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Fall 2013 Social Science Lecture Series

Contact: Claude Rubinson for more information on lecture series,

Wednesday December 4, 2013
Ruth Johnson
, Assistant Professor of Psychology, UHD
"Measuring Motivation: What Drives Student and Faculty Participation in Online Education"
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Main Building, N-1099

Wednesday November 13, 2013
Sergio Chavez, Robin Paige

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Main Building, N-1099

Abstract: In this presentation, we present preliminary findings on a research project that examines the role of women in the migration process when their husbands leave to work abroad. The study focuses on the ways in which women help sustain family life in transnational contexts and how they assist their husbands to remain connected to their origin communities. We draw on participant observation and in-depth interviews with women whose husbands migrate back-and-forth, without legal status, between a sending community in Mexico and destinations communities throughout the US. This presentation will focus on the role of women in the migration process and their role as emotional managers who help sustain family life across international borders. In addition, we will highlight the emotional toll that this process takes on women and how they cope.

Sergio Chavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University
Robin Paige, Visiting Professor of Sociology, Rice University

Wednesday November 6, 2013
David Ryden, Professor of History, UHD
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Maroon War, Peace, and Removal in the Eighteenth Century
Abstract: Collectives of runaway slaves are frequently referred to as “maroon” communities in the field of slavery studies. This paper traces the history of Jamaica’s maroons during the eighteenth century, showing how the identity of these people shifted from rebels to collaborators. Particular interest is paid to the remarkable demographic growth of this subpopulation following the 1739 Treaty. This armistice legitimized maroon (1) ownership of land, (2) access to markets, and (3) freedom of movement. In exchange for these perquisites, Jamaica’s maroons applied their formidable martial skills to the business of slave catching. By the 1790s, the youthfulness of this quickly growing population promoted the social instability that led to the “Second Maroon War” and the ultimate demise of the Trelawny Town Maroons.

Get Psyched Week 2013

Contact: Dr. DeFreitas, 713-221-8921, for more information.

Monday October 21, 2013
Meet and Greet

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: 10th floor, east lobby, main building.

Tuesday October 22, 2013
Careers in Psychology Talk

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Kristen Capuozzo
Location: N-1099

Wednesday October 23, 2013
Getting into Graduate School

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Melissa Raymundo
Location, N-1099

Thursday October 24, 2013
Faculty Research Presentations

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: N-1099

Friday October 25, 2013
Graduate School Workshop

Time: 10:00 - 1:00 PM
Speakers from area graduate program
Location: N-1099

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