Here's a short listing of some coming events. For a comprehensive listing of FAU events be sure to check the Calendar of Events and watch your in boxes on Monday and Thursday mornings for Announcements.
Alan L. Berger, Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz, offers two free public lectures on the Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-2979. Reservations are not required.
- Sunday, March 12, 4 p.m.: "Post 9/11: Literary Responses to Tragedy,” with Asher Milbauer, director of graduate studies in English, Florida International University, Performing Arts Building, Room 101.
- Monday, March 13, 7 p.m.: Seminar on Hate and Violence, cosponsored by The American Jewish Committee Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Pawlikowski; Grand Palm Room, University Center.
'For the Love of Books' through March 15
Hosted by FAU Libraries’ Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection: Books As Aesthetic Objects, the "For the Love of Books" exhibition by South Florida Calligraphy Guild Book Arts Competition will be on display through March 15 in the Jaffe Atrium Books Arts Gallery. It is the biennial juried calligraphic book arts competition for members of the guild, celebrating the long and venerable shared history of calligraphy and book making. For additional information, contact the Jaffe Collection at 561-297- 0226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni and Friends Breakfast
The FAU Alumni and Friends Networking Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, March 14 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., at the Abacoa Golf Club (across from the John D. MacArthur Campus). The event features President Brogan ’81, Professor of Science Education Dr. Nancy Romance, ’79, ’82 and Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Doherty. For more information and to RSVP, call 888-FAU-ALUM or e-mail email@example.com.
Symposium Examines Violence, Trauma and Moral Repair
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies will host a symposium entitled "Post-Trauma: Violence, Trauma and Moral Repair" beginning on Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18 on the Boca Raton campus. Admission is free.
- The symposium will begin with a film screening on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in General Classrooms South Bldg., Room 252, by Mary Patten, director and associate professor of film, video and new media at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
- On Friday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m., Susan Brison, associate professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, will present the lecture "Trauma, Embodied Selves and Narrative Repair" in the Senate Chambers, University Center. Following the lecture, Anna McCarthy, associate professor of cinema studies at New York University, will present the lecture "Random One: Aleatory Citizens and the Neoliberal Theater of Suffering."
- On Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m., Teresa de Lauretis, professor of the history of consciousness at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California, will offer her lecture titled "Reflections for the End of a Century" in the Majestic Palm Room.
The Post-Trauma symposium is sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 561-297-0155.
Chamber Soloists Present 'Roots of Classical Music'
FAU’s Chamber Soloists present the "Roots of Classical Music: Armenian Rhapsody" in two concerts. The first will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Auditorium at the Davie campus. A repeat performance will be held on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus. General admission is $15 with group discounts available. FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni may obtain free admission with ID.
The concerts will include music by several Armenian composers performed by Mei Mei Luo on violin, Ian Maksin on cello, Richard Hancock on clarinet and Leonid Treer on piano. Student performers playing the piano include Laura Bomeny, Johathan Li, Gabriela Wagner-Maloomian and Ani Kambur. For more information, call the Department of Music at 561-297-3820.
The KULTUR Series Continues...
On Tuesdfay, March 22 at 3 p.m. “Jewish Ambivalence Towards the Bible,” a lecture by Dr. Frederick Greenspahn, Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic Studies will be held in the Live Oak Pavilion, Room D, in the University Center on the Boca Raton campus.
Writer in Residence to Lecture
The Department of English is pleased to announce a lecture by FAU’s inaugural Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence, author and critic, Sven Birkerts. March 30th, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Room (ADM 305) on Boca Raton campus. Sven Birkerts, son of Latvian immigrants, has served as the editor of AGNI, the acclaimed literary magazine published at Boston University, since 2002 and has taught writing at Mt. Holyoke College, Emerson College and Amherst. Birkerts also received grants from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, the Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle in 1985 and the Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award from PEN for the best book of essays in 1990. Currently the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Nonfiction at Harvard University, Birkerts is also a core faculty member of Bennington Writing Seminars.
Exhibitions at the MacArthur Campus
"A Story of Petrified Wood" by Jerry Cone and Liam Unfer focuses on the natural beauty of petrified wood. The brightly colored specimens are cross-section cuts of petrified wood, showing the result of living trees which have turned completely into stone, a process which historically takes from 65 to 250 million years. The exhibit runs through March 31.
"BocaRatoons: Editorial Cartoons by Ray Russotto for the Boca Raton News" will run from March 27 through May 10 and offers a hilarious collection of editorial cartoons dealing with topics local, national and international, all flavored with that particularly "Boca" viewpoint. Cartoonist Russotto muses over the origins of South Florida weather, the demise of the International Museum of Cartoon Art and battles over citrus canker -- all in good spirit.
Both exhibits are presented on the first floor of the MacArthur Campus Library on the first floor. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.
FAU Presents Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World Lecture Series
The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents "The Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World Lecture Series" featuring internationally renowned scholars exploring the connections between the internal and external peace process and addressing timely topics such as healthcare, stress management and spirituality in the 21st century.
Events include book signings, lectures and workshops. On Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m., Carol Flinders, author of "Enduring Lives – Living Portraits of Women of Faith in Action" will sign books at the Barnes and Noble Bookseller at 1400 Glades Road in Boca Raton. On Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m., Flinders will present the lecture "From Inside Out: A Culture of Peace and the Women Who are Building It" at the Majestic Palm Room in the University Center. Both events are free. For information, call 561-297-3158.
On Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jill Bormann, Ph.D., R.N., of the VA San Diego Healthcare System will offer the keynote lecture for the "Inner Peace: Healing and Wellness" workshop. The event will be held in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Building on the Boca Raton campus. The cost is $5 at the door, which includes the lecture, lunch, workshop and a copy of "Strength in the Storm: Creating Calm in Difficult Times." Space is limited and advance registration is recommended by calling 561-297-3158. Participants will be offered the opportunity for a follow-up workshop on April 22 to deepen their understanding of "peaceful mind" techniques.
These events are sponsored by FAU’s Peace Studies Program, the Women’s Studies Program, and the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; and the Center for Intentional Health of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
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