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Lecture Notes

Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2006

An evening with journalist Christopher Hitchens
Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- The IU School of Journalism is pleased to announce a lecture by journalist Christopher Hitchens. A foreign correspondent and travel writer, Hitchens has written from more than 60 countries on all five continents. He is the only writer to have written, since 2000, from Iran, Iraq and North Korea. He has also been a columnist for Vanity Fair, The Nation, and Slate. He also contributes to the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, and the Atlantic Monthly, among others. Hitchens' essays and articles have appeared in a number of anthologies, and his books include Class and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies, Karl Marx and The Paris Commune, The Monarchy: A Critique of Britain's Favorite Fetish, International Territory: The UN After Fifty Years, The Palestine Question, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, and A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq. For more information, e-mail

"Corridos of 9/11: Mexican Ballads as Commemorative Practice"
Sept. 29, noon to 1 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- John McDowell, a professor in folklore and ethnomusicology at IU Bloomington, will give a talk about "Corridos of 9/11: Mexican Ballads as Commemorative Practice." This lecture is part of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies and La Casa Brown Bag Series. For more information, visit

Georgetown Professor Richard Lazarus to give environmental law lecture
Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m., Moot Court Room at the IU School of Law, Bloomington -- There will be a special public lecture by Georgetown University Professor Richard Lazarus on "The Making of Environmental Law." This talk will celebrate the grand opening of the new Conservation Law Clinic at the IU School of Law-Bloomington. Following the lecture at 4:30 p.m., there will be an open house for the clinic in the Lewis Building, which is located across the street from the law school. For more information, visit:

Director of The Unforgiven to speak
Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Woodburn Hall 101, Bloomington -- Yoon Jong-bin, first-time director of the Korean film, The Unforgiven, will speak after a free screening of his film. It is the first film in the East Asian Studies Center's fall 2006 film series. Michael Robinson, professor of East Asian anguages and cultures; and Jeeyoung Shin, a doctoral candidate in communication and culture, will present a pre-film talk at 7 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the film.Yoon Jong-bin received three main prizes at the Pusan International Film Festival. Born in 1979 in Busan, Korea, he graduated from the Film Studies Department of Chung-Ang University. His short film, Identification of a Man, was awarded Best Comedy Award from the 2004 Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival. The film is in Korean with English subtitles. Note that this film may not be appropriate for children.

Puerto Rican poet to give talk
Oct. 2, 4 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Lidia Torres, a Puerto Rican poet, will give a talk at La Casa. Torres was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of Hunter College. She earned her master of fine arts degree from New York University. She also received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her poems have appeared in Bilingual Review and Ploughshares, among other notable publications. She is the author of A Weakness for Boleros. She continues to live in New York City, where she works with inner-city students in an academic intervention program. For more information, e-mail

Herman B Wells: A Firsthand Account
Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Herman B Wells Library, E174, Bloomington -- IU professor Jim Capshew will discuss how primary sources shaped his biography of Herman B. Wells, to be published by the IU Press. Capshew, who was once a houseboy for the former president, pored through boxes of correspondence, files, and other primary materials. Learn how Capshew's research increased his understanding of Wells and helped shape his definitive portrait. For more information, visit or e-mail

Bragging Rights with Peggy Klaus!
Oct. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- Recently featured on the NBC "Today Show," Peggy Klaus, a nationally recognized communications specialist will present an exciting hands-on, interactive program designed to help individuals market their strengths and embrace their skills with confidence in the work place, career search and in life. This event is free and also open to the public. A book sale and signing featuring Peggy's book: Brag! How to Toot Your Own Horn without Blowing It will be followed by a networking reception in the University Club after the program. For more information, visit or e-mail

Women in Careers: Insight from IU Alumnae
Oct. 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., DeVault Alumni Center 1000 E. 17th St., Bloomington -- As part of the award winning Networking Nights series produced by the IU Career Development Center/Arts and Sciences Career Services and the IU Student Alumni Association, this special program will feature six IU alumnae panelists from a variety of career fields for a night of "girl talk" as they share their wisdom and experience about career development and issues women face in the workplace. The panelists include: Janet Smith, JSSMITH Consulting, LLC; Sheila Schroeder, division director Asian Equity Sales - Macquarie Securities (USA); Libby Lewis, third-year student in the IU School of Law (she will work, upon graduation, at a law firm in Washington D.C.); Cathi Crabtree, engineer at Crane Naval Base and noard member of the Commission for the Status of Women; Claudia Chavis, president and CEO of Caregivers, Inc.; Helen Gibbons, faculty emerita business education, IU Bloomington and Fort Wayne; and Sherry Fabina-Abney, partner at Ice Miller Legal Counsel LLP. A networking reception will follow the panel discussion. Reservations are required -- students can sign up via All are welcome, and non-students can contact for more information or to make reservations. The first 50 students to arrive at this event will receive a free copy of Pink magazine, a dynamic new publication about women in the workplace. For more information contact Caroline Dowd-Higgins, associate director, Employer Development, at the IU Career Development Center Arts & Sciences Career Services at 812-855-9888 or

Learning From Local Latino Community Efforts
Oct. 4, 7 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- Joins us for this round table discussion with local Latino organizations and outreach representatives from and St. Paul's Catholic Center, Mujeres en Conexión, La Casa, MCCSC Flame Program, El Centro Comunal Latino and City of Bloomington (Community and Family Resource). The goal is to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding to local efforts, experiences and issues. Representatives will also share information for those who wish to get involved. All members of the public are invited to attend. For more information, contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or

"In the Whirlwind? Health, Communication and Culture in Black America."
Oct. 5, 12 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 N. Jordan Ave.), Bloomington -- Bring a lunch to the Bridgewater lounge and listen to Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, associate professor of communications and culture, talk as part of a new roundtable series, "Eliminating Health Disparities: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solving a Complex Problem," organized by the Center for Minority Health Research in the Department of Applied Health Science. For more information, contact Stuart Grande, and 812-855-6976, or Mary Shaw-Perry, and 812-856-6782.

2006 Reynold E. Carlson Lecture and workshops: Parks Pioneer Will LaPage
Oct. 5-7., Student Recreational Sports Center, (1601 Law Lane, Bloomington) and Bradford Woods (Martinsville) -- Will LaPage, a pioneer in parks and recreation research, is headlining an Indiana University celebration of the country's parks and natural resources. The three-day event is open to the public and includes lectures, workshops and outdoor activities, such as canoeing, a barn dance, hayrides and a cookout. The fee for the meals, overnight accommodations at Bradford Woods and continuing education credit is $10 for students and a $20 fee for non-students. The outdoor activities, which will be held Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., lectures and workshops are free. LaPage will kick off the event by delivering the 2006 Reynold E. Carlson Lecture on Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of IU Bloomington's Student Recreational Sports Center. The three-day event is sponsored the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in IUB's School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. As director of New Hampshire State Parks, LaPage developed America's first self-funding state park system and through a variety of partnerships is responsible for developing the New Hampshire Heritage Trail, the White Island Artist in Residence Program and a fully-funded parks promotion program in partnership with PepsiCo. To register or for more information, contact Dara Eckart, 855-7891, or To register online, visit Registration deadline: September 29th.

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies faculty to give talks
Oct. 6 and 13; Nov. 10, 6 p.m., on radio stations 91.3 FM and 98.1 FM, Bloomington -- The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is coordinating and sponsoring three radio interviews of CLACS IU professors. They will occur during the interview segment of the "Hola Bloomington" program. The interviews are at 6 p.m. on each day. On Oct. 6, Professor Dan Suslak, an anthropologist who has done most of his research in Oaxaca, Mexico focusing on indigenous youth, will give a talk entitled, "La Situacion Politica en Oaxaca." Professor Bradley Levinson from the School of Education will give discuss "La educacion de los latinos recien migrados al estado de Indiana" on Oct. 13. Professors Rebecca Martinez and Brad Pontius from the School of Education will give a talk on their recent trip to Agua Viva, a children's home and school in Chimaltenango, on Nov. 10.

"Clearly Non-Campos': Alvaro de Campos' Song of Non-Self"
Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union - Faculty Club, Bloomington -- Professor K. David Jackson from Yale University will give discuss "Clearly Non-Campos': Alvaro de Campos' Song of Non-Self" during this Horizons of Knowledge lecture. This event is free and open to the public. The lecture is presented by the IU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, IU Department of Western European Studies, IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and IU Department of Comparative Literature. For more information, e-mail

Michele Norris from NPR to give talk
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., the IMU's Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington --The IU School of Journalism is pleased to announce that Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's program All Things Considered, will speak at IU. The lecture is free and open to the public. Norris, an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience, has co-hosted All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program, since 2002. Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 to 2002. As a contributing correspondent for Closer Look segments on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, she reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. She also has reported for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. She received a Livingston Award in 1990 and both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award for her contribution to ABC News's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"Nuestras Voces: A conversation about being Latina/o and Queer"
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.), Bloomington -- This presentation will be given by Jeannette Johnson-Licon who was born on the U.S./Mexico Border and grew up in a bi-racial/ethnic//national/lingual family. Currently, she coordinates LGBT Services in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at DePauw University. This event is sponsored by Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Student Support Services, La Casa/Latino Cultural Center and Latino Studies. For more information, contact La Casa at 812-855-0174 or