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.
Friday, February 28, 2014
2014 Physics Seminar: Nonlinear Nanomechanics
The Oxy community is invited to a seminar by Professor Michael Cross from the California Institute of Technology on "Nonlinear Nanomechanics: Or How can a theoretical physicist help improve your smartphone?"
Snacks will be available at 4:40
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Saturday, March 1, 2014
Quality of Democracy in Latin America Today
Leading international scholars will gather at Occidental to offer a critical examination of the quality of democratic institutions, citizenship, and government in Latin America during this daylong workshop.
USC’s Abraham Lowenthal, an internationally renowned authority on Latin America and inter-American affairs, will offer a keynote luncheon talk on “Transitions Toward Democracy: Learning from Political Leaders,” drawing on face-to-face interviews he and Sergio Bitar of Chile conducted with former presidents and prime ministers from around the world who played leading roles in such transitions.
Among the day’s wide-ranging topics will be the war on drugs, civil-military relations, indigenous and women’s rights movements, constitutional accountability, and popular representation. While much of the discussion will treat the region as a whole, some participants will focus on case studies from Mexico and Venezuela. A complete list of participants can be found here.
The day's program:
9:30 a.m. Welcome
10 a.m. - 12 noon Panel 1: The Quality of Democratic Institutions: Autonomy, Constraints, and Accountability
12:30 p.m. Luncheon with keynote talk by Abraham Lowenthal
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Panel 2: The Quality of Democratic Citizenship: Participation, Rights, and Citizenship
4 - 6 p.m. Panel 3: The Quality of Democratic Government: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
6 p.m. Buffet Dinner
This workshop was made possible by funding from the Marie S. Young endowment. For more information please contact Dolores Trevizo at firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP for lunch and/or dinner please e-mail email@example.com by 2/10/2014.