Coming to Campus
- March 13, 2006
Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note.
Those who wish to submit items for this section should send a brief description (maximum 300 words) of the event, including the date, time, and place, and giving the name, title, outstanding accomplishments and, if available, a color photo of the speaker to: Visiting Speaker, Advance, 1266 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4144 or by e-mail: email@example.com, with Visiting Speaker in the subject line.
The information must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.
Publication will depend on space available, and preference will be given to events of interest to a cross-section of the University community.
Artist and former local resident Susan Neet Goodwin will discuss the pottery village of Alasora, Madagascar – where she has taught – on Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m., in Konover Auditorium.
In her talk, “Alasora, Madagascar: A Traditional Pottery Village Works to Overcome Poverty,” Goodwin will explore the efforts of the potters to learn, expand, and develop objects for sale into
a small but developing tourist market, while trying to overcome difficulties related to infrastructure, energy supplies, and changing markets.
The talk precedes a public reception for the opening of Goodwin’s exhibit, Preserving Identities, which will be on display in the Gallery on the Plaza at Homer Babbidge Library through May 19. The reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library’s Stevens Gallery.
Goodwin says of her work: “The reality for many people the world over is that they struggle tenaciously to maintain their culture. The identifying specifics that help to define a culture are reflections of people’s lives. Often those details are visually stunning and intriguing. Consider Himba skin, coated with butterfat and ochre, a protection from desert insects and intense sun. Likewise, envision Malagasy cemetery sculpture, Lapp clothing, and New England stonewalls. The list is endless.”
A graduate of the University
of Massachusetts, Goodwin holds a master’s degree in education from UConn. She lived in Storrs for many years while teaching art at Tolland High School and Woodstock Academy.
For more information on Goodwin, go to www.susanneetgoodwin.com. For information
on the other artists whose work will also be on exhibit at the
University Libraries, see www.lib.uconn.edu/Exhibits.
Sumit Ganguly will give the annual Radha Devi Joshi lecture on “India as a Great Power?” on Monday, March 20, at 2 p.m., in Konover Auditorium.
Ganguly is the Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indian
Cultures and Civilizations, a
professor of political science, and director of the India Studies Program at Indiana University.
He has published extensively in the areas of ethnic conflict, interstate war, and defense and security
policy. His most recent works are Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions Since 1947 and The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace.
He is also editor of a new journal, The India Review.
His articles have appeared in Asian Affairs, Asian Survey, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Journal of Asian and African Affairs, the Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Foreign Affairs, the Journal of Strategic Studies, International Security,
Survival and the Washington Quarterly.
He is a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.
The lecture is sponsored by the India Studies Program, the Office of International Affairs, and the Asian American Cultural Institute.