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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. More recent recordings feature closed captioning.

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:

Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo

Dr. Stephen E. Lewis, Faculty, History Department, CSU, Chico

In the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico’s leading social scientists undertook an innovative program of education, development, and integration for the indigenous people that put Mexico at the vanguard of hemispheric indigenismo. (“Indigenismo” is defined in the Encyclopedia Britannica as “a movement in Latin America advocating a dominant social and political role for indigenous people where they constitute a majority of the population.”) In this presentation, Dr. Stephen Lewis examines how the program stagnated in the 1960s and how it revived in the 1970s. He discusses what this rise and fall of indigenismo tells us about indigenous people and contemporary Mexico.

Presentation Time: 1 hour, 1 minute

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