2007-2008 Archives for the Ohlone College World Forum

Perspectives on California Indians and Cultural Revival

  • Indians paddling in rustic canoes. Ohlone College World Forum: Perspectives on California Indians and Cultural Revival.Speaker: Malcolm Margolin , author of The Ohlone Way
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 (NOTE: Date change!)
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Q&A
  • Jackson Theatre, Smith Center

We are delighted to announce that Malcolm Margolin, author of The Ohlone Way, will be our honored speaker. Selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the top 100 western nonfiction books of the twentieth century, The Ohlone Way vividly recreates the lost world of the Indian people who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area such a short time ago.

Speaker Biography: Malcolm Margolin

Malcolm Margolin.Malcolm Margolin is the founder and publisher of Heyday Books, a project of Heyday Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. He is also the publisher of News from Native California, a quarterly magazine devoted to the history and culture of California Indians. He has written a number of books on California history, natural history, and Indian life, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area.

Book cover: The Ohlone Way by Malcolm Margolin.He has received the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, as well as other awards from the Before Columbus Foundation, Society for California Archaeology, the California Council for the Promotion of History, the California Indian Health Services, California Horticultural Society and the California Arts Council. He was given the Gerbode Fellowship, and has been awarded residencies at the Headland Center for the Arts and the Djerassi Foundation. Margolin also serves on the boards of the Yosemite Association, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, and is a member of the Bancroft Library’s Publication Advisory Board.

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Global Climate Crisis / National Teach-In

Ohlone joins over 900 other colleges and universities in the nationwide Focus the Nation “Teach-In” event. Emphasizing environmental sustainability, the daylong event will unite students, faculty and administration as they educate each other about changes that can be made to alter the future climate of our planet. The intent is to focus the growing concern in the country about global warming and to create a serious, sustained and truly national discussion about clean energy solutions.

The event will link students and citizens directly with our political leaders in a national symposia held simultaneously at over a thousand venues across the country in a non-partisan, interdisciplinary roundtable discussion of global warming solutions. Check the Focus the Nation Schedule of Events (PDF) for details, times, and locations.

Focus the Nation - Global Warming Solutions for America.

Background: "Focus the Nation" is coordinating teams of faculty and students at over a thousand colleges, universities and K-12 schools in the United States, to collaboratively engage in a nationwide, interdisciplinary discussion about “Global Warming Solutions for America”. Focus the Nation will culminate January 31, 2008 in the form of national symposia held simultaneously at over a thousand campuses, businesses, and other venues across the country. On that day, each Focus the Nation team (including Ohlone College) will invite local, state, and federal political leaders and candidates for office to come to campus and participate in a non-partisan, round-table discussion of global warming solutions. Details will follow, but for more information in the meantime, please visit www.focusthenation.org/theproject.php.

Deaf Culture: An International Perspective

  • Ohlone College World Forum: Deaf Culture: An International Perspective.Speaker: Dr. Rosyln Rosen, Director of the National Center on Deafness at California State University Northridge
  • Monday, December 3, 2007 (NOTE: Date change!)
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Q&A
  • Jackson Theatre, Smith Center (NOTE: Location change!)

Speaker Biography: Dr. Roslyn Rosen

Dr. Roslyn "Roz" Rosen, Director of the National Center on Deafness at CSU Northridge, is a nationally and internationally renowned educational leader and advocate. In her previous career of 33 years at Gallaudet University, she held many positions of responsibility that culminated in her retirement from the position of vice president for academic affairs. She was also a tenured full professor.

After her retirement, Dr. Rosen served in many leadership roles, most recently as international officer for the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), representing the organization at the United Nations and UNIESCO. In 2003, WFD honored her with a WFD International Cross award and lifetime honorary board membership. Dr. Rosen is known for her publications and training in organization mangement, leadership, education, human rights and women's issues. Dr. Rosen also proudly wears the multiple hats of wife, mother and grandmother.

The Changing Global Profile of India and Dynamics of USA-India Relationships

  • Ohlone College World Forum: The Changing Global Profile of India and Dynamics of USA-India Relationships.Speaker: B.S. Prakash, Consul General of India, San Francisco
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2007
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation (no Q&A)
  • Epler Gymnasium (Building 9)

Speaker Biography: B.S. Prakash

Mr. B.S. Prakash, the Counsul General of India, will speak on the current dynamics between India and the U.S., especially the Silicon Valley. This is the 60th year of India Independence and we believe that this World Forum will have broad college and community interest. Mr. Prakash's bio-profile is available on the Council General of India website.

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