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Metallaxis: Transforming the Sound of the Wind Quintet

Music
Metallaxis: Transforming the Sound of the Wind Quintet
Thursday, February 4, 8 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Specializing in contemporary works and original transcriptions, District5 Quintet’s immersive and dramatic shows depart from the standard concert format. This emerging wind quintet is building a reputation for unique and innovative performances. The performance will feature music by Franz Liszt, Paul Hindemith, Isang Yun, Ferruccio Busoni, Elliott Carter, and Evis Sammoutis. (Click heading for full description.)

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Baltimore Dance Project

Dance
Baltimore Dance Project
Thursday – Saturday, February 4, 5 & 6 | 8 pm
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 32nd year, featuring choreography by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and the company. (Click heading for full description.)

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Sounding Botany Bay, Sounding Kamay

Visual Arts
Timothy Nohe: Sounding Botany Bay, Sounding Kamay
February 8 – March 31
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Timothy Nohe’s exhibition Sounding Botany Bay, Sounding Kamay explores the human use of Botany Bay in Australia through this inter-media project that presents documentary photographs, audio compositions and video of the bay. (Click heading for full description.)

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Sounding Botany Bay: How humans have changed a unique Australian environment

Humanities Forum
Timothy Nohe, intermedia artist, professor of visual arts and director of the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC
Tuesday, February 16, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this talk about his multimedia exhibition Timothy Nohe will introduce American audiences to the deeply woven human narrative of Botany Bay, Australia. The artist reveals truths about this complex place through mural prints, video, sound, interviews, archival documents, and material culture. In many ways this story mirrors our American experience related to human stewardship, the colonization and the decimation of indigenous peoples, industrialization, national narratives, globalization, and climate change. (Click heading for full description.)

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Black Ethnic Identity and Immigration: Pursuit of the American Dream

Social Sciences Forum
Christina Greer, associate professor of political science, Fordham University
Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 p.m.
University Center Room 310

There has been significant voluntary immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades, which has changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these “new” blacks will behave politically in the U.S. (Click heading for full description.)

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Why Have Intersex Rights Been So Hard to Secure in America?

Humanities Forum
Alice Dreger, historian of science and medicine
Joan S. Korenman Lecture
Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

For 25 years, people born with intersex (body types that aren’t standard male or standard female) and their allies have been fighting for basic patient rights, including the right to full access to medical histories and the right to decide for themselves about optional genital surgeries. This talk explores why much more progress has been made abroad than in America. Particular attention will be paid to tensions existing between the pursuit of justice and the pursuit of truth, as well as the academic freedom issues surrounding research and activism. (Click heading for full description.)

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UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert

Music
UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The faculty jazz ensemble performs compositions and arrangements by its members, including Tom Williams, trumpet; Matt Belzer, saxophone; Mike Noonan, vibraphone; Tom Lagana, guitar; Harry Appelman, piano; Tom Baldwin, bass; and Scott Tiemann, drums. (Click heading for full description.)

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