Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Lecture to discuss activist practice in Detroit

UWindsor alumnus Grant Yocom, a special lecturer in philosophy at Michigan’s Oakland University, will discuss his research on urban social theory in the free public presentation “Here we live, here we shall live: Nietzsche, projective history and activist practice in Detroit,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, in the University Club Vanier Hall.

Dr. Yocom has worked with community organizations and artist collectives on both sides of the border and currently serves on the executive board of the Windsor Philosophical Arts Association.

Writer-in-residence reflects on time at UWindsor

UWindsor writer-in-residence Donato Mancini will be reciting poems he has written during his time on campus at a year-end reading and celebration on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.UWindsor writer-in-residence Donato Mancini will be reciting poems he has written during his time on campus at a year-end reading and celebration on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.

Donato Mancini’s time at the University of Windsor provided him with something many writers yearn for — the opportunity to focus exclusively on his craft.

“That’s what everybody craves and wishes for,” the writer-in-residence said. “It’s why people take themselves off the grid and unplug for weeks at a time.

“The amount of progress you can make in a few really focused weeks is so much more than a whole year of working in fits and starts and in time off.”

European refugee policy subject of presentation

A presentation November 30 will discuss the structural tensions of refugee policy across the European Union.

Giuseppe Sciortino, a professor of sociology at the Università di Trento, Italy, will deliver his lecture “The Gentle Monster” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in room 162, Chrysler Hall South.

This event, sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, is free and open to the public.

Professor’s architecture project in Sandwich opens to public

snazzy resurfaced building with stone and glass facadeUWindsor professor Jason Grossi’s redesign of a home for the Sandwich Brewing Company includes a new façade to replace aluminum siding (inset).

The Sandwich Brewing Company’s new home, repurposed to a design by architect and UWindsor instructor Jason Grossi, opened to the public last week.

Speaker to address interplay of migration and the sexual order

Spatial movements are often associated with changes in preferences, norms, and practices — including in the most intimate spheres, says Martina Cvajner.

A faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences at the Università di Trento, Italy, she will deliver her lecture, “Migration and the Sexual Order” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, in room 162, Chrysler Hall South.

This event, sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, is free and open to the public.