Spring Semester 2011

Presumption of Incompetence

Thursday, April 21, 2011 ~ 12:00pm at the University Club

The luncheon dialogue speaker will be Dr. Sharon Moore, Kent School of Social Work and her UofL colleagues who authored a chapter in her newly edited book, Dilemmas of Black Faculty at Predominantly White Institutions in the United States: Issues of the Post-Multicultural Era.  Also included in the text is a chapter authored by a former UofL faculty member.

The text encompasses the physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and legal issues confronting African American faculty who teach at white academic institutions.  This text will be particularly relevant for the University of Louisville culture since the University is a predominantly white higher education institution (PWI), located in a “Adams state”… The Kentucky Plan by providing an opportunity to listen to the voices of African American faculty in preparation to enhance the campus climate and educational process for future students.

Black Louisville in Pictures and Words

Thursday, February 24, 2011 ~ 12:00pm at the University Club

The luncheon dialogue speakers include Mervin Aubespin, retired Courier Journal Associate Editor; Kenneth Clay, free-lance arts consultant and Dr. Blaine Hudson, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences. The authors will discuss their new book, Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History”.

Three years in the making, the book combines the first comprehensive historical overview of African Americans in Louisville with the most extensive collection of images related to black Louisville collected. This is a wonderful book which illustrates the depth and richness of the black Louisville community to date.

For reservations, please contact Dr. Linda L. Wilson at llwils01@louisville.edu (502)852-0274 and/or Marian Vasser mrvass01@louisville.edu (502)852-2252. Sponsored by the A&S Office for International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs.

Jazz ~ It's Not Your Father's Word or World: Reflections on the Racial, Social, Historical and Educational Aspects of American Music

January 20, 2011, Noon, University Club, $12.00 per person.

The 2010 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching award winner, Professor Gerald “Jerry” Tolson, Music Education/Jazz Studies and coordinator of the annual UofL Jazz Fest. Tolson will discuss how music enhances critical thinking and analysis skills so necessary in our global and technical society as well as the racial, social, historical and educational aspects of American music and in Jazz.

Sponsored by the A&S Office for International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs. For additional information and to make a reservation, please contact Dr. Linda L. Wilson at 852-0274 or llwils01@louisville.edu or Marian R. Vasser at 852-2252 or mrvass01@louisville.edu