Tuesday, February 28, 2012

STUDENT NEWS: Wilkinson College Students Represent ChapmanU at 2012 Student Peace Conference at the University of Notre Dame

The Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences congratulates two of our students who have been accepted and will be presenting the 2012 Student Peace Conference. Senior Political Science major, Sociology minor, Philip Quigley, and sophomore Peace Studies and Sociology double major, Ashley Lovell, will be attending the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies’ 2012 Student Peace Conference, which is being hosted at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, from March 30-31, 2012.

Mr. Quigley and Ms. Lovell jointly created a multimedia presentation titled, “Engineering the Future: Nation Building Opportunities Presented by the Arab Spring,” which they will be presenting at the conference as part of a panel discussion that will be debating how the global community can assist in fostering sustainable peace-building processes during the on-going Arab Spring movement.

The annual Notre Dame Student Peace Conference provides a space for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in dialogue on important political science issues related to peace-building and other contemporary international relations topics. The conference this year, “Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in the Modern World,” will explore approaches to building sustainable peace around the globe. Mr. Quigley and Ms. Lovell will be presenting their research topic on the final day of the conference. The keynote speaker is Molly Kinder, the Director of Special Programs for Development Innovation Ventures in Washington, DC, part of the United States Agency for International Development. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

EVENT NEWS: Art Lecture Series, Feb. 23

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences's Department of Art presents, Parallel Visions with art historian, Donald Preziosi, February 23, 2012 at 7PM in BK404 as part of the 2012 Bensussen Art Lecture Series.

Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, Donald Preziosi has written many notable books concerning intellectual history, critical theory, and museology. In August 2007 he became the MacGeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is a past president of the Semiotic Society of America (1985). His 1998 book The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology is considered ‘the most widely used English-language introduction to art history’. At UCLA, Professor Preziosi developed the art history critical theory program and the UCLA museum studies program. At Oxford, he held the Slade Professorship of Fine Arts in 2001, where he delivered a series of lectures entitled Seeing Through Art History. His talk will deal with issues being discussed in his forthcoming book on art and religion.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Jeanie Randazzo at 714.997.6729.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

COLLEGE NEWS: Spring 2012 Edition of Wilkinson Review Now Available

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents, the new Spring 2012 edition of the Wilkinson Review

The Wilkinson Review Offers a glimpse of exciting work our faculty in the new Wilkinson College are doing, as well as highlighting Wilkinson alumni. 

We thank all of those who contributed! 

To access it online click here

Monday, February 13, 2012

FACULTY NEWS: Faculty in Department of Languages In-Action

Dr. Valenzuela leads linguistics workshop for native teachers in the Amazon

Pilar Valenzuela, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Languages, Wilkinson College, recently led a four-day workshop to analyze the grammar of Shawi, an indigenous language spoken in the Province of Alto Amazonas, in northeastern Peru. The workshop took place in Yurimaguas, a small town on the banks of the Huallaga River, and was organized by a group of native teachers specialized in intercultural bilingual education. With a population of approximately 22,000 individuals, the Shawi are among the largest indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon. Their language continues being passed on to the children, who tend to be monolingual until they attend elementary school in their villages. The Shawi bilingual teachers approached Dr. Valenzuela in search of linguistic training due to her intensive research on the sister language Shiwilu as well as a comparative work involving the two languages.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

EVENT NEWS: Fanatical Mechanical, Feb. 6 - March 9

The Guggenheim Gallery presents, 

Fanatical Mechanical
February 6-March 9

Fanatical Mechanical showcases the Photo-Lettering archives and typefaces from one of the leading type foundries and design studios in America, House Industries. Photo-Lettering or PLINC was one of the earliest and most successful type houses to utilize photo technology in the production of commercial typography and lettering. Numerous artifacts chronicling PLINC's development are exhibited such as original specimen books, catalogs and films with Photo-Lettering founder Ed Rondthaler and longtime Photo-Lettering art director Ed Benguiat. Chapman is pleased to host the first West-Coast exhibition showcasing its history.

Included in this exhibition are the materials and methods used in graphic design practice during the “Cold Type” or Phototypesetting Era. Phototypesetting took precedence from the 1960s to 1980s when letterpress was replaced by offset printing. Graphic Designers became “Paste-up Artists” and used numerous tools to create layered mechanicals that were camera-ready to develop plates to go on press. The show invites students and visitors to examine the mechanical nature of this period of the history of graphic design and the physical craftsmanship involved in the process.

For more information or questions please e-mail your inquiry at gallery@chapman.edu or call 714-997-6729.

EVENT NEWS: Between Hitler and Stalin, Feb. 16

     The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Wilkinson College, and the History Department present, "Between Hitler and Stalin: Jewish Youth in the Polish-Soviet Borderlands" with Mr. Jeffrey Koerber on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Hall, Room 404 (Bush Conference Center).

7 p.m. 
Beckman Hall, Room 404 (Bush Conference Center)

Jeffrey Koerber joined Chapman University in fall 2011 as the first research associate affiliated with the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. His appointment begins an innovative educational partnership between two universities and their centers on opposite coasts, the Rodgers Center at Chapman University and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, both dedicated to excellence in Holocaust education and scholarship. Mr. Koerber, a Ph.D. candidate at Clark University, will discuss his pioneering research on young Jews growing up during the 1930s under Polish antisemitism and Soviet political oppression and the influence of these experiences on their subsequent responses to the Holocaust. Before embarking on his Ph.D. studies, Mr. Koerber was a successful preservation architect. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana, and is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Belarus and Poland.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or E-mail her at ambloom@chapman.edu

Friday, February 3, 2012

EVENT NEWS: Director's Screening and Public Forum, "Israel vs Israel" Feb. 9 @ 7PM

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social 
invites you to the director's screening of: 

Israel vs. Israel
A film about Israelli Peace Activities

"Israel vs. Israel" is an award-winning documentary that profiles 4 progressive Israeli organizations including Rabbis for Human Rights and Checkpoint Watch. This special event screening features the director and a strong panel in conversation, at the film school.

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