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Taft Events

2016 - 2017




September 8
4 PM
Speaker:
Peter Ryan, University of Luxembourg
Title: Modeling & Analysis of Security Protocols
Location: Taft Research Center

September 9
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Elizabeth Schechter, Washington University
Title: Multiple Identities: Self-Conception and Social Understanding
Location: TBA

September 9
5 PM
Speaker:
Bill Marshall, University of Stirling, UK
Title: Rethinking Francophone Film: World Cinemas and World History
Location: Old Chem, 701

September 12
11 AM
Speaker:
Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant, DePauw University
Title: The Strong Black Woman: A Half-Told Tale of Voice, Race and the Body
Location: Taft Research Center

September 15
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Douglas J. Kennett, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Drought Induced Civil Conflict Amongst the Maya
Location: Taft Research Center

September 28
2016 Taft Hispanic Lecture
7 PM
Speaker:
Sandra Cisneros
Title: A Public Reading
Location: MainStreet Cinema, 220 TUC

September 28
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Jacob Hacker, Yale University
Title: American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made American Prosper
Location: McMicken 127

September 29
4 PM
Speaker:
Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
Title: The Lasting Legacy of Slavery in the Midwestern Metropolis
Location: First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St in Avondale

September 30
12 PM
Speaker:
Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
Title: Goat Bones in the Basement: A Case of Race, Gender, and Haunting in Old Savannah
Location: African American Cultural Resource Center, UC

September 30
3 PM
Speaker:
Megan Kavanaugh, Guttmacher Institute
Title: Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy in the United States: Measurement, Missteps and More Room for Improvement
Location: Taft Research Center

October 6
4 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Chelsey Juarez, North Carolina State University
Title: Mexican Water Isoscapes:Environmental influence and impact on provenance analysis
Location: Taft Research Center

October 9
8:30 PM
Panel:
Political Science Faculty Members David Niven, Rebecca Sanders and Rina Williams
Title: UC to Hold Presidential Debate Watch Party
Location: Robert and Rose Fealy Auditorium, Room 112, at the Carl H Lindner College of Business

October 13
5:45 PM
Speaker:
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
Title: James C. Kautz Lecture on Global Sustainable Development
Location: Great Hall in Tangeman University Center

October 14
8 AM - 3:30 PM

A&S Advisory Board Meeting

October 18
7 PM
Panelists:
Professors Rina Williams (political science), Kimberly Conger (political science) and Amy Lind (women, gender and sexuality studies)
Title: Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.
Summary: Screening and Panel Discussion
Location: 201 Braunstein

October 21
3 PM
Speaker:
Matthew Hughey, University of Connecticut
Title: Make America Great (White?) Again: The Logic of Race from Ozawa and the Dixiecrats to Fisher and The Donald
Location: Taft Research Center

October 21
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Kristen Andrews, York University
Title: Nonhuman Persons
Location:TUC 417ABC

October 26
6 PM
Speaker:
Cristen Pascucci, founder of Birth Monopoly
Title: Toppling the Monopoly on Childbirth
Location: Taft Research Center

October 27
6 PM
Speaker:
Tanja Dückers, Writer-in-Residence at Oberlin College
Title: Mein altes West-Berlin
Location: Max Kade German Cultural Center

November 9
3 PM
Speaker:
Michael Meyer, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Title: Popular Anger or Planned Pogrom? What Really Happened During Kristallnacht 78 Years Ago?
Location: Taft Research Center

November 10
4 PM
Speaker:
Santigao Zabala, Pompeu Fabra University
Title: Art, Aesthetics, and the Essential of Emergency
Location: Taft Research Center

November 14
12:30 PM
2016 Native American Heritage Month Lecture
Speaker:
Tara Houska, National Campaigns Director, Honor the Earth
Location: Taft Research Center

November 15
7 PM

Speaker: Elaine Reichek
Title: A Postcolonial Kinderhood
Location: Taft Research Center

November 16
3:30 PM

Speaker: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University, emeritus
Title: Imperial Germany’s Peculiar War, 1914-1918
Location: McMicken Hall, Room 127
Sponsors: The Von Rosenstiel Committee (History Department)/Taft Research Center, European Studies, Political Science/Security Studies, German Studies

November 17
11:30 AM

Title: Breaking the Silence
Location: African American Cultural Resource Center
Panel session on allyship, featuring:
  • Dr. Littisha Bates, Associate Professor in Sociology
  • Brice Mickey, Program Coordinator for RAPP (The Racial Awareness Program) in Student Activities and Leadership Development
  • Ainsley Lambert-Swain, PhD candidate in Sociology
  • Dr. Jennifer Malat, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences

November 17
4 PM

Speaker: George Crothers, University of Kentucky
Title: Hunters and Gatherers as Ecosystem Engineers and the Origins of Anthropogenic Landscapes in Kentucky Prehistory
Location: Taft Research Center

November 18
3:45 PM
Speaker:
Robert Briscoe, Ohio University
Title: Pictorial Experience in the Light of Vision Science
Location: McMicken 205

November 21
1 PM
Speaker:
Catherine Baker, 20th Century History at the University of Hull, UK
Title: Counterpublics: Popular Culture and Global Formations of Race in Eastern Europe
Location: Taft Research Center

December 2
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Carl Craver, Washington University
Title: Are more details better? On the Norms of Completeness in Mechanistic Explanations
Location: TUC 427

January 18
4:30 PM
Speaker:
Jack Davis & Shari Stocker, Classics
Title: The Griffin Warrior of Pylos
Location: Taft Research Center

January 19
3 PM
Speaker:
Alexei Miasnikov, Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Group Theory Based Algorithms, Complexity and Cryptography
Location: Taft Research Center

January 23
3 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Maria Stehle, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Title: Willkommenskultur Documented: Refugees and Germans in Land in Sicht (2014)
Location: Taft Research Center

January 24
12:30 PM
Panels:
Panel will include faculty heads and directors from departments including Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology, and the the Islamic Center of Cincinnati
Title: The US Presidency & Our Common Future: Immigration, Religious Diversity, and Race Relations
Location: MainStreet Cinema (TUC 220)

January 24
2 PM
Speaker:
Letitia Stefenescu, Editor
Title: Aliyah Dada (screening & review in the context of the Romanian New Wave)
Location: 701 Old Chem

January 26
4 PM
Speaker:
Kevin Hunt, Indiana University
Title: Dry-habitat apes are convergent on early hominins: Savanna ecology and the evolution of bipedalism
Location: Taft Research Center

January 26
7 PM
Speaker:
Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, New York University
Title: Talmudic Stories: From History to Literature
Location: Taft Research Center

January 27
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Chris Smeenk, University of Western Ontario
Title: Measurement and Content
Location: TUC 427

January 31
12:30 PM
Panels:
Panel will include faculty heads and directors from departments including the Taft Research Center, Economics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Title: The US Presidency & Our Common Future: Economy, Environment, and Gender Relations
Location: MainStreet Cinema (TUC 220)

February 6
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Stanley Corkin
Title: Book Launch
Location:Taft Research Center

February 7
12:30 PM
Panels:
Panel will include faculty heads and directors from departments including Journalism, UC Law School, and Political Science
Title: The US Presidency & Our Common Future: Democracy, Freedom of the Press, and The Supreme Court
Location: MainStreet Cinema (TUC 220)

February 9-10
Title:
3rd annual humanitiesNOW Graduate Conference
Location: Taft Research Center

February 9
12:35 PM
Speaker:
Tom Conley, Harvard University
Title: humanitiesNOW keynote address
Location: Taft Research Center

February 10
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Mazviita Chirimuuta, University of Pittsburgh
Location: TUC 427

February 16
4 PM
Speaker:
Nick Kawa, The Ohio State University
Title: Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests
Location: Taft Research Center

February 17
1 PM
Cincinnati Project Symposium Keynote Speaker
Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland
Location: African American Cultural Resource Center

February 22-24
7:30 - 8:30 PM
2017 African American History Month Celebration: Twice the First Time
Speaker:
Napoleon Maddox, artist & poet
Location: Black Box (CAC), 44 E. 6th Street

February 24-25
Philosophy Colloquium
Location:
Taft Research Center

February, 27
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Shailaja Paik, History
Symposium Presentation: The Politics of Performance
Followed by discussion with Lucinda Ramberg, Cornell University
Location: Taft Research Center

February, 28
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Aryay Finkelstein, Judaic Studies
Symposium Presentation: Emperor Julian and the Jews
Followed by discussion with Christine Shepardson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Taft Research Center

February 28, 2017
7 PM
Speaker:
Jon Adam Ross, Actor & Playwright
Title: The Rachel and Leah Play
Location: Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

February 28, 2017
11 AM
Speaker:
Bill Jennings, Chair, It's About Time BPP Alumni and Legacy Committee
Title: Forerunners to the Black Lives Matter Movement: The Black Panther Party and the Role of Its Newspaper
Location: African American Cultural & Resource Center

March 1
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Gergana Ivanova, Asian Studies
Symposium Presentation: Unbinding The Pillow Book
Followed by discussion with Jamie Newhard, Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Taft Research Center

March 2
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Heidi Maibom , Philosophy
Symposium Presentation: Coming to Grips with Perspective Taking
Followed by discussion with Karsten Stueber, College of the Holy Cross
Location: Taft Research Center

March 2
4 PM
Symposium Keynote:
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
Title: 12th annual Research Symposium keynote address
Location: Taft Research Center

March 6
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Earl Wright, II, Africana Studies
Symposium Presentation: Jim Crow Sociology
Followed by discussion with Obie Clayton Jr., Clark Atlanta University
Location: Taft Research Center

March 9
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Marlon M. Bailey, School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University
Title: Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit
Location: Taft Research Center

March 9
3 PM
Speaker:
Michael A. Meyer, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Title: Looking Bacl: American jews Relate to Their Places of Origin
Location: Taft Research Center

March 10
1 PM
Speaker:
Gina Beltrán, The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
Title: Rethinking the Humanities PhD
Location: Taft Research Center

March 22
WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATION
7 PM
Title:
Film Screening of Intimate Realities of Water, Q&A with Co-Director & Producer Adrian Parr, Co-Director Sean Hughes, and Photographer Jon Hughes
Location: Esquire Theater

March 23
7 PM

Film Screening (Esquire Theater)
Title: Dana Renga presents "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea)
Location: Esquire Theater

March 27
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Sebouh David Aslanian, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Global History, Microhistory, and the Voyage of the Santa Catharina: The Indian Ocean and Global Politics and Trade
Location: McMicken 127

March 27
3 PM
Speaker:
Randall Halle, University of Pittsburgh
Title: The Stream of Refugees, The Flood of Images, The European Media Apparatus
Location: Kade Center (Old Chem 736)

March 28
4 PM
Speaker:
Charlotte Ryan, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
Title: I Mattered and It Mattered: Empowerment Practices In Grassroots Organizing
Location: Taft Research Center

March 28
4 PM
Speaker:
Professor Jean-Michel Coron
Title: Small-time global controllability of the Navier-Stokes equation with the Navier slip boundary conditions
Location: 60 W. Charlton, RM 135

March 29
4 PM
Speaker:
Brian F. Harrison (Northwestern University) & Melissa R. Michelson (Menlo College)
Title: Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Right
Location: Taft Research Center

March 29
7 PM
Speaker:
Brian Calfano (UC), Melissa Michelson (Menlo College), and Elizabeth Oldmixon (University of North Texas)
Title: A Matter of Discretion: The Politics of Catholic Priests in the United States and Ireland
Location: Taft Research Center

March 30
4 PM
Speaker:
Professor Jean-Michel Coron
Title: Stabilization of control systems: From the clepsydrae to the regulation of rivers
Location: Recreation Center, RM 3220

March 31
2:15 PM
Speaker:
Andrea Goulet, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Street Crimes: Paris (and France) after Poe
Location: Braunstein 312

March 31
3:30 PM
Title: Understanding and Accepting Evolution
Speaker:
Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania
Location: TUC 415AB

March 31
5:15 PM
Speaker:
Eduardo Halfon
Title: Identity Under Construction: a Conversation with Guatemalan Writer Eduardo Halfon
Location: Braunstein 301

April 3
2:30 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein, Assistant Professor of Business & Society, Department of Social Science, York University
Title: Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power, and Violence in the Black Americas
Location: TUC 427

April 3
2 PM
Speaker:
Dr. Crystal Biruk, Oberlin College
Title: Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World
Location: Taft Research Center

April 5
10:10 AM
Speaker:
Ben C. Solomon, New York Times Video Journalist
Title: Refugee and refugee’s health, National Public Health Week
Location: Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex (160 Panzeca Way)

April 5
4 PM
Speaker:
Philip van der Eijk, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Title: Medicine, Mortality and the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Natural and Unnatural Ways of Dying in Ancient Greek Medical and Philosophical Thought
Location: Stratford Heights Banquet Room

April 7
12:30 PM
Speaker:
Jason Coy, College of Charleston
Title: Divination and Discipline in Reformation-Era Germany
Location: TUC, 417

April 7
3:30 PM
Speaker:
Eric Mandelbaum, CUNY
Location: TUC 415AB

April 8
5:30 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM)
Louder Than A Bomb Finals

Location: The School for Creative and Performing Arts, Corbett Theater

April 14
4:00 PM
Speaker:
Denise Duhamel, Florida International University
Title: Humor in Poetry
Location: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

April 19
5 PM

Speakers: Marion Kruse, Classics
Sarah Jackson, Anthropology
Holly McGee, History
Title: Conversations in Classics: Culture As Casualty
Location: Taft Research Center

April 26
7:30 PM
Speaker:
Andrew Hurley, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Title: Urban Growth, Development, and Displacement
Location: Clifton Cultural Arts Center ( 3711 Clifton Ave)

May 12
9:30 AM
Speaker:
Dr. Wendy Belcher, Princeton University
Title: Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
Location: Langsam, 480C



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