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31 March 2015, Tuesday   [4:00pm - 6:00pm]    Kevin Wetmore: The Oberammergau Passion Play
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Guest lecture sponsored by Theatre and Humanities. ...

7 April 2015, Tuesday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Blackfish Documentary Screening
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
In preparation for the impending lecture by Tim Zimmerman, a screening of the documentary he helped produce regarding the treatment of killer whales in captivity will occur in the Lynx Lair. ...

9 April 2015, Thursday   [4:00pm - 6:00pm]    Frederick Smith: Ritual in South Asia
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Guest lecture sponsored by Asian Studies and Religious Studies ...

9 April 2015, Thursday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    An Evening with Tim Zimmerman
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Tim Zimmerman is a Washington-DC based writer, interested in politics, history and adventure. He is a Correspondent for Outside magazine, Associate Producer and Co-Writer of the documentary Blackfish, a former Senior Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent for US News & World Report, and author of The Race (Houghton Mifflin, 2002). ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [3:30pm - 5:00pm]    Common Core -- seminar with John Guillory
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
John Guillory (NYU) will discuss a pre-circulated essay on “The Common Core and the Evasion of Curriculum." Guillory is widely recognized as an authority on the history of curricula in English literary studies. His 1993 book "Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation" explored how the ‘canon’ debates of the 1980s were misconceived by critics across the political spectrum. This session is open to all, but should be of especial interest to current or future teachers of English. RSVP to Scott Newstok to receive an advance copy of the paper ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [4:30pm - 6:45pm]    Politics, Religion and Freedom: The Supreme Court Case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
The Delta Tau chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, is hosting a public reception and panel discussion of the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. Featured panelists include Professors Dan Cullen, Mark Pohlmann, and Steve Wirls of the Political Science Department at Rhodes College. The Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby engages many aspects of politics, freedom, and religion including the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the practice of the separation of church and state, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, the Affordable Care Act, and the lega ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Humanities lecture by John Guillory
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
John Guillory (NYU): "Monuments and Documents: On the Object of Study in the Humanities," will reflect upon Erwin Panofsky's use of the terms 'monument' and 'document' to describe the works of art studied by the art historian or critic, and on the utility of these terms in describing the object of study across humanities disciplines generally. Guillory (NYU) is best known for his book "Cultural Capital," which applied Bourdieu's sociology of aesthetics to debates about canon formation in literary studies. More recently, he published a widely-discussed essay on the genesis of the concept of "media," a series of philological annotations fro ...