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April arts and events at Connecticut College
It’s raining events, exhibitions and performances on the Connecticut College campus. The following are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted:
•April 1-23: Senior Art Minor/ All-Student Exhibition, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery in Cummings Arts Center Galleries. For more information, contact the art department at 860-439-2740.
•April 3: Wendell Cooper and Nicholas Leichter ’94 Dance Showings and Talk, in which the choreographers will perform a piece and discuss the art of dance at 11:50 a.m. and present a different work at 6 p.m., Martha Myers Studio in the College Center at Crozier-Williams. For more information, call 860-439-2830.
•April 4: "Moments of Freedom: Revolutionary Art From China, South Africa and Tunisia," a panel discussion and opening reception for an exhibit featuring propaganda posters and revolutionary artwork by internationally acclaimed artists. The event is also part of an initiative to sponsor a photography competition for emerging artists from Tunisia to support their ongoing fight against violence and in favor of freedom of expression, 4 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room in Charles E. Shain Library. For more information, contact Linda Camelio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•April 4: “Reproductive Mechanisms in Flowering Plants: Molecular Dialogues between Pollen and Pistil,” a lecture by Mark Johnson, associate professor of biology at Brown University, 4:30 p.m., Room 101 of New London Hall.
•April 4: Film screening of "The Prep School Negro," a documentary about the experiences of prep school students of color by director Andre Robert Lee, a 1994 graduate of Connecticut College. Lee will conduct a Q&A after the screening, 7 p.m., Silfen Auditorium (Room 106) of Bill Hall. For more information, contact Tricia Dallas at email@example.com.
•April 5: onStage at Connecticut College presents the Alfredo Rodríguez Trio. Rodríguez, whose riveting artistry on the piano is informed as much by Bach and Stravinsky as by his Cuban and jazz roots, is accompanied in this performance by Peter Slavov on bass and Francisco Mela on drums, 8 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. To purchase tickets, call 860-439-ARTS (2787) or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu.
•April 6: Senior Recital with Jamil Jorge '13 on trombone, 3 p.m., Harkness Chapel. For more information, contact Terry Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•April 12: “Chicano/ Latino Art in American Society,” a sociology lecture by Karen Gonzalez Rice, assistant professor of art history, and Ana Campos-Holland, assistant professor of sociology. They’ll discuss how Chicano/ Latino artists use a variety of media — from painting and installation to relational performance and new media technologies — to explore identity, history, politics, spirituality and culture, 4 p.m., Room 307 of Cummings Arts Center. For more information, contact Campos-Holland at Ana.Campos-Holland@conncoll.edu.
•April 12: Shwiffs Spring Concert, featuring Connecticut College's first a cappella group, an all-female ensemble established in 1944, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel.
•April 12: Faculty Concert featuring Kumi Ogano, adjunct assistant professor of music, 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Ogano is an acclaimed pianist who has appeared with major orchestras including the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Japan Philharmonic. A reception will follow in the Cummings Arts Center Salon. For more information, contact Terry Wisniewski at email@example.com.
•April 13: TEDxConnecticutCollege, an all-day event that combines live speakers, performers and mixed media to spark deep discussion among the campus community and beyond. TEDx events are independently organized events operated under a license from TED, the nonprofit organization known for its annual conferences that bring together many of the world's leading thinkers to deliver what TED calls "the talk of their lives." TEDx gives communities the same experience on a local level. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. For tickets, visit tedxconnecticutcollege2013.eventbrite.com.
•April 16: “Getting The Bugs Out and Going With The Flow!” A Connecticut College Chemistry Seminar Series lecture by Robert Maguire, senior principal scientist in the Synthetic Technology Group at Pfizer Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, 4:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium in Hale Laboratory.
•April 18: Filmmaker Geoffrey Fletcher visits campus for a screening of " Violet & Daisy," his latest film, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo. Fletcher will introduce the film and conduct a Q&A after the screening. 4:30 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. For more information, call 860-439-2458.
•April 18: “From Our Homelands to the Tars Sands,” a lecture by Melina Laboucan-Massimo, climate and energy campaigner and Greenpeace and Cree environmental justice activist. She will discuss indigenous resistance to the tar sands projects and the proposed expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, 4:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room of Blaustein Humanities Center. This free, public lecture is part of the College’s global environmental justice conference, “The Quest for Global Environmental Equity in an Increasingly Inequitable World.” For more information, call 860-439-5417.
•April 18: “Mongolia under the Microscope: Deciphering Mongolia's Past, Present and Future,” a Connecticut College Biology/ Botany Seminar Series presentation by Mark Edlund, senior scientist at St. Croix Watershed Research Station at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 4:30 p.m., Room 101 in New London Hall.
•April 18-20: "Ten Different Things," a Department of Dance Senior Thesis Performance. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Palmer Auditorium Stage. For more information, contact Aimee Couture at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•April 19: National Astronomy Day Star Gazing, featuring binocular and telescopic views of the night sky, 7:30 p.m., Olin Science Center Observatory. For more information, contact Leslie Brown at email@example.com.
•April 19-20: "The Quest for Global Environmental Equity in an Increasingly Inequitable World," the 2013 Elizabeth Babbott Conant & Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Conference hosted by Connecticut College’s Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment. Registration is $65 for the full conference, $25 for students; $35 for Friday events only and $35 for Saturday events only. The following keynote lectures, both in the Ernst Common Room of Blaustein Humanities Center, are free and open to the general public: “From Our Homelands to the Tars Sands,” April 18 at 4:30 p.m., and “The High Tech Trashing of the Global South,” April 19 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-439-5417.
•April 19: “The High Tech Trashing of the Global South,” a Jean Thomas Lambert Environmental Lecture by Jim Puckett, director of the Basel Action Network and producer of its popular “Exporting Harm” video. Puckett will discuss the global expansion of e-waste injustices and what the international community is doing to address this serious issue, 7:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room of Blaustein Humanities Center. This free, public lecture is part of the College’s global environmental justice conference, “The Quest for Global Environmental Equity in an Increasingly Inequitable World.” For more information, call 860-439-5417.
•April 20: Senior Recital featuring Avery Yurman ’13 on bassoon, 3 p.m., Harkness Chapel. For more information, contact Terry Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•April 21: Senior Recital featuring Maura Spillane '13 on clarinet, 1 p.m., Harkness Chapel. For more information, contact Terry Wisniewski at email@example.com.
•April 23: “Strategic Applications of Allylboron Reagents: New Reactions in Allyl-Allyl - Cross-Coupling and Allylboration,” a Connecticut College Chemistry Seminar Series presentation by Robert Kyne, senior scientist of medicinal chemistry at Pfizer, 4:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium in Hale Laboratory.
•April 24: "How I Became the World's Youngest Traitor to the Working Class,” a lecture by Bernard Murstein, the May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Connecticut College. Using anecdotes from his new book, “When Seltzer was Two Cents a Glass: A History of America and Me, 1929-1955,” Murstein will discuss his experience growing up in the 1920s in the Bronx’s United Workers Cooperative Colony, which was designed to function as a working class utopia, and will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room.
•April 24: Senior Recital featuring Jen Herbert '13 on piano, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel. For more information, contact Terry Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•April 25-28: “Into the Woods,” a student performance of the Tony-winning musical featuring the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., in Tansill Theater. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Donna Holman at email@example.com.
•April 26: Student Recital featuring Andrew Stein-Zeller '14 on guitar, 4 p.m., Harkness Chapel. For more information, contact: Terry Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•April 30: “Latinos and Politics in the U.S.,” a sociology lecture by Carlos A. Suárez Carrasquillo, visiting assistant professor, and MaryAnne Borrelli, professor of government. The talk presents the wide spectrum of Latino politics in the United States with a focus on the Caribbean (Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans), 4 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room in Charles E. Shain Library. For more information, contact: Ana Campos-Holland at Ana.Campos-Holland@conncoll.edu.