The Education-Brain Research Connection: 2017 Cognitive Diversity Summit at UCLA

The Education-Brain Research Connection:
The 2017 Cognitive Diversity Summit At UCLA
Maryanne Wolf, Phd
Director, Center For Reading and Language Research, Tufts University
Additional Presenters To Be Announced
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Luskin Conference Center, UCLA Campus
Reception Following
Co­-hosted By
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies,

Chapman University and

UCSF Dyslexia Center

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 100 Years of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The half-day conference co-sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center and organized by Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies will feature leading scholars and public figures who will consider the future of Israel and Palestine.

NOTE: The event will be held at Brandeis University's Massachusetts campus, but can be viewed by visiting this page the day of the conference. The hours listed are Pacific Standard Time.

QGrad 2017, Radical Imaginaries: Scholar-Activism Dismantling the Politics of Hate

UCLA’s QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies?

Democratizing Research Access: Overcoming Exclusion from Well-Resourced University Research Libraries

For a growing number of scholars, gaining access to adequate library resources–both books and digital– has become increasingly challenging. The problem of unequal research access is exacerbating larger problems of inequity across academia, by creating barriers for those working outside of large, well-resourced universities. This group includes independent scholars, faculty at under-resourced institutions, and others occupying positions of “career diversity,” a contingent likely to expand in the coming years.

Talk: At Home in America: Artist Dialogues

In anticipation of the exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing, a CSRC-organized exhibition for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, LACMA will host a series of dialogues discussing the ongoing place of home in contemporary art, public culture, and social relations. Featuring Laura Aguilar, Carmen Argote, Christina Fernandez, Ramiro Gomez, María Elena González, Salomón Huerta, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Camilo Ontiveros, and Raphael Montañez Ortiz.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art- Bing Theater
United States

Beautiful Blackness: Representing Black Sanctity in the Early Modern Catholic Atlantic

Erin Rowe’s current research traces the rise and circulation of devotion to black saints throughout the early modern Catholic world. Some of the key sources for the centrality of cults of black saints in early modern devotion are the surviving images—almost all polychrome sculpture dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In this lecture Rowe focuses on sculpture of Saints Benedict of Palermo, Efigenia, and Elesbaan found in Iberian churches, some of which persist as objects of contemporary devotion.


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