October Slugs & Steins: Monsters in our Closet: Dealing with Sudden Change
The act of monsterization is not, at its core, very mysterious. Whenever there is an epistemic break, different elements of society attempt to cope by locating the site of disturbance, identifying it as Other, and then mapping that category upon the bodies of the marginalized.
The 21st Century Revolution in Gender & Sexual Diversity: A New Generation Leads the Way
The 21st century has seen an explosion of new language and new understandings of gender and sexuality, with LGBTQ+ adolescents often depicted as harbingers of social change in gender and sexuality, challenging mainstream beliefs and values and using social media as tools for expression and community building.
Planets and Stars with Keck Observatory and the James Webb Telescope
We live in an era where thousands of exoplanets have been discovered by indirect methods. A much smaller number have been characterized directly, via imaging and spectroscopy. In this Kraw Lecture Andy Skemer associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics will explain how new technologies are allowing us to study individual exoplanets in detail.