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Spring 2014 Events

HSS Events Calendar for Spring 2014 (as of Jan. 28, 2014)

Date                           Event

Tues., Jan. 28              Illustrated lecture by travel writer Gary Kraut on American war-related memories in France. This lecture is the beginning of our efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I (August 1914); it will also related to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy (June 1944).  Library Auditorium, 7:00 pm.

Wed., Jan. 29              Opening of Hakuna Mama Exhibition in 111 AIMM.

Tues., Feb.4                Film screening: “The Long Road to the Hall of Fame.”  Meet Moroccan Filmmaker & Italy Center Film Professor, Reda Zine. Discussion to follow.  Education Building 115, 4:00 – 6;00 pm.

Wed., Feb. 5                Study Abroad Fair. Students interested in studying abroad in Maymester, Summer, and Fall 2014 may meet with TCNJ’s study abroad partners and faculty program directors and begin planning their international adventures!  (Sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement.)  Social Science Building, Atrium. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Wed., Feb. 5                Screening of Central Park Five in Library Auditorium at 5:30 pm.  This event is part of our celebration of African-American History Month.

Thurs., Feb. 6             Close Readings Series, Dr. John Landreau (Women’s and Gender Studies):  The Brief Wondrous Opening Lines of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Sponsored by the Department of English.  Business Building Lounge, 11:30am-12:30pm.

Thurs., Feb. 6             Politics Forum Symposium on Events in Ukraine:  “What Are They Fighting For?”  In the Library Auditorium at 11:30 am to 12:20 pm, featuring speakers from Ukraine by Skype, hosted Dr. Cynthia Paces of the History Department, Dr. Stauff of the Center for Global Engagement and the History Department, and Dean Pavlovsky of the TCNJ Library.

Sat., Feb. 8                  Undergraduate Philosophy Conference of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium. Keynote Speaker: Joshua Knobe, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Yale University.  Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.  Event in classrooms in the Social Science Building, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more information see http://philos.pages.tcnj.edu/.

Sat., Feb. 8                  HSS and BSU are co-sponsoring a field trip to see Fences (play by August Wilson) at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, as part of our celebration of African-American History Month. Student tickets are available at the Box Office in the Brower Student Center.

Tues., Feb. 11             Black Male Symposium, as part of our celebration of African-American History Month.  Library Auditorium, 7:00 pm.

Wed., Feb. 12              “Translating Experimental Poetry: The Politics of Poetics Under Dictatorship in Argentina,” Reading and talk by Molly Weigel, award-winning translator of Argentinian poets. Library Auditorium, at 6:00 pm.

Thurs., Feb 13            Visiting Artist Series: Michael Schudson “Trust vs. Transparency in Modern Democracies.” Hosted by the Department of Communication Studies & the TCNJ Politics Forum.  Location TBD, 11:30 – 12:30 pm.

Thurs., Feb. 13           INK (Student Writers Organization) Valentine’s Day Coffeehouse at 8:30 pm in Bliss Lounge.

Fri., Feb. 14                Performance of “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler.  Presented by the TCNJ Women in Learning & Leadership Program.  This event is part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. It promotes events and fundraisers to support anti-violence organizations and to help women around the world. V-Day generates attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, and invites everyone to join this powerful movement. Please support your local community in this exceptional cause:  ticket sales for the Vagina Monologues support local and global non-profit organizations engaged in helping girls and women here and around the world: Sage Girl, a non-profit that supports girl-positive programs in the community; and the Acahualt Women’s Clinic that provides low cost general and gynecological sexual health education and job training for women in Managua’s poorest neighborhood with a community preschool for children of the nearby city dump workers, among other services.  (This performance contains sensitive material.)  Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

Sat., Feb. 15                Performance, “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler.  Presented by the TCNJ Women in Learning & Leadership Program.  Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.  (See Feb. 14 for more information.)

Sun., Feb. 16               Performance, “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler.  Presented by the TCNJ Women in Learning & Leadership Program.  Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.  (See Feb. 14 for more info.)

Tues., Feb. 18             International Film Festival, screening of  “Madadayo” (Japanese film with subtitles).  Library Auditorium at 5:30 pm.

Wed., Feb. 19              Regina Holliday will be painting on campus from 2 to 4 pm on a topic related to patients’ rights.  The painting activity will be outside, weather permitting, or in the Student Center.  See the HSS website for more details.

Thurs., Feb. 20           Regina Holliday will be giving a talk on patients’ rights, entitled “The Writing on the Wall,” in 115 Education from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm.  In her talk Holliday will weave together concepts in data integration, social media, public policy, and the arts.

Fri., Feb. 21-Sat., Feb. 22                Exploring Liberty Conference:  most events outside Physics 101, including talks by Howie Baetier, Antony Davies, Clark Neilly, and James Stacey Taylor.  Contact Dr. Taylor at jtaylor@tcnj.edu for more details.

Mon., Feb. 24             A. M. Homes, author of the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In A Country of Mothers, and Jack, with additional volumes of short stories – A Master Series Lecture.  Library Auditorium at 5:00 pm.  Homes’s work has been translated into 22 languages and appears frequently in numerous literary journals and magazines and has created original television pilots for HBO, FX, and CBS and wrote the adaptation of her first novel, Jack, for Showtime.  She has won numerous awards, including NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Tues., Feb. 25             Public Enemy’s Chuck D performs, as part of African-American History Month, Mayo Concert Hall, 7:30 pm.  This is a ticketed event.

Wed., Feb. 26              Career Planning Workshop: Darcy Lear Ph.D. and career coach, “Getting Started on your Job Search with a Language Minor or Major.” Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Office of the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Education Building 115, 2:00-3:30 pm.

Wed., Feb. 26              Irina Aristarkhova, University of Michigan, will gie a lecture entitled “History Lessons:  A Global Feminist Look at Recent Events in Russia,” in which she will discuss, among other things, the Pussy Riot phenomenon.  Lecture at 7 pm in the Library Auditorium.  This event is part of Women’s History Month.

Mon., March 3           Lecture, Dr. Kevin Morris, Tulane University (Department of Philosophy), titled “A Cheshire Cat: Mental Causes and the Material World.” Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of English.  Library Auditorium, 5:00 pm.

Tues., March 4           Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: Dr. David Forsythe, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Title TBD. The public is welcome to attend this free lecture. Light refreshments will be available at the post-lecture reception.  Education Building 212, 4:00 – 6:15 pm.

Tues., March 4           INK’s Student Reading Series: Library Auditorium at 8:30 pm.

Wed., March 5            Lecture by Dr. James Livingston, Professor of History (Rutgers):  “Did It Really Happen?: Can the Past As Such Be Changed by Its (Re)Construction?”  Education 113 from 12 noon to 1:20 pm.

Wed., March 5            Lecture by Dr. Sue Wells, Professor of English at Temple University, and author of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and the Work of Writing:  A rhetorical and sociological analysis of the best seller and the work of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective that produced it.  Education 212 at 5:00 pm.  This event is part of Women’s History Month.

Thurs., March 6          Dr. John Ruscio will be giving a talk titled “What They Imagine They Can Design:  A Story of Difficult Choices and New Ways of Thinking.” Description: When I applied for sabbatical leave, I planned to write a scholarly book that would explore the policy implications of behavioral economics.  Instead, I postponed that project and wrote a novel called What They Imagine They Can Design.  As events unfold at a university, the cast of characters is confronted with difficult choices and some new ways of thinking.  What do they learn?  How does the title encapsulate the fundamental lesson?  Come and find out!  Social Science Building 130, 11:30 am.

Mon., March 17         The Eurasia/Middle East Society (EME) is sponsoring its Annual TCNJ Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration, which features a concert of Persian and Central Asian music by the distinguished composer and vocalist of Persian, Turkish and Central Asian Sufi and folk music, Amir Vahab and his Ensemble, followed by free Middle Eastern food and dancing.  Education Building 212, 7:00 pm.

Wed., March 19          TCNJ Center for the Arts: “History of Histories: Afghan Films, 1960-Present” by Artist Mariam Ghani.  Education Building, 212. 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Wed., March 19          Lecture by Lillian Faderman, internationally known scholar of lesbian history and literature, whose works have been translated into many languages and who has won many awards include six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, Yale University’s James Brudner Award, the Monette/Horwitz Award, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship among many others.  Lecture on legalization of same-sex marriage and lesbian love in Education 115 at 1:00 pm.  This event is part of Women’s History Month.

Thurs., March 20        TCNJ Center for the Arts: Dido and Aeneas / Presented by the TCNJ Lyric Theatre & Orchestra.  The College of New Jersey Department of Music is pleased to present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas.  The evening will feature the student soloists of TCNJ’s Lyric Theater and Orchestra, and is directed by Professor Lars Woodul and conducted by Professor Michel Galante.  Don Evans Black Box Theater, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

Fri., March 21             TCNJ Center for the Arts: Dido and Aeneas / Presented by the TCNJ Lyric Theatre & Orchestra.  Don Evans Black Box Theater, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

Fri., March 21             Lunafest at 7:00 pm.  This event is part of Women’s History Month.

Sat., March 22            TCNJ Center for the Arts: Dido and Aeneas / Presented by the TCNJ Lyric Theatre & Orchestra.  Don Evans Black Box Theater, 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

Sun., March 23           TCNJ Center for the Arts: Dido and Aeneas / Presented by the TCNJ Lyric Theatre & Orchestra.  Don Evans Black Box Theater, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Tues., March 25         International Film Festival, screening of  “Russian Ark” (Russian Film with subtitles) with remarks from Professor Tim Harte (Bryn Mawr College).  Library Auditorium, 6:30 pm.

Wed., March 26          TCNJ Center for the Arts: “Kandahar Treasure: Empowering Afghan Women One Stitch at a Time” by Rangina Hamidi.  Library Auditorium, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  This event is part of Women’s History Month.

Thurs., March 27        Dr. Dominic Packer, Lehigh University (Psychology Department), will be giving a talk, title TBD (This talk counts for 097, 098, and 099 credit.)  Education Building 115, 11:30 am.

Thurs., March 27        Lecture by Dr. Alison Landsberg, Associate Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University:  “Engaging the Past in the Virtual Museum:  Anne Frank’s ‘Secret Annex Online.’”  Business Lounge from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm.

Thurs., March 27        Lecture by Dr. Angel Nieves, Professor of American Studies at Hamilton College:  “Dangerous Reconstructions:  Serious Games, Difficult Heritage, and South Africa’s Soweto ’76 Uprising.”  Library Auditorium at 4:00 pm.  This event is part of our Women’s History Month celebration.

Thurs., March 27        “Last Lecture” by Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, Dean of HSS, 8:30 pm in Student Center Room 202.

Fri., March 28             TCNJ Center for the Arts: Boheme Opera NJ Presents “La Traviata” [With A Pre-Performance Chat at 7PM]]  Kendall Main Stage Theatre, 8:00 – 10:30 pm.

Sun., March 30           TCNJ Center for the Arts:Boheme Opera NJ Presents “La Traviata” [With A Pre-Performance Chat at 2PM].  Kendall Main Stage Theatre, 3:00 – 5:30 pm.

Tues., April 1             Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania;  “Mind Wars:  Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century.”  Library auditorium, 4:30 pm.

Thurs., April 3            Close Readings Series, Dr. Lincoln Konkle (English):  “Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’: A Study in Misreading.” Sponsored by the Department of English.  Business Building Lounge, 11:30am-12:30pm.

Fri., April 4                 TCNJ is hosting the New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium’s Annual Undergraduate Colloquium.  See the WGS website for more details.

Sat., April 4 – Sun., April 5               TCNJ sponsors the fifth annual New Jersey Model United Nations conference for high school students at the Holiday Inn Express Southeast in Plainsboro, NJ.  All are welcome to hear the guest speaker (to be announced) at 9:00am on Friday April 5.  For more details see http://njmun.pages.tcnj.edu/ or contact Brian Potter (potter@tcnj.edu).

Mon., April 7             International Film Festival, screening of  “Grandmasters” (Chinese film with subtitles).  Library Auditorium at 5:30 pm.

Tues., April 8             Dr. He Len Chung (Psychology Department) will be giving a talk, title TBD. (This talk counts for 097, 098, and 099 credit.)  Social Science Building 225, 11:30 am.

Thurs., April 10          Lecture by Dr. Michael Donoghue, Sterling Professor of Ecology/Evolutionary Biology and Curator for the Peabody Museum at Yale University:  ““Evolutionary Biology: Re -constructing Past Life and Environments.”  SC-P101 from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm.

Mon., April 28           Showing of award-winning and controversial Polish Film, “Aftermath,” about a Polish man’s efforts to rescue Jewish gravestones in a small village in Poland, Library Auditorium,  7:00 pm, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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