Community in a Diverse, Changing World
Catherine Bateson, Anthropologist And Author, To Speak At U.Va .On
Catherine Bateson, anthropologist and scholar. Daughter of the late
To speak on "Composing Community in a Diverse, Changing
World." A book signing will follow in Minor Hall.
Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. / Free and open to the public.
Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow in Clark Halls mural
Catherine Bateson, noted anthropologist and best-selling author
of "Composing a Life" and "Full Circles, Overlapping
Lives," will speak on how to create a community in todays
diverse and quickly changing world.
who grew up studying in the shadow of her parents the world-renowned
anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson as they
traveled the world, currently teaches anthropology and English at
George Mason University. Bateson has written on a variety of linguistic
and anthropological topics and is the author of a memoir of her
parents life titled, "With a Daughters Eye."
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Margaret Mead's
with the University Library Multicultural Issues Committee, the
talk is sponsored by the University Library Research Committee,
the Arts and Sciences Council, the American Studies Department,
the Women's Center, the Diversity Initiative of the Offices of University
Development and University Relations, the University Bookstore,
the U.Va. English Department, the U.Va. Department of Anthropology,
the Cultural Programming Board, and the Jefferson Society.
University Library Multicultural Issues Committee was formed
in 1990 to "guide the library in its commitment to promote
issues of diversity." The committee uses education, policy
recommendations, and events such as the upcoming talk to increase
awareness and to encourage a diverse working and learning environment.
The Diversity Initiative of Development and University Relations,
created this year, has a similar mission to foster a more diverse
Melissa Cox Norris, (434) 924-4254