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Contact: Sarah Ray
802-443-5794
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Posted: July 22, 2002

 

Master Class- Tuesday, April 1, 11- 12:30, CFA studio 110
with Michael Cole, dancer (former soloist with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company), choreographer, computer animator, motion graphics artist and motion capture specialist. His work has been screened at festivals around the world, most recently at the Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. Currently working on a six channel computer animated dance video installation for galleries, museum spaces and municipal buildings.


Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 3:15 p.m., Warner Hemicycle
Lecture, "Intersection: Dance & Computers,” by Michael Cole, dancer, motion-capture artist, keyframe animator, and former soloist with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Co-sponsored by the Department of Math and Computer Science and the Dance program. Refreshments will be provided at 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 1 - 4:30 p.m., Twilight Auditorium
Inaugural Lecture - "Coke, Computers, and Call-Centers: Who is Benefiting from India’s Economic Reforms?"
Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Economics
Sunder Ramaswamy


Thursday, April 3 - 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International Students Organization Forum on “Homeland Security and Civil Liberties in the U.S.,“ opening lecture by Michael Mello, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School


Thursday, April 3 - 4:30 p.m., Twilight 201
Lecture: "Economic Man: Labor in Hesiod's Works and Days" by Laura M. Slatkin, Professor of Classics, The University of Chicago and New York University, Gallatin School of the Humanities, sponsored by the departments of Classics in Middlebury College and the University of Vermont


Thursday, April 3 - 4:30 p.m., Warner Hemicycle
Willard Duncan Carpenter Lecture, “Force of Finance in Current Affairs,” Reuven Brenner, Faculty of Management, McGill University. Sponsored by the Economics Department


Thursday, April 3 - 7:30 p.m., Twilight Auditorium
Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies - “Rabbinic Myth and Mythmaking”
Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies, the Divinity School and the College, The University of Chicago; Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies, The University of Chicago


Thursday, April 3 - 7:30 p.m., Warner Hemicycle
Lecture, “Traditional Mongolian Medicine: Report from the Gobi Desert,” by Sas Carey, R.N., M.Ed. This presentation will explore what it would mean to achieve an optimal health care system for rural Mongolia, which would include both Western medicine and Mongolian Medicine. Carey was the first American certified in Traditional Mongolian Medicine in 1995, and is director of the Life Energy Healing School in Middlebury. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.


Friday, April 4, 2003 - 12:30 p.m., Bicentennial Hall 216
“Studies On the Synthesis and Process Development of Human Neurokinin Receptor (hNK-1) Antagonists”
by Dr. Fred J. Fleitz, Senior Research Fellow, Merck and Co., Inc.
Sponsored by the Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept. and Merck and Co., Inc.
Lunch will be provided at 12:15 p.m.


Friday, April 4-12:30 p.m.-Room 219, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)
-Lecture on “Benedict Arnold, Lake Champlain and Other Stories” by Art Cohn, executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Cohn will present a review of the significant activities that took place throughout the Champlain Valley during the American Revolution and the archaeological legacy that has been left behind. He will focus in particular on the discovery of the Revolutionary War gunboat Spitfire and the current efforts to develop a management strategy for its long-term preservation.
-Free
-For more information, contact Trish Dougherty of the Middlebury College Geology Department at 802-443-5970 or trish@middlebury.edu.


Friday, April 4th
Play: "Translations of Xhosa"
and it is written and performed by Kira Lallas, a Boston University student. Translations of Xhosha is a 75-minute story of a 20-year old American woman traveling and studying in Cape Town, South Africa. It is about one transformative day toward womanhood, as Kira encounters South Africa’s women, its politics and herself. The piece incorporates music, dance, slides and text to create a powerful presentation.
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Dance Studio, Middlebury College 8:00 pm
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


Saturday, April 5 - 11:00 a.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International Students Organization Forum on “Homeland Security and Civil Liberties in the U.S.,“ faculty/student panel discussion


Sunday April 6 - 7:30 pm, Dana Auditorium.
"Iraq, War Propaganda, and Challenges to U.S. Democracy." Multimedia presentation by Joshua Meyrowitz, Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. Sponsored by American Civilization Program, Program in Film & Media Culture, Department of Geography, and Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.


Monday, April 7th
Video and Discussion: Killing Us Softly 3 (2000) featuring Jean Kilbourne and Beyond Killing Us Softly (2000) Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. In Killing Us Softly 3, Kilbourne reviews if and how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years. With wit and warmth, Kilbourne uses over 160 ads and TV commercials to critique advertising’s image of women. By fostering creative and productive dialogue, she invites viewers to look at familiar images in a new way that moves and empowers them to take action.
Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Strength to Resist is a 33-minute educational video about the image of women in advertising. The film presents the ideas of girls and young women as well as those of the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy, and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture.
There will be a discussion and media workshop focusing on the information presented in the film.
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Bicentennial Hall, Room 148, Middlebury College, 7:30-9:30 pm
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


Monday, April 7th
Speak-out, Candlelight Vigil and ‘The Chick Jams’
Middlebury College students and community members join together to call for an end to sexual violence.
The speak-out will commence at 7:30 with a candlelight vigil, followed by ‘The Chick Jams.’
Speak-out and Vigil, 7:30 pm, followed by ‘The Chick Jams’ at The Gamut, Middlebury College 9:00 - 11:00 pm
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


 

Monday April 7 - 12:15 pm, Warner Hemicycle.
Lecture, "Reveal & Conceal in Post-Privacy American Media and Political Culture." Joshua Meyrowitz, Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. Sponsored by American Civilization Program, Program in Film & Media Culture, and Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.


Monday, April 7 - 7:00 p.m., Bicentennial Hall 216
Lecture, “No Dream is Too Fine, No Deed is Too Small,” by Stephanie Mills, author of Epicurean Simplicity. Sponsored by Environmental Affairs and Environmental Studies Program.


Tuesday, April 8 - 4:30 p.m., Warner Hemicycle
Lecture - "Women in Prison"
Kathryn Watterson is Lecturer in the Council of Humanities at Princeton University and author of numerous works of non-fiction, three of which have been chosen by the New York Times as Notable Books of the Year. Ms. Watterson will discuss her book "Women in Prison: Inside the Concrete Womb" (basis of the ABC documentary, “Women in Prison.”) Cosponsored by Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Office of Institutional Diversity, and Ross Commons. Part of the Women in Prison Symposium.


Tuesday, April 8 - 7:00 p.m., Warner Hemicycle
Lecture - "Corporate Social Responsibility"
Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation, Inc., a Burlington, VT-based distributor of environmentally conscious cleaning and laundry supplies, paper products, and other household products.


Wednesday, April 9th
Media Presentation and Guest Speaker Gail Dines, Pornography and the Media: Images of Violence Against Women Pornography is a $10-billion-a-year industry. There are four times as many so-called adult bookstores in the United States as there are McDonald's restaurants. Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler have a combined readership of over 20 million magazines per month. Dr. Dines focuses on the relationships between commercially produced images of violence against women and real-world violence. The major themes found in pornography magazines will be highlighted and compared with those themes found in mainstream media, including leading publications such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, television commercials and Hollywood movies.
Gail Dines is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at Wheelock College and co-editor of the best-selling media textbook, Gender, Race and Class in Media (Sage, 1995), used in over 150 colleges across the country. She is co-author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality (Routledge, 1998). Her numerous articles on pornography, the media and violence have appeared in academic journals and books, as well as in magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Time, Working Woman, New York Times, Boston Globe and USA Today. Dr. Dines has also been on shows such as Donohue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Entertainment Tonight, and is a frequent guest on radio shows across the country.
Due to the graphic nature of this program, no one under the age of 18 can be admitted.
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Location TBA, Middlebury College, 7:30 pm
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Abernethy Room, Starr Library
Philip Cronenwett, Special Collections Librarian, Dartmouth College
“Robert Frost and Dartmouth”


Tuesday, April 10 - 4:30 p.m., Sunderland 110
Lecture - "Hitchcock and Emotion"
Carl Plantinga, Professor of Film, Calvin College. Professor Plantinga is the author of Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film and the co-editor of Passionate Views: Film, Cognition and Emotion. He has written widely on spectator response to movies from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Lecture sponsored by Film and Media Culture Program and the Hirschfield Lecture Series


Thursday, April 10, 8:00 p.m., Dana Auditorium
Robert W. van de Velde ’75 Memorial Lecture - “Vermont Politics Today”
Christopher Graff ’75, Montpelier Bureau Chief, Associated Press


Thursday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. - Bicentennial Hall 216
D.K. Smith 2003 Spring Forum, “How Do Responsible Public Companies Handle the Issues of Enron +1?”
Panelists: Joseph Boutin, CEO, Merchants Bank; Edwin Colodny, CEO (retired), US Airways, Acting CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Liz Robert ’78, Chief Bear Officer, Vermont Teddy Bear, Inc. Moderator: Professor Scott Pardee. Co-sponsored by DigitalBridges 2.0 and the Student Investment Committee.


Thursday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. - Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room -- POSTPONED to APRIL 25
Hamid Dabashi, from Columbia University, will present a lecture titled "Reform versus Tradition in Iran." Co-sponsored by the Religion Department, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, and Wonnacott Commons.


Friday, April 11 - 4:30 p.m., Bicentennial Hall 216
Interdisciplinary symposium "Globalization of Japan" with Carol Gluck, Columbia University; Ted Bestor, Harvard University; and Susan Napier, University of Texas. Co-sponsored by Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, East Asian Studies, Department of History, Department of Japanese Studies, Kawashima Research Fund, and the Henry Luce Foundation.


Saturday, April 12 - 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Room 221
“A New Library Garden for Middlebury: Three Artists’ Concepts”
Site sculptors Jackie Ferrara, Michael Singer, and Elyn Zimmerman present their plans for a Library Garden to be built near the College's new library. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the College's Committee on Art in Public Places. Seating is limited, phone reservations required. Please call 443-2034.


Monday, April 14th
Video and media workshop: Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (1999), featuring Jackson Katz. While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. In this innovative and wide ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that widespread violence in American society - including the tragic school shootings in Littleton, Colorado and elsewhere, needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity.
There will be a discussion and media workshop focusing on the information presented in the film.
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Bicentennial Hall, Room 148, Middlebury College, 7:30- 9:30 pm
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


Tuesday, April 15 - 4:30 p.m., Redfield Proctor Room
Lecture: “A Wage of One’s Own: The Rise and Fall of Progressive Era Minimum Wage Legislation for Women, 1912-1923”
Robert Prasch, Associate Professor of Economics


Tuesday, April 15 - 7 p.m.
Lecture by Anne Keiser, author of “Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest” Anne Keiser will give an illustrated talk about her new book, “Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest.” Keiser, a longtime friend of Hillary?one of the first two men to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak?will discuss Hillary’s humanitarian efforts on the Sherpa people’s behalf, as well as his environmental work to preserve the Himalayas’ grandeur. The talk will take place one month before the 50th anniversary of Hillary’s historic conquest in May 1953. Keiser is a member of the Middlebury College class of 1970.
Free
Warner Hall Hemicycle, Middlebury College, College Street (Route 125)
For more information, contact Joy Bloser of the Middlebury College Mountain Club at 802-443-6142 or jbloser@middlebury.edu.


Wednesday, April 16 - 4:30 p.m.
Steven Pinker - Peter de Florez Professor of Psychology, MIT, and author of The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate


Wednesday, April 16 - 4:30 p.m.
Lecture by Steven Pinker on “Language Acquisition”
Steven Pinker, a professor in the M.I.T. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and author of a number of books, including “Language Acquisition,” will give a talk by the same title. Newsweek has named Pinker to its list of “One Hundred Americans for the Next Century” and Scientific American has included Pinker’s book “The Language Instinct” in its list of the “100 Best Science Books of the Century.”
Co-sponsored by several Middlebury College organizations: the foreign language division, the psychology department, the psychology club, the teacher education program, and the program in neuroscience. Major support for this event has been provided by the C.W. Starr Foundation.
Refreshments will be served. Free
Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, College Street (Route 125)
For more information, contact Susan Perkins in the office of the Middlebury College Dean of Faculty at 802-443-3112.

Wednesday, April 16 - 7:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture: “Human Rights and U.S. Military Assistance to Latin America: Training Protectors or Perpetrators,” Father Roy Bourgeois. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Father Roy Bourgeois is a Maryknoll priest who has been imprisoned numerous times for non-violently protesting U.S. military policy in Central America, in particular, the training carried out at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning, Georgia. The SOA has been long associated with some of Latin America's most notorious human rights violators and corrupt military officers who are among its alumni. As Director of SOA Watch, Father Bourgeois was featured in the documentary "School of Assassins," which was nominated for an Oscar
for Best Documentary Short Subject.


Monday, April 21st
Video and media workshop: Wrestling with Manhood (2002), featuring Jackson Katz
Wrestling with Manhood takes a look at the huge popularity of professional wrestling among male youth, addressing its relationship to real-life violence and probing the social values that sustain it as a powerful cultural force. This film offers a new way to think about the enduring problems of men’s violence against women and bullying in our schools by illustrating how wrestling’s popularity is related to the dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, and class.
There will be a discussion and media workshop focusing on the information presented in the film.
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Bicentennial Hall, Room 148, Middlebury College, 7:30- 9:30 pm
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


Monday, April 21 - 4:30 p.m., Abernethy Room, Starr Library
Michael Collier, Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, reading from his poetry


Monday, April 21 - 7:30 p.m., Dana Auditorium.
"RELEASED - Short Videos about Women and Prison"
Alexandra Juhasz, Associate Professor of Media History and Theory, Video Production/post-production and Women’s Studies at Pitzer College, has produced over fifteen films/videos, including the films “The Watermelon Woman” (1995) and “Bad Bosses Go to Hell” (1997). Ms. Juhasz recently directed and produced the documentary, “RELEASED - Short Videos about Women and Prison.” There will be a discussion with Ms. Juhasz following the screening of the documentary. Cosponsored by the Film and Media Culture Program, the Sociology/Anthropology Department, the Office of Institutional Diversity, and Ross Commons. Part of the Women in Prison Symposium.


Wednesday, April 23rd
Media Presentation and Guest Speaker Yonna McShane, Negative Legacy: The Impact of Media on Healthy Relationships.
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and WomenSafe in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Bicentennial Hall, Room 219, Middlebury College, 7:30 pm
Free. Donations to WomenSafe will be accepted.
For more information, contact Gillian Finocan at 443-6316 or gfinocan@middlebury.edu


Thursday, April 24 - 4:30 p.m. Warner Hemicycle
Lecture - "Doing Time in NY"
Jan Warren, who was incarcerated for over twelve years under New York’s Rockefeller drug laws, has become an advocate for women in prison. A contributing writer to Aliens at the Border, Doing Time: Twenty-five years of Prison writing, and Borrowed Light, Ms. Warren is currently the Associate Director of the College and Community Fellowship at CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for the Study of Women and Society. Cosponsored by Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Office of Institutional Diversity, and Ross Commons.


Thursday, April 24 - 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
Claire Kramsch (UC Berkeley), "Language and culture revisited." Sponsored by the Foreign Language Division and the Starr Foundation.


Thursday, April 24 - 4:30 p.m.
Lecture by Claire Kramsch on “Language and Culture Revisited”
Claire Kramsch, director of the Berkeley Language Center, professor of German, and professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak on “Language and Culture Revisited.” Kramsch is the author of numerous books, including “Language and Culture.” She has received many awards and honors, including the 1998 Goethe Medal, one of Germany’s most prestigious honors in the field of culture, and a 1998 honorary doctorate from the Middlebury College Language Schools. She is co-editor of the journal Applied Linguistics.
Sponsored by the Middlebury College Foreign Language Division with major support from the C.W. Starr Foundation.
Free
Conference Room, Middlebury College Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)
For more information, contact Susan Perkins in the office of the Middlebury College Dean of Faculty at 802-443-3112.

Friday, April 25 - 12:15 p.m., Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International Studies Colloquium lunchtime presentation, "Reform versus Tradition in Iran" by Hamid Dabashi, Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Chair, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. Lunch will be served throughout, reservations essential. RSVP by Monday, 4/21 to Martha Baldwin, X5324 or e-mail baldwin@middlebury.edu. Co-sponsored by the Religion Department, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, and Wonnacott Commons.


Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26
“The More Things Change/Plus ça change: France in 2003”
Colloquium on France, sponsored by European Studies, French, Political Science, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.


Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 - Kirk Alumni Center
"Field Experiments in Economics"
Middlebury College's 24th Annual Conference on Economic Issues.
Sponsored by the Christian A. Johnson Economics Enrichment Fund.


Monday, April 28, 4:30 p.m. Room 216, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125)
Lecture: “Heifer Project International” by Nicole M. DiDomenico, an active volunteer with Heifer Project International since the fall of 2000 and Norwich University director of volunteer programs and service learning. Heifer International provides animals, and training in their care, to families around the world as a way for the families to feed themselves and become self-reliant. Farmers learn sustainable, environmentally sound agricultural techniques. Following the talk, the Middlebury College Volunteer Services Organization will present a donation to DiDomenico that Heifer Project International will use towards the purchase of a cow. Students raised the funds through a Valentine candy gram project and a date auction.

Free. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Middlebury College Volunteer Student Organization representative Siko Sikochi at asikochi@middlebury.edu or 443-4616.


Thursday, May 1, 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Lecture, "Election 2000 and the Limits of American Democracy," by Alexander Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by the departments of Geography, History, and Political Science and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.


Thursday, September 18 - Saturday, September 20
Nicholas R. Clifford Symposium, “What Became of Peter’s Dream? Petersburg in History and the Arts”
See preliminary program attached to this message


Tuesday, September 30 - 4:30 p.m., Bicentennial Hall 216
Inaugural Lecture
Roberto Véguez, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Spanish


Tuesday, October 7 - 4:30 p.m., Dana Auditorium
John Hamilton Fulton Memorial Lecture in the Liberal Arts
Andrew Heyward, President, CBS News


Friday, October 10 - 8:00 p.m., Mead Chapel
Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture
William H. Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Distinguished Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
“From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: Continuity in the Black Struggle for Freedom”


Saturday, November 8
Department of History of Art and Architecture, Alumni Career Symposium


Wednesday, January 21 - Friday, January 23
Charles P. Scott Symposium
“Religion and Social Change in America: Past, Present, and Future”


Saturday, March 6
Christian A. Johnson Symposium on the History of Art and Architecture

 

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