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September 2018

Visualizing the Invisible “Jungle” of Calais

September 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery, 2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Visualizing the Invisible “Jungle” of Calais: Migration, Security, and Infrastructure at the French-English Border Opening reception on September 20th, 2018 at 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm. Parking available at Duke Family Medicine Center in the Pickens Building on Trent Drive. Eric Leleu is an independent documentary photographer based in Northern France. He began his career as a documentary photographer in Shanghai in 2005, where he lived and worked until 2016. For the past thirteen years, Leleu has documented China’s changing urban…

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October 2018

“It’s On” – How American mothers are changing the conversation about guns.

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Kaaren Haldeman

Mothers have never shied away from difficult issues--political or otherwise--especially when the health and safety of our children are at stake. Building on the mothers who came before us, the modern-day mothers' movement to end gun violence has exploded almost in direct relation to the number of mass shootings in the United States, especially those in our nation's schools. While pundits and those only tangentially involved in understanding the gun debate claim "nothing has changed" since Newtown, this presentation will…

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Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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CLAC

After a brief introduction by CLAC director Deb Reisinger, Yan will share her experience teaching the Mandarin CLAC course on Global Health. In particular, she will demonstrate both curricular and co-curricular activities that engage students with native speakers and promote students’ translingual and transcultural competence in a foreign language learning context. She will also share with the audience her reflections on teaching CLAC and propose some suggestions for future foreign language curriculum development. Maha will present alongside two undergraduates, Amulya…

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November 2018

Lost Stages and Words: A Historical Perspective of Ottoman and Turkish Theater

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Lost Stages and Words

The speakers will provide a historical overview of the development and changes that have occurred within Ottoman and Turkish theater from the late 19th century to the present. The changes that have occurred since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 are profound. While much literature delves into the politics, demographic shifts and transfers, the power of theatre is often neglected. Thus, how do theatre and history help each other to remember and construct experience? How have different memories,…

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