Van training available

Van training will be held on the following dates and times:
 
March 19 – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., UPD, Alumni Hall
April 2 – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., UPD, Alumni Hall
April 16 – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., UPD, Alumni Hall
April 26 – noon to 2:30 p.m., room 130, Morris Conference Center
 
Sign up at the University Police dispatch window or by calling x3550.

UUP Oneonta Benefits Fair to be held March 15

All UUP employees are invited to learn about the many negotiated benefits and discounted services available to UUP employees and their eligible dependents at the UUP Oneonta Benefits Fair on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Hunt Union International Lounge.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to interact with vendors and UUP representatives as they share information, distribute literature and assist members with any benefit questions or other questions.

 Confirmed vendors include: Aflac, Liberty Mutual, MetLife,Davis Vision, Delta Dental, Valic, Voya, Sprint, and BHJ’s Wholesale Club.

AnthropologyTALKS series event March 16

The Anthropology Department will present a free public talk by Dr. Britt Halvorson (Colby College) on Friday, March 16, at 3 p.m. at the Red Dragon Theater.
Her presentation, titled “Conversionary Sites: Discarded Pasts and Dilemmas of Waste in Christian Medical Aid,” is based on more than two years of participant-observation in the American Midwest and in Madagascar among Lutheran clinicians, volunteer laborers, healers, evangelists and former missionaries and examines the role of religion in the globalization of medicine.
Halvorson’s book, also titled “Conversionary Sites,” is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
The talk will be especially interesting for students and faculty in social science and medicine, religion and African studies.
The event is part of the AnthropologyTALKS series and is sponsored by the Anthropology Department and Anthropology Club.

Yale professor to present March 13 talk on Morocco medical care

The Anthropology Department will present a free public talk by Dr. Jessica Newman (Yale University) on Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m. in Red Dragon Theater.
In her presentation titled, “ ‘The Question Mark’: Ambiguity and Fleeting Contact in a Moroccan Maternity Ward,” Dr. Newman examines the gaps between formal rights and care by focusing on the experiences of single mothers at a public maternity hospital in Morocco’s capital city, Rabat. For single mothers, the hospital is an ambiguous space where care is not guaranteed. Similarly, single mothers’ uncertain legal status complicates doctor-patient interactions and often results in fleeting, unresolved relations of care. The talk draws from her multi-sited, mixed-methods research in Morocco.
The talk will be especially interesting for students and faculty in social science and medicine, women’s and gender studies and studies of north Africa.
The event is part of the AnthropologyTALKS series and is sponsored by the Public Events Committee, Anthropology Department and Anthropology Club.