Next Week at Wake Forest

The Provost’s Office does a terrific job each week in emailing faculty and administrators about the many and varied events that will be taking place on campus.  I wanted to share one such email with our Deac families, just so you can see the breadth and depth of what your students could choose to attend.

While most of us tend to think of the educational process as being something that happens “in the classroom,” the reality of University life is that we are teeming with opportunities to think, to engage, to reflect, to expose students to new ideas, new people, new experiences.  Which of these might interest your students?

And if your students came home for Spring Break, enjoy the last of the weekend with them – and we wish them safe travels back to campus!

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Reynolda Film Festival

Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, times vary, Carswell Hall, Annenberg Forum

The Reynolda Film Festival is a student-run, independent film festival in its fifth year. Four professional feature films will be shown throughout the week, including a film by keynote speaker, Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me and The Greatest Film Ever Sold! Free and open to faculty, students and staff.

The Challenge of Poverty and Education in Latin America

Monday, March 19, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Detamble Auditorium

Luis Roniger, Professor of Political Science and WFU student David Inczauskis will discuss some of the most important challenges faced in Latin America.  FREE.  For more information visit email: wfupol@nullwfu.edu


The Oakley R. Vail Public Lecture Series

Monday, March 19, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University) will deliver a talk “Chemistry’s Essential Tensions:  Three Views of a Science.” FREE and open to the public.


Poetry Reading

Tuesday, March 20, 11:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M., Tribble Hall, Room C216

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University) will give a poetry reading.  FREE and open to the public.  For more information contact: the English Department at 758-5383.

The Oakley R. Vail Scientific Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 20, 4:00-5:00 P.M., Tribble Hall, Room C216

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University) will present a lecture on “The First Element Under Pressure.” FREE and open to the public.


Mixing Electronic Sounds with a Romantic Violin: the Pioneering Work of Mario Davidovsk

Tuesday, March 20, 4:00-5:00 P.M., ZSR Library, Auditorium 404

In the 1960s, Argentine-born composer Mario Davidovsky began his series of Synchronisms, which were some of the first compositions to integrate electronic sounds with acoustic instruments. In a discussion and performance of Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 9 (1988), Dr. Jacqui Carrasco will highlight the composer’s skill in combining romantic violin styles with sophisticated pre-recorded sounds to create a lush and beautiful modern masterpiece. More information and to register.

“Insights from Walter Bagehot for These Trying Economic Times”

Tuesday, March 20, 5:30-6:45 P.M., Greene Hall, Room 145

Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, will offer a reformulation of Bagehot´s principles for the modern world, a “money view” which looks to the money market to assess risk and restore faith in our financial system. FREE.

Science Café: Did I Already Tell You That?

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 P.M., Old Staley’s Grill, Reynolda Road

Current research on reducing the degree of cognitive change with ageing. Janine Jennings, PhD, WFU Associate Professor of Psychology. FREE. No registration required.

The immigrant Education Experience

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Greene Hall, Room 162

Executive members of the NC grassroots organization, Wl Cambio, will disucss issues undocumented studetns face in the search for higher education.  FREE. For more information visit email: wfupol@nullwfu.edu

Faculty Recital

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 P.M., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208

Louis Goldstein, piano: “Sonatas and Interludes.”  FREE.

“Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself…” Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Yvonne Welbon

Wednesday, March 21, 3:00 P.M., ZSR Library, Auditorium 404

A public talk by Yvonne Welbon and screening of her witty and original autobiographical documentary about coming-to-terms with race, culture and self, and how her six-year stay in Taiwan transforms her understanding of what it means to be an African American and illuminates her connection with her Honduran-born grandmother.

Crossing Arizona:  Dialogue with the Director

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00-8:30 P.M., ZSR Library, Auditorium 404

Award winning documentary film director, Daviel Devivo, will discuss the Latin American immigration phenomenon, and share his experiences making the filmCrossing Arizona. To view the film: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/4637/Crossing-Arizona. FREE. For more information visit email: wfupol@nullwfu.edu

Coffee and Conversation

Thursday, March 22, 2:00-4:00 P.M., Benson University Center, Room 218

Cookies, coffee, and tea in the LGBTQ Center. Everyone is welcome.

Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy

Thursday, March 22, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Detamble Auditorium

Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick will present a lecture documenting the effects of the U.S. funded Contra Way on the Nicaraguan civilian population.  FREE.  For more information visit email: wfupol@nullwfu.edu

Trembling Before G-d (Faith Film Series)

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 P.M., Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium

Following the film, we will have a discussion of the intersection of faith and identity discussed in the film. Featuring Rabbi Michael Gisser, Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life at Wake Forest, the discussion will be an opportunity to create dialogue around deeply personal aspects of identity: religion and sexual orientation/gender identity.

Presidential Scholar Recital

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 P.M., Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall

Jorge Mendez-Estrada, double bass with Thomas Turnbull on piano and Jacob Eichhorn on clarinet.  FREE.

Resilience and Renewal…A Real Life’s Story in Business Capital

Friday, March 23, 4:00 P.M., Worrell, Room 1117

Former Chairman & CEO Motorola – Current Chairman & CEO Harrison Street Capital, Chris Galvin, will talk about what happened to Motorola and the importance of “continuous renewal.” A reception will follow the talk.  For more information contact: Lauren Craig.

WORDS AWAKE!  Writers Symposium

Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25, Benson University Center

This is a conference celebrating generations of Wake Forest writers returning to their alma mater to engage the campus, alumni/ae, public schools, and broader Forsyth county and regional communities.  FREE and open to the public.

Senior Recital

Saturday, March 24, 3:00 P.M., Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall

Mary Beth Freitag, soprano with Jean T. Blackwood on the piano and Jacob Eichhorn on the clarinet. FREE.

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