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New UT Events Calendar to Launch in January 2014

Event submissions via Know Events has been retired effective December 20, 2013. University Communications is implementing a new events calendar in January 2014. The new site is located at calendar.utexas.edu.

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Students Representing A Student Organization:
Please go to Hornslink to submit an event. Instructions on how to submit an event using Hornslink can be found on the Dean of Students website.

Other Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Please visit the new UT Events Calendar to submit an event. Instructions on how to submit an event to the new UT Events Calendar can be found on the University Communications website.

Events may still be submitted automatically to the new UT Events Calendar through a standards-compliant RSS or iCal feed. Please consult the UT Events Calendar Documentation for more information.

Current recipients of the Know Events email newsletter will continue to receive events listings once the transition has been made.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Bryan Christian, Manager of User Experience, at bryan.christian@utexas.edu.

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April 1, 2013
Time:Noon-1:15 p.m.
Description:The Department of Anthropology and the Humanities Institute present a talk by Lauren Berlant titled "The Commons: Affect and Infrastructure." Berlant is George M. Pullman professor of English, University of Chicago.

There's a romantic story about the common, a pastoral story of nature and human creativity; and an antipastoral one of rage, exploitation, theft, loss, mourning and radical resistance. At the same time there is ambivalence toward being in common, as properties of relationality and relations of property and intimacy encounter each other frictionally. This segment of a longer work focuses on Waldo Emerson, Juliana Spahr and Liza Johnson's attempts to risk making and inhabiting the unbearable commons, addressing the sacrifices a nonuniversalist common might entail, including the priority of the human (the persistence of the inhuman, the aspiration to the impersonal, the recognition of activity in all things), on the other side of which is an optimism about aesthetics and, in particular, an ethics and politics of analogy.
Location:Student Activity Center (SAC) 5.118
Contact:Cecilia Balli | 512-471-8522
Sponsor:Department of Anthropology
Admission:Free
Categories:Everyone, Lecture/talk
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