2014-2015 CHAP Theme -
Spaceship Earth: Exploring the Interaction Between People and Our Planet
** Events are subject to change! **
- Friday, September 12, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Drought? What Drought?: Understanding the Roots of California’s Water Crises
Presented by Richard Goode, Geology Professor
- Wednesday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p. m.
Does Treating Students Equally Mean Treating Them the Same?
Presented by Sandra Serrano J.D., Chancellor, Kern Community College District
- Friday, September 19, 7:00 8:00 p.m.
Intervention!: The US in the Mexican Revolution
Jay Hargis, History Professor
- Friday, October, 17, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Between Atlantis and the Indus Valley: People, the Environment, and the Archaeology of Lost Civilizations
Robert Simpkins Ph.D., Anthropology Professor
- Tuesday, October 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan
Presented by Lu Chi Fa (Gordon Lu), Author
- Friday, November 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hatshepsut: How a Woman Ascended the Throne of Ancient Egypt
Kara Cooney Ph.D., Egyptologist, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
- Monday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In Honor of Veteran’s Day
A panel of local veterans
- Friday, November 14, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Recovery and Identification of U.S. Missing-In-Action Personnel: Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Mission
Presented by William Belcher Ph.D., Deputy Laboratory Director, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Central Identification Laboratory, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Wednesday, February 18, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Allensworth: History and Personal Recollections
Josie Triplett, Maryanne Reliford (State Park Docent) and George Finley
Allensworth is an African American community in southeastern Tulare County that was established in 1908. Today, it is known as Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Ms. Triplett's mother was raised in Allensworth and Mr. Finley was the school principal there for many years. Together they will relate some of the history of this unique community, as well as their personal experiences there.
- Friday, March 13, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Century of Disaster: The Dark Legacy of the Great War
Jay Hargis, History Professor
- Friday, March 20, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Climate and Ancient Civilizations: An Archaeologist Looks at Cooling and Warming
Brian Fagan Ph.D., Professor Emeritus UC Santa Barbara
- Wednesday, March 25, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
From Home Front to Front Lines: Women and the Great War
Presented by Rebecca Baird, History Instructor
- Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Antique Auto Display & Presentation
Michael Sullivan, Ph.D. and the Horseless Carriage Club of America
- Friday, April 17, 2 SHOWS: 5:00 – 6:30 PM / 7:30 – 9:00 PM
'80s and Beyond Concert
PC Employees and Students
- Wednesday, April 22, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ecological Restoration in a Time of Mass Extinction
David Graber, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, National Park Service, Pacific West Region (retired)
- Thursday, April 23, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Transition from Soviet to Democratic Russia from the Russian Point of View
- Wednesday, April 29, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM in the Quad
Adventures in Eating: Multicultural Buffet
PC Students and Employees
- Friday, May 8, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Listening to the Land: Reconnecting with the Environment and the Promise of Healing
Presented by Karen Bishop, Sociology Instructor