2013 - 2014 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series
2013 - 2014 Bastian Foundation
November 5, 2013 | Dr. Beverly Malone
Promoting and Developing a Strong and Diverse Nursing Workforce
Dr. Beverly Malone is the CEO of the National League for Nursing (NLN), the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. Dr. Malone began her nursing career with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. She combined clinical practice with further academic study, first earning a master’s in psychiatric nursing and in 1981, a doctorate in clinical psychology. Dr. Malone’s dynamic career has encompassed public policy, education, administration, and clinical practice and has included positions as surgical staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, director of nursing, and assistant administrator of nursing. Her impact on nursing and nursing education since becoming, in February 2007, CEO of the NLN, the nation’s leading voice for nurse educators, has already been enormous and visible. She has quickly moved to put increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among clinical practitioners and faculty on the NLN’s front burner, in accordance with NLN and other research that proves the importance to health care outcomes of narrowing the cultural gap between caregivers and their patients.
February 20, 2014 | Dr. Mari Castañeda
Bearing Witness to the Challenges and Opportunities for Mothers in Academia
Dr. Mari Castañeda is Associate Professor and Director of Diversity Advancement, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Dr. Castañeda studies new media and telecommunication policy, Latina and ethnic media studies, and transcultural political economy of communication industries. Her work promotes "engaged scholarship" and aims to address inequality, power, community voices, and the role of intersectionalities in shaping media and cultural spaces. Her recent publications include two co-edited books, Mothers in Academia. (Columbia University Press, 2013) with Kirsten Isgro, and Soap Operas and Telenovelas in the Digital Age: Global Industries and New Audiences with Diana I. Rios (Peter Lang Publishers, 2011).
March 11, 2014 | Dr. Lisa Wade
“The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad”: What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up
Dr. Lisa Wade, Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College, holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA in human sexuality from New York University. Dr. Wade has published extensively on US discourse about female genital cutting, hook-up culture on college campuses, and the social significance of the body. She is also the founder and editor of the popular blog, Sociological Images and appears frequently in print, radio, and television news and opinion outlets.
April 8, 2014 | Tim Miller
Sex/Body/Self: A Performance and Talk
Internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller will perform excerpts from his work and speak about the role performance plays in constellating identity. Known for his charged performance work which takes up the most challenging social texts of our time, Miller will share fierce and funny performance material as well as speak about how performance can be used to embolden communities, challenge injustice and connect people with one another. He is the author of the books Shirts & Skin, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds. His theater works have been published in the play collections O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance (1998) and Sharing the Delirium: Second Generation AIDS Plays and Performances (1993). Miller has taught performance in the theater departments at UCLA, Cal State LA, and New York University. He is a founder of Performance Space 122 in New York and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.
All presentations are open to the public at no charge and will be followed by opportunities for audience members to ask questions.
We look forward to your participation.
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