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China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

Manchu bride

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China.  Read more

Dr. Alice Dreger: The “I” in LGBTQI: Reasons to Add—and Reasons Not to Add

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Alice Dreger

Dr. Dreger is a well-known historian and activist with the intersex and transgender movements. She led, for example, the movement to stop the shockingly barbaric practice of sex-assignment (“normalizing”) surgery in infants, which up until a few years ago was standard medical treatment. Dr. Dreger has also led a life in the defense of scientific freedom. In Galileo’s Middle Finger, she reminds us that science often forces us to give up some of our most cherished moral and social beliefs,  Read more

Translating Yu Hua, Presented by Professor Allan Barr

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Allan Barr

Yu Hua (1960-), the author of To Live, Brothers, and China in Ten Words, is one of China’s best-known living authors. It is thirty years since he first began to make an impact on the Chinese literary world and twenty years since his first collection of stories in English translation was published; now is a good moment to take stock of the factors shaping the reception of his work by a Western audience.  Read more


Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Mouchette poster

With Mouchette, Bresson give us one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Read more

The Ruins of Lifta: Where the Holocaust and Nakba Meet

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Ruins of Lifta

This is an advance screening of a documentary asking whether Jews' awareness of the Holocaust distorts their perceptions of Palestinians.  Menachem Daum, an American Orthodox Jewish son of Holocaust survivors, sets out to answer this question by establishing a personal relationship with Yacoub, a Palestinian in Israel. Daum joins the effort to save the ruins of Yacoub's childhood village from Israeli luxury development. This engaging film thoughtfully and sensitively explores important Jewish issues.     Read more

Wind Symphony / Lawrence Stoffel, conductor

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:30pm

tuba player

"A select concert band designed for in-depth study of major literature for winds and percussion. The Wind Symphony exclusively performs literature deemed of the highest quality from the repertory of both traditional and contemporary compositional styles.  Read more

Une femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Un femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. Read more


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