Arts Buzz: October 11, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: October 11, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: October 11, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: fresh off a snowy long weekend, a fantastic roster of events and profiles for the curious and creative mind.


› Studio Theatre’s 2016/17 season opens with God’s Ear, by Jenny Schwartz.  Enjoy this fantastical exploration of grief that challenges our understanding of reality and connection. October 13-22.

› Make sure to catch A Musical Feast this Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m., Convocation Hall. On the program will be works by Bernstein, Porter, Barber, Schubert, Fauré and more! Performed by John Tessier, Elizabeth Turnbull, Sherry Steele, David Wilson and Shannon Hiebert.

› Wrapping up a musical weekend, enjoy Prism at the Winspear this Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m., showcasing the Department of Music’s students and faculty.

› The Enterprise Square Galleries will be featuring PhD Anthropology student Todd Kristensen’s Heritage Art Series in an exhibit from October 13 to November 19, with an official opening reception on October 20. For gallery hours, please see here.


› In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s (TRC) findings, the Faculty of Arts is launching an ongoing series of activities designed to encourage members of the Faculty of trc-poster-2Arts to engage with and enact the TRC’s Calls to Actions. Truth and Reconciliation, Good Relations, and Indigenizing the Academy is a three-day event from October 19-21, featuring keynote speaker Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Please RSVP here for Marie Wilson.

folkwaysAlive!, the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology and the Wirth Institute are pleased to present Snapshot: Views of traditional music, market economy, funding and professionalization in Croatia with visiting scholar Naila Ceribašić this Wednesday, October 12 at 12-1 p.m. in 3-47 Arts.

› The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology invites you to a one-day symposium Music for Global Human Development October 14 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m., Arts Lounge. Keynote Naila Ceribašić will speak at 1:30 p.m., followed by roundtable discussions and an evening concert at 8:00 pm: Naghm al-Ams: music of Syria and the Middle East. Free lunch at noon for first 40 RSVP’s to

› Stats and Snacks! Drop in to chat with the friendly staff at the Population Research Lab! FREE consultation for applied social science projects on Wednesday afternoons, 2-4 pm., October 12, 19 and 26.

› Join Taras Kuzio (CIUS Senior Research Associate) and History & Classics prof David Marples for Donbas, Crimea, and Ukraine: Regionalism, Identity and War Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m., 2-115 Education North.

› The Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) invites you to join them at their 40th Anniversary Conference Ukrainian Studies in Canada Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. The conference is free and open to the public. However, as session and banquet seating is limited, pre-registration is required.

› Up next in the Department of Political Science Power Moves series, two events: The Politics of Race in Québec: Blood, Genes & National Identity with Darryl Leroux (Saint Mary’s U) Thursday, October 13,  3:30-5 p.m. in Tory 10-4; and on Friday, Adam Gaudry (political science) and Darryl Leroux present White Settler Revisionism and Making Métis Everywhere: The Evocation of Métissage in Québec and Nova Scotia, 12-1:30 p.m. in 10-4 Tory.

› The Linguistics colloquium is pleased to present Stefka H. Marinova-Todd (UBC) who will be speaking on Bilingualism and Autism: A Tale of Two Cities October 14, 3-4:30 p.m., CAB 235.

› Patrizia Bettella (Modern Languages & Cultural Studies) will be giving a talk on Learned Women in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries, Sunday October 16, at 3 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Centre (14230 -133 Ave.).

› The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invite you to Open Minds: A Celebration of Social Sciences and Humanities Research. This year’s event will take place November 1, 4-5 p.m. Telus Centre 150. Make sure to RSVP!

› We invite all alumni and friends of the University of Alberta to join us for Italian Mosaic: Tuscany & Umbria – nine days of academic discussion and adventures in Italy! Professors of the Faculty of Arts’ School in Cortona, Italy will guide you through a fascinating and intimate exploration of central Italy. Registration is now open. Please join Tour Director Helena Fracchia



› How radicalized are Canada’s prisons? Sociologists Sandra Bucerius and Kevin Haggerty talked to WOA about their new research project that is seeking to uncover the state of radicalization in Canada’s correctional facilities.

› Sociologist Jana Grekul welcomes Navigator, a new program to help incarcerated homeless upon release from remand centres.

› Anthropologist Kisha Supernant weighs in on Reconciliation and the Academy on UAlberta’s Consider This blog.

› Meet Faculty-in-Residence Jack Zupko, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, and his dog-in-residence Whitby in this interview with The Gateway!

› Anthropology Honors Grad Kevin Laxamana shares his secrets for success in this YouAlberta blogpost!

› Mental health issues affect many of us – but international students can have additional stresses. Our WOA student blogger shares some insight into the unique challenges of being an international student.


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