Celebrating International Translation Day 2015

Translation Studies GSO invites you to celebrate International Translation Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in FA-258, with a screening of the Interpreter! Pizza will be provided and the movie will be followed by a discussion of translation and interpreting. Open to the entire campus – so invite your friends!

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A Space to Develop: Mining and Indigenous Institution Building as Anti-Systemic Praxis in Guatemala

As part of the IASH Fellows Speaker Series, Sociology graduate student Samantha Fox will speak on “A Space to Develop: Mining and Indigenous Institution Building as Anti-Systemic Praxis in Guatemala” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106.

Since the emergence of mineral extraction as a central avenue of economic development in Central America, indigenous peoples have struggled to exert control over the pace and progress of mining. Conflict surrounding the Marlin Mine in Guatemala has challenged indigenous institutions to maintain solidarity and cohesion in communities as the mine expands. While the goal is to close the mine, communities realize that the only way to successfully challenge transnational mining projects is to prevent them in the first place. In a situation where the mine is already producing minerals, indigenous communities in Guatemala are addressing the problems created by the mine as autonomous subjects. This presentation examines how transformations associated with mining are being confronted through the creation of institutions that parallel the state and reinforce autonomy.

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Forum on China trade and investment Monday

The Center for International Business Advancement at Binghamton University and Empire State Development Corporation invite you to attend a China trade and investment forum from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in ES-2008, with Edward Kowalewski, director of International Investment Programs and private sector liaison to the World Bank Group, Empire State Development; and Matthew Koon, consulting manager at Tractus, building business in Shanghai, China. For more information and to register for the event, go online.

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Exhibition of artwork by Young Soon Oh

The Multicultural Resource Center invites all faculty, staff and students to attend an exhibition of artwork by Young Soon Oh, a celebrated Minhwa (traditional folk painting artist). Using traditional folk painting techniques and materials, she has been painting Minhwa for 35 years. This exhibition will feature her paintings in original sizes and materials. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about traditional Korean art and culture. Refreshments will also be provided.

This exhibition is open to the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, June 15, through Wednesday, June 17, in the Multicultural Resource Center, LS-G549.

Go online to preview some of Oh’s art pieces. For questions, contact Mengchen Huang, MRC assistant director, at 607-777-6071 or via e-mail.

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Anderson Center 2015-16 series: Compañia Flamenca Jose Porcel – tickets on sale now

The Anderson Center 2015-16 series will open Friday, Oct. 16, with Compañia Flamenca Jose Porcel, featuring classic and traditional flamenco, accompanied by a live orchestra. Select local dancers will join the performance for a breathtaking finale.

Additional performances include Grammy award-winning legend Mavis Staples will team up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne with the “Solid Soul” tour on Monday, Oct. 26; the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China on Monday, Nov. 16; an all-Beethoven program by the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016; and the full-length ballet Cinderella, performed by Moscow Festival Ballet on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Two specials will round out the season: the Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards bring a program of military tradition and precision to the stage on Wednesday, Jan. 27; and, with support from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network, Regina Carter, considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation will bring her Southern Comfort tour to the Anderson Center on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online or at the door.


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Nukporfe ensemble to perform May 8

A concert of traditional African music, directed by Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music James Burns and Adjunct Lecturer Elikem Nyamuame, will be presented by the Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in FA-Watters Theater.

The presentation will include 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 per person at the door.

For more information, call 607-777-2592, go online or become a fan on Facebook.

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Korean Studies Symposium in 2015: Negotiating Gender and Politics in Urban Spaces of Korea

Keynote speaker Seungsook Moon, professor of sociology at Vassar College, will present “Negotiating Public Space in Urban South Korea: Women’s Access to Civil Society Organizations” from 2-6 p.m. Friday, May 8, in FA-258.

Speakers include Suzy Kim, assistant professor of Korean History at Rutgers University, Sue-Je Gage, associate professor of anthropology at Ithaca College, and Layoung Shin, doctoral anthropology student at Binghamton University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology. For more information, contact the Center for Korean Studies via e-mail.

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“Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Latin America” – Tuesday May 5

Ariel Armony, senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will present “Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Latin America” from 1:15-3 p.m. Tuesday May 5, in S2-143.

Armony will share his current research on perceptions of China and the Chinese Diaspora in Latin America at this current historical juncture of China’s increased economic engagement with the region.

The event is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series titled “China in Latin America: Expanding Dimensions of South-South Development,” co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, LACAS and AAAS.

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International Coffee Hour Friday

Good company and complementary refreshments! Relax at this month’s International Coffee Hour from 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, May 1, in the UU-Mandela Room. International Coffee Hour is held each month during the academic year, providing a space where the entire Binghamton University community can meet in a relaxed atmosphere. International students, U.S. students, faculty/staff and community members are all welcome. Coffee hour participants also have the opportunity to learn about the event’s sponsor. This month’s sponsor is the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, go online.

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History department colloquium April 30

Ernesto Bassi, assistant professor of history at Cornell University, will present “Creating Spaces, Envisioning Futures: Uncovering a Trans-Imperial Greater Caribbean” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in LN-1106, IASH Conference Room.

Bassi will provide a preview of his forthcoming book, Creating Spaces, Envisioning Futures: A Transimperial Greater Caribbean from New Granada’s Shores, 1760s-1860s. He will show us how he used archives to follow sailors as they crossed imperial political borders and in the process gave shape to a regional space he calls the transimperial Greater Caribbean. He will also explain how less mobile subjects who stayed put on New Granada’s coast interpreted the world they inhabited using this transimperial geography as background. Imperial officers, autonomous indigenous groups, merchants, military adventurers and future founding fathers were among those who used the transimperial Greater Caribbean as a chalkboard on which they developed interpretations of their present and visions of potential futures.

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