var response='success'; jQuery('#ad-event-feed-39850 .raweventdata').html("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=15557&information_id=42422&type=&syndicate=syndicate\" target=\"blank\" \u003ePainting Enlightenment: The Art & Science of the Heart Sūtra by Paula Arai\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e02/28/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eJapanese biologist and visionary artist, Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002), painted the resonances he discovered between scientific and Buddhist views of reality. Expressing the inter-dependent, impermanent, and empty nature of phenomena, he shaped the words of the Heart Sūtra––a scripture prized for its concise expression of wisdom and compassion––into imagery drawn from ephemeral beauties of nature, Buddhist cultural life, and microscopic and telescopic wonders. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nPaula Arai is the author of \u003cem\u003eWomen Living Zen: Japanese Buddhist Nuns\u003c/em\u003e (Oxford University Press, 1999) and \u003cem\u003eBringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Buddhist Women’s Rituals \u003c/em\u003e(University of Hawaii Press, 2011), received her PhD in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University. Her current project, \u003cem\u003eLiberating Compassion: The Art & Science of the Heart Sutra\u003c/em\u003e, includes a book, workshops, public presentations, and exhibitions of paintings by a Japanese contemplative scientist that encodes Buddhist metaphysics into scientific and everyday images.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nPaula has also published research on Japanese Buddhism in journal articles and chapters in edited volumes, and she regularly presents at national and international venues. Her research has received generous support from Fulbright and American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships, as well as grants from the Mellon Foundation, Reischauer Institute of Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Carleton College, the American Academy of Religion, and ATLAS (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars). She is currently an associate professor of Buddhist Studies at Louisiana State University and is active in Asian Studies and Women\u0027s Studies at Louisiana State. \u003cbr /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eAnna Everetts, aeveret1@swarthmore.edu, (610) 328-7750\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eScience Center : Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&id=4452\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Paula Arai at Enlightenment Session\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&thumbnail=thumbnail&thumbnailwidth=100&id=4452&square=N\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Paula Arai at Enlightenment Session\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Intercultural Center, Interfaith, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Public Events, Student Events, Women\u0027s Resouce Center\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003eAsian Studies, Department of Art, Department of Religion, and the Japanese Section of Modern Languages and Literatures\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e02/28/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=15616&information_id=42557&type=&syndicate=syndicate\" target=\"blank\" \u003eBeyond Black and White: Race Making and Race Mixing in Contemporary Cuba\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e03/13/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eHow can we understand race in Cuba? History highlights a plantation past, and deeply held nationalist ideologies of mestizaje. Demographics draw a contested map on the proportions and definitions of whites, blacks, and mixed-race people on the island.  While contemporary politics gives us a different view, ongoing racial discrimination is undermining the advances the socialist revolution made toward achieving equality. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nIn this mosaic of history, politics and demography, this lecture will present an alternate angle on the complexity of racial meaning on the island by focusing on the intimate domains of family and partner choice. Families have remained the keystone of society during the current social and economic transformations in Cuba. In this context, we see Cubans enact everyday notions of race and color, self and other, in their family formation and reproductive choices. We will explore how their intimate decisions shape the present and future contours of race and race mixing on the island.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNadine Fernandez, associate professor and department chair of Social Science at SUNY Empire State College, received her doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research examines race and gender relations in Cuba. Fernandez is also interested in the social impact of Cuba’s changing economy in the post-Soviet period, and the effect of mass tourism on intimate relations. Most recently, her research has focused on Cuban marriage migration to Scandinavia, and examining how gender, sexuality, and race are enmeshed in processes of transnational mobility, migration and tourism. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters and \u003cem\u003eRevolutionizing Romance: Interracial Couples in Contemporary Cuba\u003c/em\u003e (2010, Rutgers University Press). Fernandez is currently working on two co-edited books: the first on the post-Soviet Cuban diaspora, and the second on mobility and sexual economies globally.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eAnna Everetts, aeveret1@swarthmore.edu, (610) 328-7750\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eMcCabe Library : McCabe Lobby\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&id=4479\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Nadine Fernandez\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&thumbnail=thumbnail&thumbnailwidth=100&id=4479&square=N\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Nadine Fernandez\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Black Cultural Center, Intercultural Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, LGBTQ, Library, Public Events, Student Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003eLatin American and Latino Studies, History, Intercultural Center, Black Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and Swarthmore Library\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e03/13/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=15560&information_id=42442&type=&syndicate=syndicate\" target=\"blank\" \u003eThe Aesthetics of Race, the Politics of Representation: Donatella Galella and Isaiah Wooden\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e04/21/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eThis conversation with Donatella Galella, the University of California, Riverside, and Isaiah Wooden, American University, contributes to the field of comparative ethnic American studies by giving it a queer of color critique of yellowface performance practice in the American musical and the stage work of Tarell Alvin McCraney.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nProgram\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003earranged\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003eby\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e the Department of \u003c/span\u003eEnglish\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e L\u003c/span\u003ei\u003cwbr\u003e\u003c/wbr\u003eterature\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003eand\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003ecosponsored\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003eby\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003eAs\u003cwbr\u003e\u003c/wbr\u003eian\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e S\u003c/span\u003etudies,\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e B\u003c/span\u003elack\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e S\u003c/span\u003etudies, Intercultural\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003eCenter,\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003eand\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003e Department of T\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px; color: #222222;\"\u003eheater\u003c/span\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eDeborah Doherty, ddohert1@swarthmore.edu, 8152\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eScience Center : Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&id=4456\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Picture of Donatella and Isaiah\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&thumbnail=thumbnail&thumbnailwidth=100&id=4456&square=N\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Picture of Donatella and Isaiah\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Diversity, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Student Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e04/21/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e")