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Study Abroad 101

Pozycki Hall, Room 204

Do you want to learn more about studying abroad? Join us each Wednesday for information on studying abroad. Speak to students who have participated in our programs. Get some answers […]

As We Forgive

Pollak Theatre

Join us for a World Cinema Series film screening/discussion illuminating the theme “Wartime Lives: Enduring and Transcending Violence and Occupation” by analyzing the message and impact of the film As We Forgive (2009). Directed by Laura Waters Hinson and narrated by Mia Farrow comes the award-winning documentary of two Rwandan women who struggle with the face-to-face encounter with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide. These women and men speak for a nation still wracked by the grief of a genocide that killed one in eight Rwandans. Overwhelmed by an enormous backlog of court cases, the government released 50,000 perpetrators back to the very communities they helped to destroy. Without the hope of full justice, Rwanda has turned to a new solution of reconciliation. Come experience through their eyes the journey from death to life through forgiveness. 

Free and open to the public
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Psychedelia in Popular Music and Film

Virtual

This three-session virtual course taught by Russell Reising will examine some of the ways in which popular music and film from the mid-1960s to the present embodies many of the insights, ideas, and emotions generated by experiences with psychedelic substances(i.e., LSD, magic mushrooms, MDMA, and others). We will explore individual songs, individual performers, individual albums, and some of the primary themes common to psychedelic culture, including, but not limited to, altered states of mind and perception, commonalities with religious/spiritual experience, the self’s relation to nature and the cosmos. Instructor and class will be encouraged to share their own experiences and ideas.

$50 (for three sessions)

The Crucible

Pollak Theatre

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power.  As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial. Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Cherish the Ladies

Pollak Theatre

One of America’s most heralded Irish music ensembles for the last 37 years, Cherish the Ladies has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with their rousing blend of traditional music, captivating vocals, and propulsive step dancing. Under the leadership of Joanie Madden, these extremely gifted women create a moving experience with a blend of virtuoso instrumentals, beautiful vocals, traditional and original arrangements along with stunning step dancing — all presented with extraordinary talent, creativity, and humor.

$43 – $65
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Collaborative Performances for Social Justice by Tessa Carr

Plangere 235

Feminist theatre/performance studies scholar and artist Dr. Tessa Carr will give an artist talk about her experiences directing plays and developing devised performances with college students and in communities using a feminist ethics of care.

Free and open to the public.

Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville

The Great Hall Auditorium/Virtual 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.
Recurring

Collaborative Performances for Social Justice by Tessa Carr

Plangere 235

Feminist theatre/performance studies scholar and artist Dr. Tessa Carr will give an artist talk about her experiences directing plays and developing devised performances with college students and in communities using a feminist ethics of care.

Free and open to the public.
Recurring

Study Abroad 101

Pozycki Hall, Room 204

Do you want to learn more about studying abroad? Join us each Wednesday for information on studying abroad. Speak to students who have participated in our programs. Get some answers […]

Dinty W. Moore

The Great Hall -104

Dinty W. Moore is a celebrated American essayist and a pioneering, early practitioner of creative nonfiction. He received the Grub Street National Book Prize for Non-Fiction for his memoir, Between Panic and Desire, in 2008 and, more recently, is also the author of the memoir To Hell With It: Of Sin and Sex, Chicken Wings, and Dante’s Entirely Ridiculous, Needlessly Guilt-Inducing Inferno, the writing guides The Story Cure, Crafting the Personal Essay, and The Mindful Writer, and many other books and edited anthologies.

Free and open to the public