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Celebrate the earth, enjoy music and attend thought-provoking discussions this April

03/31/2010

 Amelia Piano Trio

Amelia Piano Trio

Upcoming events at Connecticut College include the annual celebration of the environment, a two-day conference exploring 100 years of women´s education at Connecticut College, concerts by professional and student musicians and a film screening of "The Mechanical Bride," produced and directed by Allison de Fren, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College´s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. The schedule of events is: • April 1: "A Hair Affair - Take a Walk on the Wild-Hair Side," featuring the Connecticut College Orchestra, 4:30 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Anthea Kreston, adjunct assistant professor of music, and Jason Duckles, adjunct assistant professor of music, will direct. • April 1: "Lines in the Sand: Moral geographies at the edge of America," a lecture by Lawrence Taylor, professor of anthropology at the National University of Ireland-Maynooth, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. • April 1: "Buried Alive: The Prison and the American Gothic Imagination," a lecture by Caleb Smith, assistant professor of English at Yale University, 4:30 p.m., Coffee Grounds. • April 1: "Amelia Piano Trio," featuring violinist Kreston, cellist Duckles and guest pianist Pei-Yao Wang, 6 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. • April 2: "Working Toward Food, Environmental and Community Sustainability: The New London F.R.E.S.H. Story," a lecture by Arthur Lerner, founder and director of operations for F.R.E.S.H., a local organization that works to transform the food system of greater New London, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. Lerner will discuss the link between public health, social justice and ecological sustainability. • April 2: "A Walk to Beautiful," a film screening of the award-winning documentary that follows Ethiopian women who suffer from obstetric fistula, 8 p.m., Cro´s Nest. Following the screening, the College´s InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will host a Q&A session. • April 5: "Asian/Pacific Islander Convocation," featuring Connecticut Superior Court judge Nina Elgo, a 1984 graduate of Connecticut College and student speakers, 7 p.m., 1941 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. • April 5: "Cello All Alone," a performance by Duckles, 8 p.m., Fortune Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Duckles will play suites by Bach and Harbison. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • April 7: "Why Marriage? Homonormativity and the Limits of Liberalism," a sexuality studies series lecture by Jen Manion, assistant professor of history and director of the college´s LGBTQ Resource Center, noon, LGBTQ Resource Center, Burdick House. • April 7: "The Susan Smith Case: Nonfiction Techniques," a Endowed Chair Lecture by Blanche Boyd, the Roman S. and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and writer-in-residence at Connecticut College, 6:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. After Susan Smith confessed to the murder of her children in October of 1994, Boyd travelled to South Carolina to study the murders and to attend Smith´s trial. In this talk, she will describe how fiction techniques can help make a nonfiction story. • April 8: "Film Criticism in the 21st Century," a Lorna F. McGuire Lecture by film critics Charles Taylor, a 1983 graduate of Connecticut College, and Stephanie Zacharek, 4:30 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. • April 8: "A Schumann 200th Celebration," a concert by the Amelia Piano Trio, featuring Kreston, Duckles and guest pianist Andrew Armstrong, 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • April 9: "Hope for Haiti," a series of seven short talks addressing various topics related to Haiti´s history, the emergency response following the earthquake and the long-term effects of the disaster, 1-5 p.m., Olin Observatory Room 014. For a full list of speakers, visit http://aspen.conncoll.edu/news/6142.cfm. • April 9: "Cantus," an onStage at Connecticut College performance, 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Cantus, a professional male a cappella ensemble, will perform. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for senior and $11 for students. • April 9: "Hope for Haiti Improv Comedy Show," featuring Connecticut College´s N2O, Northeastern University´s NU and Improv´d and Yale University´s The Purple Crayon, 9:30 p.m., 1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets will be available at the door for $15; the full ticket price will be donated to the International Alliance for the Advancement of Children, a non-profit organization that provides education, vocational training, healthcare and nutrition to children in Les Cayes, Haiti. • April 10: "Senior Recital with Elizabeth Trainer ´10," 3 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Trainer will play the flute and will be accompanied by pianist Simon Holt. • April 10: "Bad," a theatrical performance about a young African-American girl who is unwilling to yield to the rules of society, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Evans Hall. • April 10: "Hope for Haiti Variety Show," featuring dance and musical performances by Connecticut College students and faculty, including The Co Co Beaux, Conn Chords and Conn Artists a cappella groups and the Connecticut College Dance Team, 7:30 p.m., 1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets will be available at the door for $15; admission to the 10 p.m. Erol Josue performance is included. The full ticket price will be donated to the International Alliance for the Advancement of Children, a non-profit organization that provides education, vocational training, healthcare and nutrition to children in Les Cayes, Haiti. • April 10: "Erol Josue and special guest Jowee Omicil in concert," 10 p.m., 1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Josue, who is often called "The Prince of Haitian Roots Music," is known for merging the rich musical, vocal and dance traditions of Haitian Vodou with modern pop and funk. Tickets will be available at the door for $15; admission to the 7:30 p.m. Hope for Haiti Variety Show is included. The full ticket price will be donated to the International Alliance for the Advancement of Children, a non-profit organization that provides education, vocational training, healthcare and nutrition to children in Les Cayes, Haiti. • April 11: "New England´s Other Witch Hunt: The Hartford Witch Hunt of the 1660s and the Changing Patterns of Prosecution," a lecture by Walter Woodward, Connecticut state historian, 2 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. • April 11: "Senior Voice Recital with Riordan Frost ´10," 2 p.m., Harkness Chapel. • April 14: "A View from Above: Improving Maya Settlement Archaeology with Remote Sensing," a lecture by Tom Garrison, a 2000 graduate of Connecticut College and postdoctoral fellow of archaeology and anthropology at Brown University, 4:30 p.m., Haines Room, Shain Library. • April 14: "Magdelen Hsu-Li Performs for Connecticut College," a lecture by Magdelen Hsu-Li, a women´s activist, 7 p.m., Blaustein 210. • April 16: "Laser-Based Remote Detection of Trace Explosives," a lecture by Charles M. Wynn, research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology´s Lincoln Laboratory, 1:30 p.m., F.W. Olin Science Center Room 111. • April 16: "Poet´s Love and Death," a performance by baritone Maksim Ivanov and pianist Gwendolyn Hillman, 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • April 17: "Earth Fest!" Connecticut College´s annual celebration of the environment, featuring more than 30 educational exhibits and activities including the Mystic Paper Beast roving puppets, musical performances by local bands, organic food, Arboretum tours and kayak demonstrations, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date: April 18), Tempel Green. • April 17: "Senior Recital with Jen Bush ´10," 1 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Bush will play the chapel organ. • April 17: "Senior Voice Recital Corey Lalime ´10," 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel. • April 18: "Kumi Ogano in Concert," 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Pianist Kumi Ogano is an adjunct professor of music at Connecticut College. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. • April 21: "The Republic´s Closet: Can One Be ´Gay´ and French?" A sexuality studies series lecture by Catherine Spencer, professor of French, noon, LGBTQ Resource Center, Burdick House. • April 21: "Carjacked," a lecture by Catherine Lutz, the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Brown University, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. Lutz will discuss her latest book, "Carjacked," and Americans´ troubled relationship with the automobile. • April 22: "Fruit to sapling: Tree recruitment processes in an Amazonian rainforest," a biology seminar series lecture by Varun Swamy, a 2001 graduate of Connecticut College and postdoctoral associate at Duke University´s Center for Tropical Conservation and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, 4:30 p.m., New London Hall Room 112. • April 22-24: "Dance Senior Thesis Concert," featuring choreography by Connecticut College senior dance majors, Dance Professor Lisa Race and guest artists Rachel Boggia and Rodger Belman, 7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $6 for seniors and students. • April 23-24: "Moving Worlds: 100 Years of Women´s Education at Connecticut College." Aili Tripp, professor of political science and gender and women´s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver the keynote address April 23 at 5 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. Student and alumni presentations will follow on April 24 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall. • April 25: "Senior Voice Recital with Elizabeth Cooper-Mullins ´10 and Ben Coleman ´10," 2 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Patricia Newman will accompany on the piano. • April 25: "Connecticut College Chamber Choir Concert," directed by Paul Althouse, professor of music, 7:30 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors. • April 27: "Chemistry Seminar," a presentation of chemistry students´ honors theses, 4:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium, Hale Laboratory. • April 27: "Chak de India!" a film screening of a Bollywood sports film about field hockey in India, 7 p.m., Bill Hall Room 106. • April 29: "Student Guitar Recital," directed by James McNeish, adjunct assistant professor of music, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel. • April 30: "Jazz in the Courtyard," a Connecticut College Jazz Ensemble performance directed by Gary Buttery, adjunct assistant professor of music, 4:30 p.m., Castle Court (rain location: Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center). • April 30: "The Mechanical Bride," a screening of a film about creating the perfect female artificially, particularly as it is represented within science fiction film, television and literature, and the ways in which the fantasy both informs and conflicts with modern-day attempts to create robotic companions, 7 p.m., F.W. Olin Science Center Room 014. The film is produced and directed by Allison de Fren, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Connecticut College´s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology.

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