Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: FA-Watters Theater
Binghamton University’s Nukporfe African Dance-Drumming Ensemble, directed by Associate Professor James Burns, will present African music performed by a full ensemble of drummers and dancers. African dance-drumming typically juxtaposes several art forms together including storytelling, pantomime, oral history and community wisdom. It is an excellent way to introduce authentic African culture to anyone who may have little understanding of modern Africa. Tickets are $5 general admission at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visithttp://music.binghamton.edu or become a fan on Facebook. This concert is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.
Friday, December 6, 2013 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: UU-Old Union Hall
Good company! Complementary refreshments! Relax by coming to this month’s International Coffee Hour, sponsored by the vice provost for international affairs and the Office of International Programs. The coffee hour strives to be a space where the entire Binghamton University community, including international students, U.S. students, faculty/staff and community members are welcome. The coffee hours are informal and provide an opportunity to meet and learn more about each other in a relaxed atmosphere. They are held on the first Friday of every month during the academic year from 3:30-5 p.m. Each coffee hour has complementary hot and cold beverages and cookies, sponsored by a different department on campus.
The Multicultural Resource Center invites you to the 5th Annual MRC Global Fiesta: Celebrating Holidays around the World (previously known as Festival of Lights) from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the UU-Mandela Room. This event features presentations on both religious and non-religious holidays around the world, cultural performances, holiday food samplings, interactive activities/games and special prizes!
Come and check out what our cultural groups have in store for you before the holiday season. This event is free and open to all.
8:00 p.m. Casadesus Recital Hall
2013 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner, the most important composer of German opera in the nineteenth century. Then, as now, full productions of Wagner’s stage works are rare outside the largest opera houses; his music reached a far wider audience through transcriptions for piano played by touring virtuosos, particularly those by his close friend (and father-in-law) Franz Liszt. Join speaker Paul Schleuse and pianist Michael Salmirs as they explore the musical and personal links between these two composers, and will feature Liszt’s transcriptions of some of Wagner’s best-known music from Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Nibelungen. Tickets are $5 general public and free for students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online at http://anderson.binghamton.edu or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visit http://music.binghamton.edu or become a fan on Facebook. This concert is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.
Michael Weintraub, predoctoral fellow in the Yale University Program on Order, Conflict and Violence, will speak on “Armed Group Competition and Civilian Abuse in Multiparty Civil Wars” from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in S2-140.
In this webcast from the Library of Congress, Kenneth Pomeranz discusses the development of China in the early part of the 20th Century.
American Historical Association President Kenneth Pomeranz is professor of History at the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1980 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1988.
Access the webcast here
TITLE: Resisting Imperialism, Resisting Decolonization: Making China from the Ruins of the Qing, 1912-1949
SPEAKER: Kenneth Pomeranz
EVENT DATE: 07/23/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
In this webcast from the Library of Congress, Ruze Dalmatinke of Seattle, Washington presents traditional Croatian songs. Founded by sisters Binki Franulovic Spahi and Alma Franulovic Plancich who immigrated to the U.S. with their family after World War II, the group origianally sprang from their desire to preserve the songs of their native Dalmatia, but their repertoire has since expanded to include songs from throughout Croatia. Special guests Croatian Ambassador Josko Paro and Rep. Jim McDermott provide introductory comments.
Access the webcast here
TITLE: Ruze Dalmatinke Traditional Croatian Singing from Washington State
EVENT DATE: 07/18/2012
RUNNING TIME: 62 minutes
Eugene Park, Korea Foundation associate professor of history and director of the James Joo-Jin Park Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “Descent Group Identities in Modern Korea” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in LH-7. The event is open to all.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: UU-Old Union Hall
Interested in getting involved in a global service initiative? Want to connect with students, faculty, staff and community members engaged in these types of projects? The Global Service Fair will showcase groups, programs, projects, courses, community organizations, etc. that either significantly support or engage in global service. Come find out how you can get involved and make a difference for others across the globe. Questions? Contact the Center for Civic Engagement at email@example.com.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in LH-6
A Cat in Paris (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol, 2010, France/Netherlands/Switzerland, Belgium, 70 min.) This film is about a cat with many lives…as Zoe, a silent little girl traumatized by her father’s loss finds out. By day Dino is her beloved pet. But at night, he stalks the rooftops of Paris helping Nico, a daring jewel robber. How Dino and Nico help Zoe’s mother bring about justice is only one of the pleasures of this magical film in hand-drawn, old-school animation. “Complete with a climactic Hitchcockian set piece on the rooftops of Notre Dame…the romantic backdrops tip the hat to film noir…in a storybook Paris of the imagination.” (Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian) (Nominated Best Animated Film: Oscar, César, European Film Awards 2012). Admission is $4.
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