Contesting Medicine, Managing Risk, and Preserving Childhoods in the Age of Medical Uncertainty with 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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Friday, March 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, by Deborah A. Miranda (Ohlone-Costanoan-Esselen). For faculty and staff. Please contact Victoria Levine by email by Feb. 9 if you would like to attend the luncheon. Please indicate if you would like to have a copy of the book delivered to your office at the beginning of block 6, and please indicate any dietary restrictions. We have room for 15 participants. This is a chance to read and discuss an award-winning memoir of an Indigenous Californian presented in a highly original format.

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The Theatre and Dance Department invites members of the campus community to attend our third candidate’s talk for the tenure-track position, assistant professor of dance studies. Dr. Pallavi Sriram’s talk, titled “Performative Geographies: Dancing Translocal Urban Space, Place, and Mobility” will be held today, February 2, in the Cornerstone Arts Center’s Screening Room at 4 pm.

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Please come to 2018 Cornerstone Arts Week, “What Is The Creative Brain?,” featuring concerts, lectures, films, and plays devoted to understanding the relationship between our brains and creativity. The week includes a dynamic kickoff concert by Tanya Tagaq, mind-bending lectures by neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky and famed writer and cartoonist Lynda Barry, student installations and compositions, Charlie Kaufman’s quirky film meditation on the brain and creativity, and a stage adaptation of Oliver Sacks’ “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.” All free, all open to the public, with most evening events starting a 7pm. Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Avenue, Monday January 29 through Saturday February 2.

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THE MAN WHO – a unique play inspired by Oliver Sacks’ best-seller “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” – is performed TODAY & SAT at 7.00pm in CORNERSTONE STUDIO C and its FREE! We all have a brain and we think we know it. But, the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet….THE MAN WHO explores case histories of patients lost in this vast mysterious world….a fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Cornerstone Arts Week directed by ANDREW MANLEY & performed by Mekael Daniel, Emily Gardner, Natalia Dellavalle, Theo Merrill, Aidan Hendrickson and Max Sarkowsky.

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