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February 2015

Faculty Voice Recital by Carol Niblock, Diane Kalinowski, and Vicki Jamison

Feb 8

Time: February 8 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Allegheny College voice teachers Carol Niblock, Diane Kalinowski, and Vicki Jamison will present a recital of opera duets and trios, including duets from Purcell’s “King Arthur,” Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito,” Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief,” and two Bellini operas, “Norma” and “Bianca e Fernando.” All three sopranos will be heard together in trios from “Beatrice et Benedict” by Berlioz, “Der Rosenkavalier” by Strauss, “Carmen” by Bizet, and “The Magic Flute” by Mozart. The singers will be accompanied…

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Annie Dandavati: “Brothers, Sisters and Soldiers: Political Participation and Transitional Society in Egypt”

Feb 9

Time: February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room at the Tippie Alumni Center

Annie Dandavati’s talk, a Year of Voting Rights and Democratic Participation event, will focus on Egypt and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood, gender and the military. Dr. Dandavati is chairperson and professor of political science at Hope College, where she also serves as director of international studies. Her areas of interest include comparative politics, Latin American politics, gender and development, and human rights.

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Megan Ming Francis

Feb 12

Time: February 12

Megan Ming Francis is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Francis’s work sits at the intersection of race, law, history, capitalism, and civil rights. An assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, she earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Rice University.

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Single Voice Reading Series: Scott Cairns

Feb 12

Time: February 12 @ 7:00 pm

Scott Cairns is professor of English at the University of Missouri and founding director of Writing Workshops in Greece. The most recent of his seven poetry collections, Idiot Psalms, was published in 2014, as was the Greek edition of his spiritual memoir Short Trip to the Edge. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 and the Denise Levertov Award in 2014.

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Screening of “Cesar’s Last Fast” with Director Richard Ray Perez

Feb 19

Time: February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Director Richard Ray Perez will give a talk following the screening of Cesar’s Last Fast, a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers, and the impact Chavez’s legacy has on today’s generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Festival, Cesar’s Last Fast is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez’s 1988 “Fast for Life,” a 36-day…

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