"Rebuilding Civic Society in the New Millennium"
  September 6, 2000
Maucker Union Expansion
7:00 P.M.*
 

What makes a society civic? With prisons bulging, gated communities commonplace and courts choked with lawsuits, civic society in the United States at the turn of the millennium seems to be in full retreat. Professor Tom Rice, Head of the UNI Political Science Department, contends there is no better time than now to examine what it means to be civic and what it will take for individuals and communities to generate the social capital necessary for a renewal of civic society in the United States.

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  "Who Will We Be?: The Future of Gender and Other
Identities in the New Millennium"
  September 26, 2000
Davis Hall, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
7:00 P.M.*
  At the beginning of the new millennium, social movements which emerged in the 20th century have laid the foundation for greater awareness of ethnic, religious, regional and gender identities. How will shifting conceptions of identities impact our lives in the roles we encounter every day and in the communities in which we live? Professor Harry Brod, from UNI's Department of Philosophy and Religion, presents a framework for consideration of questions of identities that applies to all of us.
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  "Encounters with a Double-Faced Ghost:
Feminist Scholarship in the New Millennium"
  October 16, 2000
Slife Ballroom, Commons
7:00 P.M.*
  As the millennium comes to a close, feminist scholars and other researchers in the social sciences and the humanities have been faced with challenging contradictions about methods used to understand the truth of women's lives. Whose voices can be believed? Whose perspectives can be trusted? With a growing awareness that restrictive lenses such as race, class, and colonialism can distort the scholar's own line of vision, Martha J. Reineke, Professor of Religion, poses a new model for inquiry which many will find engaging.  

  "The Third Millennium: Hearing Women's Voices"
  November 13, 2000
Maucker Union Expansion
7:00 P.M.*
  For the past two millennia, violence against women has been and continues to be pervasive in many forms and remains, in many cultures, built into the very structure of society. With violence and abuse as major causes of physical and mental health problems for women throughout the world, William R. Downs, Professor of Social Work, argues that approaches to studying and addressing violence against women have been developed within a masculine paradigm. If the third millennium is to finally see the end of violence against women, a major paradigm shift in both theory and practice-with women's voices playing a central role-is required.  

  "Technology, Deconstruction and Pedagogy: A Lecture Recital"
  December 4, 2000
Maucker Union Expansion
7:00 P.M.*
  A new millennium offers the artist a special opportunity to examine the "big questions" and find the answers through artistic expression. Jay Edelnant, Professor of Performance Studies, turns his satirical attention to scholarship as he presents an evening of solo performance based on millennial themes: the use and abuse of technology; deconstruction and the revisionist historical treatment of text; and the art of teaching in an age of litigation.  

*Each Millennium Lecture will be followed by a reception.

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