Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. From January 18 May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in. url:

The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continents colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.

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The Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) at the University of Houston will be having an Open Forum to discuss TORC's strategic plan, collaborative research opportunities, and potential partnerships among UH faculty who have obesity-related research and programs. RSVP requested.

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The latest documentary by Frederick Wiseman finds the legendary documentarian turning his sights on the inner workings of the University of California, Berkeley, our nations most prestigious public university. At a time of financial crises, student dissatisfaction, and administrative transition, Wiseman takes a broad view. Can universities like Berkeley weather the storm in an age of rampant privatization? At Berkeley is a pe netrating look at education as a possible last bastion of an increasingly marginalized idea: the public good.

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