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Apr 10, 2014
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Sometimes it is dangerous to go to conferences; there is no place to hide from the ideas, the issues and the changes that presenters share. In many ways, it is like going to a Las Vegas buffet.  There may be some things you don’t want to try, some things you have all the time, but [more]
Apr 8, 2014
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CONSERVING MURAL JACKSON POLLOCK’ S MURAL AT THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSUEM Through June 1, 2014 Art lovers in Los Angeles and, indeed, in California, have a rare opportunity to see one of the most significant works in post-war contemporary American art: Jackson Pollock’s Mural at the Getty Museum. Painted over a period of months at [more]
Apr 7, 2014
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THIS IS NOT A PIPE Part Three of a Five Part Series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault: This is Not a Pipe was posted on January 17, 2014. This post discusses the relationship between words and things, Foucault’s mediation upon semiotics. This series can also be accessed through with Heathwood Press, an English journal of [more]
Mar 31, 2014
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 MICHEL FOUCAULT AND KNOWLEDGE Part Two of a Five Part Series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault and Knowledge was posted on January 10, 2014. This post is an examination of Foucault’s seminal investigation on the ways in which cultures create discourses that evolve over time into “knowledge.” This series can also be accessed through with [more]
Mar 24, 2014
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Part One of a Five Part series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault: The Order of Things was posted on January 3, 2014. This post is an examination of Foucault’s important early book on how European epistemologies were formed, unformed and reformed over time. This series can also be accessed through with Heathwood Press, an English [more]
Feb 19, 2014
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bergAssociate Professor Adam Berg (Liberal Arts and Sciences), Professor Ysamur M. Flores-Peña (Liberal Arts and Sciences) and Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Spruijt (Foundation & Liberal Arts and Sciences) contributed to Aesthetics in Present Future: The Arts and the Technological Horizon, Lexington Books, 2013.
Dec 13, 2013
LAS Blog
Introducing guest speakers (playwright, director, and actors from the play BUNK).I recently had the pleasure of having five guest speakers in my ENGL202: The Literature of Food class. The course focuses on reading and writing about food. Most of our readings are nonfiction, memoir-type pieces. We also examine some poetry and fiction. Since our course texts do not include any drama, I was exploring possible [more]
Nov 7, 2013
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Alliance For California Traditional Arts(ACTA) invited me to be part of their 2013 Grants cycle as their African/Diaspora expert. Looking forward to very provocative work sessions and to help traditional artists with much needed monetary support.
Nov 7, 2013
LAS Blog
This Summer I had the opportunity to complete the second leg of the research I started on 2004 on Afro-Mexican culture. My original goal (which has been greatly expanded) was to document traces and or vestiges of African cultures in Mexico focusing on the two major colonial ports: Veracruz in the east and Acapulco in [more]
Oct 29, 2013
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Modern Genius MOOCMOOC chatter is everywhere. Depending on the perspective, Massive Open Online Courses are going to radically redefine the landscape of education, put most college professors out of a job, offer the opportunity to learn to hundreds of thousands, create havoc with transfer requirements and course credit, destroy the authentic learning associated with a traditional face-to-face [more]

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