Cal State LA College Open Houses for Prospective Students
The University will host a virtual open house followed by a college open house for prospective students on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Interested faculty are invited to join and answer any questions applicants may have pertaining to department majors.

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Meeting ID: 861-7306-6356
Trans Day of Remembrance
Please join the Department of Anthropology and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies program in honoring trans lives lost this year and to address the importance of abolition. The event will be held virtually on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 436-308-2828
NSS Faculty Seminar Series
The College of Natural and Social Sciences faculty are invited to the final fall 2020 faculty seminar, “How our Body’s Own Antimicrobials Attack Bad Bugs – a Microbiologist’s Perspective and a Chemist’s Perspective” by Edith Porter (chemistry and biochemistry) and Yixian Wang (chemistry and biochemistry). The seminar will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 876-0419-1134 
Careers in Anthropology Panel
The Department of Anthropology will host a panel of anthropologists who will discuss developing careers in applied anthropology. Included in the panel are Lindsey Foreman, Ph.D., museum professional, editor and archaeologist, Susanna Franek, business anthropologist, Vanessa Ortiz, cultural resources management, and Elaine Waldman, health program analyst. The panel will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 878-9824-2681
Cal State LA Big Data Symposium
The Cal State LA Big Data Symposium will be held on Friday, December 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students in NSS 1001 “Introduction to College,” big data courses will share their experiences with big data during the symposium and discuss their findings from surveys that cover a range of economic, social, and political issues. In addition, the purpose of this symposium is to provide space for dialogue and inquiry about the impact of big data in our communities.

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The Origins of Genocide: An Intellectual History of Conceptual Instability Lecture
The Department of Philosophy and the Department of Anthropology will host a lecture on “The Origins of Genocide: An Intellectual History of Conceptual Instability” by Dirk Moses, the Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The event will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Professor Moses has taught at the University of Sydney and the European University Institute, Florence. He has published extensively on genocide, settler-colonialism and related forms of mass violence and is the editor of the Journal of Genocide Research. His book The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Genocide will be published by Cambridge University Press in January 2021. 

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Meeting ID: 826-7578-3114
National Science Foundation Fellowship Awarded to Anna Ragni 
The National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) awarded Anna Ragni with a post-doctoral research fellowship at Cal State LA under the tutelage of Ashley Heers, faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences.

The fellowship seeks to support exploratory research while enhancing the participation of underrepresented groups in science. Ragni’s research will focus on the evolution of walking on two feet, or bipedalism.

Faculty Focus
Emeritus professor of political science and public administration, Siegrun Freyss, published his new book, Changing Urban Trends: Cultures of Decency and Well-Being from the Premodern to the Postmodern. The book studies the historic patterns of urban settlements in order to understand the development of local priorities.

Kristin Discola (sociology) published her new book, Redefining Murder, Transforming Emotion: An Exploration of Forgiveness after Loss due to Homicide. The book explores the ideas and experiences of those who have lost loved ones to homicide and also advances our understanding of the emotional transformation to forgiveness. 

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