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[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] University Lecture Series — “Taking over: how the hip-hop generation changed the world”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Jeff Chang, Asian-American author and hip-hop performer, will explain the history of hip-hop and its effects on popular culture.

Chang will trace the movement of hip-hop during the post-civil rights era from the fringes into mainstream culture, and describe how it has transformed the artistic and political spheres and redefined race relations in pop culture.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Baker Hall 136A (Adamson Wing)

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] Humanities Center Lecture — “The Virtues of Realism?: Gender in/and the Postcolonial Novel”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD]Sangeeta Ray, associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, will discuss traditional and non-traditional gender roles featured in post-colonial novels as they relate to realism.

She is the director of the American Cultures Program at the University of Maryland, author of [ITAL]Engendering India: Women and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives ITAL, and co-editor of the leading textbook in the field of postcolonial studies, [ITAL]A Companion to Postcolonial Studies[ITAL].

Her next book, [ITAL]Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words[ITAL] is due out in May.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Margaret Morrison 103 (Breed Hall)

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] School of Art Lecture Series — Sarah Oppenheimer

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD]Sarah Oppenheimer, artist and professor of art at Yale University, will discuss her work.

Oppenheimer studies the relationship between constructed spaces and pedestrian motion and how the interaction between the built environment and human behavior reciprocally affect each other by modifying existing architectures to emphasize the disparity between object and void.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Tuesday at 5 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] McConomy Auditorium, University Center

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] University Lecture Series — “How can the new administration succeed in Afghanistan?”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Abdulkader Sinno, assistant professor of political science and Middle Eastern studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, will discuss Afghanistan’s growing resistance to the United States and NATO.

Sinno will explain the reasons why such insurgency has intensified, offer vantage points from both sides, and discuss current policy options for the United States and NATO in Afghanistan and what such decisions might mean in the future.

He is the author of [ITAL]Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond ITAL, in which he develops an organizational theory to explain the evolution and outcomes of civil wars, ethnic strife, and other territorial conflicts.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Thursday at 5 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Baker Hall 136A (Adamson Wing)

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] Black History Month Featured Speaker — Panther Bior

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Panther Bior, a Sudanese refugee featured in the documentary film[ITAL] God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan[ITAL], will discuss his experience as a young man escaping his home country, Africa, after the murder of his family.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Friday at 12:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Rangos Ballroom, University Center