The Pomona Student Union was recently featured in the “Member Innovations” portion of the monthly Association of American Colleges and Universities publication. The article features interviews with several current and former board members, as well as Pomona College faculty. To read the article, please click here.
In popular discourse, we commonly make use of terms like “gay,” “straight,” “heterosexual,” and “homosexual.” Yet in the world of academia, rigid, essential categories such as these are no longer used to describe sexuality. Instead, sexuality is viewed as fluid, with sexual desires only appearing consistent due to social constructions. At this event, we will examine sexuality through several different lenses, and attempt to determine if sexual orientations reflect a difference in biological make-up, cultural constructions, or some combination of the two. Speakers include Andrew Lear, Simon LeVay, Rachel Levin, and Pardis Mahdavi.
Occupy Wall Street began as a campaign on the web and became a 50+ days-and-counting tent city protest in the heart of New York City’s financial district and in other cities across the world, gaining momentum through popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. While certainly unique, the OWS movement has been reminiscent of the uprisings in Egypt, which many attributed to Twitter. What role has social media really played in these revolutions? Has it changed the way these revolutions occur or how we experience them? How can we use social media for our own social justice? The Pomona Student Union invites you to join a panel discussion on these and other questions with:
David Parry, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communications – U-Texas, Dallas and blogger at ProfoundHeterogeneity.com
Ramesh Srinivasan, Assistant Professor of Design and Media/Information Technologes – UCLA