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Global Studio Open Saturdays for Finals

In addition to its regular Sunday – Friday hours, the Global Studio will be open Saturday, April 22, from noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, from noon – 7 p.m.

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Lecture and Exhibit on Russian Art

Roerichgraphicsm From October 5 to November 18, 2016, the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art (a University of Richmond Museum) features Visions from the Other Side: Works by Nicholas Roerich. Organized by the University of Richmond Museums, the exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York.

The curator of the exhibition is Joe Troncale, Associate Professor of Russian Literature and Visual Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He will give the opening lecture on “The Life-Creating Principle of Russian Art” on Tuesday, October 4, at 6 p.m. in the Jepson Theatre of the Modlin Center. An opening reception and preview of the exhibition follows at 7 p.m.

 

Event:  Nicholas Roerich Exhibition
Dates:  Oct. 5 – Nov. 18, 2016

Event:  Opening Lecture and Reception
Date:  Oct. 4, 2016
Time:  Lecture at 6 p.m.; Reception and Exhibition Preview at 7 p.m.
Location:  Lecture in the Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts; Reception and Exhibition Preview in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art

 

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Like music? Check out the Eurovision Song Contest!

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What do ABBA and Céline Dior have in common?  They both are winners of the Eurovision Song Contest!

First held in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has become a cultural phenomenon both in Europe and in participating countries outside traditional European boundaries.  The last stage of the 2013 Contest takes place in Sweden in May, but the  national selection process is going on now.  Watch live on line or view the archived videos of this year’s competition.  Find out more about past winners on the Eurovision site.

 

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French TV Series Debuts in U.S. Wednesday

Spiral (Engrenages) comes to 23-13 on the UR cable system.

Spiral (Engrenages) is a police procedural from French TV that has also been a hit on the BBC.  At 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, it debuts on US TV as part of MHz Worldview‘s International Mystery broadcasts.  MHz is available on channel 23-13 on the UR cable or 23.3 over the air.

The Engrenages page from Canal+ has information about the series.

Like Engrenages  on Facebook.

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How well do you know the European Union?

Complete this puzzle to find out!

Click on the image or use this URL:  http://www.bpb.de/fsd/europapuzzle/puzzle_flash1.html

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The Global Tempest

Anita Loomba Is globalization a recent process? Through Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, Professor Ania Loomba will argue that globalization should be traced back to the Renaissance, and specifically to early colonial ventures that connected different parts of the world.

Date:  Thursday, November 10

Time:  7 p.m.

Place:  Brown-Alley Room

Professor Loomba teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is Catherine Bryson Professor of English.  Her publications include Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (1989), Colonialism/Postcolonialism (1998), and Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (2002).

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A New Tool for Learning with Word Clouds

In September 2008 we here in the Studio discovered Wordle, a tool for generating word clouds from text files.  Now there is a second tool for the same purpose.  Tagxedo is currently available in beta and seems both fun and easy to use.  One annoyance:  it seems to randomly separate or delete syllables in non-English texts.  This may, however, be a function of the text files.  Two excellent features:  it is very easy to change all aspects of your word cloud (fonts, colors, shapes), and it is very easy to save your word clouds as images.  Here are two examples.  Can you identify the two poems?

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