Arts Buzz: October 27, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: October 27, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: October 27, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: perogies, beards, the end of Europe and the opening of the new Faculty of Arts Aboriginal Gathering Space


› folkwaysAlive! and the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology  are pleased to invite you to two @Noon events next week: “Persian Classical Music: What it is Now!“, Wednesday, October 26, noon-1; and the folkwaysAlive! Listening Club: “On Bob Dylan’s Voice“, Thursday Octpber 27, noon-1. Both events are at 3-47 Convocation Hall. 

annea-lockwood700› Internationally renowned artist Annea Lockwood will be speaking about her work and use of media over her career. Her installation, “A Sound Map of the Housatonic River”, will be shown in the FAB Gallery during the month of November. Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 27 at 5:15 p.m., FAB Gallery 2-20; Preview Opening: Saturday, October 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m. FAB Gallery.


› Starting October 26, the Faculty of Arts will offer our students another quiet place to meet and study. The new Aboriginal Gathering Space will primarily be for our Aboriginal students, but any Arts students are welcome to enjoy the facility. An elder will be available once per month for sharing of traditional knowledges and consultation. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to join us at our open house Wednesday, October 26 from 12-4 p.m., 4-65 Humanities.

› Marie Wilson, one of three Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners, spoke to a packed house on October 19 as part of the Faculty of Arts’ “Truth and Reconciliation, Good Relations, and Indigenizing the Academy” event. Read about this powerful and moving lecture here.

› As part of “Responsible Relations” series, English and Film Studies welcomes you to “Living History of the Papaschase Band” with Chief Calvin Bruneau, Thursday, October 27, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Humanities Centre L3.

› Check out our Arts Indigenous Network page for more events and lectures.


› Modern Languages and Cultural Studies opens their 2016 Lecture Series today (Monday, October 24) with “True Beards: The Myth of Authenticity as Revealed  in Facial Hair” with MLCS professor Russell Cobb, 3 p.m., Senate Chamber, Old Arts.

Don’t miss the Kule Institute’s public talk: The End of Europe? Brexit, refugees, the euro and the rule of law in the EU’s “multi-crisis”, with Rui Tavares, former European MP this Thursday, October 27, 3 p.m., Humanities Centre L-1.


› As part of the Hungarian Cultural Festival next week, the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies is hosting two exciting events: A free classical music concert on Thursday, October 27 and on Friday, October 28, they welcome Canada’s first Master Sommelier John Szabo to campus for a special Hungarian wine talk and tasting! 7:30-9 p.m., Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Get your tickets now!

› The Department of History & Classics is presenting a talk by Rhonda Hinther – “Perogies, Politics, and Canada’s Ukrainian Left” this Thursday, October 27, 3-5 p.m., 2-58 Tory.

› You are invited to the next installation of the Department of Political Science’s 2016-17 Speaker Series, Power Moves: Dr Michael Orsini – On Emotional Entanglements: Narrating the Affective Politics of Fatness and Obesity in Canada”, Thursday, October 27, 3:30-5, 10-4 Tory.

› Canadian and global environmental issues will be the focus of the Department of Philosophy’s 53rd annual meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association. All conference talks and the keynote addresses are open to the public, October 28-30. Keynote speakers: Thomas Hurka – “The Intrinsic Values of Knowledge and Achievement”, Friday, Oct 28 at 6:30 p.m., Lecture Theatre 1-430, CCIS; and Jeanette Armstrong – “Environmental Philosophy: A Syilx Indigenous Perspective”, Saturday, Oct 29, 5:10 p.m., PCL Lounge CCIS. 

› Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a head start on your career planning! This is the last week to register for the ArtsWORKS Conference on Saturday, Oct 29.  Visit the ArtWORKS conference page for more information or to register.


› 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 Tuesday, Nov 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! Tour Director Helena Fracchia and 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!


› Congratulations to Merna Forster (’76 BA), recipient of the 2016 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (Pierre Berton Award)! Forster’s campaign resulted in a petition of more than 73,000 names and a commitment from the prime minister to feature a woman from Canadian history on bank notes in 2018.


› Don’t try to put Brian Menges in a box. This economics alum has found career success by dabbling in everything from mortgage lending to environmental technology.

› Frank Peers, educator, public broadcasting pioneer and friend of the faculty, passed away last week at the age of 99. One of our oldest alums (class of ’36!), he will be fondly remembered.

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