Three experts on Marriage and Family Life will discuss the results of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family held in Rome in October 2015. Panelists will explore the legal, moral, social and cultural aspects of marriage and family life both in our own society as well as in the developing world.
Internationally renowned violinist Mark Steinberg, the first violinist of the Brentano String Quartet and a member of the faculty of the Yale University School of Music, joins award-winning Vermont pianist Paul Orgel in a recital of sonatas by Dvorak, Mozart, and Prokofiev. This extraordinary performance is free to the public.
Some people see animal liberation as irrelevant or even antithetical to social justice. But exploration of the structural links between the exploitation of animals and both social and environmental injustice suggests that we neglect 'the animal question' at our peril. Come learn about the links between speciesism and ableism, sexism, and other forms of oppression and then decide for yourself whether being in violent relationships with nonhuman animals really is consistent with your progressive values.Pattrice Jones is a cofounder of VINE Sanctuary, an LGBTQ-run refuge for farmed animals in Springfield, as well as the author of The Oxen at the Intersection: A Collision, which shows how factors like race, gender, and disability helped determine the fate of two oxen in Poultney. An activist since the 1970s, Pattrice has worked as a tenant organizer and anti-racist educator and also has taught college and university courses on the praxis of social change.
A public talk related to Professor Ron Miller's book, 'Not So Abnormal Psychology: A Pragmatic View of Mental Illness.' APA Books describes Professor Miller's book as offering a 'pragmatic and compassionate approach that will revolutionize readers' understanding of abnormal psychology.' “Not So Abnormal Psychology” has won an Honorable Mention in the Textbook/Social Sciences category of the PROSE Awards.
Webster, an activist and hip hop singer from Quebec, will give a lecture on Quebec's Black History, accompanied by some of his songs.
The Future of our Democracy: Satire, Millennials, and Social MediaSophia A. McClennen is Associate Director of the School of International Affairs, Director of the Center for Global Studies, and Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. As founding director of the Center for Global Studies she was awarded Penn State’s first Title VI award to establish a National Resource Center. She has published nine books, most recently Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Co-written with Remy Maisel (Palgrave 2014) and The Routledge Companion to Human Rights and Literature, co-edited with Alexandra Schultheis-Moore (Routledge 2015). In addition she has published over 60 essays and edited six special journal issues. She serves on ten editorial boards and has been elected to executive committees of the Modern Language Association, American Comparative Literature Association, and International American Studies Association. In her current work on Latin American cinema and globalization she is studying the intersections between cultural forms, global change, and ideas of identity.
Learn about opportunities to serve nationally and internationally from professionals. Representatives from the Peace Corps, NCCC, AmeriCorps and more will be on hand to talk about their experiences in the field. Co-Sponsored by the Peace Corps, MOVE Office & Career Development. Open to all students.
Thomas Frank is a student success author, YouTuber, and speaker who has been helping college students achieve their goals and become more effective since 2010. He is the founder of College Info Geek– a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel that reaches over 750,00 students every month and the author of the book 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less).“Thomas is the ultimate college hacker. His articles provide extremely specific, in-depth strategies on how to be more productive, stand out to job recruiters, and save money in college. Very, very valuable information.”- Stefano Ganddini, Senior, USC
Showing of the film Lord of War with Nicholas Cage on international arms trafficking. The film anticipates the visit to campus of Kathi Lynn Austin, an international arms trafficking expert.
This will be the first film of your festival to celebrate the month of Francophonie. The film is shown in French with English subtitles.Click here to see the trailer: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/deux-jours-une-nuit-two-days-one-night/Arguably contemporary cinema’s greatest chroniclers of the working class, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne here join forces with one of the most talented performers working today, Marion Cotillard. The actress plays Sandra, an employee at a solar-panel factory in an industrial town in Belgium who took a leave of absence after suffering a bout of crippling depression. Although eager to return to work, the wife and mother of two young children is told that management is offering each of her colleagues a 1,000-euro bonus if they vote to make her redundant. Sandra, still emotionally frail, faces the daunting task of meeting with each of her 16 coworkers over the span of a weekend to convince them why they should forgo the cash and let her resume her position at the company. Each of these encounters reveals the Dardenne brothers’ signature compassion for characters torn asunder by the demands of late capitalism. The themes that dominate this unforgettable film-the fight for worker solidarity, the definition of sacrifice, the struggle to maintain self-respect-aren’t presented didactically but rather emerge organically as Sandra pleads, again and again, for the right not to be dismissed.
Sponsored by the Dept of Fine Arts, the Singer's Art Concert Series presents some of the finest classical singers in the country, accompanied by pianist Paul Orgel
Kathi Lynn Austin is an expert on arms trafficking, peace and security, and human rights. For 20 years, she has carried out original, precedent -setting and in-depth field investigations into the illegal trade in weapons, illegal resource exploitation, transnational crime, and terrorism. Formerly a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she founded and currently directs the Conflict Awareness Project, an international NGO dedicated to investigating, documenting, and bringing to justice major arms traffickers, war profiteering networks, and transnational criminal organizations that fuel war and conflict around the world.
The film will be shown in French with English subtitles.For more details, including the trailer, click here: http://face-foundation.org/tournees-film-festival/la-french-the-connection/ A companion piece of sorts to William Friedkin’s New York City–based classic The French Connection (1971), Cédric Jimenez’s high-energy true-crime tale tracks the six-year crusade of a law officer to bring down a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin. Police magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) has recently been transferred to Marseille, a city all but controlled by the ruthless gangster Gaëtan Zampa (Gilles Lelouche), who oversees an enormous heroin syndicate. Pierre is determined to destroy the drug lord’s operations and put him behind bars for good, a task that proves even more insurmountable once the policeman realizes how many of his colleagues are on Zampa’s payroll. In between the tense, superbly shot action sequences, The Connection focuses on the domestic life and the off-duty hours of its two principal antagonists, slyly suggesting that the cop and the crook may have more in common than either would have dared imagine. Dujardin, best known for his Oscar-winning performance as a silent movie star in The Artist (2011), plays magnificently against type in Jimenez’s thriller, a film that immerses us in the sights, sounds, and spectacles of the 1970s.
The Annual Norbert A. Kuntz Lecture in HistoryMonday March 14, 2016 at 4:00 PMChristina BaadeAssociate Professor of Communication Studies and Music AND University Scholar,McMaster UniversityPresents: Vera Lynn Sings: Domesticity, Glamour, and National Belonging on 1950s British Television
A Festive Concert, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of the Casavant Organ at Saint Michael’s College, will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Chapel. William Tortolano, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts/Music, will perform on the 14-stop, 17-rank, two-manual organ, with strings, brass ensemble, timpani, the Saint Michael’s College Chorale, and the Vermont Gregorian Chant Schola.The program includes several compositions from its 1966 dedication: the Entrata Festiva, with brass and timpani by Peeters; four Church Sonatas for two violins and cello by Mozart; and the Suite Medievale for organ by Langlais.The Saint Michael’s College Chorale, directed by Nathaniel Lew, will sing the Canadian Harry Somers setting of the Gloria, with trumpets, and Jubilate Deo by Britten. In residence at Saint Michael’s College, the Schola will sing chant settings of three Gregorian Kyrie’s from Fiori Musical by Frescobaldi with brass editions by Tortolano, and the American folk tune, Amazing Grace and Jerusalem, My Happy Home, followed by organ settings by jazz great, George Shearing.The organ setting of Litanies by Alain completes the program.