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September 6-9, 2012: Moreechika: Season of Mirage

September 6 to September 9 Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea recently named “Favorite Minnesota Role Model for Women in the Arts” by the Minnessota Women’s Press, and her company, Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), will present the United States premiere of Moreechika: Season of Mirage. The work will receive its world premiere in July at the “New Waves! 2012” […]

Developing a Three-dimensional Body Satisfaction Intervention – A Roundtable with Karen LaBat, Karen Ryan, Carol Peterson, and Chad Sowers

An unrealistic image of the human body may lead to negative feelings about one’s own body which may result in unhealthy behaviors. This especially may be true for young women who are exposed to media and fashion messages portraying unrealistic images of the body as extremely tall and slender. Karen LaBat is a professor of […]

University Symposium on Body & Knowing: What Did We Learn?, May 5, 2010

This discussion is also available as an audio download (.mp3 – 81.7 MB). In this closing roundtable discussion will once again ask questions about what we know about the body and how we know it, and how people in different times and places have articulated their knowledges about the body. Participants will include Margaret Adamek, Juliette […]

Wild Vegetable Gathering by Hmong Americans: Marla Emery, April 2010.

Available for download as audio (.mp3, 31.3MB) or video (.m4v, 156.2MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 41.0MB) or video (.m4v, 210.8MB). Flavors of Health and Remembrance: Practice and Politics of Wild Vegetable Gathering by Hmong Americans in the Upper Midwest. A presentation by Marla Emery, Research Geographer with the Northeastern […]

Mark Zmudy, April 8, 2010

Dr. Mark Zmudy is a professor of Health at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he works with M.Ed. students at the Center for Environmental Education and teaches adventure education and outdoor pursuits to undergraduate students working on degrees in physical education and teacher education as well as recreation. He also does research of adventure […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Spring 2010

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Body & Knowing: Body, Soul, and Spirit in Medieval and Renaissance European Medicine; The Art of Collaboration: The Process Embodied; Cultural Constructions of the Body; Medical Consumerism; Body Mind Centering; The Articulate Body; and Embodied Cognition.

Corporeal Epistemologies: Knowing and Body Across the Disciplines

Spring 2010 Instructors:  Alan Love (Philosophy) and David Valentine (Anthropology) Schedule: Weekly for the first two sessions, biweekly thereafter Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:30-5:00pm, starting January 19, biweekly from January 26 on Location: 235 Nolte Center Composition: Faculty and graduate students Course Description: Over the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the relationships between body and […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Summer and Fall 2009

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Body & Knowing. Animals in Healthcare and Creative Arts in Health and Healing will be offered during the summer. Fall semester courses include: On Human Nature; Body Mind Centering; Dance and Citizenship; Dance and Popular Culture; and What Music Is. Summer 2009 Animals in Healthcare CSPH 5000, Section 001, 3 credtis Monday through Friday, […]

Mitra Emad, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2009

Mitra C. Emad (Sociology & Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, UM-Duluth): “Reaching the Body: Birth and Death as Sites for Knowledge-in-Action in Health Care Professionalization” Emad completed the final draft of her book Twirling the Needle: the Body as a Site for Cultural Translation in American Encounters with Acupuncture (forthcoming from SUNY Press). She also wrote a new […]

Curriculum Associated with the University Symposium, Spring 2009

The following courses are associated with the University Symposium on Body & Knowing: Perception & Action; Cultural Histories of Healing; On Human Nature; Pragmatism; Chemical Medicine in Renaissance Culture; Body, Soul, and Spirit in Medieval and Renaissance European Medicine; History of the BodyLife for Sale; and The Body Acoustic. Perception & Action KIN 8211 Tuesdays, 3:00 P.M. – 05:30 p.m. 1701 University 206 […]