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Celebrating Humanities Week

Four-Day Program Covers Wide Range of Topics

March 4, 2014


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.


March 10-13


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


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.


$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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