Category Humanities

Janet Shibley Hyde

Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Psychological Gender Differences

Social Sciences Forum
Wednesday, March 4 | 4:00 p.m.
Janet Shibley Hyde, Evjue-Bascom Professor & Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies and Director at the Center for Research on Gender & Women at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Albin. O Kuhn Library Gallery

The media portray psychological differences between women and men as large and biologically determined—men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Dr. Hyde’s research uses the statistical method of meta-analysis to investigate whether these claims are accurate. The results are surprising. (Click heading for full description.)

Raskowitz

There is a Crack in Everything: That’s How the Light Gets in

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Michael Rakowitz, Professor, Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University
Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 132

Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his work in the context of hope and antagonism, and at the intersection of problem solving and trouble-making. Rakowitz’s interventions in urban spaces extend from paraSITE (1998 – ongoing), in which the artist builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior vents of a building’s HVAC system, to Minaret (2001 – ongoing), in which access is gained to rooftops in Western cities and the Islamic call to prayer is sounded. (Click heading for full description.)

Foster Boy

Foster Boy (Switzerland, Markus Imboden, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival
Foster Boy (Switzerland, Markus Imboden, 2011)
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Administration Building, Room 101

Based on thousands of true cases of a practice that lasted centuries until the 1950s, this popular Swiss feature film follows the story of Max, who is contracted out of an orphanage to a peasant farmer, where, to escape brutal physical labor, starvation, and regular corporal punishment, he learns to play the accordion. (Click heading for full description.)

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Peace in the City: As Colombia Peace Talks Advance, Citizens Build Peace in Medellin

MLLI Lecture
Friday, March 6 | 12 p.m.
Sonia Ines Goéz Orrego, executive director of CEDECIS – the Corporation for Community Development and Social Integration in Medellín, Colombia
150 Sherman Hall (B Wing)

Sonia Ines Goéz Orrego is the executive director of CEDECIS, a dynamic community organization working in some of the most violent areas of Medellín. With two decades of experience in community organizing and building a culture of peace, she can show how people have come together to prevent forced recruitment of young people by gangs, paramilitary and guerrilla organizations, to train children and adolescents in nonviolence, and to build more resilient and peaceful communities.

Confessions

Confessions (Japan, Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010)

MLLI Film Festival
Monday, March 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Sherman Hall, Room 003

A middle-school teacher (played by Takako Matsu), whose four-year-old daughter is found dead, is convinced that two of her students were response for her daughter’s murder. (Click heading for full description.)

Gaby Pacheco

“The Paths We Make as We Go:” the Narrative of an Undocumented Immigrant Woman in the U.S.

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, March 11 | 4:00 p.m.
Joan S. Korenman Lecture
Maria Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco, immigrant rights activist
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Activist Maria Gabriela Pacheco is a prominent figure in the national immigrant rights movement and is the program director of TheDream.US, a national organization that provides higher education fellowship opportunities for undocumented immigrants. Pacheco is a leading advocate for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, which would assist the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. She is also a staunch advocate for legislative reform that would provide higher education access to thousands of undocumented youths. (Click heading for full description.)

Miriam Solomon

Four Types of Feminist Empiricism

Humanities Forum
Thursday, March 26 | 4:00 p.m.
Evelyn Barker Memorial Lecture
Miriam Solomon, Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Temple University
University Center, Room 312

“Feminist empiricism” is a general term for a range of positions in philosophy of science that aim to combine empirical methods with the insights of feminism. This talk will give an overview of feminist empiricist work in the natural and social sciences in order to showcase four different ways in which feminist critique can improve scientific work. The relationship between the different feminist empiricisms and feminist standpoint theory will also be discussed. (Click heading for full description.)

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