2010 - 2011

Developing Content-based Thematic Units to Enhance Curricula

Workshop on content-based units
Jun 24, 2011
09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Sparks

Dr. Heather Hendry, University of Pittsburgh

This session, part of the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research's summer workshop, focuses on the curriculum development of content-based thematic units. The presenter will introduce a framework for developing curricula and guides the participants through the process of designing content-based thematic units. Participants will engage in hands-on demonstration lessons and explore a variety of content-based instructional strategies to promote students' skills in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have developed their own units to enhance their curricula.

Developing Content-based Thematic Units to Enhance Curricula

Jun 23, 2011
09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Sparks

Dr. Heather Hendry, University of Pittsburgh

This session, part of the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research's summer workshop, focuses on the curriculum development of content-based thematic units. The presenter will introduce a framework for developing curricula and guides the participants through the process of designing content-based thematic units. Participants will engage in hands-on demonstration lessons and explore a variety of content-based instructional strategies to promote students' skills in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have developed their own units to enhance their curricula.

Teaching the Globe: Opportunities and Challenges to Teaching Global Topics in the 21st Century

Workshop for K-12 teachers
May 07, 2011
08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
325 Hetzel Union Building

The workshop, for practicing K-12 classroom teachers, focuses on offering curricular ideas around various issues in global education. The integration of global education is imperative to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for responsible participation in a democratic society and in a global community in the twenty-first century.

View the Teaching the Globe: Opportunities and Challenges to Teaching Global Topics in the 21st Century page.

6th Annual Turkish Night

Community event
May 06, 2011
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School

Organized with the participation of the students, teachers, parents and members of the Centre Region community, this event celebrates Turkish culture through presentations, music, and food.

I Know What You Did Last Summer: A Forum on Career Paths in the Federal Intelligence Community

Presentation on careers in intelligence
Apr 26, 2011
03:00 PM to 07:30 PM
116 Katz Building

Have you ever been curious about a career in intelligence? If so, come and learn about the different career paths available within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). An informal Q&A will follow the presentations.

From the Lab to the Field: An International Discussion of Affordable Technologies

Live videoconference
Apr 22, 2011
08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Katz Building

The Future is Global Education: A Panel Discussion

Workshop on international education
Apr 21, 2011
03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The Nittany Lion Inn

Leaders in various international initiatives at Penn State will discuss the possibilities and challenges that globalizing trends present to faculty and students in institutions of higher education, and to offer creative ways that the PSU community can address them. Ultimately our goal is to consider how PSU can lead the future of global education. There will be a reception following the event from 5:00-6:00 p.m. 

Hot Politics: Film Screening and Discussion on the Science and Politics of Global Warming

Film screening
Apr 20, 2011
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Katz Auditorium

Why has the U.S. government failed to join in climate change agreements adopted by much of the rest of the world? In honor of Earth Day, the School of International Affairs will host an event focused on this question featuring a film screening and discussion moderated by renowned Penn State researcher, Donald A. Brown.

K-12 Curriculum developed for Hot Politics: Examining the politics behind the U.S. government's failure to act on the biggest environmental problem of our time is hosted by Frontline, PBS.

Symposium: Rhetoric, Violence, Representation

Symposium
Apr 15, 2011
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Participants include Megan Foley, Greg Goodale, Josh Gunn, Peter Hitchcock, Joseph Slaughter, Nathan Stormer, Brad Vivian, and Zahi Zalloua.

Disasters in Japan: a Community Discussion

Discussion on disasters in Japan
Apr 11, 2011
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Greg Sutliff Auditorium, Katz Building

This discussion, moderated by Dr. John Kelmelis, will look at the impact and the implications of disasters in Japan from a variety of perspectives. Panelists include Dr. Charles Ammon, Dr. Gregory Smits, Dr. Arthur Motta, and Dr. Yumiko Watanabe. There will be a reception from 6:30-7:00 beforehand. 

To view the webcast of Disasters in Japan, you may need to download Microsoft SilverLight Player.

Writing the Americas, Writing World Literature

Symposium
Apr 11, 2011
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Nittany Lion Inn Alumni Lounge

Symposium with guest speakers Luisa Valenzuela, João Almino, and Zulfikar Ghose.

The Gauntlet: Seeking to Redress Environmental Injustice Through Hip-Hop

Event on the environment and minority groups
Apr 07, 2011
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
112 Kern Building

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and initiate dialogue on environmental justice issues that disproportionately and unjustly impact minority groups globally. Guest speaker will be journalist, activist, and political analyst Bakari Kitwana.

Film Co-Productions, Spatial Practice, and the Cultural Contingencies of 'New Asia'

Lecture
Apr 05, 2011
12:20 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

Stephanie DeBoer, Indiana University

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World

Film screening and panel
Mar 30, 2011
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
State Theater

Featuring the winners of the 2010 Rock Ethics Institute short film competition, and a Q-and-A session with director Stuart Sender and Todd Paglia, Executive director of ForestEthics.

A Touch of Culture: Highlights of South Asia

K-12 event
Mar 25, 2011
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School

A presentation of the arts, food, and culture of the countries that comprise South Asia.

Touch of Culture 2011

Competing Imperatives of Cultural Translation: Status, Space, Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Lecture
Mar 23, 2011
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Foster Auditorium

Azade Seyhan, Bryn Mawr College

Possibilities and Limitations in Global Health

Mar 19, 2011
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Berg Auditorium

Possibilities and Limitations in Global Health

Lecture
Mar 18, 2011
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Berg Auditorium

Symposium: Majoritizing Minority Literatures Through Translation

Symposium on literature and translation
Mar 18, 2011
08:30 AM to 05:45 PM
402 Burrowes Building

This symposium brings together writers, readers, translators, editors, and literary scholars to celebrate the presence of world literature in translation in the United States, and to discuss a crucial aspect of the development and current status of the world republic of letters – the majoritizing of minor literatures through translation. “Minority” refers here both to literary cultures that make use of languages without the superregional resonance enjoyed by English, French, Spanish, and a few other languages, to those that exist in an imbalance vis à vis a related dominant culture (Portuguese vs. Spanish; Ukrainian vs. Russian), but also to the underrepresentation of nearly any non-English literature in the marketplace of US publishing. To “majoritize” such literatures means to integrate their richnesses into the wealth of cultural production and consumption in North America.


Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth

Lecture
Mar 17, 2011
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
116 Katz Building

Symposium: Majoritizing Minority Literatures Through Translation

Symposium about translation
Mar 17, 2011
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

This symposium brings together writers, readers, translators, editors, and literary scholars to celebrate the presence of world literature in translation in the United States, and to discuss a crucial aspect of the development and current status of the world republic of letters – the majoritizing of minor literatures through translation. “Minority” refers here both to literary cultures that make use of languages without the superregional resonance enjoyed by English, French, Spanish, and a few other languages, to those that exist in an imbalance vis à vis a related dominant culture (Portuguese vs. Spanish; Ukrainian vs. Russian), but also to the underrepresentation of nearly any non-English literature in the marketplace of US publishing. To “majoritize” such literatures means to integrate their richnesses into the wealth of cultural production and consumption in North America.

 

Arabic Literature Now: New Directions

Lecture on Arabic literature
Mar 14, 2011
12:20 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

Amal Amireh, George Mason University, and Waïl S. Hassan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Amireh is the author of The Factory Girl and the Seamstress: Imagining Gender and Class in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Garland, 2000), and is co-editor, with Lisa Suhair Majaj, of Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers (Garland, 2000) and Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist (McFarland, 2002).

Dr. Hassan is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois. His areas of interest include Modern Arabic, Anglophone and Francophone literatures; literary and cultural theory; gender, postcolonial, translation, and transnational studies. His publications include Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction(Syracuse University Press, 2003) and Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab-American and Arab-British Literature(Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2011).


Making Monsters: War Crimes and Ordinary Men

Lecture on war and violence
Feb 28, 2011
12:20 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

James Dawes, Macalester College

James Dawes is a Professor of English and American Literature, Chair of the Macalester College English Department, and the Founder and Director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism. Some of his published work includes That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard University Press, 2007) and The Language of War (Harvard University Press, 2002)

Professor Dawes’s visit is a part of the series “Violence, Conflict, and Dialogue: Perspectives on Global Communication,” sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Latin American Studies program, the Department of Spanish Italian & Portuguese, the Social Thought Program, The Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and the Center for American Literary Studies. Throughout the spring semester, various speakers will be invited to Penn State to present interdisciplinary views on this broad topic.


Yucatan in Pennsylvania Roundtable

Roundtable event on Latin America
Feb 24, 2011
12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
102 Weaver Building

Part of the "Latin American Worlds" Speaker Series and the "Violence, Conflict, and Dialogue" Series, this event will include talks by Penn State scholars Matthew Restall, Amara Solari, Erick Rochette, and Spencer Delbridge, as well as visiting scholars Joanne Baron (U Penn), Sarah Kurnick (U Penn), Mark Christensen (Assumption College), Rajeshwari Dutt (Carnegie Mellon University), Richard Leventhal (U Penn), Paul Eiss (Carnegie Mellon), Elizabeth Durden (Bucknell), David Sowell (Juniata College), and Christa Cesario (U Penn).


Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi with Pedro Matta

Lecture on Latin America
Feb 21, 2011
12:20 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

Diana Taylor, NYU

Diana Taylor is a Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU, and the Founding Director of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Some of her recent works include Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ (Duke U.P., 1997) and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Duke U.P., 2003) which won the ATHE Research Award in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy and the Modern Language Association Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Culture (2004). She is editor of Stages of Conflict: A Reader in Latin American Theatre and Performance (2008, Michigan U. P.) and co-editor of Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (2004, Duke U.P.), among others.

Professor Taylor’s visit is a part of the series “Violence, Conflict, and Dialogue: Perspectives on Global Communication,” sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Latin American Studies program, the Department of Spanish Italian & Portuguese, the Social Thought Program, The Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and the Center for American Literary Studies. Throughout the spring semester, various speakers will be invited to Penn State to present interdisciplinary views on this broad topic.

Testimonio (testimonial narrative) and Truth

Lecture on testimonio writings
Feb 07, 2011
12:30 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

John Beverley, University of Pittsburgh

John Beverley is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, with particular expertise in the literature of the Golden Age, Hispanic and Latin American baroque, Latin American cultural studies, Testimonio writings, Spanish and Latin American film, U.S. Latino literature, and postcolonial and subaltern studies. He is a founding member of both the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group. Some of Professor Beverley’s publications include From Cuba (ed. 2002), La voz del otro: Testimonio, subalternidad y verdad narrativa (ed. new edition; 2002), and Subalternity and Representation, Arguments in Cultural Theory (1999).

Professor Beverley’s visit is a part of the series “Violence, Conflict, and Dialogue: Perspectives on Global Communication,” sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Latin American Studies program, the Department of Spanish Italian & Portuguese, the Social Thought Program, The Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and the Center for American Literary Studies. Throughout the spring semester, various speakers will be invited to Penn State to present interdisciplinary views on this broad topic.


E A R T H . T A L K: Modeling and Managing Ecosystem Service Interactions for Resilient Social-Ecological Systems (12.6)

Lecture in the EARTH TALK series
Dec 06, 2010
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
112 Walker Building

Elena Bennett, Department of Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment, McGill University

Mediasite contains video of these talks.

E A R T H . T A L K: Resilience Apparently: Kwihangana among Youth Heads of Household in Post-Genocide, Urban Rwanda

Lecture in EARTH TALK series
Nov 29, 2010
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
112 Walker Building

Maggie Zraly, Department of Anthropology, Miami University

To see a video of Dr. Zraly's talks, see Mediasite.

E A R T H . T A L K: Systems in Motion: Looking Backward to Move Forward

Lecture in EARTH TALK series
Nov 15, 2010
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
112 Walker Building

Dr. Don Nelson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia

This Earth Talk will be given by Dr. Don Nelson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia. Part of Dr. Nelson’s work focuses on community development in Brazil.

Genre and (The War of the) Discipline(s)

Lecture on genre
Nov 15, 2010
12:15 PM to 01:15 PM
102 Kern Building

Alastair Renfrew, Department of Russian, Durham University

Alastair Renfrew is the Head of the Department of Russian at Durham University, the Director of Research in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, and Editor of the journal Slavonica.


The End of Globalization and Protective Markets: German Studies, Casualty or Opportunity?

Lecture on globalization and German studies
Nov 12, 2010
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
402 Burrowes Building

Professor Willi Goetschel, University of Toronto

“Embracing a post-national perspective does not entail depreciation or forsaking of literary and cultural traditions. On the contrary, enabling us to read better, read again and attend to the urgency of a different, and richer protocol that heeds the exigencies of the day will allow us to re-open the books and the world of letters that are now no longer subject to the dictate of national appropriation.”

–from Professor Goetschel’s 2009 Craig Lecture, “German Studies in a Post-National Age”

Conquest-Era Yucatan through the Lens of Art History

Lecture on Latin America
Oct 27, 2010
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
102 Weaver Building

Cody Barteet, Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts, John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, The University of Western Ontario

Expanding Sustainability: Rights, Global Economics, and Human Transformation

Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Oct 26, 2010
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
124 Sparks Building

Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Chilean Environmental Economist, Diplomat and Spiritual Teacher

A Public Talk with Chilean Environmental Economist, Diplomat and Spiritual Teacher Alfredo Sfeir-Younis.

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with drinks and dessert provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Center for Global Studies

"It is impossible to attain the aims of a sustainable civilization without agreeing on a bundle of rights, be it for this generation or future generations. Sustainable Development embodies a social contract which must unfold from a vision and a set of human values that prove essential to human transformation in our global reality." -Alfredo Sfeir-Younis

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