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Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 2003

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams

Visual Arts
January 26 – March 25
A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition of 80 photographs by William Earle Williams depicts places in the New World from the Caribbean and North America that are unheralded and uncelebrated where Americans, black and white, determined the meaning of freedom. Prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle for freedom accompany the work. (Click on heading for full description.)


Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish

Visual Arts
Continuing through March 22
Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish
Library Rotunda

On display in the Rotunda of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish, an exhibition drawn from the holdings of the Richard Jaquish Archive in the Special Collections Department. Richard Warren “Jake” Jaquish (1933–1999) was a passionate landscape photographer for whom making photographs was a spiritual quest. Being out in the middle of a wilderness area gave him great satisfaction especially when he made images that touched upon something elemental in the human spirit. The primordial landscape produced in him a heightened awareness of matters only explainable in terms of images. (Click on heading for complete information.)

Janet Shibley Hyde

Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Psychological Gender Differences

Social Sciences Forum
Wednesday, March 4 | 4:00 p.m.
Janet Shibley Hyde, Evjue-Bascom Professor & Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies and Director at the Center for Research on Gender & Women at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Albin. O Kuhn Library Gallery

The media portray psychological differences between women and men as large and biologically determined—men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Dr. Hyde’s research uses the statistical method of meta-analysis to investigate whether these claims are accurate. The results are surprising. (Click heading for full description.)


There is a Crack in Everything: That’s How the Light Gets in

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Michael Rakowitz, Professor, Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University
Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 132

Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his work in the context of hope and antagonism, and at the intersection of problem solving and trouble-making. Rakowitz’s interventions in urban spaces extend from paraSITE (1998 – ongoing), in which the artist builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior vents of a building’s HVAC system, to Minaret (2001 – ongoing), in which access is gained to rooftops in Western cities and the Islamic call to prayer is sounded. (Click heading for full description.)

Foster Boy

Foster Boy (Switzerland, Markus Imboden, 2011)

MLLI Film Festival
Foster Boy (Switzerland, Markus Imboden, 2011)
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Administration Building, Room 101

Based on thousands of true cases of a practice that lasted centuries until the 1950s, this popular Swiss feature film follows the story of Max, who is contracted out of an orphanage to a peasant farmer, where, to escape brutal physical labor, starvation, and regular corporal punishment, he learns to play the accordion. (Click heading for full description.)


Peace in the City: As Colombia Peace Talks Advance, Citizens Build Peace in Medellin

MLLI Lecture
Friday, March 6 | 12 p.m.
Sonia Ines Goéz Orrego, executive director of CEDECIS – the Corporation for Community Development and Social Integration in Medellín, Colombia
150 Sherman Hall (B Wing)

Sonia Ines Goéz Orrego is the executive director of CEDECIS, a dynamic community organization working in some of the most violent areas of Medellín. With two decades of experience in community organizing and building a culture of peace, she can show how people have come together to prevent forced recruitment of young people by gangs, paramilitary and guerrilla organizations, to train children and adolescents in nonviolence, and to build more resilient and peaceful communities.


Confessions (Japan, Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010)

MLLI Film Festival
Monday, March 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Sherman Hall, Room 003

A middle-school teacher (played by Takako Matsu), whose four-year-old daughter is found dead, is convinced that two of her students were response for her daughter’s murder. (Click heading for full description.)


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