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Week of October 20, 2014

David Driskell Center
9/18/14 - 8:30 AM to 12/19/14 - 4:30 PM
The exhibition features more than 90 works by artist Robert Blackburn and an additional 10 works by his contemporaries.
The Language House, St. Mary's Hall
10/6/14 - 5:00 PM to 11/17/14 - 7:00 PM
The festival—sponsored by the Government of Spain, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Latin American Studies Center—runs mid-October through mid-November in the basement of St. Mary’s Hall and features five recent films from various locations in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world.
Room 1100, Cambridge Community Center
10/20/14 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Two distinguished scholars and social activists will share their ongoing efforts to use dance as a transformative force for peacemaking throughout the world.
Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
10/21/14 - 12:00 PM
Please join us as Professor Kate Epstein (Rutgers University) discusses "The Border of National-Security Infor
301 Hornbake Library
10/21/14 - 12:30 PM
Participants in creative fan communities have theorized their own knowledge production as in conversation with, yet distinct from both media industrial and academic models; drawing from these approaches enables us to understand “digital humanities” as a phenomenon that need not be contained within the bounds of the academy. In this talk, Parham argues that digital humanities is a fandom – and that there is much to learn from attending to its processes and practices through the lenses developed both by fan studies scholars and by fans themselves.
3105 Susquehanna Hall
10/21/14 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
This talk will provide the background to better appreciate the significance of cuneiform documents and will highlight their most important aspects, including new insights into the pronunciation of their god YHWH.
TWS 2115
10/21/14 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Come join the Eighteenth Century Reading Group for reading Laura Engels
Room 1100, Cambridge Community Center
10/21/14 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Come explore the use of technology and its impact on how we consume, experience and interpret live performance.
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
10/22/14 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The 6th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair will connect students & alumni with 40+ organizations seeking candidates with language skills.
Ulrich Recital Hall
10/22/14 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hugh Whitemore, Breaking the Code. 1986. On the horrors done to Alan Turing, the genius inventor of software and of the modern computer, and the one man who can be said to have actually won WW II. 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall
10/22/14 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Michelle Singletary, author and award-winning nationally syndicated for The Washington Post, will be speaking on campus as part of the Gender, Finance, and Power Lecture.
10/22/14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this witty, poignant and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella (Maureen Keiller*), single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God (Will Lyman*).
Dekelboum Concert Hall
10/22/14 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
This season-opening concert features UMD trumpet professor Chris Gekker performing the Neruda Trumpet Concerto in Eb-Major.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
10/22/14 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
In this program of twentieth century music, District5 connects the biographies of four composers whose lives were marked by the experience of exile.
Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
10/23/14 - 12:00 PM
Please join us as Emer O’Dwyer, recipient of a 20th Century Japan Research Award in the Gordon W.
Bioscience Research Building 1103
10/23/14 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
In this talk, Celeste Kidd will discuss work that explores the mechanisms that guide young children's early visual attention decisions and subsequent learning.
The Great Space, School of Architecture
10/23/14 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Come hear a presentation on the newly approved Minor in Archaeology!
Leah Smith Recital Hall, The Clarice, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
10/23/14 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
What does dance have to do with addressing reducing hostilities and promoting reconciliation? Come and find out how two remarkable, resilient, and thoughtful women use dance, movement observation, and dance-making to intervene and redirect such enmities around the planet.
Tawes Hall
10/24/14 - 10:00 AM to 10/25/14 - 5:00 PM
This event considers a wide variety of cultural productions in the medieval and early modern periods, seeking to rethink the relation between fields of knowledge and to bridge the widening gap between the humanities and the sciences in our own universities.
Smith Hall, George Washington University
10/24/14 - 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
This symposium seeks to address, from several disciplinary standpoints, the relationships between modernity and the categorical reactions to it.
Driskell Center Gallery
10/24/14 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Come join us Friday to kick off the Robert Blackburn and the Modernist Movement in Prints symposium with a reception in Driskell Center Gallery.
Chesapeake Ballroom, College Park Marriott Hotel
10/25/14 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hosted by the David C. Driskell Center and the Arts Program at the University of Maryland University College, “Robert Blackburn and the Modernist Movement in Prints” is a two day symposium on Robert Blackburn's work and printmaking.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
10/25/14 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cantare! expresses the natural synergy between music and visual art.
Kay Theatre
10/25/14 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Kronos Quartet
This program features Prelude to a Black Hole, a compilation of unusual works chosen by Kronos, followed immediately by Aleksandra Vrebalov’s new work Beyond Zero: 1914 - 1918, highlighted by Bill Morrison’s film.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
10/26/14 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In the preliminary round of the annual UMSO Concerto Competition, students perform excerpts of a concerto or concert piece for an independent jury panel.

Week of October 20, 2014

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