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A Busy November

Listed below is a sampling of the events happening across FAU in November. For a complete listing, visit the Calendar of Events. Enjoy!

A View from "The Balcony"
The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 18 in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus. “The Balcony” takes place in Algeria in the 1950s in a brothel that the madam of the establishment calls a “house of illusions” because patrons are allowed to be whoever they want to be. Outside the brothel, scenes often parallel to the ones inside are being played out as the Algerians stage a powerful rebellion against the brutal French Colonials that are occupying their country.

FAU faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $10, and FAU students may obtain tickets free at the door or ahead of time with a $5 reservation fee. Tickets and student reservations may be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com, by calling 800-564-9539 or at the theatre two hours prior to the performance. Due to its mature themes, the play is not appropriate for children.


Set a Record, Save a Life
Be one of hundreds of FAU students, employees and friends who will attempt to set a Guinness World Record by forming a giant, human ribbon in support of organ donation. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. on the Indian River Towers Lawn on the Boca Raton campus. All participants will receive green t-shirts and, at the designated time, will take their spots on the housing lawn. The resulting "green ribbon" will be documented and submitted to the Guinness World Record organization for certification. Visit www.fau.edu/worldrecord to pre-register.


Celebrate International Education Week
Celebrate International Education Week (Nov. 13 to 16) at FAU with events coordinated through the Office of International Programs. The events include:

  • A FAU Brazilian Percussion Ensemble concert, playing a style of samba street percussion called batucada;
  • A Lecture titled "Europe, the United States, and Turkey: Dealing with a Strategic Partner in the Muslim World;"
  • A film screening: "Goodbye Lenin; and
  • A how-to on marketing your international experience.

Click here for a complete list of events, times and date.


The "Delicatessen" is Open
The University Galleries present “Delicatessen,” an exhibition featuring over 20 contemporary artists, from Nov. 9 through Jan. 26, 2008 in the Schmidt Center Gallery on the Boca Raton campus. The exhibition was conceived and selected by guest curator Diana Shpungin, an artist and graduate of FAU’s bachelor of fine arts program. It includes works in painting, sculpture, photography and video. Artists in the exhibition range from highly recognized, internationally known artists like Felix Gonzales Torres, Roxy Paine and Jim Hodges, to emerging artists such as recent Art Institute of Chicago MFA graduate Andrew Ross and Miami-based Cristina Lei-Rodriguez.

The works of the artists chosen for “Delicatessen” explore a broad range of artistic approaches and subject matter but all embody an identifiable though elusive sensibility in contemporary art making. This interpretive or poetic theme is identified as “Delicatessen.” Each artist works with a material, subject matter or concept often construed as traditionally beautiful, campy, kitsch, mundane, saccharine, sentimental, grotesque, dark or menacing. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will host four international artists this fall as they work to create and install works for FAU’s upcoming “Delicatessen” exhibition. These four artists — Thordis Adalsteindottir, Jane Benson, Luisa Caldwell and Andrew Scott Ross — will also participate in a public panel presentation on the evening of the opening of the “Delicatessen” exhibition, Friday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be followed by an opening reception. All events and the exhibition are free and open to the public.


Illuminating Justice
FAU Libraries present “Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk,” a travelling exhibition on the life and art of renowned religious artist and political cartoonist Arthur Szyk, through Sunday, December 30, 2007, at the S.E. Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus.

The exhibition, which includes Szyk’s art on World War II, America and the Jewish Response, runs the gamut from political cartoons and illuminated manuscripts to postage stamps, miniature paintings and corporate advertising. All of the art is rich in diverse colors, folklore and themes of individual and national freedom, human dignity and religious tolerance.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. For library hours, visit http://www.library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm or call 561-297-3770.


FAU Jupiter Offers Coffee Talk
FAU Jupiter's “Coffee with the Professor” series continues this month with Dr. Valerie Bryan speaking on “Successful Aging: A Study in Self-Determination” on Friday, Nov 16 from 8-9 a.m.
at the Dining Hall Annex on the Jupiter campus. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Margaret Allen at 561-799-8105 or mallen31@fau.edu for more information.


Catch Some Hoops
FAU Arena will be hosting men’s and women’s basketball later this year, but until then, visit www.fausports.com to stay up to date with the teams. All home games can be followed through GameTracker and games in the arena can be viewed on the web.

For complete schedules, scores, the latest news and ticket information for all FAU athletic teams, visit www.fausports.com. Go Owls!


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