Thank you everyone for being a part of the 2015 Comics & Medicine Conference! Check out the selection of photos from the 3 day event. We took over 1200 photos during the conference. Don’t see your favorite speaker? Email us at email@example.com.
Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies (AIS) Meeting on June 10, 2015. Mellon AIS is a 2-year series of four quarterly seminars that examines the benefits of and issues surrounding identities and practices formed in the multi- ethnic, multicultural, and transnational spaces of UCR and Southern California. Learn more about Mellon AIS.
Steve Vogel’s talk “Thinking like a Mall” on June 4, 2015. Steve Vogel is a faculty member of the Philosophy Department at Denison University. He has special research interests in environmental philosophy, in the work of Jürgen Habermas and of the Frankfurt School, and in Marxism, Hegel, and Heidegger. He is the author of Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory, published in 1996 by SUNY Press, and has published articles in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, Philosophy Today, Rethinking Marxism, Social Theory and Practice, Tikkun, Dissent, and elsewhere.
Thank you for joining us at Dueling Disciplines: Yoga on May 28, 2015. Special thanks to our speakers Farah Godrej, Amanda Lucia and Jacqueline Shea Murphy and to Jennifer Hughes for moderating this event. We hope you enjoyed this engaging discussion on the different academic perspectives on yoga!
The Dueling Disciplines series offers alternating disciplinary perspectives on a popular subject or theme. Faculty members and graduate students from ‘opposing’ theoretical viewpoints present ways to think about topics such as God, university education, or urbanism. The resulting ‘Duel’ is lighthearted and fun (for example, opposing ‘teams’ in the audience are invited to wave flags and cheer) without sacrificing academic rigor or respect.
The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Spring Reception was held at the Center for Ideas and Society on May 27, 2015. The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship is a competitive award presented to thirteen students annually. Recipients are selected form an applicant pool based on a well defined research proposal and a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor. To learn more about the fellowship visit the UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellowship page.
Goldberry Long’s reading of her novel in progress, Miss O’Keeffe’s Lover on May 19, 2015. Goldberry Long is the author of the novel Juniper Tree Burning. Her forthcoming novel, Miss O’Keeffe’s Lover, is under contract at Simon and Schuster. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, Bayou Magazine, and Poetry International. She lives in California with her family, where she teaches fiction writing at the University of California, Riverside.
Dredge Byung’chu Käng’s talk “For Whites Only”: Queer Desires for Respect in Asianizing Thailand on May 14th. Käng is a PhD/MPH candidate in anthropology and global epidemiology at Emory University. His research focuses on the intersections of queer and trans* studies, critical race theory, and inter-‐Asian regionalism. This event was sponsored by the Mellon workshop “Mobilizing the Arts in Southeast Asia and its Diasporas”, Center for Ideas and Society, and SEATRiP.
Thanks for joining us at Dr. Tiffany Ana López’s talk “Latinos, Theater and the New Health Humanities.” López is a Professor of Theatre, Film and Digital Production & Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. Her work focuses on issues of trauma and violence and the role of the arts in fostering personal healing and social change.
Thank you for joining us at “Composing in an App Environment: A Conversation on Multimedia Publishing with Apple.” We hope you enjoyed this discussion on how Apple products can help us think through and solve questions related to composing in a digital environment.
Thanks for joining us at Janet Hoskins’ talk “God’s Left Eye Closes in Vietnam And Re-Opens in California.” Hoskins is Professor of Anthropology and Religion at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her books include The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism Becomes Transpacific Caodaism (University of Hawaii 2015), The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on History, Calendars and Exchange (1996 Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies), and Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of People’s Lives (1998). To learn more about Hoskins’ work, visit her website.
Congratulations to our 2015 MMUF fellows! We are proud to welcome Ariana Elizalde, Jazmine Exford, Eddie Franco, Lili Ramirez, and Cynthia Romero to the Mellon family. Special thanks to our mentors Jennifer Hughes, Chris Laursen, Fred Moten, Covadonga Lamar Prieto, and everyone who attended the welcome dinner. Learn more about the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at mellonmays.ucr.edu.
Thank you for joining us at Linda Colley’s talk “A Changing Magna Carta: Past, Present and Futures?” Linda Colley is a historian who specialises in post-1700 British history, a focus which has led her into studies of nationalism, empire and global history. She is author of a number of critically-acclaimed books. They include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 (1982), Namier (1988), Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (1992) which won the Wolfson Prize, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600-1850 (2002) and The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh (2007), which was named by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of the year. To learn more about Linda Colley, visit her official website.
Visiting Scholar Stella Sheng’s talk “Sports Development in China: Opportunities and Challenges!” on April 21, 2015.
Thank you for joining us at the Otherwise Worlds Conference, April 10, 2015! Special thanks to our speakers for making it a wonderful conference! Check out our photos from the event:
Thank you for joining us on April 9, 2015 for Nguyen Tan Hoang’s presentation “The Spacing and Timing of Việt Kiều Intimacy in Charlie Nguyễn’s Để Mai tính.” Check out the photos from the event:
Thank you for joining us at the 2015 Global 19th Century Conference! Special thanks to our keynote speakers and presenters for making it an enriching conference! Check out our photos from the two day event:
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Thank you for joining us at Catherine Robson’s “Talking to the Enemy: Germany’s Capture of British Voices in the Great War” on February 11, 2015. You made it an engaging and thought provoking discussion! Check out our photos from the event.