Events

October 16th, 2017
Join the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies for a special film series at the Loft Cinema to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. This is event is FREE and open to the public. Monday, October 16th - 7:00PM  October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928)  A re-telling of the revolutionary events that rocked the Russian imperial capital of St. Petersburg in... Read more
October 17th, 2017
Scholars have called The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) a “fratricidal war in Europe’s backwater.” The conflict became much more, galvanizing adversaries on the left and the right and serving as a prelude to the Second World War. More than 60 years later, that “war in Europe’s backwater” and its consequences still loom large in Spain and beyond. Because of its profound political, social and... Read more
October 19th, 2017
Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Study examines innovative creative writing and scholarship that re-thinks the complex and inseparable links between literary forms and the racialized thinking, processes, and histories that have shaped this country since its founding. The conference brings together the discipline and teaching of creative writing with perspectives from... Read more
October 23rd, 2017
Join the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies for a special film series at the Loft Cinema to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. This is event is FREE and open to the public. Monday, October 23rd - 7:00PM  Storm Over Asia (1928) Filmed on location in the Siberian region of Buryatia, Vsevolod Pudovkin's Storm Over Asia tells the story of a poor... Read more
October 24th, 2017
Martin Luther’s intemperate writings and unabashed public statements caused a whirlwind of religious and political turmoil that has reverberated across centuries. How has Luther been portrayed and employed at critical times of revolt and revolution in German history and culture, including National-Socialist Germany? How is Luther being received in German politics today? Martinson, the author of... Read more
October 27th, 2017
In the 21st century, space exploration transcends national boundaries and has the potential to bring humanity together. Scientific collaboration has transformed the rivalries of the Cold War era into a shared search for knowledge. Dante Lauretta, principal investigator for the OSIRIS-REx mission, will discuss how a degree in Japanese in addition to theoretical math and physics has given him a... Read more
October 31st, 2017
On October 31, 1517, the Augustinian monk and university professor Martin Luther made his "95 Theses against Indulgences" public.  We do not know for sure whether he nailed his list of questions and propositions for an academic disputation about indulgences to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.  What we do know is that the "95 Theses" mark the beginning of the Lutheran movement and the... Read more
November 1st, 2017
The Madres of disappeared Central American migrants wear the photos of their missing sons and daughters and chant: “¡vivos se fueron, vivos los queremos!” The grieving women, the photos and the chants are a cluster of traumatic memes that convey the ongoing nature of disappearance as political practice. Like the Madres of Plaza de Mayo almost 50 years before them, the Madres’ mobilization of... Read more
November 2nd, 2017
The Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading features emerging and innovative poets. This event is presented annually as part of the Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, and is named after poet and publisher Morgan Lucas Schuldt (2/11/1978–1/30/2012). This year, we are proud to present Layli Long Soldier and Timothy Yu, who will read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q... Read more
November 3rd, 2017
The second annual Classroom Assessment for Language Teaching (CALT) conference will be held Nov. 3 and 4 at the University of Arizona.  Hosted by the Center for English as a Second Language, the conference will focus on assessment as it relates to students and teachers in the language classroom. It is the only conference of its type focused exclusively on this long-neglected area of assessment... Read more

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