Barbara D. Jackson Lecture in Anthropology, November 9, 2017

Dr. Sabiyha Prince, Researcher, Washington, DC

No Plans to Leave:  Confronting Gentrification in Washington, DC and Lessons for Indianapolis

As the cost for housing and housing insecurity heightens, along with increasing demographic shifts and African American outmigration, Washington, DC residents are coming together to formulate strategies intended to protect communities and mitigate displacement.  Based on participant observation and interview data, this presentation will explore the dynamics of both collective and individualized anti-gentrification ideas and actions in our nation’s capital.  

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church 1901 N Harding St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

November 9, 2017 | 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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Liberal Arts Talks presents Estela Ene: "Let’s Chat: Best Practices in Teacher Electronic Feedback" , November 16, 2017

Professor Estela Ene (English) presents "Let's Chat: Best Practices in Teacher Electronic Feedback."

Feedback on written assignments is crucial. Teachers feel obligated to offer it and students expect it. See the results of  research and best practices for providing students feedback in face-to-face and online courses. 

Location: Campus Center, CE 305

November 16, 2017 | 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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The Rufus and Louise Reiberg Reading Series presents Poet & Essayist, Hanif Abdurraqib, November 16, 2017

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first book of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2016 by Button Poetry. Additionally, he is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and has worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Most recently, Hanif wrote the 2016 live shows MTV Video Music Awards and VH1’s Unsilent Night. Hanif's book, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, has been one of 2016’s best-selling poetry books. His debut collection of essays entitled They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, will be published in November 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. Mr. Abdurraquib’s poetry and cultural essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, The Fader, MTV and The Nation.


Location: Herron School of Art & Design Basile Auditorium, 735 W. New York St.

November 16, 2017 | 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM

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Liberal Arts Talks presents Jeanette Dickerson-Putman: "One Anthropologist's Journey in Western Kenya", December 1, 2017

Liberal Arts Talks presents Robert Aponte: "Sixteen Bullets: The Laquan McDonald Tragedy and the Police Code of Silence", February 8, 2018

29th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium, February 15, 2018

Liberal Arts Talks presents Gail Bennett: "Ah Ha! Second-level Writing Helps Students Overcome Writing Barriers", March 1, 2018

Liberal Arts Talks presents Terry Kirts: "The Chowder Diaries: Immersion Memoir Writing and the Communal Foods of Southeastern Illinois", March 2, 2018

Liberal Arts Talks presents Didier Bertrand: "From Albert Camus to Kamel Daoud: The Meursault Investigation Controversy", March 23, 2018

The Celebration of Scholarship, April 21, 2018