What's happening is an ever evolving summary of these events. Please note: The separate offices and programs within CDGE (OISA, OICM, OMSA, OCS, Ambassadors, C3, Safe Zone, LEADership Institute and I-Seminar) sponsor their own events throughout the year.
Interested in future events and happenings?
Events for 2014
In 2013-2014, the CDGE theme is Celebrating Legacies: Why Our Pasts Matter.
I-Seminars are held on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Babcock Hall. Seniors present their partially completed I.S. projects at 11 a.m. and a light lunch is served at noon.
Feb. 6, Things Fall Apart
Leigh Huffman (International Relations): "It's Not You, It's Me: The Effect of Nationalist Movement Leadership Style on the Decision to Secede"
Jacob Malone (Mathematics and English): "Mathematics as a Tool to Explore the Effects of Biomedical and Social Interventions on the Spread of HIV"
Rita Frost (Political Science): "On the Relationship Between Climate Change and Civil War"
Feb. 13, Who u Callin' a #@*!?
Shyniece Ferguson (Communication Studies): "Brand Building Marketing Strategies for Female Rappers"
LaTricia Mitchell (Africana Studies): "The New 'Niggers': An Exploration of the 'N' Word in the African American Community"
Erin Johnson (Communication Studies): "All I Want for my Birthday is a Big Booty Hoe": the Representation of Black Women's Waists, Hips, and Buttocks in R&B/Hip-Hop Music Videos"
Feb. 20, Faith and Traditions
Parisa Ahmadi (Anthropology): "Multiracial, Multicultural, and Transnational Identity: Articulating Identity in Shifting Spaces"
Abby Harris-Ridker (Religious Studies): "Interfaith Dialogue Programs for Children and Their Effect on Creating Tolerance"
Feb. 27, In Celebration of International Women's Day
Kelsey Williams (East Asian Studies): "'Miin' – Being Korean and Being Beautiful: Understanding the Interplay of Modern Korean Cultural Identity and Korean Beauty Ideals and Practices"
Mariel Ho (Anthropology):"Definitions of Feminism Among Singaporean College Students"
Zoe Zwegat (Anthropology): "Transforming Culture: The Roles of Women in Japan's Westernization"
Friends of International Students (FIS), Dessert and Game Night, Sun., Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. in Kittredge. For host families of and international students.
Africa Week, Feb. 9-15. See reverse side for daily schedule of events.
Pat Griffin, professor emerita in the Social Justice Education Program at the University of Massachusetts –Amherst, will present an open lecture "LGBT Inclusion in Sports", Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Severance 009.
Taifa Mziki, a men's a cappella ensemble from Nairobi, Feb. 18-25. The ensemble will participate in lectures, performances, and other culture/art celebrations. Co-sponsored by the Department of Music. Contact Lisa Wong.
Interfaith Shabbat Dinner, Fri., Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Under/Over @ Overholt House. Sponsored by OICM.
Social Justice Workshop on Race, Sex, and Religion. For Faculty and Staff, Sat., Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – Noon, Tartan Room. Contact MarTeze Hammonds.
"The Tragedy of Equality," Thurs., Feb. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Location TBD.