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Meeting the Challenge of Burnout

Join us for a virtual discussion with Professor Christina Maslach, a leading researcher in the field of occupational burnout. Burnout is the result of mismatches between the workplace and the worker in six critical areas. Innovative answers to this challenge need to modify the job-person relationship by managing the chronic job conditions in these areas, […]

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Opening of “Bison: From Near Extinction to Renewal & Recovery” at Zarrow

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Tatanka, bison, buffalo, ptéĥčcaka (Lakota), sisilia (Lenape) the Monarch of the Plains – bison are known by many names in different languages. Relationships between humans and bison can be traced back for at least 30,000 years, as evidenced by images painted on the walls of caves such as Chauvet, Trois Freres and others in Europe. […]

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Hip Hop and the 1992 LA Uprising

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Eric Harvey, assistant professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University and freelance writer and reporter on music, media and commerce, will discuss his new book, Who Got the Camera? A History of Rap and Reality. Harvey will delve into the history of hip-hop, the 1992 Los Angeles uprising and how rappers […]

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Return of the American Bison: A Conservation Success Story

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the Zarrow Center downtown for a screening of Return of the American Bison. A talk and Q&A session with filmmaker and three-time Heartland Emmy Award winner Mary Anne Andrei will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.

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First Friday at Zarrow

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Please join us during First Friday Art Crawl for an evening of art, food, drinks and live music at the Zarrow Center downtown. Musician Steve Liddell will be playing the gallery, and visitors are invited to experience the current exhibition, Bison: From Near Extinction to Recovery & Renewal. As always, admission is free. Doors open […]

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New Voices from TU

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

We are excited to host "New Voices from TU," a creative writing showcase presenting the work of the 2021-22 TU creative writing mentees. Each year TU creative writing students are paired with artists from the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) to collaborate and receive feedback on their work. This established mentoring program is led currently by […]

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Hate Speech and the First Amendment: Why Neither is a Stable Entity

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join us for an evening with esteemed literary theorist and scholar Stanley Fish, Ph.D., for a discussion on hate speech and the first amendment. Fish argues that hate speech is not a stable entity because it cannot be defined. The first amendment is not a stable entity because it is a rhetoric — a collection […]

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Lessons from the Cherokee Print Shop: How Printers Used Christian Pamphlets to Fight Indian Removal

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities for an enlightening conversation with Sonia Hazard, Ph.D., about her work on two editions of a Cherokee-language evangelical tract titled Poor Sarah. The first of these tracts originates in 1833 and was published by Cherokees in New Echota, Cherokee Nation. The second is from 1843 and was published […]

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Arts and Humanities Festival

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Visit the Zarrow Center for Art & Education for an evening of fine art, live performances, documentary film-making, custom poetry and much more, all created by arts and humanities students at The University of Tulsa.

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“Food Instagram: Identity, Influence & Negotiation” book launch

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities will host the launch of "Food Instagram: Identity, Influence & Negotiation" at the Zarrow Center. Join us for an enlightening (and delicious!) evening with editors @zeniakish and @emilycontois as we wine and dine through the complications of food Instagram, aesthetics and tastes. Copies of the book will be available to purchase. […]

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First Friday Art Crawl

101 E. Archer 101 E. Archer St., Tulsa, OK, United States

Join us for art, music, food and drinks – all with free admission! The First Friday Art Crawl takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each month in the Tulsa Arts District. Check out TU's current art exhibition, catch some live music and soak up the ambiance of downtown's busiest night of the month.

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The Limits of Freedom: Seeking a Better Balance in America between Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities for an enlightening lecture with Victor Tan Chen, an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, on the dangers of this disenchantment in modern-day American politics. Americans have long prided themselves on living in a “free” country, one that handsomely rewards a person’s talent and drive and gives every […]

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It Isn’t Easy Being Free: the Promise and Peril of Knowledge for All

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

We have more access to more information, more culture and more science than ever before in human history, much of it free. But free information hasn’t set us free. Why not, and what can we do about that? Join the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities in welcoming the University of Pittsburgh's Professor Michael Madison for […]

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On the Side of the Road: Lucinda Williams, Lead Belly, and American Fiction

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Need Friday night plans? Join us for a live musical performance and talk on rock and its roots, led by Nashville-born, North Carolina-based independent musical artist Florence Dore. Part-rock, part-talk, all for free. See y'all September 23 at the Zarrow Center downtown. Show starts at 5🔥

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The Cold War and Queer Liberation

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join us for a conversation with GerShun Avilez, associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, as he explores how the Cold War conflict between the U.S. and the […]

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