student Eric Ortega, in the Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 128

7-9 p.m. "Humanity and Drug Use Through the Ages," hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, in the TSU-Titan Theatre

Wednesday, March 12

1-4 p.m. —"Coming Into Consciousness" features poetry by Matt Sedillo in the TSU-Portola Pavilion. Members of a student panel will share their experiences and promote awareness about the importance of ethnic studies and explain how it feels to be aware of racial disparities.

5:30-6:30 p.m. — "Ask a Vegan" panel discussion on animal ethics and veganism, in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

6-9 p.m. — Screening of "Speciesism: The Movie" in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

7-9 p.m. —"A Journey Through European Martial Cultures" presented by the European Studies Society, Historical Swordsmanship Club, KRON and Cultural Public History Association in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

Thursday, March 13

11:30 a.m. — "Hustlers, Workers and the Downwardly Mobile: 'Cultural' Diversity Among Welfare-Reliant Women" by Kerry Woodward, assistant professor of sociology, Cal State Long Beach, in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

4-6 p.m. — "The Brains Behind Morality" with Patricia Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at UC San Diego and author of "Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain," in the TSU-Portola Pavilion

The full schedule is available online.

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online  

More Info:

David McKenzie, assistant dean of student affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 657-278-2969
Alma Lorenzo, Humanities and Social Sciences Inter-Club Council vice chair, 657-278-2594

Media Contact:

Pamela McLaren

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