Singing Chinese class recital Friday

Hear the accomplishments of the Binghamton University Singing Chinese Class, under the direction of Hong Zhang, at its student recital at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in FA-Casadesus Recital Hall. Come and enjoy Chinese folk and art songs in the form of solos, duets, ensembles and choruses. This free recital is sponsored by theDepartment of Music.

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University Art Museum to open student-curated exhibit of African art

The University Art Museum will open a student-curated exhibition of African art from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in room FA-179, Nancy J. Powell Lower Galleries. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition, “Living Objects: Makers, Markets, Museum,” is the result of a collaboration by 36 members of Museums and the Art of Exhibitions, an anthropology/art history course taught by Associate Professor of Anthropology and Art History Pamela Smart. Seventeen pieces of 20th-century art from West Africa, on loan from the private collection of retired Binghamton University professor of anthropology Michael Horowitz, and his wife Sylvia Horowitz, will be on display. The exhibition will run through Saturday, March 14.

For more information, contact the University Art Museum at 777-2968.

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IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series

The IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series continues from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.10, when Jay Newberry, assistant professor of geography, will present “Is Refugee Resettlement a Sedentary Solution? The Case of the Somali,” in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room. For more information, go online.

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Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble to perform

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MRC Global Fiesta: Celebrating Holidays around the World

The Multicultural Resource Center invites you to the 6th Annual “MRC Global Fiesta: Celebrating Holidays around the World” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, 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!

This program is co-sponsored by Campus Activities, the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera, the Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas, the International Student and Scholar Services and the SA Vice President of Multicultural Affairs.

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. For questions, contact Mengchen Huang, MRC program coordinator, at 607-777-6071 or via e-mail.

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Trial Database: Human Rights Studies Online


Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

Access Human Rights Studies Online here

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Harpur Cinema presents ‘Grisgris’

Grigris_2013_film_posterHarpur Cinema presents ‘Grisgris’ at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in LH-6. Grisgris hopes to become a professional dancer despite a bum leg. But the extra cash he makes on the dance floor is not enough to pay the bills when his stepfather falls critically ill. When Grisgris begins to smuggle oil to make ends meet, he jeopardizes all his dreams and risks his future with Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute. Haroun is the first African director to win an award at Cannes for his 2010 feature A Screaming Man (HC-Spring, 2012). ‘Grisgris’ was nominated for the Cannes Palm d’Or and was Chad’s entry for the 2013 Academy Awards. Friday’s screening will be introduced by Associate Professor Dora Polachek.


The film will also be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in LH-6. Admission is $4. For more information, call 607-777-4998.

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Second Annual Global Service Fair

Are you interested in global service? Join us for the Second Annual CCE Global Service Fair from noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the UU-Old Union Hall.

This is a great opportunity for students, community members, faculty and staff interested in global service to gather together and learn about some awesome global initiatives based right here in Binghamton! Learn how to get involved and network with others to address international issues such as youth empowerment, food security, housing, sustainability, peace education and healthcare. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Center for Civic Engagement via e-mail or at 607-777-4287.

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2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today

Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. This is our free, five-day, online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world, with sessions held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. With over 250 sessions and 30 keynotes, it is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from educators, organizations, and students focused on globally-connected learning and supporting cultural awareness and educational access.

To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. To continue to receive daily conference schedule lists by email, be sure to join the conference network. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled14. Session recordings are posted immediately following each session.

Volunteers are need to help moderate sessions! Sign up and information here. It’s a ton of fun, you’ll be doing some good, and you’ll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!

See you online!

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VizCult talk to focus on social realism and photography in the People’s Republic of China

The Department of Art History invites the campus to attend an upcoming talk in the Harpur College Speaker Series in Visual Culture. Dengyan Zhou, doctoral student, will speak at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in FA-218, on “Going Deeply to Search and Select: Social Realism and Photography in the People’s Republic of China in the Late 1950s.”

Go online for the abstract and for more information about VizCult.

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