Monday, March 29

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 102 Meeting
Chicago Room, 2nd floor, College Center

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series:  "Feminist Transnationalism and the Question of the Animal" presented by Sushmita Chatterjee
Old Main 125

4:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Reports:  Allison Beck "Identifying syapsids from the Triassic of Antarctica: It's not as easy as it sounds" and Patrick Crawford: "Is that Zinc really necessary? Characterization of PepN, an aminopeptidase from E. coli"
Evald 120

Tuesday, March 30

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
Barb's pantry will hold a farmer's market with breads, cookies, jellies and jams.
College Center

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections -
Emily Buffington, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

7:00 PM - Sustaintable Peace by Piece
Alexandra Douglas, a friend at the Friends Womens Assocation in Kamenge, Burundi, will speak
Tredway Library
Free and open to the public

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Janet Stodd, Flute and Susan Schwaegler, clarinet
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 31

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

3:45 - 5:15 PM - Diversity in the Classroom
Sponsored by the Diversity Initiatives Committee, we will discuss implications of increased diversity in the student body
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Book Discussion: Black Hawk, the Battle for the Heart of America
Jane Simonsen and Steve Warren will lead a discussion of Kerry Trask's book
Tredway Library

8:00 PM - Faculty/Guest Artist Recital - Steve Grismore Quartet
Steve Grismore, guitar; Joel Vanderheyden, saxophone; Cassius Goens, drums; Greg Mazunik, bass
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, April 1

4:00 PM - Jaeke Award Nominations Due in Academic Affairs
116 Founders Hall

4:30 PM - Deadline for submission of Alumni/Departmental Summer Assistantships

Friday, April 2

Good Friday - No classes

Saturday, April 3

7:00 PM - Easter Vigil Worship
Gathering on the Library Lawn (weather permitting), continuing into Ascension Chapel

Sunday, April 4

Happy Easter! 

Volume 8, Issue 23 - March 29, 2010

Faculty News

Todd Cleveland recently delivered a public lecture entitled "Only the Sounds of Shovels": Professionalism, Paternalism, Place and the Remarkable Quietude of Angola's Diamond Mines, 1917-75 as part of the University of Ghana History Department's invited lecture series in Accra, Ghana.

Peter Kivisto, along with Thomas Faist from Bielefeld University, recently published Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (Pine Forge/Sage, 2010), which Steven Vertovec, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Göttingen, described in a blurb as "two leading scholars demonstrating their mastery of the field."

Beyond a Border

In addition, he recently published the 4th edition of his theory anthology Social Theory: Roots and Branches (Oxford University Press, 2010).  One of the cover blurbs contends that the editor through each successive edition "has shown a remarkable ability to incorporate new and cutting-edge strands of theoretical discourse."

 Social Theory

He also published a bibliographic essay on "Citizenship Today: Vicissitudes and Promise" in the American Librarian Association's magazine Choice (February 2010).

Peter organized and introduced a Review Symposium on "Generation Succession in the Big Apple" that appeared in the February issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies (vol. 33, no. 2).  The symposium brought authors of Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age together with critics.  Participants included a quartet from the Graduate Center at CUNY: Richard Alba, Nancy Foner, Philip Kasinitz, and John Mollenkopf.  In addition, it included Rubén Rumbaut (University of California Irvine) and Mary Waters (Harvard).

Finally, over break he gave two talks in Europe.  The first, titled "The Question of Culture in Multicultural Discourse," was an invited lecture presented at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Göttingen, Germany.  The second, a public lecture at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland, was titled "Multiculturalism après la lutte?"