Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

[ March 2, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 150 Columbia
University of Oregon

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In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the computer age.

Screening of “Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII” and a discussion with filmmaker LeAnn Erickson

LeAnn Erickson is an associate professor, Department of Film and Media Arts, […]

Fighting Impunity in National Courts: Human Rights & Transitional Justice in Latin America

[ March 1, 2012; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

This talk addresses critical issues in the efforts to bring to court human rights violators in Latin America. It discusses two types of national courts litigation: first, when litigation is available in the country where the crime occurred; and second and most commonly, when litigation takes place in third […]

“Terrorizing Women: Feminicide and Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”—Cynthia Bejarano

[ February 28, 2012; 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. ] UO Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

This lecture is cosponsored by Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Dr. Cynthia Bejarano is the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences and an associate professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. In 2010, she was […]

Symposium: “Place and Displacement in African American Literature”

[ March 2, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Eve Dunbar (Vassar), “Place and Displacement in the Ethnographic and Literary Writings of Zora Neale Hurston”
Courtney Thorsson (U Oregon), “Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”
Emily Lordi (U Mass), “’Move’: Literary Historiography and the Placing of Lucille Clifton”
Salamishah Tillet (U Penn), “African Mailman: Nina Simone, Africa, and a Global Civil Rights Aesthetics”
Jennifer Williams (Goucher […]

Addressing Violence: In the Lives of South Asian Women

[ February 25, 2012; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] a

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Lillis Building, Room 111
UO campus
Free and open to the public
Film Presentation and Panel Discussion

Join us for this moving and engaging film directed by Deepa Mehta and discussion led by representatives from the South Asian Women’s Empowerment and Resource Alliance (SAWERA) and Family and Community Empowerment (FACE).

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women […]

UO Today #469: Dr. Beverly Wright

UO Today #469: Dr. Beverly Wright
Posted on Feb 9th, 2011 in Oregon Humanities Center, UO Today
Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental scholar and founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University, discusses her work advocating for the African-American community in New Orleans. Dr. Wright was interviewed on the program UO Today on February 2, 2011.
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