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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Annual Research Symposium Keynote Address by Tavis Smiley “Economic Inequality and Poverty in America: The Rich and the Rest of Us”

 Annual Research Symposium
Featuring Keynote Address by Tavis Smiley
“Economic Inequality and Poverty in America: The Rich and the Rest of Us”
April 4, 5:00 pm
Main Street Cinema, Tangeman University Center (TUC), Level 1
Main Campus, University of Cincinnati

Tavis Smiley “Economic Inequality and Poverty in America: The Rich and the Rest of Us" from Taft Research Center on Vimeo.

Faculty, student, and community roundtable on “The Rich and the Rest of Us: a Poverty Manifesto” by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West


APRIL 4, 2013

2526 CLIFTON AVENUE (Stratford Heights parking lot adjacent)


Moderator: Dr. Anne Sisson Runyan, Interim Taft Faculty Chair
Donna Jones Baker, President/CEO, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
Wijdan Jreisat, Esq., Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation Leadership Council Member;  Attorney, Katz Teller Brant & Hild
Josh Spring, Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
Dr. Deborah Herman, Executive Director, UC Chapter of the American Association of University
Dr. Jana Braziel, Associate Dean, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, UC
Emily Houh, Esq., Associate Dean, College of Law, UC
Dr. Carolette Norwood, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies. UC
Dr. Amy Lind, Mary Ellen Heintz Endowed Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Women’s,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UC
Mica Darley, Taft Dissertation Fellow, Department of English, UC

Roundtable on The Rich and the rest of Us, a poverty Manifesto by Tavis Smiley and Cornell West from Taft Research Center on Vimeo.

Taft Lecture. Dr. Jennifer K. Wagner. "Genetic Screening and Testing in Sports: Facilitating Player Success, Safety, or Discrimination?"

Taft Lecture: Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson. "Free Radical: Enerst Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race"

Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson from Taft Research Center on Vimeo.

Taft Lecture: Dr. Orit Avishai. " Gendered Revolutions in Orthodox Judaism: It’s Not Just the Feminists"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Taft Lecture, Poetry: Arturo Gutierrez Plaza

Arturo Gutiérrez-Plaza
Bilingual poetry reading

Poet, essayist, and professor Arturo Gutiérrez-Plaza was born in Caracas in 1962. He earned a MA in Contemporary Latin American Literature from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela in 1991 and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from UC in 2009. Gutiérrez-Plaza was a 1997 fellow at the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa and director of the Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies, Venezuela from 1995 to 2000. His work has earned the 1995 Third Biennial Mariano Picón Salas Poetry Prize, the 1999 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Spanish-American Poetry Prize, and the Prize of the Foundation for Urban Culture, Venezuela in 2009. His publications include scholarly monographs, anthologies, essay collections, and the poetry collections Al margen de las hojas (1991), Principios de contabilidad (2000), and Pasado en limpio (2006). Gutiérrez-Plaza currently serves as Professor of Language and Literature at the Universidad Simón Bolívar.

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