February 2013 Diversity Events Digest

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Established in 1987, The Committee to Advance our Common Purposes (CACP) continues its mission of
promoting a bias
-
free environment for the University. The CACP Diversity
Events Digest, published monthly,
provides information on multicultural events and programs. Always verify details about the following events by
using the contact information provided.


To submit an event to be included in another monthly edition, please e
mail
cacp@echo.rutgers.edu

by the 20th
of the prior month. Please include a brief description of your event with the location, date, time, and contact
information for those seeking further information regarding

your event.


Please visit our website for more information about our presence on campus at:
http://studentaffairs.rutgers.edu/ctaocp.html.







Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:30PM

13th “Jazz ‘N Java”
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Victoria Mastrobuono Theatre

85 George Street, Douglass Campus

Back by popular deman
d, the Douglass Black Students’
Congress (DBSC) kicks off Black History Month with an

all
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new Jazz ‘N Java featuring new sounds and new

faces!
Arrive early for a good seat! Advance signup

required;
contact wilson77@rci.rutgers.edu.


Monday, February 4, 2013, 4:30PM

The Anne Frank Phenomenon

Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall

100 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus

This lecture

will examine how Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, has inspired dozens of musical
compositions, thousands of YouTube videos, a museum visited by millions, as well as numerous works of fine
art, biography, fiction, poetry, dance, film, pedagogy, and
even humor.

Jeffrey Shandler is Professor in the
Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. A scholar of modern
Jewish culture, he specializes in Yiddish culture, Holocaust remembrance, and the ethnography of cont
emporary
Jewish life, especially in America. His work also focuses on Jewish visual culture and the roles that broadcasting,
photography, film, and other media play in modern Jewish life. He currently serves as President of the
Association for Jewish Studi
es and was recently elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research.

Professor Shandler will draw from his new book, Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory, coedited by
Barbara Kirshenblatt
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Gimblett, (Indiana University Press, 2012).
Professor Shandler’s book will be available for
purchase at the lecture.
Sponsored by
Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
, School of Arts
and Sciences.
Please RSVP to csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu, or 732
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932
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2033


Monday, February 4
, 2013,
7:30PM

350 PPM: Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It


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Rutgers Student Center, MPR

126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
08901

College Ave

Campus

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen b
ooks about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989,
which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots
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climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 coun
tries since 2009. Time Magazine
called him 'the planet's best green journalist' and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was 'probably the
country's most important environmentalist.' Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds
honorary
degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State
University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.

This event is hosted by

350.org and the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society.
More information can be found at climatesociety.rutgers.edu


Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:30PM

Rennie Harris and RHAW

NJ
State Theatre

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
, 08901

The Office
of Mu
lticultural Student Involvement
continues its Arts Appreciation Series with tickets to

see the
professional hip
-
hop dance company focused on

youth and urban culture (rennieharrisrhaw.org).
Tickets are $5

with RU I.D. and can be purchased downstairs in

the Student Activities Center (SAC), 613 George Street,

College
Avenue Campus. Contact

wilson77@echo.rutgers.edu for more information.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:30PM

How Has Technology Affected Open Government…and Where Will it Go From Here?


Alexander Library, 4
th

Floor Lecture Hall

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

College Ave Campus

A seminar sponsored by the Journalism Research Institute.
A reception will happen before the event at 6:00PM
.
More information can be found at jrirepor
ts.com.

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00PM

“Intergenerational Voices”


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Graduate School of Education, Main Floor Lecture Hall

10 Seminary Place
,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

College Ave
Campus

A multimedia exhibition sponsored by the South Africa Initiative.
Launched in the fall of 2001, the Rutgers
Graduate School of Education's South Africa Initiative (SAI) bridges cultures, connects educators and provides
hope for learners and students

from South Africa and the United States. This interdisciplinary program provides
teachers and students on both sides of the world with the opportunity to bridge cultures and exchange
information through service learning, training and distance technology
that leads to educational gains for
students and educators in both countries.

More information can be found at
gse.rutgers.edu/southafrica
.


Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:30PM

Gifted Under
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Served Populations Lecture

University Inn and Conference Center

178

Ryders Lane,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus

The Samuel DeWit
t Proctor Lecture Series of the
Graduate School of Education presents Dr. Donna Ford,

Professor of Education and Human Development at

Vanderbilt University engaging in critical dialogue
on

gifted
children of color, recruitment and retention of

diverse students in giftedness, underachievement among

diverse
students, equity issues in testing and

assessment, and much more. Reception begins at 5:45,

lecture begins at
6:30. Register via

http:/
/gse.rutgers.edu/content/lecture
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series
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2012
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2013.






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Thursday, February 7, 2013,7:0
0PM


Forgotten Leaders” Video and Discussion

Rutgers Student Center,
Rm. 402

126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

College Ave Campus

The Haitian Association of
Rutgers University (HARU)

sponsors a presentation about forgotten leaders.

Free
refreshments.

Contact haru.pr@gmail.com for more information.


Friday, February 8, 2013 7:00PM


10:00PM

Pan Asian Lunar New Year Celebration

Livingston Student Center,
Livingston Hall

84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854

Livingston Campus

The event will be a collective celebration of all the New Year festivities in various Asian countries from around
the world, their cultural roots and unique traditions. Throughou
t the night, various Rutgers cultural groups and
other guest performers will provide the entertainment and the AACC’s Junior Interns will also be performing a skit
featuring the story of the Snake.

Representatives from many Asian interest organizations wil
l also be tabling with
fun and exciting New Year themed games that the guests can play. A wide array of delicious and authentic Asian
cuisine will be served. Admission is FREE.


Friday, February 8,

2013,
7:00PM

Black History Month Opening Ceremonies

Douglass
Campus

Center

100 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus

The Black Student Union presents the theme, “Revival of Black Art.” Dinner served; semi
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formal attire
encouraged. Banquet to include speakers, singers, presentations, and vide
os. Contact

charnayeward@gmail.com for more information


Friday, February 8,

2013,
7:00PM

“Poetry in Motion”

Paul Robeson Cultural Center

600 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854

Busch Campus

The Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA) presents performance poet, published author, and State
Theatre Artist
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in
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Residence Glenis Redmond for a special evening of powerful poetry and spoken word
performances. Cosponsored by the Council of Black

Graduates. Contact info@rutgersblackalumni.org to register.


Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:00AM
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11:00PM

MLK Monument Bus Trip

BUS LEAVES FROM: Rutgers Student Center

126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

College Ave Campus

RU NAACP presents a d
ay long bus trip to the MLK Jr.
Monument in Washington D.C. Breakfast served on the

bus, dinner on your own in D.C.
Contact scarletnaacp@gmail.com for details and

ticket information.






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Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:00PM

Women in Media
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Newark Presents th
e Cell Phone Cinema

Contest: Imaging Women…The
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Center Hall, Busch Campus Center

65 Davidson Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Busch Campus

Presented by Professor Karl Bardosh, “Father” of Cell Phone Cinema at the Tisch School of Arts.
Women In
Media


Newark is an organization that advocates for and educates the public about issues affecting the lives of
women using film, video and new media as our platform. Merging culture and academia, we rally behind our
sisters who courageously stru
ggle to assume leadership roles in the film industry with their conscious effort to
present a balanced image of women, dispelling the stereotypes, and changing public perception of their sisters
worldwide.

A reception will be held prior to the event at 11A
M. More information can be found at
http://www.wim
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n.com/
.


Monday, February 11, 2013,
5
:00PM

Implications of Technology in Public Participation for

International Development

Civic Square
Building

(Edward J Bloustein

School of Planning and Public Policy)
, Special Events Forum

33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Downtown New Brunswick

A panel hosted by the
International Deve
lopment Interest Group (IDIG).
Realizing the extant interest in
international developmen
t policy and planning of an outstanding number of students and faculty members in the
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and in the larger Rutgers community, the International
Development Interest Group (IDIG), was established in early 2009 and

in 2010 was recognized as a Graduate
Student Association. IDIG functions as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, as well as a platform
for collaborative work around various themes and geographies of relevance in planning and policy work in l
ow
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and middle
-
income countries.


Meetings are held every month, in addition to IDIG
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hosted events, to discuss the different aspects of our
activities, including the exploration of networks and projects with existing centers, departments and
organizations

at Rutgers and with partner institutions around the globe. IDIG membership interests include (but
are not exclusive to) the following sectors or themes within international development policymaking and
planning: community development, energy, environmenta
l vulnerabilities, financial mobilization, fiscal policy,
healthcare and hygiene, housing, international trade, labor management, water, sanitation and waste
management, political economy of development, post
-
conflict planning, public administration, techn
ology,
tourism, transportation, and women's studies.
Reception to follow event.

More information can be found at
policy.rutgers.edu/idig
.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6:00PM

Academi
c Success for Students of Color

Douglass Student Center
, Meeting Room C

100

George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus

The Office of Multicul
tural Student Involvement gives
step
-
by
-
step instructions on how to attain a high GPA

via
good study skills, time management, and study

habits, all complete with a take
-
home pack
et full of

useful
information
. Free admission, but pre
-
registration

required; contact wilson77@echo.rutgers.edu to register.







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Thursday, February 14, 2013, 4:30PM

The Linked Recessions: 1974
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75 and 2007
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2009

Van Dyke Building, Rm. 301

16 Seminary
Place, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

College Ave Campus

Judith Stein, who now teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center, and who focuses on African
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American,
international, and financial history. Her book, Pivotal Decade: How the United States Trade Factories for Fin
ance
in the Seventies, has become a touchstone for all contemporary discussions on the rise of finance and she plans
to share some of her insights from it.

Hosted by the American Studies Department. More information can be
found at

http://amerstudies.rutg
ers.edu/menu
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Friday, February 15, 2013, 9:30AM


3:30PM

Re
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Membering Native America: Archives, Bodies, and Communities: A Symposium

Alexander Library Teleconference Hall

169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

College Ave Campus

What does
it mean to be Indian? How does one survive, resist, and thrive? What does indigenous nationhood
look like in the face of settler colonialism? Native peoples in North America have been interrogating and re
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interrogating these questions for over five hundred

years, producing writing and art, gestures and movements
that document and perform their responses. This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to witness and analyze
these responses. Leading Native Studies scholars from across the United States will present t
heir research,
paying particular attention to questions of the nature of archives, repertoires of gender and sexuality, and the
dynamic valences of community.

Hosted by the American Studies Department.
More information can be found at
http://amerstudies.ru
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Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:30PM

“Apollo Night” Talent Show

Rutgers Student Center, MPR

126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

College Ave Campus

The Haitian Associati
on of Rutgers University (HARU)
presents its popular
annual talent show. Students

showcase their musical, dance, and comedic talents to

compete for the $250 grand prize.

Contact
haru.pr@gmail.com for further details.


Saturday, February 16, 2013, 9:30AM
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3:30PM

Emancipation and the Work of Freedom: the 2013

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture
Series

Paul Robeson Campus Center Gallery

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

Newark Campus

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 2013 MTW conference will
explore t
he ways in which Emancipation immediately impacted enslaved African Americans and, crucially, how
the enslaved worked to free themselves. The daylong conference features award
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winning historians James
Oakes (CUNY Graduate Center), Thavolia Gymph (Duke Univ
ersity), Steven Hahn (University of Pennsylvania), and
Tera Hunter (Princeton University). Following the conference, a reception will be held at the Newark Museum.
Admission to both events is FREE.

This event is sponsored by the Institute on Ethnicity, Cul
ture, and the Modern
experience. More information can be found at
http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/iceme







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Monday, February 18, 2013 through March 29, 2013

Curating Guantánamo: Public History and Public
Awareness

Mabel Smith Douglass Library Atrium

8 Chapel Drive,
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Douglass

Campus

An exhibition sponsored by the American Studies Department.
This exhibit explores GTMO’s history from 1898
through the present day, featuring images, do
cumentary material, oral histories, video footage, and artwork,
developed by eleven different university partners.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:00PM

Queering South Africa

Douglass Campus

Center,
NJC Lounge

100 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus

The Center for Social Just
ice Education’s Reel Queer Film
Series observes Black History Month with a film and

discussion exploring LGBTQ experiences in South Africa

with a focus on the intersections of race and sexuality

from an internatio
nal perspective.

Contact sje@echo.rutgers.edu for more information.


Wednesday, February 20
, 2013, 1:00PM

Kony and the Congo

Civic
Square Building (Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Special Events Forum

33 Livingston Ave., New
Brunswick, NJ 08901

Downtown New Brunswick

Presented by Professor Karl Bardosh, “Father” of Cell Phone Cinema at the Tisch School of Arts. Women In
Media


Newark is an organization that advocates for and educates the public about issues affecting the live
s of
women using film, video and new media as our platform. Merging culture and academia, we rally behind our
sisters who courageously struggle to assume leadership roles in the film industry with their conscious effort to
present a balanced image of women
, dispelling the stereotypes, and changing public perception of their sisters
worldwide. A reception will be held prior to the event at 11AM. More information can be found at
http://www.wim
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n.com/
.


Wednesday, February

20, 2013, 3:00PM

American Dreamers: Youth Documentaries on the Complex Issues of Immigration and
Citizenship

Alexander Library, 4
th

Floor Lecture Hall

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

College Ave Campus

A film screening and discussion with the
filmmakers, hosted by the School of Communication and Information.
More information regarding this event can be found at comminfo.rutgers.edu

Friday, February 22, 2013, 3:00PM

Tool Power: The Political Life of Water Infrastructure in Tijuana

Lucy Stone Hal
l, Rm. B115

54 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Livingston Campus

A seminar presented by Asst. Professor Katharine Meehan, Geography, University of Oregon. A reception will
follow this event.

In this talk I examine the role of urban water infrastructure in the production and limitation of
state power, and advance a framework for object
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oriented explanations of political life. While state power is
increasingly understood as the effect of materia
l practices and process, I argue that
objects



such as municipal
infrastructure, are also forceful entities with the capability to unleash and disable state power. Drawing on new

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philosophical
readings of Martin Heidegger, I explore three sets of water in
frastructure in the Mexican city of
Tijuana.

First, I examine the key constitutional edicts, laws, and treaties that stake territorial claims on Mexican water
during the liberal era. Second, I trace the development of Tijuana’s flood control and potable
water conveyance
networks, designed and built between the 1960s and 1980s
, which enabled rapid urban growth but ultimately
cultivated a
dependency on a distant, state engineered water source. Finally, I show how the

ordinary
infrastructures


of water supp
ly, such as rain barrels and concrete cisterns, common tools in Tijuana homes


cultivate microspatial overlapping, and non
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state spaces of water authority, which limit state power in surprising
ways. I conclude by charting a speculative metaphysics that i
s vital for building new geographic understandings
of objects and power


and politics of action, one brick at a time.



Saturday, February 23, 2013,
7:00PM


Annual Martin Luther King Junior Ball

Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall

100 George Street New Br
unswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. presents its annual MLK Banquet, complete with presentations, music and dance
performances, and delicious soul food menu. Contact DeltaIota1906@gmail.com for details and ticket
information.


Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:30AM


1:00PM

The Lesbian Avengers and the Art of Being a Superhero

John Cotton Dana Library, 4
th

Floor, Dana Room

185 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Newark Campus

The Lesbian Avengers were an early 1990s direc
t action group dedicated
to lesbian empowerment and visibility.
They ate fire, too! Lesbian Avenger, journalist and author Kelly Cogswell will discuss the group's history and
tactics, and show clips from the famed filmmaker Su Friedrich's rarely shown docu
mentary on the Avengers


Tuesday, February 26
, 2013, 4:30PM

Market Forces: Economies of Representation and Latin

American Fiction

Carpender House (Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center), Rm. 103B

178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass
Campus

A
lecture by Professor
Luis E. Carácamo
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Huechante

from the University of Texas at Austin.
Luis E. Cárcamo
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Huechante is a scholar of Mapuche origin who grew up in Tralcao, a rural village in the River Region of Valdivia in
southern Chile. He studied
Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile (1980
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1985),
obtained his MA at the University of Oregon (1995
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1997), and earned his PhD in Hispanic Studies at Cornell
(1997
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2001). He taught at Harvard University between 2001 and 2009. S
ince 2009, he teaches Latin American
and indigenous literatures and cultures at The University of Texas at Austin. He has recently co
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edited, in
collaboration with other eight Mapuche researchers, an inter
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disciplinary collection of essays entitled Ta iñ f
ijke
xipa rakizuameluwün. Historia, colonialismo y resistencia desde el país Mapuche (Santiago: Ediciones de
Historia Mapuche, 2012); a book that brings together fourteen Mapuche authors who examine many dimensions
of Mapuche history, relying upon the conc
ept of colonialism as the axis of debate and reflection on historical,
political, cultural and territorial issues.

Previously, in 2007, Professor Cárcamo
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Huechante published his own book, Tramas del mercado: imaginación
económica, cultura pública y
literatura en el Chile de fines del siglo veinte (Santiago: Editorial Cuarto Propio),
and co
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edited a volume of essays entitled El valor de la cultura: arte, literatura y mercado en América Latina
(with Alvaro Fernández
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Bravo and Alejandra Laera, Rosario,
Argentina: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2007). He has
published articles in prestigious academic journals. He is also a member of the editorial boards of refereed
journals in the United States and in Latin America, such as: Latin American Literary Review, Rev
ista de Crítica

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Literaria Latinoamericana, La Habana Elegante, and Taller de Letras. In Spring 2012, Professor Cárcamo
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Huechante won the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship 2012
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2013 in the College of
Liberal Arts at UT Austin; and, in A
ugust 2012, he won the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the University
of Texas System Board of Regents's highest teaching honor.
This event is sponsored by the Department of
Spanish and Portuguese. More information can be found at
span
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port.rutgers.edu/events.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:00PM

“The New Jim Crow” Lecture

Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854

Livingston Campus

The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) prese
nts a thought
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provoking lecture with legal scholar
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess. Alexander
argues that "we have not ended the racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." Contact
rupatraditionscommunity@gmail.com

for details.


Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:00AM

A Different Path for Societal Development? Decentralized Energy Technologies in Developing
Nations

Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room

71 Dudley Road
, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Cook
Campus

A
seminar

by
Dr.

Arne Jacobson Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University.
Read about
Professor Jacobson in this article by Humbo
ldt State’s magazine,
http://now.humboldt.edu/news/professor
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blends
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social
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justice
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and
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science/

T
his event is sponsored by the
Rutgers Energy Institute
. More informat
ion can
be found at
rei.rutgers.edu