Exhibitions and Events
November 1, 2013 – December 24, 2013
Oviatt Library’s Music and Media Department, 2nd Floor East Wing.
What is shocking is that the average American has a little or no knowledge of Native American History. Reason being, the lack of information that is taught to children in schools. Also, many people create negative stereotypes from what they have learned in films that people pay to see. The purpose for this Exhibit is in hopes that people gain more knowledge and appreciation of the Native American history and of the community today. The American Indian Student Association have worked hard to prepare this for you!
Thanks to all those who have contributed:
- Yadira Torres
- Pauline Alvarez
- Dayana Mendoza
- Mark Vega
- Craig Hall
- Erin Wilcox
- Gerardo Gutierrez
- Merissa Guerrero
Unrest captures the undeniable spirit of a courageous few who – against all odds – fought to create an institution of pride and education from which the largest department of its kind was formed.
A brief question and answer period with Miguel Duran will follow the film.
Parking is $6.00. For information call (818) 677-2638. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.
Hiding In A Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family’s Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:30 A.M.
Lambs Lounge, Orange Grove Bistro
Against an impressive historical background, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifren relates the saga of her family’s century-long existence in Shanghai, and details the culture and tribulations of the colorful multi-ethnic population.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
For more information call (818) 677-2638.
Free University Club parking is available at the G1 parking lot. Reservations are required. All reservations include buffet lunch and must be received by Friday, November 1st, 2013. Persons with Disabilities/Deaf and Hard of Hearing needing assistance or interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
José Pereira Coutinho, the only directly elected member of the Macau Legislative Assembly, will be speaking about China’s “One Country, Two Systems” policy on Macau and Hong Kong.
José Coutinho was born in Macau, the son of Goan parents, and is a law school graduate from the University of Macau. He has been active in the fields of worker rights, casino licensing, intellectual property, and international trade arbitration. He entered Macau’s 3rd Legislative Assembly in 2005 through direct election and was re-elected to the assembly in 2009 and 2013.
Coutinho is also President of the 10,000 member ATFPM – Associação dos Trabalhadores da Função Pública de Macau (Association of Civil Servants in Macau). He is the representative for Macau in the Portuguese Overseas Congress in Lisbon, Portugal (Conselho das Comunidades Portuguesas), the principal association in Europe for people of Portuguese descent. He served as President of the organization from 2008-2012.
October 8, 2013 9:00am-3:00pm
Oviatt Library Portico
Hardbacks $1.00 – Softbacks $.50 / .75 – Small paperbacks novels are 25¢ or ten (10) for $1.00
Checks welcome with I.D. Sponsored by Friends of the Oviatt Library.
All proceeds buy new materials for the Library
Info: Donations and volunteering (818) 677-5573
Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00-4:00pm
Jack And Florence Ferman Presentation Room
Garden Level, CSUN Oviatt Library
- Rafi Efrat (Professor, Accounting and Information Systems)
- Sean Flanagan (Professor, Kinesiology)
- Frances Gateward (Assistant Professor, Cinema & Television Arts)
- Marcia Henry (Librarian, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services)
- Clement Lai (Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies)
- Debra Berry Malmberg (Assistant Professor, Psychology)
- Connie White (Associate Professor, Elementary Education)
- George Youssef (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering)
Moderated by Associate Dean Marianne Afifi
For information call (818) 677-2271. Parking $6.00. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.
October 22 at 4:00-6:00pm
Jack And Florence Ferman Presentation Room
Garden Level, CSUN Oviatt Library
Students are invited to meet with math, science and engineering professionals at this year’s WISE networking event.
Students can meet with professional organizations from 3:00 to 5:00pm, and participate in speed mentoring sessions from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
Interested organizations and professionals can register on the event page:
Opening reception, September 17, 2013 6:00 P.M.
Robin Abcarian, columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Richard Abcarian, CSUN emeritus professor, author, and protest movement activist
Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation’s earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity. We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century.
For more information, and images from the exhibition please check out our In Protest: The Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action exhibition gallery page.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Oviatt Library.
Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 am
Ferman Presentation Room
Garden Library, CSUN Oviatt Library
Please RSVP to Mickey Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract: The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime’s brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state” were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records. From their creation as administrative records, to their transformation into museum displays, archival collections, and databases, and their ongoing uses by Cambodians to bear witness to the regime, the mug shots are agents in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering. While we are confronted by the unbearably heavy silence of the soon-to-be-dead victims looking back at us in the photographs, archivists, survivors, and victims’ family members are interrupting this silence by strategically deploying these records in legal testimonies, documentary films, and new photographs of Cambodians and foreign tourists looking at them, creating a new archive of responses to the Khmer Rouge. Through the use of the Tuol Sleng photographs, Cambodians are supplanting a narrative of victimhood with a narrative of witnessing, transforming records that document an unspeakably violent past into agents of social change for the future.
Michelle Caswell is Assistant Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MLIS in archival administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in theological studies focusing on Asian religions from Harvard University. Her articles on archives, communities, and social justice have appeared in Archival Science, Archivaria, American Archivist, The Journal of Documentation, InterActions, Libri, First Monday, and numerous edited volumes. She is also the co-founder and a board member of the South Asian American Digital Archive (http://www.saadigitalarchive.org).