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Lecture Notes

Sept. 11-24, 2006

"The Scandalous Women of the Jazz Age"
Sept. 13, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., Indiana University Art Museum, Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor, Bloomington -- As part of its continuing Noon Talk series, the Indiana University Art Museum will present "The Scandalous Women of the Jazz Age." George Hutchinson, the Booth Tarkington Professor of Literary Studies in the IU Department of English and adjunct professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, will discuss the role of some of the Jazz era's notorious women in the avant-garde circles of New York and Paris—including Kiki, Violette Murat (Princess Eugene Murat) and Josephine Baker. Pre-registration is not needed and the event is free. More information on all exhibitions and programs can be found at

Acclaimed British actor, director, and author, Simon Callow to give "The Welles of Onlyness:" A Unique American" lecture
Sept. 14, 5:15 p.m., Ruth N. Halls Theatre in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, Bloomington -- The IU Department of Theatre and Drama is proud to announce that Simon Callow--an acclaimed British actor, director and author--will be the 2006 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecturer. One of the most respected figures of the British Stage, Callow's lecture will reveal his thoughts on Orson Welles. The talk will be immediately followed by a signing of his new book on Welles titled Orson Welles, Volume 2, Hello Americans. This event is free and open to the public. As an actor, Callow has excelled in a many arenas. His stage credits include extensive work at England's National Theatre where he created the role of Mozart in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus and gave a one-man performance of all of Shakespeare's sonnets which toured internationally. On film he has appeared in numerous successful movies including Shakespeare in Love, A Room with a View, Maurice, the film adaptation of Amadeus and HBO's mini-series Angels in America. In addition to his work as an actor, he has also directed many productions. Further details are available on the IU Department of Theatre and Drama Web site, which can be found at Media can contact John Edward Kinzer, director of audience development, at 812-855-0514 or

"Yo Prometo Lealtad"
September 14, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., La Casa, Bloomington -- Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer from the IU School Law will give a talk entitled, "Yo Prometo Lealtad" as part of the CLACS, Latino Studies and La Casa Brown Bag Series. For more information, contact Lillian Casillas at

"Border Lines: The Challenges of Dramatizing the Latino Experience"
Sept. 14, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Leo R. Dowling International Center (111 S. Jordan Ave.), Bloomington -- Latino Playwrights--whose plays will be performed as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project "Border Lines: A Festival of Plays by Latino and Latina Writers"--offer insights into their work and array of Latino experiences. The event is co-sponsored by Bloomington Playwrights Project, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Student Support Services and La Casa. For more information, contact Lillian Casillas at

"Global Sushi: Soft Power and Harsh Reality"
Sept. 15, noon, Indiana Memorial Union, Walnut Room, Bloomington -- Theodore Bestor, professor of anthropology and Japanese studies at Harvard University, will present this Horizons of Knowledge lecture. Bestor is a specialist in contemporary Japanese society and culture, focusing much of his research on Tokyo. He has written widely on urban culture and history, markets and economic organization, food culture, the fishing industry and popular culture. Bestor's most recent book, Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (University of California Press, 2004) is based on research he has been carrying out since 1991 at Tokyo's vast Tsukiji wholesale market--the world's largest marketplace for seafood and the center of Japan's sushi trade. His lecture also is being presented by the East Asian Studies Center and the departments of Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures. For more information, contact the East Asian Studies Center at 812-855-3765 or

"Contrast in Second Language Phonology"
Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m., Ballantine Hall 347, Bloomington -- Professor Fred Eckman from the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will give a Horizons of Knowledge lecture entitled "Contrast in Second Language Phonology." This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail

"Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy: Lessons from Three South American Cities"
Sept. 18, 4 p.m., IU Memorial Union, Dogwood Room, Bloomington -- This Horizons of Knowledge series features Daniel Schugurensky, associate professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, and Coordinator of the Collaborative Program in Community Development of the Centre for Urban and Community Studies (CUCS), University of Toronto. He has published extensively on comparative and international education, with a particular focus on adult and higher education, community development, citizenship learning and participatory democracy. The event is sponsored by the Horizons of Knowledge, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Education and Society and the Department of Political Science. For more information, contact Dr. Bradley Levinson at

"Rituals and Spirituality to Bond Our Communities"
Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Woodburn 007, Bloomington -- "Mama" Charlotte Hill O'Neal, artist, activist, writer, poet and former Black Panther, will speak about her life in the U.S. and in Tanzania, where she has lived for more than 30 years. As the youngest member of the Kansas City School of Human Dignity, O'Neal gave black history presentations at local community centers, churches and schools. Shortly after reaching the age of 18, she joined the local chapter of the Black Panther Party and in 1970 relocated with her husband to Algiers, Algeria, to avoid the FBI. They have lived in Tanzania since 1972. She is a resident artist and program director with the United African Alliance Community Center, a community-based, non-governmental organization whose main office is located in Imbaseni Village in Maji ya Chai Ward. In addition to her talk, crafts from the United African Alliance Community Center, where she is resident artist and program director, will be on display. This event, sponsored by the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, is free and open to the public. A small reception will follow at the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (Memorial Hall 007), which is sponsoring the lecture. For more information, call 812-855-3875.

1998 Nobel Laureate in economics to speak on "Identity: Enrichment, Violence and Terror"
Sept. 19-21, 7:30 p.m., Rawles Hall 100, 831 E. Third St. (for the Sept. 20 lecture); Fine Arts Auditorium (room 015), 1201 E. Seventh St. (for the Sept. 21 lecture), Bloomington -- Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Laureate in economics, will visit IU Bloomington and will deliver two public and free lectures sponsored by the William T. Patten Foundation. Sen will speak about "Identity: Enrichment, Violence and Terror," and he will meet with faculty and students. Sen has helped give voice to the world's poor. His lifetime of research has revolved around the basic theme that even impoverished societies can improve the well-being of their poorest members. Currently a Lamont University Professor and professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University, Sen until recently was the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as president of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association. He is a former honorary president of Oxfam and is now its honorary advisor. An Indian citizen, Sen was born in Santiniketan, India, and studied at Presidency College in Calcutta and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has been professor of economics at Delhi University and at the London School of Economics, the Drummond Professor of political economy at Oxford University, and a fellow of All Souls College at Oxford (where he is now a distinguished fellow). His books have been translated into more than 30 languages. To arrange for interviews with Sen, contact George Vlahakis at 812-855-0846 or

Militarizing Latina/o Students in American Public Schools
Sept. 20, 7 p.m., La Casa, 715 E 7th, across from Dunn Meadow, Bloomington -- This presentation by Dr. Gina Perez (Oberlin College) explores the increase of Junior Reserve Officer Training Programs in U.S. public schools as well as the reasons why Latina/o youth explain their participation in these programs. This research is based on on-going ethnographic research among Latina/o students in one Chicago High School. The event is sponsored by La Casa/Latino Cultural Center and Latino Studies. For more information, visit or send an e-mail to