Charlotte Witt and daughter Anna
A conference about adoption, Secret Histories, Public Policies, brings together academics and artists to look at the impact of adoption on our culture.
For most of the 20th century, adoption in the U. S. was shrouded in secrecy. It’s been a long journey from the days when a young woman was “sent away” to have an illegitimate child to now, when a joyful “coming home” adoption announcement is sent to family and friends. ›› Read more.
Does a Taiwanese child from a remote village view biology as an interesting subject? Is a child from the steppes of Siberia motivated to learn physics? Might a Native American child from North Dakota aspire to become a scientist? These are some of the questions that a collaborative of international researchers, assembled by associate professor Eleanor Abrams, are asking, hoping to discover why indigenous student populations worldwide are often underrepresented and underachieving in the sciences. ›› Read more.
Translating with Film
The movie: It’s night. Two students are at party, playing a game. Punctuating the game is a series of chronological flashbacks showing the students’ individual experiences throughout the day leading up to the party. One student had a terrible day; the other did not. But by the end of the game, both are equally jazzed. The viewer is led to ponder the idea that, regardless of what has happened in the past, one can enjoy the current moment. The past does not dictate the future. ›› Read more.
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