Rethinking the Damaged Photograph: Images Altered by Hurricanes Katrina & Sandy

Artist Talk by Visiting Art Professor Hannah Ryan

Thursday, May 2 @ 4 p.m.

Cornerstone Screening Room 131

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, and among the thousands of structures in its path was the studio of New Orleans photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. Both born and raised in the Lower Ninth Ward, the duo had been documenting the culture of Louisiana for decades, increasingly with an eye toward injustice. As the waters receded, Calhoun and McCormick gained reentry to their studio, only to find everything-from equipment to negatives-ruined. As the city recovered, they embarked upon an innovative process of making prints from the damaged negatives, the resultant photographs impossibly catching and freezing in time this destructive event. Calhoun and McCormick generated a series and entitled it “Right to Return.” The process and resultant images have altered their perception of destruction, and they no longer consider the images damaged.

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Benefits Open Enrollment is here! Open enrollment for benefit eligible employees is 04/29/2019 – 05/24/2019.

If you have questions about your benefits we have scheduled ‘office hours’ around campus as follows:
Thursday, May 2, 2019, Worner Campus Center, #116, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2019, Armstrong, #210, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 Heim Seminar Room-Olin #460, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Community Conference Room-FAC, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2019, Tutt Library Event Space, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Deadline to submit your changes to Human Resources is Friday, May 24, 2019.

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Expand your outlook! Watch a DVD from the Tutt Library collection related to diversity and inclusion.

DVD of the Month for May, 2019:

White Right: Meeting with the Enemy

Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan meets U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists including Richard Spencer face-to-face and attends the now-infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as she seeks to understand the personal and political motivations behind the resurgence of far-right extremism in the United States.

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H. Chase Stone Lecture featuring Claudia Goldin: “A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family”

Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Thursday, May 02, 2019
5:00 pm – 06:15 pm

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Free to the Public: No ticket necessary
Departments: Economics/Business
Sponsored by: H. Chase Stone Memorial Fund

“In 1963, Betty Friedan wrote about college-educated women who were frustrated as stay-at-home moms, noting that their problem “has no name.” Today, a half-century later, female college graduates are largely on career tracks, but their earnings and promotions-relative to those of the men they graduated with-make them look like they’ve been sideswiped. According to many, their problem goes by many names and has various solutions. We should coach women to be more competitive and train them to negotiate better. We need to expose managers’ implicit bias. The government should impose gender-parity mandates on corporate boards and enforce an equal-pay-for-equal-work doctrine.

Although the public and private discourse has brought important issues and concerns to light, we’re all guilty of forgetting that the problem is enormous in scale and that it has a history. A single company slapped on the wrist, one more woman who makes it to the board room, a few progressive tech leaders who go on paternity leave-such solutions are the economic equivalent of tossing a band-aid to someone with cancer. They haven’t worked to erase the differences in the gender pay gap. They will never provide a complete solution to the twin problems of gender inequality and couple inequity because they treat the symptoms and not the disease. We must unlearn our many names for the problem and travel the long road to see it for what it is.”

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In celebration of the Asian American Pacific Islander History Month, The Butler Center presents a kick-off event: film screening of ‘Gook’ (2017). The film explores “racial tension, family duty, and the American dream in the wake of the LA riots.” This event is open to all CC community members!

7-9 pm on Wednesday, May 1 at Cornerstone Screening Room.

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