College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Men of all backgrounds have always been a part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Panelists Harry Brod, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Michael Fleming, school of applied human sciences; Alan Heisterkamp, Center for Violence Prevention; and Mark Rowe-Barth, wellness and recreation services, explore the issues of violence against women and girls from a male perspective, addressing the root causes of the violence and the ways men can be active participants in ending it. Man-identified participants only. No registration is required.
Fernando Calderón, assistant professor of history, will present "Purifying Society in Pre-Revolutionary Mexico: Prisons and Psychiatric Institutions in Nation-State Building." The event is free and open to the public.
The documentary "Living Downstream," based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, will be shown. The film follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, she receives worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. We begin two journeys with Steingraber: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention. The film also follows invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer. Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will lead a discussion following the film.
Presenter: Tom Ferguson, Black Hawk County Attorney
The seminar will provide a new perspective for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The focus will be on improving life for caregivers and individuals with memory challenges. Strategies for negotiating challenging behaviors and maintaining a meaningful life after diagnosis will be discussed. All are welcome.
Dr. Steven Collins, Trinity Southwest University, will give a public lecture titled “Finding Sodom: A Study in Biblical Geography.” Collins is Chief Archaeologist of the Tall el-Hammam excavation in Jordan, which he believes is the Biblical city of Sodom. He will discuss the discovery and excavation of the site and how the historical geography of Biblical accounts is reconstructed. The lecture is sponsored by the Dr. Jonathan Lu Biblical Geography Endowment fund.
The Creative UNIversity Conference and Celebration will showcase the creative work of students and faculty in all disciplines. Events include a series of interactive panel presentations on creativity and innovation, exhibits, a maker fair and research poster presentations. Steven Tepper, Vanderbilt University, will deliver a 12:30 p.m. keynote address on the Creative Campus Initiative. We welcome everyone from the university and the general community to attend this free event. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Attendees should feel free to bring a bag lunch or to take advantage of lunch opportunities in the Maucker Union.
Jen Waldron, associate professor, Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services, will present Is Hazing Fun or Is It Violent? A Post-Structuralist Perspective.
Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forums are held on the first Monday of each month Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
Ekere's work focuses on women, ancestry, connectivity and the healing power of art. She currently teaches at York College in New York City. Her first book of poetry, Karma's Footsteps, tackles issues of racism and sexism while celebrating the healing power of voices raised against injustice. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Ekere Tallie's book and have it signed following the reading. This event is sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, Department of Languages and Literatures and the Center for Multicultural Education. Funded in part by the University Senate.
Leisl Carr Childers, assistant professor of history, will present "Building Bombs and Community: The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project." The event is free and open to the public.