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lectures_2003

Contact: Sarah Ray


802-443-5794

sray@middlebury.edu

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