Events


NOV
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
204 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-3pm in room 204 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance :) Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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"Violet Sunset: Big-Time Football, College Masculinities and American Exceptionalism at Cold War NYU"

This presentation analyzes the history of the NYU football program from World War II until its final discontinuation in 1952, in the context of the transformations in American college masculinities brought into place by the Cold War policies. Based on archival research on the 'abolition of football,' the changes in college athletics broadcasting and the Anticommunist campaigns in New York City, this presentation will discuss the ways in which NYU became the largest university in the country without a varsity football team.

Javier Pescador is a fulltime professor in MSU's History Department. He teaches college sports history, history of American Cinema and history of sports in the United States.