Oaxacan Cuisine & Oaxacan Mezcal in the Global Market
Dr. Ronda Brulotte, UNM
May 8, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History
Dr. Ronda Brulotte will discuss the sociologically complex field of production, marketing, consumption, and connoisseurship surrounding Oaxacan mezcal as it emerges in the global market. +More Info
Cancer and Culture: Facing a Fate We Fear
Aroop Mangalik, M.D
June 5, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
Cancer is a terrifying and tremendously complicated disease. In America we fear it and fight it. Death itself is an enemy to be defeated. But other cultures do not respond this way. In India, for example, death is viewed as a natural part of the cycle of life. Dr. Mangalik’s lecture will compare the impact of these two cultures on cancer treatment and research — Indian family-centeredness versus American individualism, faith in fate versus faith in science and, in particular, the role of the physician and scientist as hero. +More Info