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MEDIA CONTACT : Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu 


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of March 7, 2011


BOCA RATON, FL (March 7, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:



FAU’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society to Host Fourth Annual W.B. Ingalls Memorial Prostate Health and Cancer Seminar


The kick-off event takes place on Saturday, March 19, at 8:30 a.m., at the Lifelong Learning Society Complex at FAU’s MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. The event is free. For more information, call 561-776-6666 or visit www.llsjupiter.com.


This annual seminar is designed to bring the most current research and knowledge about prostate cancer and health to Palm Beach County.  The presenters are clinicians and researchers from centers and universities throughout the United States.

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FAU’s Department of Music Presents the FAU Chamber Singers and Cantemos


The concert will take place on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free with a $10 donation suggested. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


The choral groups, directed by Patricia Fleitas, will perform European choral music.

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FAU’s Department of Music Presents a Gala Opera Benefit


The concert will take place on Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free with a $10 donation suggested.  For more information, call 561-297-3820.


Dean Peterson, bass, and Birgit Fioravante, soprano, will perform Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle,” a concert version of Bartok’s dramatic one-act opera, sung in original Hungarian.

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FAU Launches Aging Academy to Address Geriatric Training


The kick-off event will take place on Tuesday, March 22, at 4 p.m., at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event is free. For more information, contact Stephen Ferrante at 561-297-2720 or ferrante@fau.edu.


Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work in the College for Design and Social Inquiry will host this event that will offer faculty, students and community stakeholders the chance to learn about the Aging Academy’s goals, activities and giving opportunities.  Corrine H. Rieder, executive director of the John F. Hartford Foundation, also will provide a keynote address regarding the emerging need for geriatric competence in the social work field.

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FAU’s Department of Sociology Presents the Film ‘The People Speak’



The film will be shown on Tuesday, March 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 561-297-3270.


“The People Speak” takes an unguarded look at the nation’s decades-long struggle with the pressing issues of war, race, class and women’s rights. This documentary is part of the Sociocinema Thinking Film Series that runs through Tuesday, April 12.

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Jaffe Center Presents ‘Dialogue,’ Paintings by Folk Artist Helen M. Salzberg and Artists’ Books


The free exhibition runs through Tuesday, March 22, at FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, FAU’s Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455 or jcutrone@fau.edu, or visit www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/exhibitions/dialogue/index.php.


The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU Libraries is hosting “Dialogue,” an exhibition of paintings by folk artist Helen M. Salzberg. Salzberg will donate the money from the sale of her work in the exhibition to the Jaffe Center. Her paintings are colorful and narrative and alone tell a story, but in the exhibition, the Jaffe Center uses books by other artists from its collection to create dialogue between two genres: paintings and  artists’ books. The exhibition is displayed in the first floor lobby of the Wimberly Library, as well as on the second floor next to the administrative offices, and on the third floor east at the Jaffe Center.

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FAU’s Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Presents the French Film ‘Welcome’


The film will be shown on Wednesday, March 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 561-297-2533.


“Welcome” is both a study of budding friendship and a compassionate look at the perils faced by illegal immigrants. The film centers on Bilal, a 17-year-old Iraqi Kurd, who is stuck in Calais in Northern France. This film is part of the French Film Festival that runs through Wednesday, April 13.


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