Monday, April 1, 2013
James Fallows - "Understanding Oxy's Obama"
Please join us for an informal talk "Understanding Oxy's Obama" by James Fallows.
National correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows has reported from around the world for more than 30 years, including most recently three years in China. His new book, China Airborne, was released by Pantheon in May, 2012. His recent books include Postcards from Tomorrow Square; Reports from China, Breaking News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, and Blind int Baghdad: America's War in Iraq.
He and Deborah Fallows, a linguist and author of Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love and Language are joint scholars in residence for the Wellington K. K. Chan Distinguished Visitor in Residence Program in Chinese Studies.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Talking About Teaching - Mentoring Student Internships
Mentoring student internships (for academic credit)
Our students are increasingly looking for internships to make them competitive candidates for jobs and graduate programs once they’ve graduated. Sometimes students choose internships that are unrelated to academic pursuits (and thus not credit-bearing). Other times students wish to connect their internships with their academic studies and they will petition to have the internship count for credit and ask a faculty member to serve as their faculty supervisor. In this Talking about Teaching lunch, Liselda Fabian, Internship Coordinator in the Career Development Center, will walk us through the guidelines of the INT course and the role of the faculty supervisor. Further, a panel of faculty and students will talk about the academic projects they assigned/conducted in tandem with their internship experience.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Job Opportunities at Target
Learn if the mega-chain is the right place for you to work!
The ever-popular everything store is seeking talented individuals to work in all areas of the corporation. Come to an info session to see if their opportunities match your interests.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sara El-Amine '07 - National Director for Training for Obama for America
The leaders of the Obama 2008 and 2012 campaigns transformed the way serious campaigns will be run. Ms. El-Amine ('07) was one of the leaders of the 2012 Obama for America campaign and has a very bright future in American politics.
Sara El-Amine (’07 DWA) was National Director for Training for Obama for America during the 2012 Presidential campaign, where she was responsible for training the entire corps of campaign staff, volunteers, and fellows from the campaign headquarters all the way down to the smallest field office. She first joined the Obama campaign for the 2007 Iowa Presidential primary contest and has worked with the organization since that time.
While at Occidental, Ms. El-Amine was a Presidential Leadership Scholar, was selected for the U.N. Fellowship and studied abroad at the University of Jordan in Amman in 2006. She focused on international politics and the Middle East, and took a number of courses on Islam.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Living in the World China Makes
James Fallows, author and Atlantic Monthly correspondent, will speak on “Living in the World That China Makes." Fallows, together with his wife Deborah Fallows, a linguist and fellow author, are the inaugural Wellington K. K. Chan Distinguished Visitors in Residence in Chinese Studies at Oxy this spring.
James Fallows has reported from around the world for more than 30 years, including most recently three years in China. He has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award, plus an Emmy. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio, has appeared frequently on TV, from the Charlie Rose Show to the Colbert Report, and was a visiting professor at the University of Sydney in Australia.
His new book, China Airborne, was released by Pantheon in May 2012. Other recent books include Postcards From Tomorrow Square: Reports From China; Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy; and Blind Into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq.
Deborah Fallows has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China and travel for publications including The Atlantic, Slate and National Geographic. She has just completed an international tour for her latest book, Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language, which is based on her three-year experience living and working in China. She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Roger Guenveur Smith '77 Performs Rodney King
Award-winning actor, playwright, and director Roger Guenveur Smith '77 returns to Oxy for a single performance of his one-person play, Rodney King.
Smith wrote the first of the biographical and historically oriented plays that have become his signature at Occidental. For his senior honors project in American Studies, the Los Angeles native created and performed An Evening With Frederick Douglass, based on his research at the Library of Congress. His Obie-winning A Huey P. Newton Story was turned into a Peabody-winning telefilm by director Spike Lee; his Juan and John, inspired by the remarkable friendship of baseball greats Juan Marichal and John Roseboro, premiered in 2011.
For Lee's Do the Right Thing, Smith created the stuttering hero Smiley, as well as an eclectic range of characters in Malcolm X, Get on the Bus, He Got Game, Eve's Bayou, King of New York, Deep Cover, All About the Benjamins, and American Gangster, for which he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award. He also served as Occidental's 2011 G. William Hume Fellow in the Performing Arts.