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April 24, 2018: Faculty Talks Outside the Box
Why Does Latin American History Matter?

So much information—and misinformation—floods our airwaves daily that the historical roots of contemporary problems are easily lost. This is why historians like Dr. Alcira Dueñas, associate professor of Latin American history, struggle to restore their field to the service of truth, peace, and humanity. This talk will demonstrate why history matters by discussing how a historical perspective on current events involving Latin America is crucial in order to avoid distortions rendered as truth. These distortions devalue the public discourse and mislead news consumers. Without an understanding of past relations, it is impossible for the public to make the best decisions for future ties between our nation and the rest of the hemisphere.

11-12 PM
Free and Open to the Public.

Room 264, 
The Ohio State University at Newark, 
1179 University Dr, 
Newark, OH 43055

For more information, visit: http://newark.osu.edu/events/ .

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The Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate Program (DICE) is a certificate earning program hosted by the Multicultural Center for all students interested in enhancing their Ohio State experience through co-curricular involvement focused on diversity, social justice, service and leadership. Read more about how to earn this certificate here or contact Stephen Deaderick at deaderick.3@osu.edu with questions.

The Art of Ngatu: Tradition, Innovation and Community
 in Polynesia
November 20, 2017 - May 1, 2018.

The Art of Ngatu | Robin White & Ruga Fifita: Tradition, Innovation and Community in Polynesia. Image Courtesy of The Ohio State University at Newark.

"The exhibition “The Art of Ngatu: Tradition, Innovation and Community in Polynesia” combines original artwork, traditional tapa (beaten bark cloth), photography, film and ephemera. Exhibition content focuses on artists Dame Robin White (New Zealand) and Ruha Fifita (Tonga), their process and practice in Polynesia. Collaborating with communities of indigenous women, the artists use traditional methods to produce tapa while also incorporating innovation and contemporary narratives related to the history of Polynesian communities."

LeFevre Art Gallery
LeFevre Hall
The Ohio State University at Newark
Newark, Ohio 43055

The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. John N. Low and Marcus Boroughs, former director of the Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in New Zealand.

Financial support provided by the Milliken Fund

This event sponsored by: The Newark Earthworks Center, The American Indian Studies Program at The Ohio State University, The Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University at Newark, The Black Box Theater and the Ohio State Newark/Central Ohio Technical College Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council .

For more information, visit LeFevre Art Gallery's webpage
or contact Dr. John N. Low, at low.89@osu.edu.
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