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


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of January 31, 2011


BOCA RATON, FL (January 31, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:


The FAU Literary Authors Series Presents Book Discussion, Signing with Andrew Furman, Author of ‘My Los Angeles In Black and (Almost) White’


This free event is on Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m. in the Majestic Palm Room of the Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-3831.


In My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White, the high school’s basketball team serves as the entry point for a trenchant exploration of the judicial, legislative, and neighborhood battles over school desegregation that gripped Los Angeles in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education and that continue to plague our “post-racial” nation.

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FAU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents the Annual Dance Theatre Ensemble


Shows will run on Friday, February 11, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 12, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 13, at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 1-800-564-9539.


The program will feature Clarence Brooks, assistant professor and director of dance at FAU, along with Susan Fulks, formerly of the Charleston Ballet and Nashville Ballet.

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FAU Jupiter to Host Seventh Annual Health & Wellness Fair


The free seventh annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Student Resource (SR) Atrium on the John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.
For more information, call 561-799-8678 or e-mail kgarbacz@fau.edu.


More than two dozen nonprofit organizations and businesses will present displays and educational materials promoting a healthy lifestyle. Free services will include vision screenings, chair massages, HIV screenings and interactive exhibits.  CPR training will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at a cost of $25 per person.  The Bloodmobile will be available from noon to 7 p.m. for blood donations. 


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FAU’s Department of History Presents ‘Daniel Ellsberg Speaks: The Pentagon Papers 40 Years Later’


There will be a free screening of the movie “The Most Dangerous Man in America” on Tuesday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Daniel Ellsberg will present a ticketed lecture on Wednesday, February 16, at 3 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets for the lecture are $12 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 1-800-564-9539.


FAU’s Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents “Daniel Ellsberg Speaks: The Pentagon Papers 40 Years Later,” a discussion with Daniel Ellsberg and George Herring, along with a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated film “The Most Dangerous Man in America.”In the 1970s, Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst with Top Secret security clearances, released the Pentagon Papers, detailing the secret history of the Vietnam War. This was the biggest national security leak in U.S. history prior to recent events surrounding WikiLeaks.

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FAU’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World Series presents James Finley with ‘Childlike Acceptance as a Path to Inner Peace’


This ticketed lecture takes place on Thursday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 1-800-564-9539.


At the age of 18, James Finley became a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani, where the world-renowned monk and author Thomas Merton was his spiritual director. Merton studied Eastern meditation techniques and is credited with reviving an interest in Christian meditation. Finley now leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. He speaks to people from all religious traditions who seek a way to have a more peaceful mind and heart. Finley is also a clinical psychologist in private practice. His books include Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, The Contemplative Hearts and Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God.

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FAU’s Department of Music Presents a Concert with its Jazz Band


This free event takes place on Friday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Donations are suggested at the door. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


The FAU Jazz Band is under the direction of Neal Bonsanti.

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FAU’s Department of Theatre Presents ‘Anton in Show Business’


These ticketed performances take place from Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 27, Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 1-800-564-9539.


“Anton in Show Business” is a hysterical look into what goes on behind the stage in the world of theater. Holly Seabe, knock-out Hollywood starlet of questionable talent, needs to segue her highly successful career as a television star into film work, but she’s stuck. She needs a legitimate acting gig to build her cache as an artist.  Career ambition brings her to a small, ill-fated theater project in San Antonio, Texas of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.”   Nothing goes right for Holly and her new cast mates Lisabette, a naïve and wide-eyed college graduate who is new to acting, and Casey, a jaded New York actress who knows the game all-too-well.  “Anton in Show Business” shows us the ugly side of making theater, from clueless and ruthless corporate sponsors, to directors with agendas, to romantic tribulations, While it pokes fun at all that is ugly in the world of show business, it also shows us why one cares about it in the first place.

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FAU’s Department of Theatre Presents the FAU Chamber Soloists with Gems from the Davis Collection


This free concert takes place on Sunday, February 20 at 3 p.m. in the in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Donations are suggested at the door. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


Arensky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin from the Davis Collection will be performed, in addition to Rachmaninoff’s and Haydn’s “Gypsy” Piano Trios. Performers include Judith Burganger, Leonid Treer and Heather Coltman, piano; Mei Mei Luo, violin; Claudio Jaffe, cello; Birgit Fioravante, soprano; and Dean Peterson, bass.


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