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February 2016

Year of Meadville Event: Talk by Ben Hewitt

Feb 19

Time: February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Ben Hewitt is the author of three books: Homegrown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World; Making Supper Safe: One Man’s Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety; and The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. His newest book, The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit, will be released February 15. In addition to the talk, a regional food system…

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11th Annual Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture: Daniel E. Hall

Feb 24

Time: February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Quigley Hall Auditorium

Dr. Daniel E. Hall is Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian; Staff Surgeon, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System; and Core Investigator, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. He will speak on “Patient-centered decision making for frail patients considering elective surgery.” Frailty is a concept developed by geriatricians that quantifies a syndrome of global physiological decline. Recent evidence demonstrates that frailty is associated with markedly increased risk for mortality and complication after surgery. Dr. Hall will review…

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Playshop Theatre Presents “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play”

Feb 25

Time: February 25 - 28
Venue: Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre

An audacious comedy by Anne Washburn about survivors, storytelling, mythology, and “The Simpsons” following a post-apocalyptic nuclear event. A musical ensues. An off-the-wall, nerdy, and unapologetically original theatrical feast set amidst the detritus of American television. Following the play’s premiere, the New York Times opined, “Downright brilliant. When was the last time you met a new play that was so smart it made your head spin?” Music by Michael Friedman. Lyrics by Anne Washburn. Mark Cosdon directs. Ticket information can…

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Recital by the Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio

Feb 27

Time: February 27 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Timothy Winfield, of Westminster College, Josh Boudreau, of River City Brass, and Jennifer Dearden, of Allegheny College, will perform works by Britten, Gabrielli, Stephenson, Dubois, and others. The recital will also feature guest students from Pine-Richland, North Allegheny, Hampton, and Deer Lakes schools.

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Talk by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Michael Bérubé: “Disability and Narrative: Self-Awareness”

Feb 29

Time: February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Quigley Hall Auditorium

Michael Bérubé, a 2015-2016 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will deliver a public lecture titled “Disability and Narrative: Self-Awareness.” Former president of the Modern Language Association, Bérubé is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of eight books, including Public Access: Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics; Life as We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child; and What’s Liberal…

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