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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It’s African Film Weekend!

hero_africaweek-720x240Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, is African Film Weekend.  The theme is Africa: The Preservation of the Planet and its Cultures.  

Films are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business.  The films will be presented by Dr. Frank Ukadike, associate professor of film studies in the Department of Communication with a joint appointment in the Program of Africa and African Diaspora Studies at Tulane University. His research interests focus on African and Third World cinemas, specifically, the history, theory, and practices of African cinema through an interdisciplinary approach that is simultaneously geo-political, socio-economical, and ideological. He is the author of several books about African cinema including Black African Cinema; Questioning African Cinema: Conversations with Filmmakers; African Cinema: Narratives, Perspectives and Poetics; and the edited volume, Critical Approaches to African Cinema Discourse.

Fri., Sept. 16, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Price of Love
Ethiopia, 2015, directed by Hermon Hailay
99 min.

A relationship grows between Teddy, a cab driver, and Fere, a sex worker in Addis Ababa. When Teddy’s cab is stolen in retribution by Fere’s pimp, he finds love is costly and must come to grips with his past.

Sat., Sept. 17

8–9:30 a.m.
Short Films
African Metropolis
South Africa, 2014, produced by Steven Markovits
92 min.

This series of short films from directors in six cosmopolitan centers (Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi) explore the complexities of modern urban life and new traditions in fictional storytelling.

9:45–11 a.m.
Ethiopia and Spain, 2015, directed by Miguel Llansó
68 min.

Gagano, a junk collector living in a post-apocalyptic era, sets off on a hero’s quest, when a spaceship that has been hovering over Earth shows shows signs of activity. A surreal and quirky sci-fi romance featuring spectacular Ethiopian landscapes.

11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Black November
Nigeria, 2012, directed by Jeta Amaka
95 min.

The members of a Niger Delta community wage a war against their corrupt government and an international oil corporation to save their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and frequent spills in this Nollywood/Hollywood drama with Vivica Fox, Anne Heche, and Wyclef Jean.

1–2 p.m.

2–3:30 p.m.
The Shore Break
South Africa, 2014, Ryley Grunenwald
90 min.

Documenting the Pondo people of South Africa’s Wild Coast, director Ryley Grunenwald tells the story of a family at odds over the importance of local ecology and the lure of modernization through mining.

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Studio Hours This Fall

The fall Studio schedule is now in place.  The Studio is open 9 a.m. – midnight Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays, and noon to midnight on Sundays.



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Power Outage August 5 – 6

A complete power outage on campus is scheduled from noon on Friday, August 5, through the morning of Saturday, August 6.  Therefore, the Global Studio will be closed on Friday, August 5.  In addition, many of the Studio’s online services will also be unavailable, e.g., online television, login for Spanish placement testing.  Please contact the Studio if you are unable to use services after Saturday, August 6.

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It’s Bastille Day!

Liberty Leading the People
What better day than Bastille Day (le 14 juillet, la fête nationale) to learn about the symbols and emblems of France?  Click on the picture or navigate to http://focus.tv5monde.com/symboles-france/ to find explanations (in French) about July 14, the French flag and national anthem, Marianne, the rooster, and the slogan Liberté, égalité, fraternité.

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Global Studio Server Maintenance on June 27

Many of the Studio’s services are delivered via a server restricted to the University of Richmond network.  On Monday, June 27, this server will be down for necessary maintenance, and these services will be unavailable.  This does not affect the world television system, but other services will be unavailable until Monday evening.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

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The Studio in Summer

The Global Studio’s regular schedule ends at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30.  Once staffing is established, the Studio will be open to everyone for several hours each weekday.  That summer schedule will be published as soon as it is established.  Anyone who needs to use the Studio when it is closed may make an appointment by contacting the Studio director, Sharon Scinicariello.

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