Dr. Danielle Endres and Professor Jerry Root 2016-17 Honors Humanities Professorships

Dr. Danielle Endres and Professor Jerry Root Awarded 2016-17 Honors Humanities Professorships

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Restoring Routes of MemoryRestoring the Routes of Memory

If enslaved peoples discover, enact, or perform freedom through narration, their stories issue a call to readers, that needs a response.

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When Worlds CollideWhen Worlds Collide

A Community Conversation About Immigration

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Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9 - 10am
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). 3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome). 4.  Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


Nahuatl Encounter: Nahuatl Language & Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12 - 2pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

This Nahuatl Language & Poetry workshop will be presented in Nahuatl, no prior language experience required, come ready to learn and engage.  Noon-2pm LNCO Lounge


Work in Progress Talk by David Kieran, Visiting Fellow: "Signature Wounds: The Cultural Politics of Mental Health During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars"

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12 - 1pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

David Kieran is the Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year.  Professor Kieran is a Professor of History at Washington Jefferson College. This research explores how the military sought to create a resilient force and address the mental health needs of returning service members, how veterans and their families advocated for more and better resources, how legislators folded their concerns about veterans’ mental health into their broader anxieties about the Iraq War, and how human rights activists have struggled to make Americans aware of the wars’ impact on Iraqi and Afghan civilians.


Nahuatl Movie Screening: Café (2014)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Between two ceremonies, a university graduation and a funerary ritual for his father who died three years earlier, a young Nahua man is at the crossroads. * Winner - International Competition Award, VISION DU RÉEL 2014 (Nyon)


Nahuatl Encounter: Nahuatl Language & Poetry workshop

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12 - 2pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

This Nahuatl Language & Poetry workshop is presented in Nahuatl, no prior language experience required, come ready to learn and engage.  Noon-2pm LNCO Lounge  Please see attach flyer for more information. 


Don't Hibernate, Rejuvenate: Staying Active During the Winter Season

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12 - 1pm
School of Medicine (SOM)

No need to hunker down due to the cold and snow! Come learn how to celebrate the winter months by being active and healthy. Dr. Liz Joy will present a few simple strategies to help support physical activity, and help you achieve your exercise resolutions for 2016.


Alexandra Bolintineanu [Title To Be Announced]

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3:30pm

Alexandra Bolintineanu, University of Toronto [Title To Be Announced]


Communication Colloquium: Davi Thornton, Southwestern University, Narrating Mental Illness in a Post-Stigma Era

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3:30pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

We live in a culture where talk about mental illness is everywhere—across entertainment, politics, advertising, education, and activism, we regularly encounter pleas to talk about mental illness and, in many cases, to adopt a neuroscientific or 'brain-based' vocabulary. I suggest that we inhabit a 'post-stigma' era, where our cultural sensibility toward mental illness is shaped more by an incitement to discourse than an imperative of silence. In this context, exclusionary modes of stigma are increasingly supplemented by less obvious but equally invalidating forms of communication that express superficial understanding of and uncomplicated identification with mental illness. I analyze recent narratives of mental illness to illuminate how this particular rhetorical form addresses broader cultural changes that shape our encounters with mental illness.


Building your Digital ToolBox

Friday, February 19, 2016, 1 - 2:30pm
Orson Spencer Hall (OSH)

You are cordially invited to join our upcoming workshop hosted by the Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC). This workshop will explore two Web 2.0 tools useful for all language teachers. Computers and laptops in education are important but even more so when used with good pedagogy. Digital content and creation now play an essential role in education.


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