Arts Buzz: November 21, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: November 21, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: November 21, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz:  the Bard hits the stage, awesome lectures from Indigenous gender justice to Shari’ah in the modern age, and our new Faculty of Arts promo piece makes its debut!


highlights-cover› Our new faculty promo piece is out! “This is… the Faculty of Arts” highlights the work of Arts faculty, students and alumni. It’s a bright, colourful and informative window into the experiential learning, teaching and research opportunities that prepare our students for successful careers.

› Studio Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night opens Thursday! The Bard’s gender-bending comedy of mistaken identity and romantic vision is not to be missed! 

› Experience beloved pieces of the chamber music repertory from the Romantic Period with Schumann & Brahms, Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m., Convocation Hall.


› Next up in the Department of Political Science’s 2016-17 Speaker Series, Power Moves – “Indigenous Gender Justice with Rauna Kuokkanen, Associate Professor, Political Science and Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto. Thursday, November, 3:30-5 p.m., Tory Breezeway 2.

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


› MEIS (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies) invites you to a public talk by Khaled Abou El Fadl, the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). “The Promises and Perils of Shari’ah in the Modern Age” will address the theological and historical place of Shari’ah within the Islamic faith. Friday, November 25, 6-8 p.m., 325 South Academic Building (SAB). 

› Next in folkwaysAlive!‘s @Noon series, Andrij Hornjatkevyč – “The Kobza: Was it Really?”, Wednesday, November 23, 3-47 Old Arts/Convocation Hall. 

› Please join the History & Classics Graduate Students’ Association for their annual book sale on Wednesday, November 23 to Friday, November 25 in the Humanities Fishbowl.


›The Edmonton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America [AIA], in conjunction with the Department of History and Classics, is pleased to present Angela Kalinowski – “Daniel in the lion’s den: martyrdom and iconography in Roman North Africa,” on Thursday, November 24, at 7 p.m. in Business 1-10.


› Political Scientist James Lightbody has been elected Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society! The announcement was made on November 16, 2016 during the College of Fellows 87th Annual General Meeting held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The mandate of the RCGS is “to make Canada better known to Canadians and the world.” Congratulations, Jim!


› Tracy Bear, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (cross-appointed with the Faculty of Native Studies) and PhD student in English & Film Studies, has been awarded UAlberta’s top award for graduating PhD students – the Governor General’s Gold Medal at the Fall 2016 Convocation. Read more about Tracy here


› International student blogger Radha Saikia lets us in on some of her culture shock experiences (hint: it’s HOCKEY, not ice hockey!)  

› Once again, Undergraduate Student Services is hosting the Toasty Toes Sock Drive with a goal of collecting 2016 pairs of socks for the clients of the Bissell Centre! Drop off your non-perishable food items to the USS Office in 1-17 Humanities by Friday, December 9.

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