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2 February 2015, Monday   [7:00pm - 8:30pm]    Poetry Performance by Sonya Renee Taylor
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Join V-Day for a Poetry Performance by Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning activist, transformational leader, and poet. Sonya is founder of the intersectional international movement, The Body is Not An Apology, a global coalition of over 26, 000 people focused on radical self love and body empowerment. This event is free and open to the public. The performance will be followed by a bake sale in Buckman Lobby. ...

4 February 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Film screening: Augustine, 7pm Augustine Alice Winocour’s assured first feature explores the real-life doctor-patient relationship between the nineteenth-century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and the illiterate 19-year-old housemaid of the title (played by Soko, best known as a pop singer). After an inexplicable seizure renders half her face paralyzed, Augustine is sent to Charcot’s clinic in Paris, where he has established himself as one of the foremost authorities on “hysteria.” Revered by all, the solemn doctor (who would later be one of Sigmund Freud’s teachers) selects Augustine to be one of the prized patie ...

5 February 2015, Thursday   [12:30pm - 2:00pm]    Historians at Work: Giancarlo Casale
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
A seminar by Giancarlo Casale, History Professor at the University of Minnesota. Narrative I am a specialist in the history of the early modern Ottoman empire, although I also have interests in the history of geography and cartography, global exploration, and comparative empires. My first book, "The Ottoman Age of Exploration," was about the history of Ottoman expansion in the Indian Ocean during the sixteenth century. Based on extensive research in the archives of both Turkey and Portugal, it explored the ways in which the growth of the Ottoman Empire was part of the same historical process that witnessed the expansion of numerous other im ...

5 February 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Lecture by Dr. Giancarlo Casale on Slavery and Identity in the Ottoman World
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia

Dr. Giancarlo Casale of McGill University in Montreal, Canada will present "When Slaves are Rulers, and Rulers are Slaves: Slavery and Identity in the Ottoman World." Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall.

The Ottoman Empire is typically described in history books as both an Islamic and a Turkish empire, but according to Casale, the only people who were eligible to become fully enfranchised members of the Ottoman imperial elite were those who began their adult lives as non-Turkish speaking, non-Muslim, foreign slaves. In the Rhodes lecture, he will explore both the reasons ...


10 February 2015, Tuesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Film Screening: The Missing Picture, 7pm L'Image manquante / The Missing Picture How can a filmmaker portray incomprehensible barbarity, especially when he himself and everyone he knew and loved was directly affected by this horror? Rithy Panh ingeniously uses carved and painted figures to represent himself and his family (and many others), who had to flee Phnom Penh for agricultural labor camps on April 17, 1975, the day that the Khmer Rouge seized Cambodia’s capital city. In calm, occasionally astringent first-person narration (read by Randal Douc), we learn that Panh was 13 when Pol Pot began his genocidal regime; by 1979, the year tha ...

11 February 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival and Closing Reception
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Closing Reception, 6:30 p.m.
Film Screening- Le Joli Mai/ "The Lovely Month of May," 7 p.m.

This landmark documentary, co-directed by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme, was filmed in May of 1962, just after the passage of the Évian Accords, which officially ended the Algerian War. During this "first springtime of peace"—the first time in 23 years that France was not involved in any war—the filmmakers interviewed a random assortment of people on the streets of Paris, an endeavor that was made possible by new technological advances, such as portable 16mm ...


13 February 2015, Friday   [5:00pm - 11:00pm]    Mid-South Model United Nations
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
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18 February 2015, Wednesday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: Dr. Nell Irvin Painter Presents "The History of White People"
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia

Dr. Nell Irvin Painter's latest book, The History of White People, delves into more than 2,000 years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the "worship of whiteness." On Feb. 15, she will deliver a lecture titled "The History of White People." Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom. It will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a book signing. This lecture is part of the college's "Communities in Conversation" Series.

Painter's lecture will presents the audience with a unique opportunity to have a deeper conversation abou ...


23 February 2015, Monday   [5:00pm - 11:00pm]    Dr. Wamhoff Presentation
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Dr. Wamhoff will talk about his company HemoShear as well as what it is like to become an entrepreneur. ...

24 February 2015, Tuesday   [7:00pm - 9:30pm]    International Studies Guest Lecturer, Dr. Toyin Falola, will present "African Immigrants in the US"
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Dr. Toyin Falola, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin will present "African Immigrants in the US". Toyin Falola, Ph.D. is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. Prof. Falola has received various awards and honors, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, the Texas Exes Teaching Award, the Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Award for Research Excellence, and the Distinguished Fellow, Ib ...

25 February 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 8:00pm]    The Batey Lecture Series presents Sarah Ruden
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Dr. Sarah Ruden, Scholar in Residence at Brown University, will present the 2015 Batey Lecture on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium on campus. Her talk is titled "Divine Comedy, Earlier than You Think: Vergil, Augustine, The Bible." The lecture is free and open to the public. ...

27 February 2015, Friday   [4:00pm - 5:30pm]    Philosophy Colloquium
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Guest Lecturer - Dr. Kareem Khalifa ...

2 March 2015, Monday   [4:15pm - 5:30pm]    Latin American Studies Lecture: David LaFevor
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Mon., March 2 4:15 PM Buckman 110 David LaFevor (Class of 2003, Latin American Studies and IS major, Watson Fellow). Currently Asst. Prof. of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington. Talk on Cuba followed by a walk-through to view his photographic exhibit (on first floor of Buckman Hall). ...

2 March 2015, Monday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Ruffin Guest Lecture Series
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Gregor Kalas ...

5 March 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: "From the Big Bang to the End of Time" Brian Greene
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Brian Randolph Greene is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since co-founding it in 2008. Greene has worked on mirror symmetry, relating two different Calabi–Yau manifolds (concretely, relating the conifold to one of its orbifolds). He also described the flop transition, a mild form of topology change, showing that topology in string theory can change at the conifold point. (Wikipedia) More information to follow ...

16 March 2015, Monday   [12:00pm - 1:15pm]    Foro: U.S.&Latin America Neighbors or Adversaries?
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Latin American speaker panel ...

19 March 2015, Thursday   [12:00am - 12:00am]    The Beale Street Symposium
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Keynote lecture and book release for "Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis" by Preston Latuerbach. More details coming soon. ...

19 March 2015, Thursday   [4:30pm - 6:00pm]    Network Humanitarianism, Self-Help and Women in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Lecture by visiting scholar Valerie Kaussen, University of MO, Columbia, Dept of Romance Languages and Literatures. ...

25 March 2015, Wednesday   [3:15am - 8:00pm]    Gender and Sexuality Studies Student Symposium
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Students will present their scholarly and creative work on gender and sexuality studies. ...

26 March 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    The Arab Uprisings and the New Middle East
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
A lecture by James Gelvin (UCLA) ...