Lecture spotlight: ‘Intimate Waves’; Center for Race speakers series; artificial intelligence

“Intimate Waves: Writing for Haitian Prisoners of Guantanamo” by Mónica del Valle
2 p.m. Jan. 24, Babcock Room, 40th rloor, Cathedral of Learning

Based on archival work at the U.S. Naval Academy, del Valle will talk about the recently released writings and photographs of Haitian detainees in Guantanamo and Florida, seeking to trace conceptions forged by these Caribbean Sea migrants .


“Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice” by Scott Seider and Daren Graves
Noon-1:15 p.m. Jan. 29, 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Scott Seider, associate professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College, and Daren Graves, associate professor of Education Coordinator, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School Program, Simmons University, will discuss their new book as part of the Center on Race and Social Problems spring 2020 speaker series. Lunch is provided.

No registration is required, but space is limited. Livestream available via the center’s website.


“Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Eight Education Competencies” by Alan Lesgold
4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Hillman Library, Thornburgh Room.

Lesgold, professor of psychology and former dean of the School of Education, will discuss his book “Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” The book makes the argument for curricular change to educate people toward achievement and success as intelligent machine systems proliferate. Describing eight key competences, this volume prepares educational leaders, designers, researchers and policymakers to effectively rethink the knowledge, skills and environments that students need to thrive and avoid displacement in today’s technology-enhanced culture and workforce. The event is part of the University Library System’s Faculty Book Talks, which are free and open to the public. A Q & A will follow. Refreshments will be provided.