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|11:00 am Oct 8th||HAIG talk Thomas Commons|
Dr. Ellen Hoobler, Assistant Professor of Art History, will give this block's Humanities and Arts Interest Group lecture. Her talk is titled "Turning Gold into Paper: The Ephemeral lure of the Jewels of Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico." Dr. Hoobler writes, "The “Jewels of Monte Albán,” also known as the “Jewels of Tomb 7” or the “Monte Albán Treasure,” was a trove of objects found in 1932 in Oaxaca, southern Mexico, that were referred to at the time as an “American Tutankhamun,” “the richest archaeological find in America,”(Nat geo) and “the first time that jewelry and works of art of high intrinsic value have ever been found in a burial chamber of early American origin.” And yet few of us have probably even ever heard of them. I will argue that this is because the struggles over their literal and symbolic ownership in the 1930s led to their being withdrawn from international circulation and erased them from the popular imagination. The title of my talk refers to the many paper mediations of the jewels – in the media, in commerce, in art -- that were made in the 1930s, and continue to be made today. While these jewels once circulated materially – and frequently, as we will soon see – today they circulate only in the form of currency, as one of the “jewels” is shown on the Mexican 20-peso note, with a backdrop of the site of Monte Albán itself."
|11:30 am Oct 8th||Luncheon with Ellen Horne '95: Graduate School of Your Own Design Thomas Commons|
Please join the Career and Civic Engagement Center and the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor program as we welcome Ellen Horne '95, two-time Peabody Award-winning executive producer with NPR's Radiolab. She is now the
executive producer at audible.com.
Ellen will discuss what goes into leading one of radio's most well-respected and known programs, and how her team has won some of the industry's top awards.
Lunch will be provided. RSVP on JIVE required.
|11:00 am Nov 5th||HAIG talk Thomas Commons|
|11:00 am Dec 3rd||HAIG talk Thomas Commons|
|3:00 pm Dec 7th||The Sociology of Inequality, Prof. David Grusky of Stanford Thomas Commons|
Professor David Grusky of Stanford University will visit to describe his research on the sociology of class and gender inequality in what he calls today's New Gilded Age. This talk is part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar series, supported by Phi Beta Kappa's national association.
|11:00 am Jan 21st||HAIG talk Thomas Commons|
|11:15 am Jan 27th||Public Lecture by Distinguished Buddhism Scholar and Cornell Alumnus Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
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|11:00 am Feb 18th||HAIG talk Thomas Commons|
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