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


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of January 18, 2011


        BOCA RATON, FL (January 18, 2011) –
Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:


FAU Libraries Host “John and Abigail Adams, Dramatically Speaking,” a Performance about the Former Presidential Couple


The free program will take place Monday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
For information, contact Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 or slandset@fau.edu, or visit www.library.fau.edu/news/flyers/adams_flyer.pdf.


This program is about the second U.S. president and first lady, performed by William and Sue Wills. The Winter Park entertainers will explore the Adams’ lives and sacrifices in a program that looks at historic speeches, and revealing letters and diaries they wrote while separated during the American Revolutionary era. They will dress in period costumes and assume the demeanor and dialect of the Adams during the theatrical presentation.

The performance is being sponsored in conjunction with FAU Libraries’ current exhibition, “John Adams Unbound,” which explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation’s founding fathers. The exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

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FAU’s Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies Presents the Lecture, ‘Problematic Prayers and Christian-Jewish Relations Today’ with Ruth Langer


This free lecture is on Sunday, January 30, at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-2979.


Ruth Langer is an associate professor of Jewish Studies at Boston College. Her primary research focuses on the history of rabbinic prayer and its influence on Christian-Jewish relations.

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FAU Libraries Hosts ‘Giving Meaning to the Revolution: Celebrations and Counter-Celebrations in the First 50 Years of America’s Nationhood,” a Lecture by Kristen Block, Ph.D.


The free program will take place Monday, January 31, at 2 p.m. on t he fifth floor of FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
For information, contact Sara Landset at 561-297-3921 or slandset@fau.edu, or visit www.library.fau.edu/news/flyers/adams_flyer.pdf.


Kristen’s Block lecture will highlight America’s earliest efforts to make sense of the violence and upheaval that resulted from the war for independence from Britain. Early commemorative rituals planned for the Fourth of July looked to the war to create a sense of national purpose by celebrating shared sacrifices. The commemorations also created a festive atmosphere to promote political values of Republican virtue among the populace. Some of the population, most notably freed blacks, were disgruntled with many of the celebrations.
The lecture is being sponsored in conjunction with FAU Libraries’ current exhibition “John Adams Unbound,” which explores the personal library of John Adams, one of the nation’s founding fathers. The exhibition was organized by the Boston Public Library and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

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FAU’s University Galleries presents the SouthXEast Exhibition


The exhibition runs from Saturday, February 5 through Saturday, March 5 in the Schmidt and Ritter Galleries, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact 561-297-2966 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.


southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art
presents the art of 13 artists from seven southeastern states. The exhibition is a unique contribution to South Florida’s visual arts scene in that it complements and expands upon the region’s Miami-centered contemporary art offerings. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Few of the artists in the exhibition have shown in South Florida, yet many of them have shown throughout the United States and internationally. In association with the exhibition three artists, Hunt Clark from Tennessee, Stephanie Patton from Louisiana and Scott Ingram from Georgia will travel to FAU to install their three-dimensional works and interact with FAU visual arts students. Miami-based Beatriz Monteavaro will also create an installation for the exhibition.


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