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    • Ripping the veil, weaving meaning: the textures of African American expressive culture

    • Sacred texts; Social psychology; Bible; Bible - Criticism, interpretation, etc.; African Americans; Christianity; Consciousness
    • How do groups of people engage themselves with a "central and center-ing" text? What does this engagement tell us about how the people express themselves? How do dominant groups interpret this engagement? Seen in the refracting mirror of...
    • 2005-03-09
    • At Joyce's tomb: mourning, scholarship, and post-mortem copyright

    • Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Copyright; Intellectual property; Censorship; Fair use (Copyright); Public domain (Copyright law); Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850;
    • Literary scholars are familiar with the "Death of the Author," which Roland Barthes announced in 1968. But what happens when authors become undead and walk the earth in the surrogate body of the law? Taking the Estate of James Joyce as an...
    • 2005-04-13
    • Becoming Paul M. Churchland: NeuroPhilosopher

    • Neurosciences; Philosophy; Churchland, Paul M., 1942-; Consciousness; Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge); Logical positivism
    • Philosopher Paul Churchland, currently nearing the end of his second decade in resistance at the University of California, San Diego, has long been what is often quite rare: a cutting-edge academic philosopher. He as been at the vanguard...
    • 2005-04-27
    • Federalism, constitutional structure and the securing of liberty

    • Federal government; Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859
    • Why did the framers reject the Anti-Federalists reliance on religion and civic virtue, instead of creating a government built very much, architectonically as it were, on structure as a way of perpetuating and protecting federalism? In this...
    • 2005-09-21
    • An informed citizenry access: the Constitution and government documents

    • Depository libraries; Electronic government information; Government publications; United States. National Archives and Records Administration; Madison, James, 1751-1836; Freedom of information
    • In 1822, James Madison asserted that "a popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be...
    • 2005-10-26
    • Material melody, immaterial writing: music and stenography in mid-19th century Germany

    • Music; Musical notation; Shorthand; Shorthand - Gabelsberger; Language, Universal; Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883; Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856; Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869; Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,...
    • Innovative stenography systems of the 1830s used the variable thickness of line that was so important in the cursive handwriting of the time to signify differences in phonemes. These systems and their descendants became the dominant shorthand...
    • 2006-03-01
    • Screening the rural: the American countryside in silent film

    • Culture; Country life; Homesickness; Rural-urban relations; Silent films; United States - Social life and customs;
    • The rise of motion pictures during the 1910s and 1920s was a critical component of an emerging consumer culture in the United States that coincided with its broader transformation from a rural to an urban society. Because of this conjuncture,...
    • 2006-09-28
    • Speaking through walls: political murals in Northern Ireland

    • Belfast (Northern Ireland); Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland - Symbolic representation; Street art; Mural painting and decoration; Sinn Féin;
    • From the start of The Troubles in 1969 to the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, Northern Ireland was the site of a violent conflict fought out between the British State, the Irish Republican Movement, and Loyalist Paramilitary Forces....
    • 2006-10-26
    • From toon town trolleys to freeways: So Cal transportation myths and reality, past, present and...

    • Transportation; Local transit; Automobiles; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; General Motors Corporation; Pacific Electric Railway Company; Standard Oil Company;
    • In the popular mind, Southern California, with Los Angeles as its epicenter, is the region of the U.S. most associated with the automobile, both its joys and its discontents. From the Beach Boys paean to "fun, fun, fun until her daddy takes the...
    • 2007-04-05
    • Asking the auks about climate change in the Arctic

    • Auks; Auks - Food; Auks - Behavior; Climatic changes; Sea ice; Spitsbergen Island (Norway); Svalbard (Norway); Ocean currents - Antarctic Ocean; Ocean currents - Atlantic Ocean; Animal behavior; North Atlantic oscillation; Calanus finmarchicus
    • The controversy over global warming and climate change is often argued using measurements of ice core samples and ocean levels. What can we learn by "interviewing" living creatures? Every summer millions of seabirds called little auks (also known...
    • 2007-04-20
    • Constitution Day panel 2007

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Citizenship - United States; Judicial review - United States; Political campaigns - United States;
    • Leo Flynn (Politics, Pomona), Jean Schroedel (Politics & Policy, CGU), Ken Miller (Government, CMC), Andrew Busch (Government, CMC), Charles Lofgren (History, CMC), and Robert Dawidoff (History, CGU) present their thoughts on "Teaching the...
    • 2007-09-20
    • Gender and computing

    • Sex differences in education; Women - Education; Women in mathematics; Women in computer science;
    • Why do fewer females play computer and video games, take computer science courses, major in computer science, seek out computing careers, and end up in senior positions? Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, discusses gender issues in...
    • 2007-11-27
    • Through the glass closet: the homosexual origins of the American right

    • Chambers, Whittaker; Homosexuality - Political aspects - United States; Cold War; Communism - United States - History - 20th century; Right and left (Political science); Gay men - Political activity; Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972; Hiss,...
    • Whittaker Chambers was a major figure in the intellectual development of the American right in the post-war period. During his tenure at Time Magazine during the Cold War, he championed a fervent anti-communist viewpoint, identifying an existential...
    • 2008-02-21
    • The practical use of history: a panel discussion of the Puente Hills Preserve project

    • Puente Hills (Calif.); Gabrielino Indians; Geology - California - Puente Hills; Environmental protection;
    • In 2005 Bob Henderson of the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority contacted the CGU History department to offer funding for a study of the history of the land that became the Puente Hills preserve. Seven students who took...
    • 2008-03-05
    • Poet Robert Mezey reads from his works

    • American poetry; Poetry - Translations into English; Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986; Poetry - Study and teaching
    • Poet and translator Robert Mezey, an Emeritus Professor of English at Pomona College, reads his poems and translations of poems and offers his thoughts on contemporary poets, free verse, and the teaching and condition of poetry in America today.
    • 2008-03-26
    • Undercurrents and rip tides in Mormon studies

    • Mormons; Silk industry; Mormon missionaries; Mormon pioneers; Women and religion; Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844; Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889; Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933; Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981
    • Richard and Claudia Bushman discuss transformations in Mormon studies. Claudia Bushman talks about radical women's Mormon history and shares an account of women's silk making. She says there was a huge flowering of new church institutions and...
    • 2009-02-04

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