Visual Art
They Fight with Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in WWII from D-Day to Dachau
August 26 – December 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As a World War II U.S. Army combat photographer, Walter Rosenblum (1919-2006) landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. Afterwards, the 5-man Signal Corps camera team of which he was a part was attached to various combat units fighting in France, Germany and Austria. This exhibition features 46 of Rosenblum’s wartime photographs, a wide selection of historic documents, personal mementos, and film clips. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Arts
Spectrum: 2015 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
October 8 – December 13

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2015 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Lee Boot, Irene Chan, Kathy Marmor, Tim Nohe, and Eric Smallwood. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 8, from 5 to 7 pm. A free public lecture series by exhibiting Visual Arts faculty will be held in the CADVC’s gallery space. (Click on heading for full description.)


JoAnn Kuchera-Morin: “Composing Data – the AlloSphere”
Thursday, October 8 | 5 pm
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin will speak on “Composing Data – the AlloSphere.” A composer and researcher specializing in multimodal interaction, she is the Creator and Director of the AlloSphere at the California NanoSystems Institute and the Creator and Director of the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The AlloSphere is an instrument for the creation of new modes and genres of expression, including electronic art, computer music, audio simulation. (Click heading for full description.)

Mental health inequalities

Social Sciences Forum
Michael Hughes, professor of sociology, Virginia Tech
Marta Elliott, associate professor of sociology, University of Nevada – Reno
Dawne Mouzon, assistant professor, Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Friday, October 9 | 12:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Three sociologists will give short lectures about mental health inequalities in the US, with an emphasis on race and socioeconomic status. Michael Hughes will deliver a lecture entitled, “Racial Identity and the Mental Health Paradox,” Marta Elliott will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Onset of Mental Illness Among Men: A Stress Process Perspective,” and Dawne Mouzon will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Black-White Paradox of Disorders: Weighing the Empirical Evidence.” (Click heading for full description.)


The Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo
Sunday, October 11 | 3 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Featuring pianists Karina Bruk and Paul Hoffmann, the Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo will explore repertoire arranged for two pianos inspired by the star-crossed lovers, including music by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Prokofiev. The Duo has performed two-piano concerts since 2005 in the United States and abroad, and performs annually at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Their most recent international appearances have been at the World Piano Conferences in 2014, 2011 and 2009 in Novi Sad, Serbia; at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in 2012; and at the Händel Hause for the 2012 EuroArts Festival in Halle, Germany. (Click heading for full description.)


Humanities Forum, Ancient Studies Week
Janet Stephens, independent scholar and hairstylist
Wednesday, October 14 | 4 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Through her groundbreaking research, professional hairdresser and self-trained experimental archaeologist Janet Stephens rediscovered the methods used to recreate ancient Roman hairstyles using only natural hair rather than wigs, as was previously believed to have been worn. In this lecture and demonstration she will explain the universal rules governing hair behavior so that you too may recognize the truth in any hairstyle, ancient Roman or modern. (Click heading for full description.)


Sunday, October 18 | 3 pm
UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer. (Click heading for full description.)


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