The Paraguayan folk harp is one of the most recognizable folk music traditions in South America. Las Vegas resident Mariano Gonzales mesmerizes audiences with his delightful and sometimes surprising repertoire on this handcrafted traditional instrument. His solo performances have included concerts at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
SPEAKER: Mariano Gonzalez
EVENT DATE: 09/26/2012
RUNNING TIME: 68 minutes
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The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies will present a public lecture by Professor Kamal Abdel-malek, American University in Dubai, at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, in LH-9. The topic of the talk is “Popular Religious Narratives in Arabic.” For more information, contact Margaret Dwyer at 777-6709.
Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: AC-Chamber Hall
Binghamton University will host Eric Schwartz ’79 – a public policy expert and former White House and United Nations advisor – for this special event. Schwartz will speak about world politics, and will take questions from guests. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. During his illustrious 25-year career in public service, his positions have included U.S. assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration; UN deputy special envoy for tsunami recovery; and senior director and special assistant to the president for multilateral and humanitarian affairs. In 2011, he was named dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. This event is co-sponsored by Dorm Room Diplomacy, the Binghamton University Alumni Association and the Department of Political Science. Dorm Room Diplomacy is a campus-based organization that fosters intercultural dialogue between students in the United States, Middle East and North Africa. Contact the Alumni Relations office at 777-2424 or email@example.com questions.
We have a one month trial of MANGO Languages, an online interactive database that offers over 50 foreign language and 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Languages included are Arabic, Chinese, Irish ,the Romance Languages—even Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew.
Fifteen ESL courses are geared to speakers in their native languages including Chinese, Korean, Russian and Turkish. This trial is available on campus only via the Libraries home page (click on DATABASES and then on TRIAL DATABASES at the bottom of the tab).
The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host a presentation titled “Binghamton Global Business Alliance: Partnerships in an International Market” at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Continuing Education & Outreach Department, LN-1324C.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website at http://ceo.binghamton.edu/sunybest/. For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Binghamton University organizations, departments and student groups will observe International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, with a variety of programs. The schedule includes:
· Tabling by members of Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc. from noon-4 p.m. in the Tillman Lobby. The chapter will distribute lollipops with facts about domestic violence facts. As part of a “Why I Need Feminism” campaign, members will ask passers-by to write a message about why they need feminism.
· A panel discussion titled Violence Against Women: International Perspectives will begin at 3:30 p.m. in LH-8. The Binghamton University Globalistas (BUGs) and the Center for Civic Engagement are organizing the panel, which will be moderated by David Cingranelli, professor of political science.
· A “Ladies Night” program led by resident assistant Alison Mackenzie at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland Hall Main Lounge. Participants will discuss some of the issues that affect women all over the world every day and how college students struggle with a lot of those same things. This will be a safe space for intimate discussion with the feel of a sleepover.
Faculty speakers at the panel discussion will include F. Sonia Arellano-López of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies; Joshua Price, associate professor of sociology; and Mahua Sarkar, associate professor of sociology, Asian and Asian-American studies and women’s studies.
Learn more about International Women’s Day online .
(Aki Kaurismäki, 2011, Finland/France/Germany, 93 min.) Harbors are traditional points of departure and arrival and Finnish director Kaurismäki, uses the port of Le Havre to stage a political fairy tale about Marcel Marx, a genial bohemian whose wife becomes seriously ill at the same time that Idrissa, an illegal immigrant boy from Africa arrives. With skill and good humor the aptly named Marx sets about protecting the boy and a boat-load of other hopeful migrants from the authorities. A.O. Scott writes: “Le Havre” has something of the flavor of a children’s book, with a warm, quiet glow of reassurance in every frame.” Winner: International Film Critics Prize, Cannes, 2011; nominated Academy Award, 2011. Admission is $4. For information, call 777-4998 or e-mail email@example.com.
Webcast from the Library of Congress:
Hanan K. Munayyer discusses the origins of traditional Palestinian dress and embroidery.
Speaker Biography: Hanan K. Munayyer, president of the Palestinian Heritage Foundation, has been an author, researcher and lecturer on Palestinian textile arts for more than 20 years.
EVENT DATE: 09/18/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 72 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
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Join Binghamton Dorm Room Diplomacy and our co-sponsors at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in UU-209, for a discussion with Dasko Shirwani of the KRG.
Shirwani is the director of community affairs for the Kurdish Regional Government and works out of Washington, D.C. He will speak about the KRG’s push for independence, the economic and political situation of Kurdistan and the consequences of regime transitions across the region.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact for more information: bingDRD@gmail.com