Tyler Jo Smith

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, November 5 | 4:00 p.m.
Ancient Studies Week
Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Virginia
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Greek vases have much to teach us about ancient dance and performance. But how do the figures decorating ancient drinking cups and mixing bowls relate to the dances documented by the ancient authors? This talk explores the unique connection between these two important art forms, and reveals the ways they have been understood by scholars over the past 100 years. From drinking games to party tricks, we will explore the context of ancient dance and the special place of vases in performance history. (Click heading for full description.)

Monsieur Lazhar

MLLI Film Festival
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the French area of MLLI will screen Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011). (Click heading for full description.)

Like Father, Like Son

MLLI Film Festival
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:00 p.m.
Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013)
Administration Building Room 101

As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival series, the department will screen Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013). (Click heading for full description.)


Thursday, November 6 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
CIRCA Catalyst
With presenters Neja Tomšič and Jaimes Mayhew
Dresher Center Conference Room, 216 PAHB

CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts).


Thursday – Saturday, November 6 – 8
Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert featuring choreography from Department of Dance seniors. (Click heading for full description.)

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Visual Arts
Wednesday, November 12 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Kumar Talkies, with Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The film Kumar Talkies has received numerous awards and distinctions, and has been shown at more than 40 international film festivals. Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar will discuss the film following a screening. (Click heading for full description.)

Evelynn M Hammonds

Social Sciences Forum
Wednesday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Evelynn M. Hammonds, Director of the Program for the Study of Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
University Center Ballroom

A renowned researcher and author on the history of disease, on the analysis of race, gender and science, and on African-American women and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Hammonds will discuss the ever evolving intersection of scientific, medical, anthropological, and socio-political concepts of race in the United States from the early nineteenth century to present day. (Click heading for full description.)


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