College of Arts & Sciences Events for Fall 2017

Dean Bonnie Gunzenhauser cordially invites all members of the Roosevelt University community to attend the following events sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences during the fall, 2017 semester. Please contact Juli Rowen with any questions at jrowen@roosevelt.edu or at (312) 322-7142.

Divide and Conquer: ‘Good’ Immigrants, ‘Bad’ Immigrants, and Community Unity
The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project Fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series focuses on Migration, Populism, and Human Rights. Join us for a talk – Divide and Conquer: ‘Good’ Immigrants, ‘Bad’ Immigrants, and Community Unity – featuring a panel of local organizers for the rights of undocumented persons on Wednesday, October 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, 2nd floor Sullivan Lounge. The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu.

MFA in Creative Writing Program Reading Series: Eduardo Rabasa
The MFA in Creative Writing Program, Oyez Review, and the Department of Humanities are hosting a reading by Eduardo Rabasa on Wednesday, October 18 at 5 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, 2nd floor Spertus Lounge, room 244. Rabasa is the founding editorial director of Sexto Piso, Mexico’s most prominent independent publishing house and winner of the 2004 International Young Publisher of the Year Award. He writes a weekly column for the national newspaper Milenio, and has translated books by authors including Morris Berman, George Orwell, and Somerset Maugham. A Zero-Sum Game is Rabasa’s debut novel, and was originally published in Mexico by Sur+. He was named one of the top 20 Mexican writers under the age of 40 by Hay Festival, the British Council, and Conaculta as part of their Mexico20 project. The reading is presented as part of the Lit & Luz festiva and is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Christian TeBordo at ctebordo@roosevelt.edu.

Voices of the Generations
Roosevelt’s Center for New Deal Studies, in partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, will host Voices of the Generations on Monday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Ganz Hall, 7th floor of the Auditorium Building. Julie Kohner, the daughter of Holocaust survivors Hanna and Walter Kohner, will tell her mother’s story through the lens of 1950s media. In 1953, Hanna Kohner appeared on the television show, This is Your Life. Ms. Kohner will give a brief introduction to the episode, show the episode, and will take questions from the audience. Signed copies of her parents’ memoir, Hanna and Walter: A Love Story, will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to all members of the  Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Margaret Rung at mrung@roosevelt.edu.

Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Fall Social
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is hosting its annual fall social on Tuesday, October 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, in the in the new Gender Justice Space, Auditorium Building, Room 680. Meet new and returning students and learn about upcoming events and spring, 2018 course offerings. Open to all members of the Roosevelt community. For more information, contact Professor Sandra Frink at sfrink@roosevelt.edu.

Beyond DACA: Protection for All
The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project Fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series focuses on Migration, Populism, and Human Rights. Join us for a talk – Beyond DACA Protection for All – featuring Cindy Agustin, Antonio Garcia, Luis Gomez and Angelica Magana on Wednesday, October 25 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, 2nd floor Sullivan Lounge. The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu.

Paralegal Studies Graduate Panel
The Paralegal Studies program, in partnership with Roosevelt’s Alumni Association, is hosting a panel discussion featuring our alumni on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-7 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 320. All current, prospective, and interested students and paralegal studies program alumni are invited to attend. Panelists will discuss their experiences in the legal profession, representing different legal environments. For more information, contact assistant director Chanita Britton at cbritton01@roosevelt.edu.

The Cultural Mindset: Thinking Globally – Acting Locally
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology are hosting a lecture by Professor Afsaneh Nahavandi on Thursday, October 26 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Murray-Green Library, 10th floor of the Auditorium Building. Dr. Nahavandi is a professor in the Leadership Studies Department at the University of San Diego and is the author of numerous books, articles, and other works on leadership, organizational behavior, culture, diversity, and ethics. Her talk will focus on understanding the cultural mindset essential to working across cultures in today’s global and interconnected world. The lecture is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public, but please RSVP to Assistant Dean Juli Rowen at jrowen@roosevelt.edu.

Literature and Languages Halloween Party/Advising Readiness
The Literature and Languages faculty will host their second annual Halloween Party/Advising Readiness event on Monday, October 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 576. Students can learn about spring, 2018 course offerings; meet faculty and the newest inductees into Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honors Society; and explore what’s new in the departmental library. Anyone who shows up dressed like a favorite author or literary character will receive a door prize! For more information, contact Professor Gina Buccola at rbuccola@roosevelt.edu.

Economics Seminar – Food Insecurity in the United States
The Economics Program is hosting a lecture on Wednesday, November 1 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 720. Craig Gundersen will discuss Food Insecurity in the United States. Gundersen is the Soybean Industry Endowed Professor in Agricultural Strategy at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He is Executive Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory and Managing Editor of Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy. The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Steve Ziliak at sziliak@roosevelt.edu.

24th Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture
The Center for New Deal Studies is hosting the 24th Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture – Hidden Rules of Race: why we can’t pit racial and economic justice against each other – by Felicia Wong, CEO and President of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, New York, NY, on Monday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Ganz Hall, 7th floor of the Auditorium Building. Dr. Wong has helped reshape the Institute into a vital force that seeks to “rewrite the rules” for the nation’s democracy. With the values and principles of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as its guide, the Institute has become an incubator of ideas and communication that demonstrate the need for equity, transparency, and fairness in politics, society and economics. Dr. Wong will discuss how organizations may put knowledge in service of progressive causes. The lecture is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public, but please RSVP to FDRLecture@roosevelt.edu or (312) 341-3838. For more information, contact Professor Margaret Rung at mrung@roosevelt.edu.

MFA in Creative Writing Program Reading Series: Camille Bordas
The MFA in Creative Writing Program, Oyez Review, and the Department of Humanities are hosting a reading by Camille Bordas on Tuesday, November 7 at 5 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, 2nd floor Spertus Lounge, room 244. Camille Bordas is the author of two novels in French, Les treize desserts and Partie commune, for which she won the Prix du Deuxieme Roman. Her first fiction in English, the story “Most Die Young,” appeared in The New Yorker. Her debut English-language novel, How to Behave in a Crowd, was published in August 2017 by Tim Duggan Books (Random House). Born in France and raised in Mexico City and Paris, Bordas now lives in Chicago. The reading is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Christian TeBordo at ctebordo@roosevelt.edu.

Pathways to Careers and Graduate School in Social Justice Fields
The Sociology Program and the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation are hosting a workshop to assist students from any major to prepare for career pathways or graduate school studies in social justice fields on Wednesday, November 8 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Wabash Building, room 1015. The workshop will focus on how students can best position themselves for graduate school and/or careers in social change. Open to all Roosevelt students. For more information, or if you wish to Zoom into the meeting, please contact Professor Heather Dalmage at hdalmage@roosevelt.edu.

Economics Seminar – Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Property
The Economics Program is hosting a lecture on Wednesday, November 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, room 720. James A. Robinson will discuss Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Robinson is University Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. He is also Director of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, and academic adviser to the 2017 World Development Report on Governance. The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and to the public. For more information, contact Professor Steve Ziliak at sziliak@roosevelt.edu.

8th Annual Math x-Position
The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science and Economics is sponsoring its 8th Annual Math x-Position on Friday, December 1 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, in the Wabash Building, 4th Floor. All members of the Roosevelt community are invited to attend the poster sessions, career panel, keynote address, and competitions that celebrate the work of our mathematics students.  The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community, but an RSVP is requested by November 28 for lunch: http://mathxposition.eventbrite.com​. For more information, contact Professor Steve Cohen at scohen@roosevelt.edu.

Confronting Populism: Lessons from Brexit-era UK
The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project Fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series focuses on Migration, Populism, and Human Rights. Join us for a panel discussion – Confronting Populism: Lessons from Brexit-era UK –  featuring a panel of Roosevelt student researchers who will present the results of their research trip to the United Kingdom to a panel of local leaders on Wednesday, December 6 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building, 2nd floor Sullivan Lounge. The event is free and open to all members of the Roosevelt community and  to the public. For more information, contact Professor Bethany Barratt at bbarratt@roosevelt.edu.

ACP 250 Student Poster Session on the Gig Economy
Students in Prof. June Lapidus’ ACP 250 course will present posters of their research on the gig economy on Thursday, December 7 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, Fainman Lounge, 2nd floor of the Auditorium Building. Celebrate the work of our students. Open to all members of the Roosevelt community. For more information, contact Professor June Lapidus at jlapidus@roosevelt.edu.

Gage Gallery – Nowhere People – The Children: Photographs by Greg Constantine
The Roosevelt University Gage Gallery fall show is Nowhere People – The Children: Photographs by Greg Constantine. The project reveals the harsh realities of the global community of stateless people, including children. The denial of citizenship is the root cause of any number of critical issues, including forced migration, human trafficking and armed conflict. These photographs give a small voice to people who for generations have had none, and illustrate the toll denial of citizenship has claimed on people and ethnic groups excluded from society by forces beyond their control. The show is sponsored by the journalism program of the Department of Communication at Roosevelt University, with generous financial support from Susan B. Rubnitz and Elyse Koren-Camarra. The show runs through December 2 at Roosevelt’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave. For more information, visit the Gage Gallery website.

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