Arts Buzz: November 6, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: November 6, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: November 6, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: Open Minds and open hearts – it’s a packed week of learning about each other, and learning from each other.   


 Open Minds 2017 ~ The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invite you to Open Minds: Celebrating UAlberta’s Social Science and Humanities Research on Tuesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. This annual celebration features lightning talks from researchers funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This year’s speakers (from the Faculty of Arts) include: Juhani Järvikivi (Linguistics/topic: Finding the Duckling) and Linda Trimble (Political Science/topic: Women’s Pathways to Political Power). Click here for more information about the topics and to RSVP.  

Distinguished Visitor ~ The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies is hosting distinguished visitor Ana Lopez, Professor of Communication and Latin American film scholar from Tulane University, for campus talks on early pornography and the importance of the radio in early sound cinema. November 6 & 8, 3:30 p.m., Humanities L-1. More information here

 Artificial Intelligence & the Humanities ~ The Department of History and Classics in conjunction with the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the CAC Western Tour Lecture – Machine Learning and the Classics: Educated Hunches on the Role of Artificial Intelligence,  with Dr Bruce Robertson (Mount Allison University). Tuesday, November 07 at 4 p.m. in Tory 2-58. 

 CSL-Kule Connect CaféCommunity-Service Learning (CSL) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invite you to the next CSL-Kule Connect Café: Doing Community-Based Research, this Wednesday, November 8 at 4 p.m., 232 Arts Lounge. Please RSVP here

Us & Them ~ The United Way and the University of Alberta are proud to support the presentation of the film, Us & Them, by Canadian documentary film maker, Krista Loughton. This powerful film follows the lives of four individuals struggling with homelessness over 10 years. Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Panel discussion 8:30 – 9 p.m. TELUS International Centre Auditorium (11104-87 Ave). For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.  

 Equity & Indigeneity Panel Discussion & Book Launch ~ Join political science professor Malinda Smith for Equity, Indigeneity, and Racial Justice in the Canadian University panel discussion & book launch of The Equity Myth: Equity, Indigeneity and Racial Justice in the Canadian Universities this Thursday, November 9, 3 – 5 p.m., Telus 134.

Publish and Perish ~ The Wirth Institute presents: Publish and Perish – How Not to Get Ahead in Academia, with Peter Swirski, Distinguished Visiting Professor. Thursday, November 9 at 4 p.m., Senate Chamber, Arts.  


› Dispossessed but Defiant ~ The Departments of Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies, along with the Faculty of Native Studies, are hosting the CJPME Foundation’s international photo exhibition: Dispossessed but Defiant – Indigenous Struggles from Around the World, which examines Indigenous peoples’ experiences of dispossession and their inspiring struggles to resist. November 1 – 30, Rutherford Library Gallery. Launch Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.


› The Journey from CSL Student to Mentor ~ During her time with Community Service-Learning (CSL), alumna Taylor-Rae Foster (Sociology) discovered her true passion and a new career path. Watch this video to see how a CSL placement with YRAP (Youth Restorative Action Project) changed Taylor-Rae’s career journey.

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