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This Week in Arts and Letters

 

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.

Opening of the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Ritter Art Gallery, FAU Boca Raton

Exhibition runs from March 24 – April 7, 2017

Free and open to the public.

www.fau.edu/galleries

Juried and selected by local art professionals, this exhibition presents the top works submitted by nearly 100 FAU students majoring both in and outside of the Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Produced and organized by FAU students for FAU students, the resulting exhibition presents a diverse spectrum of the creative and artistic talents of FAU’s current students.

 

Friday, March 24, 3 p.m.

“Japan and Emerging Issues Today”: Panel presentations by distinguished Japanese Fulbright Scholars, with Q & A moderated by Kenneth Holloway, FAU Director of Asian Studies

Feingold Board Room, Administration Building, FAU Boca Raton campus

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Michael Horswell at horswell@fau.edu

 

Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m.

Irena Kofman and Friends Chamber Concert

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $20, FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

Meet our own celebrated faculty with outstanding guest artists in a chamber setting of the classical and romantic repertoire. Music for every taste and age!

 

Sunday, March 26, 2:30 p.m.

May Smith Lecture Series on Post-Holocaust Christian/Jewish Dialogue presents “Reflecting on an old-new relationship: New documents in Jewish-Catholic Dialogue” with Rabbi David Sandmel

Engineering Building East, Room 106, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public, no reservations required

Information: 561-297-2979

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel is Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League.  Prior to joining the staff at the ADL, he held the Crown Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union, in Chicago, and served as Senior Advisor on Interreligious Affairs to the Religious Action Center and Adjunct Faculty at the Union for Reform Judaism.

 

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Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m.

Giorgio Mirto, Classical Guitarist and Composer

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $20; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

Guitarist and composer Giorgio Mirto has performed extensively in Italy, Russia, Bosnia, Japan, China, Germany, France, Portugal and Argentina. He is the artistic director of Six Ways, a prestigious international guitarists exhibition which takes place in his native town of Turin. “Giorgio Mirto is a leading light in the world of contemporary guitar music” (Presto Classical).

 

Monday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“The Earth has a Fever, Climate Change, Alternative Story Forms, & Anthropomorphism,” with Christina A. Childs DeWalt, Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma     

Culture & Society Bldg, room 222, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 561-297-3851

 

Monday, March 27, 11 a.m.

The Political Epistemology of Rural Poverty in Central Appalachia, with Philip Lewin, FAU Dept. of Sociology

Arts and Humanities Building, room 205, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: bodymindculture@fau.edu

 

Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Foreign Policy Expert Jeffrey Morton presents “The New President: A Two-Month Assessment”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $25

561-297-6124

 

Tuesday, March 28, 4 p.m.

Foreign Policy Expert Jeffrey Morton presents “Haiti”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $25

561-297-6124

 

Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m.

Off the Page Series presents Author Justin Torres

Majestic Palm Room, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: 561-297-4784

Justin Torres’ first novel “We the Animals,” a national best seller, has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a feature film.  He has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate.  A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Cullman Center Fellow at The New York Public Library.  The National Book Foundation named him one of 2012's 5 Under 35.

 

Friday, March 31, 11 a.m.

The Tragedy of an Imperial Republic, with Daniel Kapust, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Wisconsin

Social Science Building, room 207, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: mcconnel@fau.edu

 

Friday, March 31, 5:30 p.m.

“From Feminist Moments to Feminist Movements” with author Sara Ahmed

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: Lauren Guilmette - lguilmette@fau.edu

Sara Ahmed has written groundbreaking books such as “Queer Phenomenology” and “The Promise of Happiness,” along with her newest book, “Living a Feminist Life.” She also regularly blogs on issues of social justice at feministkilljoys.com. Reception to follow lecture.

 

Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m.

FAU Concert Percussion Ensemble

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

Dramatic works for massed percussion.

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