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Connect-Learn-Engage: Recordings of Academic Forums from CSU, Chico

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As part of Regional & Continuing Education’s efforts to share the valuable knowledge on the California State University, Chico campus, we record guest speakers and academic forums. These videostreamed presentations cover a variety of academic disciplines, and the online format allows anyone interested to access the materials any time, view the presentation multiple times, and print handouts when available. Transcripts are provided for many of these presentations, either with or without PowerPoint slides.

To explore these offerings and view the presentations, use the list of subject areas in the green navigation block to the right.

In addition to these presentations, recorded workshops from the CSU, Chico Student Learning Center, Wellness Center, Career Center, Liberal Studies, Academic Advising and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center enrich the experience of online students by providing study and test-taking tips, career guidance, and forums relating to mental and physical health.  View a complete listing of those workshops.

Featured Video:

The Cultural Policy of the Cuban Revolution

Dr. Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

Among the first manifestos issued by the Fidel Castro-led Cuban revolutionaries were those urging that culture be spread throughout the country. According to Dr. Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, the concepts expressed by the revolutionaries were that culture: belongs to everyone, is a form of social production, should be detached from the market economy, stimulates economic development, and promotes revolutionary (critical) thinking. Her book, “To Defend the Revolution is to Defend the Culture: The Cultural Policy of the Cuban Revolution” (2015, PM Press), is a comprehensive look at how the Cuban government’s policies related to art, film, music, and literature have played out in the decades since the revolution. Dr. Gordon-Nesbitt’s talk is illustrated by historic photos, Cuban art, and photos of today’s Cuban cultural centers. Presentation Time: 1 hour, 11 minutes

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