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December 2017

Weaving Generations Together: Guided Exhibition Tour

December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

JNearoin curator Patricia Greenfield for a guided tour of Weaving Generations Together, an exhibition of Maya textiles on view in the UCLA Powell Library! The exhibition will be open from October 2 – December 15 and is free and open to the public. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on October 5. A limited number of spots are available in this guided exhibition tour, which will take place at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 1. Reserve your…

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November 2017

Josh Lambert, “New Media Jews: Transparent, Podcasting, and the Place of Jews in 21st-Century American Culture”

November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

A talk by Josh Lambert (Yiddish Book Center/University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity How can we explain the prominence of Jews and Jewishness in 21st-century American media? At a moment when companies like Amazon and Netflix were making billion-dollar gambits to reach massive audiences with their own original content, it turned out to be Jill Soloway’s Transparent, that proved that a website could beat out the cable and broadcast television networks at the Golden Globes…

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Jessica Ho, USC

November 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Contemporary Trends in American Mortality: International Comparisons and Emerging Challenges” Abstract: The decades surrounding the turn of the 21st century have been a challenging period for American mortality. The United States is currently facing a large-scale opioid epidemic, and life expectancy barely increased between 2010 and 2015. This talk will cover various dimensions of contemporary trends in American mortality including the contribution of drug overdose to educational gradients in life expectancy, an analysis of the contemporary drug overdose epidemic in international…

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Feminism and the Senses: Nonny de la Peña

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

CSW is thrilled to feature Nonny de la Peña in our Feminism and the Senses Event Series. Nonny de la Peña (named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget) is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. de la Peña is a Yale Poynter Media Fellow and a graduate fellow in Interactive Media Arts at the University of Southern California. As the founder and CEO of Emblematic Group she has collaborated with Planned Parenthood, the True…

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Jennifer Skeem, UC Berkeley

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“’What works’ for justice-involved people with mental illness” Abstract:  Each year, over 2 million people with serious mental illness are booked into U.S. jails. These people typically stay longer in jail than those without mental illness—and, upon release, are more likely to be reincarcerated. Today, over 300 counties have resolved to “step up” their efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jail. In this presentation, I highlight research on “what works” to reduce re-offending among justice-involved…

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Film Screening: Dolores

November 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A special screening of Dolores, the new documentary film about activist Dolores Huerta. History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful women advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are…

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Film Screening: Dolores

November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A special screening of Dolores, the new documentary film about activist Dolores Huerta. History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful women advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are…

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Nonny de la Peña, “Immersive Journalism, Breaking the Frame, and the Gender Struggle in Virtual Reality”

November 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

CSW is thrilled to feature Nonny de la Peña as part of Feminism and the Senses. RSVP for the Talk (Nov. 13, 4pm, Faculty Center): https://csw.ucla.edu/VR REQUEST an Individual Virtual Reality Appointment (Nov. 13, 10am-3:30pm): https://csw.ucla.edu/VR-Request Nonny de la Peña, named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget and one of the 20 most influential Latina/os in tech by CNET, is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. As the founder and CEO of Emblematic Group…

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Victoria Baranov, University of Melbourne

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Mental health and women’s choices. Experimental evidence from a Randomized Control Trial. “ Abstract: We evaluate the long-term impact of treating maternal depression on women’s financial empowerment and parenting decisions by exploiting experimental variation induced by a cluster-randomized control trial which provided psychotherapy to perinatally depressed mothers in rural Pakistan. The trial, which is the largest psychotherapy trial in the world, was highly successful at reducing depression rates of mothers. We relocate mothers 6 years after the intervention concluded to evaluate the…

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UCLA Political Science presents the E. Victor Wolfenstein Memorial Lecture

November 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

E. VICTOR WOLFENSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE White State, Black Market: The Political Economy of Clarence Thomas presented by Dr. Corey Robin Associate Professor of Political Science Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 p.m. Charles E. Young Grand Salon Kerckhoff Hall UCLA Campus Click to RSVP: https://eventsrsvp.ucla.edu/Wolfenstein_Lecture/logon.aspx?NoID=Y Self-pay parking available in Structure 2

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