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Campus event highlights, April 2-11

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, April 5: “Discovering China’s Forgotten Bridges: An Illustrated Lecture”
Tuesday, April 6: “H1N1: Producing the Vaccine, Protecting the Public”
Wednesday, April 7: “Nutrition and Modernity: Milk Consumption in 1940s and 1950s Mexico”
Wednesday, April 7: “International Law in Perplexing Times”
Thursday, April 8: “Energy and Health Choices, Risk and the Media”
Thursday, April 8: “An Art of Action”
Thursday, April 8: “Privilege, Power and Difference: An Open Forum about Racism and White Privilege”
Thursday, April 8: “Evils, Inexcusable Wrongs and the Death Penalty Debate in the U.S.”

Monday, April 5: “Discovering China’s Forgotten Bridges: An Illustrated Lecture”

The Asian Studies program presents an evening with Ronald G. Knapp, distinguished professor emeritus of geography at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Knapp is the author of China’s Walled Cities, China’s Old Dwellings and many other books.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 6: “H1N1: Producing the Vaccine, Protecting the Public”

The Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) program presents a panel discussion with Bonnie S. Coyle, M.D., internal and preventative medicine specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, and Samson Lee (Ph.D., Lehigh), the scientist in charge of H1N1 vaccine production at Sanofi Pasteur.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 7: “Nutrition and Modernity: Milk Consumption in 1940s and 1950s Mexico”

The Latin American Studies Program and the departments of history and modern languages and literatures present an address by Sandra Aguilar, a postdoctoral fellow at Lehigh. Aguilar will explore the medical discourses, publicity campaigns, state programs and experiences of women concerning milk drinking in Mexico. She will also examine milk consumption across the social classes and the lack of regulation of milk production and sales.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 112 of Maginnes Hall.

Wednesday, April 7: “International Law in Perplexing Times”

The Donald F. Textor Lecture Series of the department of international relations features Jeffrey L. Dunoff, the Charles Klein Professor of law and government and founding director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Dunoff’s most recent book is Ruling the World.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 102 of Maginnes Hall.

Thursday, April 8: “Energy and Health Choices, Risk and the Media”

The Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) program presents a talk by Michael Greenberg, professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University and director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of Coppee Hall.

Thursday, April 8: “An Art of Action”

The Speaking Bodies series of the Humanities Center features artists Alison Knowles and Jessica Higgins. A slide lecture on the streetwise art of the 1960s and 1970s will be followed by a performance of “Loose Pages” displaying the sonic splendor of flax, linen and abaca paper fibers.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 200 of Linderman Library. It is cosponsored with South Mountain College.

Thursday, April 8: “Privilege, Power and Difference: An Open Forum about Racism and White Privilege”

The College of Education’s Diversity Committee presents an address by writer and public speaker Allan G. Johnson. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Room 091 of the Rauch Business Center. It is one of three events Johnson will host at Lehigh on the historical significance of racism and privilege, and the current impact of privilege at Lehigh in regards to race, gender, sexual identity, religion and class.

On Friday, April 9, Johnson will lead a “Masculinity and Privilege Breakfast Discussion” from 10 a.m. to noon in the Women’s Center in the U.C. A continental breakfast will be served. RSVP to mrc@lehigh.edu.

Also on Friday, April 9, Johnson will lead a discussion on “Privilege: What It All Has To Do With Us” from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Wood Dining Room of Iacocca Hall. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to mrc@lehigh.edu.

Thursday, April 8: “Evils, Inexcusable Wrongs and the Death Penalty Debate in the U.S.”

The philosophy department’s 26th Annual Selfridge Lecture features Claudia Card, the Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Card is the author of The Unnatural Lottery: Character and Moral Luck, The Atrocity of Paradigm: A Theory of Evil, The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir, Genocide’s Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair and the forthcoming Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Card will also deliver a college lecture titled “Between Good and Evil: Kant’s Theses Regarding Good and Evil” on Wednesday, April 7, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 290 of Maginnes Hall.

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010

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