WorldWise and OnPurpose are two sides of the same coin. WorldWise is an ARHU project that I have been involved in (along with some amazing faculty and the Dean’s Office in ARHU) whose mission is similar to what we are doing here: exploring the ways in which the arts and humanities matter in the 21st century. Tomorrow’s event, Fables and Formulas, will explore the ways in which the arts and humanities and the sciences engage with each other in the academy and beyond. WorldWise takes the discussions we are having here to a whole other level as we are able to bring some of the brightest and most engaged minds on campus and beyond to discuss these issues. Plus, the reception food is really good. So, please come tomorrow at 4:30 to the Dance Theater in CSPAC.
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As some of you may know, I have been working on the World Wise committee in the Dean’s Office of ARHU for the past year and a half. This committee has been putting together a series of events to do what we do here…talk about the significance of the arts and humanities in a changing world. We had our first big event last spring in conjunction with the Artists in Residence program. And our publicity materials for this year’s events are out. Please come to these events. I will be talking about them more here as we get closer, but they promise to be fantastic.
Fables and Formulas is Wednesday, November 14th from 4:30-6:30 in the Dance Theater of CSPAC. See www.worldwise.umd.edu for more info.
There are some pretty amazing things going on in ARHU that can easily fly under the students’ radar. So I want this to be a place to highlight upcoming events. If you’ve never been to theThe David C. Driskell Center For The Study of The Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and The African Diaspora, get yourself over to Cole Field House on October 17th for the opening of Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking at the David C. Driskell . Check this out:
Before I disappear into my weekend of atonement (yes, it’s Yom Kippur this weekend), I wanted to suggest a trip to CSPAC for a new program that sounds fascinating. Creative Dialogues: Cultural Faultlines explores some of the issues we’ve been discussing regarding diversity and cross-cultural understanding that we’ve been discussing. The talk is free and the associated dance performance is only $7 for students!
I will be back Sunday to respond to comments, etc.
Tomorrow begins the English Undergrad Association’s weekly coffeehouse. Wednesdays, 12-1pm in the Undergrad Lounge in Susquehanna. Donuts, drinks, and departmental talk. Email email@example.com to get on our listserv. Our join our facebook group.
If you have an ARHU affiliated or related event coming up, I’m happy to post it on the blog. Just let me know.
As most of you know, I am the head of the English Undergrad Association. We are involved in two events this month, one practical and one philosophical, for those of you questioning the purpose of an ARHU degree. The first is ACCESS2ALUMNI, a college-wide event on April 11, 2007 in which ARHU alums talk about their degrees and where they’ve gone with them. Writer George Pelecanos is the featured alum, the EUA is hosting a round-table, and there’s lots of food and an Ipod giveaway.
The second event is the EUA’s second annual philosophical student/faculty discussion of the merits and uses of literary study. On April 17th at 4pm join Professors Kirschenbaum, Mallios, and Olmert and Dave Eubanks of the Center for Teaching Excellence as well as your classmates in 1117 Susquehanna for a unique opportunity to share concerns with your peers and professors. This event was a great success last year; help make it as successful this year!Email me for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org