Monday, March 18, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Music Recital Hall, Cypress Hall
The Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative will host a panel discussion on spirituality and social justice, which will include representatives from each of the major religions. Located in the Music Recital Hall.
Tuesday, September 18 - Friday, July 26 All Day - Tseng Gallery, Oviatt Library
Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express our sense of wonder, marvel at the possibilities of new technologies, and engage in our wildest imaginings. Join us as we celebrate the fantastic and strange in science fiction literature.
Friday, February 15 12:00 pm - Saturday, May 11 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322
The General Experimental option for the MA in Psychology is pleased to present another series of brown bag talks during Spring 2013. Please mark your calendars as follows:
February 15 - Rescheduled due to the CSUN Creative Works Symposium. Please see 5/10/13 instead
March 15 - Revising Your Beliefs: How the Scope of a Rule Affects Your Decision-Making by Alex Swan, UC Santa Barbara
April 5 - The Linguistic and Social Development of Mexican Immigrant Children by Allison Wishard, UCSD
April 19 - Alumni Panel organized and hosted by Mark Otten, Department of Psychology, CSUN
May 3 - The Development of Human Amygdala Function and Connectivity Following Early Life Stress by Nim Tottenham, Department of Psychology, UCLA
May 10 - Foster Care: Attachment, Resilience, and Cultural Identify by Leslie Ponciano, Department of Early Childhood Education, Loyola Marymont University
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
The Department of History is hosting a lecture by Dr. Mark Chavalas of the University of Wisconsin-LA Crosse. Dr. Chavalas is a distinguished alumnus of the History Department, and taught here as a part-time faculty between 1985 and 1989.
In the past forty years, Syria has become a major center of archaeological investigation. Among the thousands of cuneiform tablets excavated at the cities of Mari, Emar, Ebla, Terqa, and Shubat-Enlil, are a large number of letters concerning women during the first half of the 2nd millennium B.C., contemporary with Hammurabi's Babylon. This talk will provide a glance at the life of women from these letters, some of which were written by women themselves.
Mark W. Chavalas is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he has taught since 1989. His Ph.D. is from UCLA, where he studied ancient Near Eastern history, archaeology, and languages, specializing in Mesopotamia. He has had fellowships from various universities, including Harvard, Yale, Cal Berkeley, Brown, Cornell, the Univ. of Arizona, and Wisconsin-Madison. He also has had nine seasons of archaeological field experience in Syria. His previous books include the co-edited New Horizons in the Study of Ancient Syria (1992), Mesopotamia and the Bible (2002), Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East (CDL Press 2003), Emar: The History, Religion, and Culture of a Syrian Town in the Late Bronze Age (1996), and Women in the Ancient Near East (in press).