Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Wilson Chen 

Dr. Wilson Chen (literature)
was among a select group of scholars chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman
Institute to take part in a seminar on "Slave Narratives" held at Yale
University in June 2015.

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"
Main Campus in Lisle
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"

Date: September 27

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 110

Contact: Dr. Patricia Somers    psomers@ben.edu

Event Description:

From the official website for The Hunting Ground:

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.

Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Since the film's premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.

Sep
28
Jazz Ensemble Performance (MUSI 128)
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

Jazz Ensemble Performance (MUSI 128)

Date: September 28

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Scholl 101

Event Sponsor: Dept. of Music

Contact: Ms. Kathleen Toohill    (630) 829-6344    ktoohill@ben.edu

Event Description:

Jazz ensemble conducted by Patrick Infusino.

Sep
29
Library Faculty Author Series: "Stoogeology: Essays on the Three Stooges" by Prof. Pete Seely
Main Campus in Lisle
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Library Faculty Author Series: "Stoogeology: Essays on the Three Stooges" by Prof. Pete Seely

Date: September 29

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Hall Fifth Floor

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library

Contact: Cynthia Kremer    (630) 829-6054    ckremer@ben.edu

Event Description:

Coffee and desserts will be provided. This event is open to the public.

Sep
29
Global Studies Forum: “Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution”
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Global Studies Forum: “Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution”

Date: September 29

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall 321

Event Sponsor: Global Studies Program, with support from a DOE-UISFL grant

Contact: Ms. Lynn Dransoff    630-829-6250    ldransoff@ben.edu

Event Description:

Miriam CookeA talk by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University.

Professor cooke's research focuses on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and Arab women writers' constructions of Islamic feminism.

Free and open to the public.

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