Contesting Medicine, Managing Risk, and Preserving Childhoods in the Age of Medical Uncertainty

Vanessa Lopes Muñoz
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Scholars note that medicine is increasingly focused on managing risk or preventing future ill health rather than treating existing symptoms and disease. Muñoz uses the case of childhood food allergies, a condition that is primarily about managing exposure to common foods, to examine people’s experiences with managing health risks in daily life. She draws from interviews with parents of children with food allergies and their medical providers as well as clinic and school observations to examine how caregivers balance medical uncertainty, social disruption, and risk in daily life.

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Doors open at 11:45AM with lunch on table.
Talk begins at 12:15.
Talk concludes about 1:15

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Interested in skiing at Copper Mountain? Outdoor Education is selling Day Pass Lift Tickets! Each ticket purchased is good for any one day of skiing at Copper Mountain during the 2017-2018 ski season! Purchase your tickets on SUMMIT. Tickets are only $60 – while supplies last! (Adult Full Day is $138 if purchased at the mountain – Buy from Outdoor Education and Save!!)

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When you think of climate leaders, the commercial aircraft industry probably isn’t the first entity to come to mind. Ellie Wood ’10 is working to change that. Ellie is Regional Director of Environmental for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and will provide you with insights into how Boeing is working today to create a carbon neutral future for airlines. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Stratton Series. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome!

Join Ellie TODAY at 12:15pm in Gaylord Hall for a lunch discussion. Remember to RSVP to the Career Center for lunch!

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We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….Inspired by ‘romantic neurologist’ Oliver Sacks’ best-seller neurological book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”….THE MAN WHO explores case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.THE MAN WHO is written by Peter Brook-“our greatest living theatre director” (New York Times) …See it this FRI or SAT 7.00pm CORNERSTONE STUDIO C….FREE…….a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Natalia Dellavalle, Mekael Daniel, Aidan Hendrickson, Theo Merrill, Emily Gardner and Max Sarkowsky

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Dan Flores, the A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana, will give a talk entitled:

“Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History” (based on his recent book of the same title)

at 7:00PM Tuesday, February 6th in the Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Building

Legends don’t come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote in North America. In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing guns, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes haven’t just survived, they’ve thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. “Coyote America” is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis.

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Avant-garde Artists and the Russian Revolution. Talk by prof. Ruth Kolarik. We will discuss the interactions of the visual arts with social and political movements in early-twentieth-century Russia especially the impact of the Russian Revolution. How do revolutions in avant garde art relate, or not, to political revolution? We will see works by artists such as Natalia Goncharova, Vladimir Tatlin, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky as well as artists who worked in the style of socialist realism. Thursday, 3:30pm, Russian (Mullett) House. Russian tea and pasties are provided.

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Does your faculty have questions about using smart classrooms? Are you planning an event that requires audio/visual support? This session will provide an overview of smart space components and basic troubleshooting steps for assisting in the setup and use of these components, including working with overhead projectors, HDMI versus VGA cables, screen resolution, and printing. Sign-up for the Feb. 6th session from 9-11.

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A brand-new program will provide grants from $500-$10,000 to create character-driven documentary films that push students’ critical and creative boundaries. Proposed films should explore personal, social, environmental, or cultural perspectives to engage the audience and invite solutions for a more sustainable future. The program will also connect students with a network of CC alumni working in documentary film, who may serve as project mentors. All students in good academic standing at Colorado College, regardless of major and including graduating seniors, are eligible to apply. Filmmaking teams are supported and encouraged.

Please come to an information session and screening event with alumni partners/acclaimed filmmakers Travis Rummel ’01 (DamNation), Nick Rosen ’97 (Valley Uprising), and Aidan Haley ’09 (“Chocolate Spokes”) of Felt Soul Media and Sender Films on Thursday, February 1, 3:30 pm, Cornerstone Screening Room.

Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity!

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