This week in Arts Buzz: the Sound Studies Initiative, CLC’s Brown Bag Lunch Reading Series and the Feminist Research Speaker Series have their fall kick-off events, plus everyone’s invited to a Métis Kitchen Party!
ARTS & CULTURE
› There will be a reception at the FAB Gallery for Peter Hide: A Sculptor’s Life, this Thursday, September 14 from 7 – 10 p.m.
› Make sure to check out Michael Woolley: Performative Documents and the Labouring Body at the FAB Gallery before it closes on Thursday, September 14.
› Help the Canadian Literature Centre kick off their 2017-18 CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading Series with author, poet and scholar Aislinn Hunter on Wednesday, September 13 at 12:00 noon, Rutherford Library South 2-09. All are welcome.
› Faculty of Arts Dean Lesley Cormack’s annual State of the Faculty address is this Wednesday, September 13, 3 – 4:30 p.m. in Tory Lecture Theatre B-2! This is your chance to hear Dean Cormack’s reflections on the past year and thoughts about the upcoming year. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and to ask questions.
› The Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite everyone to their first Sound Sessions event next week – Call in the Fall: Listening for Migrating Songbirds in Edmonton’s Trees and Shrubs, Thursday, September 14, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Sound Studies Initiative, 3-47 Old Arts Building (then walk to Emily Murphy park). BYOB: Bring your own binoculars!
› Please join the River Valley Research Group for: “How to save nature? Parks vs. people and the great conservation debate,” Wednesday, September 13 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Humanities Centre 1-15.
› The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to announce their first event in the Fall 2017 Feminist Research Speaker Series, an interdisciplinary symposium on Sounding Pedagogy, featuring presentations by Ada Jaarsma (Philosophy, Mount Royal University) and Jessie Beier (Education, University of Alberta). This event will take place on Friday, September 15 in Humanities L3 (note: room change!) from 2 – 4 p.m.
› Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS), the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology and the Edmonton Arts Council present: Sleeping in Sorrow: Songs of Child Labour – Persian Music Concert & fundraiser (the profits of this concert plus 20% of CD sales will go towards the victims of child labour). Sunday, September 17, 7:30 p.m., Royal Alberta Museum. Visit the Facebook site here.
› Mark your calendars. September 22 – 25 is Alumni Weekend! Come back to campus, reconnect with friends, and be a part of the great things happening at the U of A. And don’t miss these signature Faculty of Arts events: 1. The Elephant in the Living Room: US-Canada Relations in the Era of Trump, with political scientist Greg Anderson. Friday, September 22, 7 – 10 p.m. (waiting list only). 2. The much-anticipated Alumni Weekend Concert on Sunday, September 24 at 1 p.m., featuring an afternoon of popular favourites performed by the talented students of the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Register here for the concert.
› Métis Kitchen Party: pê-cihkis tamakêk! Come and celebrate the beginning of the fall term with an evening of music, stories, food and visiting in a Métis way. Métis Kitchen Party: Friday, September 15, 7 – 10 p.m., Main Gym, Van Vliet Centre. And don’t miss the Garneau Tree Ceremony: Friday, September 15, 6 p.m., The Garneau Tree on 111 Street, on the east side of the HUB parking lot. Details here.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
› Sean Caulfield (Art & Design) has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the country’s oldest and most prestigious scholarly institute. Congratulations Sean!
THIS & THAT
› The Faculty of Arts has entered the third and final stage of consultation about our Academic Strategic Plan. If you are an alum, academic, student or staff member, please take a few minutes to provide your final comments on the plan before the survey closes on September 29. Take the survey now!
› On September 6, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada and a Philosophy alum, spoke at the Annual Public Lecture in Philosophy event. Another alumna, Paula Simons, wrote this Edmonton Journal cover story about the event.
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