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


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of November 1, 2010

BOCA RATON, FL (November 1, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:


FAU’s University Galleries Presents the Exhibition Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years


This free exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, November 13 through Saturday, January 22; Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-2966.


The Raymond Pettibon Exhibition presents early graphic works from the California punk era. More than 200 pieces are part of the exhibit, including posters, gig fliers, zines, album covers, T-shirts, CDs and videos.


FAU to Promote Tolerance at Human Rights Walk


The free event will take place on Tuesday, November 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. beginning at FAU’s Student Union building and ending at the Live Oak Pavilion, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  For more information, contact Dr. Rosanna Gatens at 561-297-2929 or rgatens@fau.edu.


The Human Rights Walk is geared toward raising awareness of universal human rights and to promote tolerance.  Participants will gather for speeches, a video and music on the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the effects of intolerance.   The Human Rights Walk is sponsored by FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education; Be Aware, Share and Act for Peace; International Student and Scholar Services; and Youth for Human Rights International.  The event coincides with the U.N.’s International Year of the Youth and International Education Week.  Speakers and performers include Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, founder of Youth for Human Rights International; Josef Palermo, co-founder of FAU’s Amnesty Group and a social activist in Washington D.C.; Dustin McGahee, president of the Florida Chapter of Youth for Human Rights International; and Tampa Bay singer/songwriter Hana-li.  


FAU’s Department of English Presents the Literary Authors Series with Poet Brian Spears


This event will take place on Wednesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. in the Majestic Palm Room of FAU’s Student Union, Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-3831 or wxu@fau.edu.  


Brian Spears, an instructor of creative writing and literature at FAU, will present his first collection of poems, “A Witness in Exile,” which is forthcoming from Louisiana Literature Press.


FAU’s Department of Music Presents a Concert with the Commercial Music Ensemble and the World Music Ensemble


This event will take place on Friday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center in Mizner Park, Boca Raton. The performance is free with a $10 donation suggested. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


FAU’s Commercial Music Ensemble will present contemporary and rock music, and the World Music Ensemble will present different types of music from around the world.


FAU’s Department of Music Presents a Piano Gala

                                                    


This event will take place on Saturday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Admission is free with a donation of $10 suggested. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


Guest artist Dorian Leljac will perform with FAU pianists Duo Turgeon and Heather Coltman.


FAU’s Department of Music Presents Band-O-Rama


This event will take place on Sunday, November 21, at 3 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium in FAU’s Student Union, Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Admission is free with a donation of $10 suggested. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


This family-friendly concert of light classical, jazz and popular favorites will keep your toes tapping. With 150 musicans on stage, there is something for everyone.


- FAU-

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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