Category: Events

Fractional Freedoms: CSWS to Celebrate Director Michelle McKinley’s New Book

[ May 25, 2017; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On May 25, CSWS will celebrate the release of Director Michelle McKinley’s book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700 (Cambridge University Press, October 2016).

The book explores domestic slavery and what Professor McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context of colonial Peru.

Professor McKinley, in addition to running CSWS, is also the […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates gets real about racism at sold-out Knight Arena

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates gets real about racism at sold-out Knight Arena | Around the O
February 7, 2017—“Ta-Nehisi Coates is known for his willingness to shine an uncompromising light on uncomfortable subjects.
“When the National Book Award-winning author of the 2016-17 UO Common Reading selection ‘Between the World and Me’ took the stage Friday evening to a […]

Women’s History Month starts with film, panel discussion

[ March 6, 2017; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Source: Women’s History Month starts with film, panel discussion | Around the O

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion is hosting a special program, “Yes We Can!” on Monday, March 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ford Alumni Center ballroom.

The program includes a viewing of […]

CSWS symposium focused on food justice issues

January 24, 2017—Galvanized by fiery keynote speaker Saru Jayaraman, an audience comprised of more than 200 students, faculty, staff and community members participated in the CSWS symposium ”Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty” on January 23 at various locales on the UO campus. The mix of events included a morning panel, a noon-time teach-in, a […]

Alterity and Its Alternatives: A Conference on Gender and Judaism

[ May 23, 2017; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. May 24, 2017; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Alterity and Its Alternatives: A Conference on Gender and Judaism
in honor of Judith Baskin
May 23, 9:00-3:30, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
May 24, 9:00-3:30, Knight Library Browsing Room

Plenary Talk and Dessert Reception
May 24
7:30pm
Ford Alumni Ballroom

“Distinguishing Egg White From Semen: Rabbinic Forensics and the Medieval Afterlives of a Talmudic Passage,” a plenary talk by Dr. Judith Baskin, […]

Fiction writer Chinelo Okparanta to read at UO

[ May 11, 2017; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

2016 – 2017 Reading Series: UO Creative Writing Program

Chinelo Okparanta was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. A University of Iowa Provost’s Postgraduate Visiting Writer in Fiction as well as a Colgate University Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Fiction, Okparanta received her BS from Pennsylvania State University, her MA from Rutgers […]