Archive for the ‘Lectures’ Category

May 20th, 2014
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Marie A. Vitulli named 2014 AWM-MAA Falconer Lecturer

Marie A. Vitulli

Marie A. Vitulli

University of Oregon professor emerita of mathematics and CSWS faculty affiliate Marie A. Vitulli will deliver the 2014 AWM-MAA Falconer Lecture at MathFest 2014 during August 6 – 9 in Portland, OR.

May 19, 2014—The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are pleased to announce that Marie A. Vitulli will deliver the Etta Z. Falconer Lecture at MathFest 2014. Dr. Vitulli is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. Vitulli earned her B.A in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, and her M.A and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completing the Ph.D. degree Vitulli joined the faculty at the University of Oregon and remained there for her entire academic career.

Vitulli has made original and important contributions to commutative algebra and its interactions with algebraic geometry, has published numerous research articles and book chapters and has lectured on her work throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa. After her early work in deformation theory Vitulli turned her attention to the study of seminormality and weak normality for commutative rings and algebraic varieties. In a series of papers with her colleague John V. Leahy, she developed fundamental properties of seminormality and made connections to the theory of weakly normal complex analytic spaces. More recently Vitulli discovered an elegant new element-wise criterion for weak subintegrality. Along with her colleague D.K. Harrison, she developed a unified valuation theory for rings with zero divisors that generalized both Krull and Archimedean valuations.

Over her long career Vitulli has worked tirelessly for the advancement of women in mathematics. While at the University of Oregon, she was involved in the creation and administration of a scholarship program for undergraduate women in mathematics and the physical sciences. Vitulli was a founding member of a senior women’s faculty group that advised the University of Oregon administration on issues of concern to women faculty. She created and maintains the award-winning website Women in Math Web Project. Summaries of studies, conducted with Mary E. Flahive of first jobs for new Ph.D.s in mathematics with an eye towards gender differences, appeared in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society in 1997 and 2010.

September 27th, 2013
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“The Right to Culture as a Human Right: Noise, Gender Violence, and the Cultural Defense”—Alison Dundes Renteln

January 29, 2014
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

renteln_posterBen Linder Room
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.

Presented by Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy, University of Southern California

Immigrants often have to give up their customs to conform to the standards of their new society. But should newcomers to the U.S. be expected to discard their traditions, even though the right to culture is a basic human right? What are reasonable limits on the right to culture?

September 23rd, 2013
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“Degrees of Freedom: Intimacy, Slavery, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Latin America” with Professor Michelle McKinley

January 27, 2014
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

Lewis Lounge, Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St.
UO campus

The University of Oregon School of Law presents the Bernard B. Kliks Professorship lecture:

“Degrees of Freedom: Intimacy, Slavery, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Latin America,” with Professor Michelle McKinley

Michelle-McKinleyHow could enslaved women assert legal claims to personhood, wages, and virtue, when the law regarded them as mere property? Under what conditions did the civil law of slavery create opportunities for slaves to demand liberty and justice in a judicial forum? This talk will focus on enslaved women as legal actors within the landscape of Hispanic urban slavery: women who were socially disfavored, economically active and extremely litigious. A retrospective look at their freedom suits tells us how enslaved litigants strategically exploited the rhetorical power of liberty through recourse to the law, although their lived realities were decidedly unfree and unequal.

Professor Michelle McKinley is the Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law and a member of the CSWS Advisory Board.

September 1st, 2013
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The Race Card Project: UO hosts Michele Norris for sold-out lecture Nov. 13

September 1st, 2013
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CSWS Noon Talk — Jane Grant: A Feminist Legacy

October 23, 2013
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

grant-poster-IMG_1496_WEBGraduate Student Center
Susan Campbell Hall
Room 111

Jane Grant: A Feminist Legacy – This talk tells the story of Jane Grant’s impact on feminist history, from her co-founding of The New Yorker to her activism in early women’s rights movements, and the serendipitous events that brought her legacy to the University of Oregon and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Presented by Jenée Wilde, MFA, PhD candidate, and CSWS development GTF.

July 12th, 2013
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Lauren Heidbrink—“Collisions of Debt and Interest: 
Youth Negotiations of (In)debt(ed) Migration 
and the Best Interests of the Child”

November 15, 2013
10:00 amto11:30 am

heidbrink-180x233Lewis Lounge
Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St., UO campus

Américas Research Interest Group presents Lauren Heidbrink

Lauren Heidbrink is an anthropologist and has a joint appointment as assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Policy at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. She received a doctorate in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University,

July 12th, 2013
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The Third Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture

November 15, 2013
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Pascoe_posterBrowsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid Street
University of Oregon

The Third Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture, presented by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies

Broken Fragments of the Primitive Life’: Race and Dynamic Psychiatry in the Early Twentieth- Century U.S. —with Martin Summers, National Humanities Center Fellow, cultural historian, and associate professor, Boston College