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August 2014

8 Hour Projects Exhibit: Loss

Aug 30

Time: August 30 - September 21
Venue: Art Galleries

Curated by Darren Lee Miller Work in Progress Day: August 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Panel Discussion: September 2, 7 – 8 p.m., Doane Hall A104 Opening Reception: September 2, 8 – 9 p.m., Art Galleries Exhibition Dates: September 2 – September 21, 2014 This annual art event features about a dozen artists making art on site with the public invited to observe (and participate if the artist so desires). This year’s invited artists will consider themes of loss…

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September 2014

Jeff Smith: “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: Lessons from the Front Lines of Our Nation’s Experiment with Mass Incarceration”

Sep 22

Time: September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Assistant professor of politics and advocacy at the New School for Public Engagement, Jeff Smith teaches and researches political campaigns, urban political economy, policy advocacy, and the legislative process. He served in the Missouri Senate from 2006 to 2009, representing inner-city St. Louis, where he co-founded a group of charter schools called the Confluence Academies. His youth-powered grass-roots congressional campaign was chronicled in the film Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? He is the author of Trading Places, about…

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Single Voice Reading Series: Joanna Luloff and Leslie Ann Mcilroy

Sep 25

Time: September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Joanna Luloff received her M.F.A. from Emerson College and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Before graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. Her short story collection The Beach at Galle Road was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was published by Algonquin Books in 2012. She is an assistant professor of English at University of Colorado, Denver. Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel…

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Antaeus Dance

Sep 27

Time: September 27 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Montgomery Performance Space

Antaeus Dance, a Cleveland-based company founded by Allegheny College alumna Joan Meggitt, presents its annual fall concert, this year on the themes of addiction and mortality. In addition to dance premieres, the program will include audience favorites from the repertory. Two premieres were created for students who participated in the 2014 Allegheny Summer Dance Intensive. The Company will also offer a free master class at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. For reservations or more information, call the Dance and Movement Studies…

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Combat Paper Exhibit and Workshops: Words Made Flesh

Sep 29

Time: September 29 - October 4
Venue: Art Galleries

Curated by Steve Prince and Darren Lee Miller Project leaders: Alexis Hart and Steve Prince Workshops: September 29 – October 4 Opening Reception and Lectures: October 4, 5 – 7 p.m., Art Galleries Closing Reception: October 28, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Art Galleries Exhibition Dates: October 4 – 28 Hand paper-making is the language of Combat Paper. By working in communities directly affected by warfare and using the uniforms and artifacts from their experiences, a transformation occurs and our collective…

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Beth McCoy

Sep 29

Time: September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Venue: Campus Center 301/302

Beth McCoy will speak on “Gulf Wars and Warriors at the Post Katrina Crossroads,” an examination of the effects on urban populations in the aftermath of war and natural disaster. Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, McCoy teaches courses on the housing crisis, African American migration narrative, and W.E.B. DuBois, to name just a few. She began her work by studying the literature of the Harlem/New Negro Renaissance and has since…

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Patti Provance ’93: “How To Be a Feminist in the Work Force”

Sep 29

Time: September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue: Schultz East Alcove

Patti Provance, a 1993 graduate of Allegheny College, returns to campus for an informal talk on “How To Be a Feminist in the Work Force.” The public is invited to the talk and a reception for Provance starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 in Schultz East Alcove. Provance is deputy director of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), which promotes and supports the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service…

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Brian Castner, reading selections from his book “The Long Walk”

Sep 29

Time: September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Vukovich Center for Communication Arts

The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows is the intertwined story of two journeys: an outward struggle of surviving the urban combat of modern war in order to return home at all costs, and the inward journey to find the new person that emerges after undertaking such a task. Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq whose job it was to disrupt roadside improvised explosive devices, investigate the aftermath of car bombs,…

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EXIT12 Dance Company

Sep 29

Time: September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Vukovich Center for Communication Arts

EXIT12 is a contemporary dance company committed to creating and performing works of high cultural significance that inspire conversations about worldly differences and the lasting effects of violence and conflict on communities, families, and individuals. Through movement, they educate audiences about the reality of war, advocate diversity and mutual understanding through cultural exchange, and champion the humanity and dignity of all persons. EXIT12 supports and advances the notion that art heals, and is devoted to serving those who have been…

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October 2014

10th Annual Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture: Aviva L. Katz

Oct 8

Time: October 8 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Quigley Hall Auditorium

Dr. Aviva L. Katz will speak on the topic “Do Good Facts Make Good Ethics?” Assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she is also director of the Ethics Consultation Service
. She will discuss the journey we have made in the clinical care of the fetus and neonate with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. She will include brief discussions of the natural history of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, the nature of antenatal counseling, and the increasing opportunity to…

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