Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Research Seminar with Shawn Sorenson
The Occidental Community is invited to a research seminar entitled "Training Lifetime Champions: Advancing Lifetime Health and well-being amoung Intercollegiate Student-athletes"
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Futebol & Brazil
A talk by David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round presented by the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs.
With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil a few months away, Pitzer College Visiting Professor and international journalist David Goldblatt will speak about the South American country's national identity and how it has been shaped by soccer.
Brazil has won five World Cups—more than any other country in history—and is hosting the World Cup for the second time this year. Brazil's style of play and the drama of its victories and defeats are deeply seared into global soccer culture. The largest country in Latin America, Brazil's national identity is intrinsically linked with soccer. In his forthcoming book, Futbol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer, Goldblatt chronicles Brazil's obsession with the game and traces soccer's history since it first arrived in the country in 1894.
Goldblatt is the author of the bestselling book The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer, which The Guardian called a "stunning book" that is "the measure against which all other such volumes are judged." An international print and broadcast journalist, Goldblatt is teaching at Pitzer College this semester.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Careers in Writing and English: Nadra Nittle on her career in Journalism
The CDC presents Choose Your Own Adventure Week. Students of all majors interested in writing careers and English-related fields are invited to this event, presented by Claremont Graduate University. Nadra Nittle '98 will be giving a talk on her career in Journalism.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Lori Lopez on "Bridging Media Worlds: The Potential of Asian Americans on YouTube"
The Occidental community is invited to a research talk by Dr. Lori Lopez to explore the success of Asian Americans on YouTube in the historical context of Asian American film.
In this presentation, Dr. Lori Kido Lopez will explore connections between the historical development of Asian American film as an explicitly politicized movement and the contemporary work of Asian Americans on YouTube. Asian Americans have been extremely successful within the realm of online videography, accruing millions of followers to YouTube channels hosted by individuals like comedian KevJumba, makeup artist Michelle Phan, or gamer Freddie Wong. In this investigation of their work, Dr. Lopez argues that the visibility of these individuals provides an opportunity for creating bridges between mainstream media and independent media that asserts a new kind of cultural citizenship for Asian Americans.