Trial Database: Human Rights Studies Online


Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

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Harpur Cinema presents ‘Grisgris’

Grigris_2013_film_posterHarpur Cinema presents ‘Grisgris’ at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in LH-6. Grisgris hopes to become a professional dancer despite a bum leg. But the extra cash he makes on the dance floor is not enough to pay the bills when his stepfather falls critically ill. When Grisgris begins to smuggle oil to make ends meet, he jeopardizes all his dreams and risks his future with Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute. Haroun is the first African director to win an award at Cannes for his 2010 feature A Screaming Man (HC-Spring, 2012). ‘Grisgris’ was nominated for the Cannes Palm d’Or and was Chad’s entry for the 2013 Academy Awards. Friday’s screening will be introduced by Associate Professor Dora Polachek.


The film will also be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in LH-6. Admission is $4. For more information, call 607-777-4998.

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Second Annual Global Service Fair

Are you interested in global service? Join us for the Second Annual CCE Global Service Fair from noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the UU-Old Union Hall.

This is a great opportunity for students, community members, faculty and staff interested in global service to gather together and learn about some awesome global initiatives based right here in Binghamton! Learn how to get involved and network with others to address international issues such as youth empowerment, food security, housing, sustainability, peace education and healthcare. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Center for Civic Engagement via e-mail or at 607-777-4287.

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2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today

Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. This is our free, five-day, online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world, with sessions held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. With over 250 sessions and 30 keynotes, it is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from educators, organizations, and students focused on globally-connected learning and supporting cultural awareness and educational access.

To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. To continue to receive daily conference schedule lists by email, be sure to join the conference network. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled14. Session recordings are posted immediately following each session.

Volunteers are need to help moderate sessions! Sign up and information here. It’s a ton of fun, you’ll be doing some good, and you’ll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!

See you online!

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VizCult talk to focus on social realism and photography in the People’s Republic of China

The Department of Art History invites the campus to attend an upcoming talk in the Harpur College Speaker Series in Visual Culture. Dengyan Zhou, doctoral student, will speak at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in FA-218, on “Going Deeply to Search and Select: Social Realism and Photography in the People’s Republic of China in the Late 1950s.”

Go online for the abstract and for more information about VizCult.

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IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series

The IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series continues from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, when Lisa Yun, English, will present “Testimonies and Debates of Coolie Trafficking: The Colonial Past and the Global Present” in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room. Relatively little is known of the story of imported Asian coolies who arrived as migrant labor to the Americas in the 19th century. This talk examines a literary and historical “coolie narrative” of yesterday that contains profound themes related to a new form of slavery today. How might this hidden history of the past offer questions and insights for contemporary debates over global migrant labor, exploitation, freedom, and rights?

For more information, go online.

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Judaic Studies lecture Nov. 11

As part of the Passie Hinden Burch and Vivian Cohen Burch Lecture on Holocaust Literature, Robert Melson, emeritus professor of political science at Purdue University, will present a reading from his acclaimed memoir False Papers titled “Hidden Child during the Holocaust” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in SW-321.

The event is free and open to the public. Melson will be available to sign books after the reading. For more information, contact Paul-William Burch at 607-427-9653 or via e-mail.

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Harpur Cinema film showing this weekend


Harpur Cinema features an introduction by Assistant Professor Tomonari Nishikawa of Jia Zhangke’s film, “A Touch of Sin” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in LH-6. Do you understand your sin? In a totally original and experimental way, Zhangke attempts to answer that question by blending four stories “ripped from the headlines” with the Chinese “wuxia” or martial arts tradition in which heroes of the lower classes right wrongs. Zhangke’s signature landscapes weighed down with massive factories and construction projects are counterbalanced with decadent relaxation spas and luxury hotels — all illuminated by flashes of startling violence that highlight the displacements, discomforts and disorientations of inevitable modernization. Do you understand your sin? The question is posed at every level from the most intimate to the broadly political. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes; Best Foreign Language Film, Toronto, 2012. The film will also be screened at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in LH-6. Admission is $4. For more information, call 607-777-4998.

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International Coffee Hour Friday

Good company and complementary refreshments! Relax at this month’s International Coffee Hour from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in UU-Mandela Room. International Coffee Hour is held each month during the academic year, providing a space where the entire Binghamton University community can meet in a relaxed atmosphere. International students, U.S. students, faculty/staff and community members are all welcome. Coffee hour participants also have the opportunity to learn about the event’s sponsors. This month’s co-sponsor is the College of Community and Public Affairs. For more information, go online.

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The Department of Anthropology 2014-2015 Speaker Series

Tricia Redeker Hepner, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in S1-140. The title of her talk is “Anthropology, Asylum Seekers and the UDHR”.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies.

A reception will follow in S1-143. All are welcome.

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