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Archive for March, 2014

Guest Lecture: “Communicative Breakdowns in Asylum Hearings”

[ March 12, 2014; 6:00 pm . ] Come join scholar Marco Jaquemet (University of San Francisco) on Wedesday, March 12 as he presents his lecture titled “Communicative Breakdowns in Asylum Hearings” as part of the Language & Social Justice in Italy lecture series presented by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Intersections Initiative;  and the Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Romance, German,... [Read more]

Psychology Colloquium: “‘Bath Salts’: Recent Studies on Assessment of their Abuse Liability and Toxicity”

[ March 12, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Join the Department of Psychology this Wednesday, March 12 in its 2014 Colloquium Series. Guest lecturer from Arizona State University, Dr. M. Foster Olive, will present a lecture titled “Synthetic Cathinones (‘bath salts’): Recent Studies on Assessment of their Abuse Liability and Toxicity.”

The lecture will be held in PSY 154 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30... [Read more]

CSULB Hosts 7th Annual Study Abroad Expo

[ March 12, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] This Wednesday, March 12, the CSULB Education Abroad will host the Seventh Annual Spring Study Abroad Expo. 


Come explore the places you may go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maxson Plaza in front of Brotman Hall and next to the fountain. Representatives from the following organizations will be present:


Academic Programs International (API)
Adelante Abroad
American Institute... [Read more]

The Department of English Re-Launches Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series

[ March 18, 2014; 12:00 pm . ] The Department of English announces the re-launching of its series of lunchtime faculty lectures with a talk by Dr. Neil Hultgren, Associate Professor of English.  Dr. Hultgren’s presentation, entitled “Melodrama as Anthropology: Robert Louis Stevenson, Leprosy, and Nineteenth-Century Hawaii,” will take place on Tuesday, March 18, at noon in AS-384.

Refreshments will be provided.

The Morality of the Death Penalty

[ March 6, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The Center for Applied Ethics is proud to host the following talk on March 6.

The Morality of the Death Penalty
by Prof. Russ Shafer-Landau
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Thursday, March 6 • 3:30pm-5:00pm
LA5 165

Dr. Shafer-Landau will argue that there is no compelling moral justification for the death penalty.

Professor Shafer-Landau received his Ph.D. in philosophy with a concentration in ethics... [Read more]

“The Right to be Italian” Film Screening and Q&A

[ March 10, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Club Italia presents a film screening of Afro-Italian director Fred Kuwornu’s film 18 lus Soli (The Right of Soil) and his discussion on “A New Italy”. 18 lus Soli is a film about ethnicity, national identity, and multiculturalism in Italy.

Refreshments will be served and a Q&A session with Fred Kuwornu will follow the screening. This event will be held... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: “Don Quijote and the Moors”

[ March 18, 2014; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On March 18, Dr. Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) will speak on “Don Quijote and the Moors” from 4 to 5 p.m. in AS-384. This event is sponsored by the Departments of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures; Middle Eastern Studies;  English; and SGSA. This event will include a light reception.
Over the course of the sixteenth century,... [Read more]

Jewish Studies Program Hosts Talk on the Works of Woody Allen

[ March 12, 2014; 7:30 pm . ] On March 12, the CSULB Jewish Studies Program will host a talk by Dr. Vincent Brook, a professor in UCLA’s school of Theater, Film, and Television. Entitled “Woody on Rye:  Jewishness in the Plays and Films of Woody Allen,” the talk will be at 7:30 pm, at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.

Although Woody Allen’s films... [Read more]

CSULB Hosts Film Screening of The Oak Park Story

[ March 6, 2014; 6:30 pm . ] Join a free screening event of The Oak Park Story this Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. A dialogue with filmmaker Valerie Soe and an added feature of her new short The Chinese Gardens will follow.

The short documentary Oak Park Story (2010) chronicles the daily lives of poor Mexicano, Chicano, and Cambodian families in Oak Park, a housing project in... [Read more]

African Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o

[ March 12, 2014; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ] The International Education Committee and the Africa Subcommittee will be presenting University of California, Irvine’s Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o as part of its African Distinguished Speaker Series on March 12. Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a renowned prolific novelist, social activist and theorist of post-colonial literature, and Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Comparative Literature and... [Read more]