Five College Consortium

Chrystal George Mwangi, 'Power & Mutuality'

Mon, Dec 3 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Thompson Hall Room: 620

Professor Chrystal George Mwangi of the UMass Amherst College of Education speaks on "Power & Mutuality: The Dynamics of International Higher Education Partnerships."

Part of the School of Public Policy 2018-19 Colloquia Series.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Factors Influencing the Risk of Crash Injury in Adolescent & Young Adults

Mon, Nov 26 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center Room: 804-08

Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series

The Complexity of Factors Influencing the Risk of Crash Injury in Adolescent and Young Adults

Federico E. Vaca, MD, MPH, FAAAM, Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine.

Crashes are the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. While policy and engineering efforts have been successful in reducing the rates of fatal crashes, many factors (e.g., behavioral, developmental, social, cultural) contribute to the risk of crash injury.  Prevention activities and programs need to thoughtfully consider the breath of factors that can contribute to crashes and crash injury disparities among groups of young drivers.

Dr. Vaca's research has focused on the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to understand developmental, behavioral, and socioecological relationships associated with racial/ethnic disparities in alcohol use disorders and motor vehicle crash-related morbidity and mortality.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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“Neighborhood Plots”: Reflections on Transnational Collaboration Massimo Bressan with Betsy Krause

Fri, Nov 9 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Machmer E-24

Massimo Bressan, Ph.D., is President of the Strumenti e Risorse per lo Sviluppo Locale (IRIS) research institute in Prato, Italy.

 

The format will be a brief presentation followed by a discussion centered on questions such as:

In what ways did a transnational team cultivate diversity as well as counter racism and segregation?

What lessons did we learn from our efforts?

How can these reflections inform other anti-racist work in different contexts?

 

Abstract:

The “Neighborhood Plots” initiative responded to an urgent need to counter segregation, separation, and racism in part through a citywide “Diversity Management” urban planning effort (see Bressan and Radini 2009). Our collaborative research project incorporated a “broader impacts” sensibility to intervene in a rising tide of demographic nationalism across Europe. The factory-city of Prato, Italy, is host to a notable number of immigrants, especially those from China who dominate a fast-fashion niche in the Made in Italy sector and manage more than 5,200 small family firms. Their presence represents the hegemony of global supply chains.

 

Different tempos manifest in two neighborhoods, where residents, engaged urban planners, and anthropologists launched efforts to counter segregation and xenophobia. We reflect on a grassroots initiative and a collaborative action research project, both of which took place in the neighborhood of San Paolo, a crossroads of Little Italy and Little Wenzhou. Regardless of their regional or transnational origins, residents share a history of producing made in Italy textile, knitwear, or apparel products—though at different times and tempos as well as in different political regimes. 

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Reception to follow at High Horse 24 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA (Upstairs) 5-7 pm
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Inaugural Lecture Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies at UMass Amherst

Wed, Nov 14 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, 758 N Pleasant St, Amherst

Presented by Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.

Meaning "lest you forget" in Hebrew, pen tishkach is the guiding principle behind the endowed chair, which is awarded to a distinguished scholar of the Holocaust who serves as director of the university's Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

Remarks:
Julie Hayes, Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Kumble R. Subbaswamy, University Chancellor
Dan Gordon, Professor of History

Inaugural Lecture:
"What is Holocaust History Today?"
Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Remarks and lecture 4pm to 5pm, with reception to follow. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Reception for and Talk by Chris Page

Wed, Nov 28 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
UMassFive Federal Credit Union, Hadley

UMCA will hold a reception for artist Chris Page to celebrate his exhibition at the UMassFive College Federal Credit Union’s branch office in Hadley. Throughout his artistic career Chris Page has been exploring the intersection of nature and painterly abstraction. In 2013, Page expanded his work beyond the studio to include a walking practice focused on witnessing the unfolding daytime sky. This resulted in his Sky Series and exhibitions throughout Western Massachusetts. Two paintings from this impressive series are on view at the Credit Union.

Campus: 
Other
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UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, 200 Westgate Drive, Hadley (near Staples on Rt. 9)
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In Search of Suchomel in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah

Thu, Nov 8 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, 758 N Pleasant St, Amherst

In Search of Suchomel in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Constructing the Holocaust Perpetrator Between the Outtakes and the Finished Film

 

Kristallnacht 1938 Memorial Lecture presented by the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.

 

Erin McGlothlin (German & Jewish Studies, Washington University) offers poignant new insights into Lanzmann’s monumental Holocaust documentary, based upon extensive research on the hundreds of hours of outtakes in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Erin McGlothlin is Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies and Director of Graduate Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

McGlothlin is the author of Second-Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration (2006) and has co-edited two volumes: After the Digital Divide?: German Aesthetic Theory in the Age of New Digital Media (2009, with Lutz Koepnick) and Persistent Legacy: The Holocaust and German Studies (2016, with Jennifer Kapczynski). Additionally, she has published articles in major journals and edited volumes on fictional and non-fictional works of Holocaust literature and film and German-Jewish literature. She is currently working on a book titled Constructing the Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fictional and Documentary Discourse, which is under advance contract with Northwestern University Press.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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A Rainbow Thread: Intersections of the Queer Jewish Past and Future

Thu, Nov 8 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Building

Lecture announcement from the Programs in Jewish Studies and the Study of Women and Gender ~

  

A Rainbow Thread: Intersections of the Queer Jewish Past and Future with guest Noam Sienna.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Teaching Sacred Texts in Religiously Pluralistic Contexts

Thu, Nov 8 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 201

Those engaged in the academic study of and teaching about religion have always faced the challenge of having believers and skeptics, adherents, opponents, and the indifferent among their students. Respect for both academic rigor and cultural inclusivity demands a deep and careful analysis of the issues involved. This lecture will attempt to chart a viable course through this minefield, with numerous examples drawn from 30 years of teaching in a variety of contexts.

Jeffrey Trumbower is the author of Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity (2001) and Born From Above: The Anthropology of the Gospel of John (1992), plus eleven articles and numerous book reviews. At St. Michael's College, Trumbower is currently serving as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, as well as Professor of Religious Studies. He has taught courses in biblical studies, early Christianity, ancient Judaism and Greco-Roman religions.

Sponsored by the Smith College Department of Religion, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Lecture Committee.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Film Screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

Wed, Nov 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street, South Hadley

Feminist thinker and science historian Donna Haraway breaks down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines in her seminal works “A Cyborg Manifesto” and Primate Visions. This film captures Haraway in her hand-built California home, talking about her life, influences, and ideas, with topics ranging from capitalism, Catholicism, and colonialism to sex and marriage, sci-fi, and dogs.

“An ode to this thinker’s expansive mind and life.” –Vice Magazine.

Co-Sponsored by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center and the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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For event accessibility needs, please contact the Center at 413-538-2275 or fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu in advance
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Free and open to the public
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Kevin Henderson
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413-538-2275
Contact email: 
kevinant@umass.edu
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Talking Truth: With Thanks — Pre-Thanksgiving Connections in Food and Art

Thu, Nov 15 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Library, W.E.B. Du Bois Room: 2601, Floor 26

Share a meal and facilitated conversations around harvest, gratitude, families, waste, fear, legacy, hope, and more. We will also be utilizing natural dyes and textiles to support this work. Bring some food or drink to share, if possible.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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