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The School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series: Professor Matthew Groshek, Museum Studies/Herron “The Terroir of Home: When Place and Food Collide”
The School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series
Professor Matthew Groshek, Museum Studies/Herron
“The Terroir of Home: When Place and Food Collide”
Local foods have been touted as a key to economic stability, gains in health and a link to community. How do topophilia, home economics, family history and a love of food shape us into creatures of hunger, desire and culture?
Friday, October 19, 2012
CE 268, 4:30-5:30 PM
RSVP: email@example.com with Groshek talk in the subject line.
2012 Frederick Douglass Symposium, “Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: A Public Symposium”
Date: October 4-5, 2012
Location: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.
A free two-day public event to observe and assess the significance of the publication of the first scholarly edition of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, the third and most inclusive autobiography by the 19th century’s best-known African American by the Frederick Douglass Papers, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis’ Institute for American Thought. Douglass (1818-1895), a runaway slave, rose to become an internationally recognized orator, reformer, journalist, and diplomat.
Keynote Address—by Professor David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University. CE 450 – 5-6:30 pm, October, 4th
Public Reception and Book Launch Party Reception—4th Floor Terrace6:30-8:00 pm, October 4th
Scholarly Symposium on Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass—CE 450 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, October 5th.
Sponsored by the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis and its English and History departments, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, and the Indiana University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
For additional information or to register for this free event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event website: http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/douglass/
Fourteenth Annual Meeting: THE MIDWEST PRAGMATIST STUDY GROUP of The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 22-23 September 2012
DATE: 22-23 September 2012
LOCATION: Cavanaugh Hall, Room 508; 425 University Blvd.; Indianapolis, IN 46202
No fee, no registration, open to the public
Saturday, September 22, 2012
1:00 PM-2:15 PM:
Philosophy as Therapeutic Amelioration: Crisis and Reflection in the Thought of William James, David Rodick, Xavier University
2:30 PM-3:45 PM:
Photography and the Emotions, Richard Rubin
4:15 PM-5:45 PM:
Key Texts Session: Racial Remediation: “An Historical Perspective on Current
Conditions” (1976/1977), “Racial Realism” (1992), and “The Space Traders”
(1992) by Derrick Bell; and “Democracy is Radical” (1937) and “Creative
Democracy: The Task Before Us” (1939) by John Dewey. Discussant: Tommy Curry,
Texas A&M University
Sunday, September 23, 2012
9:30 AM-10:45 AM:
“Peirce and Frege on Logic,” Sergio Gallegos, Denison University
11:00 AM-12:15 PM:
“We Who Must Fight in the Shade,” Tommy Curry, Texas A&M University
Support for this meeting of the Midwest Pragmatist Study Group comes from
the Institute for American Thought, the Santayana Edition, the Department of
Philosophy, and the American Studies Program in the IU School of Liberal
Arts at IUPUI.
Contact: M. A. Coleman <email@example.com>
Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Tim Hardy, “From Shakespeare to Shaw to Sondheim: Theatre for the 21st Century”
DATE: Thursday, September 6, 2012
TIME: 7:30PM – 9:30PM
LOCATION: Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall, IUPUI; 735 W. New York St.; Indianapolis, IN 46202
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, CLICK HERE.
Tim Hardy looks at our seemingly constant need for drama of one kind or another — stories, theater, film, opera, literature. Concentrating principally on theater, he identifies how drama has changed through the centuries, reflecting the society it serves. By staying relevant to its audiences, theater still succeeds in “holding a mirror up to nature” in such a way that we can both recognize ourselves and be wonderfully surprised and informed.
As a professional actor since the mid-sixties, Tim Hardy argues that if we don’t keep an ever-vigilant eye out for lazy, repetitive theatre — and he offers examples — if we don’t truthfully and completely re-invent the means whereby we would excite, inform, and delight our audiences, then we are on the short route to what the great director Peter Brook calls “dead theatre.” From this there can be no recovery.
The IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute is pleased to welcome internationally-acclaimed actor/director Tim Hardy as a 2012 artist-in-residence. Based in London, Mr. Hardy is on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company (in Peter Brook’s Marat/Sade and Peter Hall’s Henry V) and at prestigious theatres across the United Kingdom and Europe. A company member of Opera Music Theatre London, Mr. Hardy has also performed in numerous operas and musical theatre productions including La Traviata, The Magic Flute, and Guys and Dolls. He has narrated over 300 television documentaries, including series for The Discovery Channel and The History Channel, and his on-camera television work includes roles opposite Ian McKellen and Michael Gambon. Mr. Hardy’s extensive directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Twelve Angry Men, The Crucible, Gaslight, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Seagull, The Arcadians, and The Doll’s House.
This event is co-sponsored by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and the The New Oxford Shakespeare at IUPUI.
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The Association of Midwest Museums has honored an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor for long-term distinguished service to the museum profession.
Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, who teaches museum studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is the recipient of the 2012 Association of Midwest Museums Distinguished Service Award. The association’s awards committee unanimously voted to present the annual award to Kryder-Reid in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the association and her exemplary service to the museum profession.
The IUPUI professor accepted the award today during a ceremony at the association’s general conference, which takes place through July 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
The Association of Midwest Museums, established in 1927, provides programs and services to museums throughout an eight-state region in the Midwest. More than 400 museum professionals are attending this year’s association conference in Indianapolis. The three-day event features outstanding sessions, guest speakers, and tours and receptions at museums in the host city.
When the subject turned to China and globalization in his introductory sociology classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, David Strong realized two things: His students wanted to learn more about China, and so did he.
When an opportunity to see China first-hand came along, Strong seized it. The sociology lecturer in the IU School of Liberal Arts applied for and was selected, along with other educators from Indiana colleges and universities, to visit China in May 2012. The trip was designed for faculty members who don’t specialize in issues surrounding China but want to incorporate material about China into their teaching.
The trip was sponsored and financed by the Indiana Consortium for International Programs, the Confucius Institute and IUPUI’s Office of International Affairs.
Strong said the experience, which also included a visit to India, underscored the reasons everyone should keep an eye on China and its future, including intellectual reasons and simple curiosity.
But even if none of those reasons apply, he said there is another consideration for Hoosiers: their jobs.
Strong said he was surprised by the speed of new construction in China and how quickly the country is modernizing itself. “You really can, in some respects, very palpably feel this ancient society sprinting into the 21st century.”
Going to China left him with a more nuanced view that he will share with his students.
Among the impressions he took away:
- “Intellectually, you know China is a big country, but when you are there you realize how damn big it is. The capital city of Yunnan Province, Kunming, where we visited, is in southwest China. Kunming is considered a smaller, provincial capital in China. Yet the population of Kunming is greater than Los Angeles.”
- “China is a land of contrasts — where farmers in rural areas still use no more technology than they did 500 years ago to grow rice in a country that has a space program.”
- “In Beijing, we drove past sophisticated, modern skyscrapers on our way to the Great Wall of China.”
- “Globalization has had its winners and losers in China. In rural areas, so much of the country seems unaffected.”
- “As long as central power isn’t challenged, you don’t see or feel the power of the state as nearly as much as I thought you would.”
China has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, Strong said. “But what will be the future for the poorest Chinese?” Whether the well-to-do in China are able to live a peaceful, secure life depends upon the answer to that question, he said.
“I remember coming back after this three-week experience and Indiana seemed so small,” Strong said. “We know only a small percentage of the world’s population is American. But it is one thing to know that and another to see it in such a profound way.”