fred-marshallFred Marshall, neurologist

“Mindfulness and Medicine”

Date: April 3, 7pm
Location: Schultz East Alcove

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8 Hour Projects: FailureLien-Image

Gallery exhibition
Curated by Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller

Work-In-Progress Day: Saturday, September 3, 9am-6pm
Panel Discussion and Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 6, 7 – 9pm
On exhibit: September 3-18
Closed Sunday and Monday, September 4 & 5 for Labor Day
Location: Art Galleries

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Lodro Rinzler

The Buddha Walks into a Bar: Meditation and Saving the World

Lodro Rinzler public talk
Date: Thursday, September 8, 7:30pm
Location: Ford Chapel

Becoming Who You Want to Be: Meditation and Living a Life of Meaning

Lodro Rinzler workshop
Date: Saturday, September 10, 9:30am-noon
Location: Montgomery Gym

The Lodro Rinzler workshop is free and open to the public.

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thomasClaude AnShin Thomas

Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace

Claude AnShin Thomas public talk
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 7:30pm
Location: Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center

Making Peace with Our Unpeacefulness

Claude AnShin Thomas workshop
Date: Saturday, September 24, 10am-4pm
Location: Montgomery Gym

The Claude AnShin Thomas workshop is free and open to the public.

Claude AnShin Thomas will be in residence on campus from September 15-29.

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Allegheny Listens: A Dialogue on Islamophobia

Panel Discussion and Break-out Sessions

Guest Speakers: 
Dr. Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Dr. Maha Hilal, Executive Director at National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 4:30pm.
Location: Shafer Auditorium

Joshua Searle-White, Professor of Psychology

“The Paradox of Stories”

Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 7pm
Location: Campus Center 301/302

The stories we tell about ourselves and the world matter. Believing that a violent event was a “terrorist attack” feels different from believing that it was the random act of a misguided youth. Believing that friends didn’t invite us to a party because they hate us feels different from believing that the invitation got lost in the mail. Everyone from governments to psychotherapists works with stories, trying to promote the narratives that will create the responses that they want. Yet there is another aspect to consider. Mindfulness teachings suggest that our stories actually trap us in illusion. Our stories are our creation, after all; they are interpretations of reality, not reality itself. Instead, these teachings say, we should let go of the stories we tell so that we are less bound by them. The paradox of stories is that they can both liberate and imprison us. Can we live a life that is less in the thrall of our own stories? And if we could, would we want to?

Peterson Toscano, performance artist


Everything Is Connected – An Evening of Stories, Many Weird, Most True

Peterson Toscano public talk
Date: October 19, 7:30pm
Location: Arter Little Theater

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Marking PlaceJoglekarSmall

Gallery Exhibition
Artists Hilary Wang, Shreepad Joglekar, and David Lier
Curated by Heather Brand and Darren Lee Miller

Opening reception and artists’ lectures: Tuesday, November 1, 7-9pm
On exhibit: November 1-22
Art Galleries

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JoAnna HarperJoAnna_Harper

IDEAS lecture series (Diversity)


JoAnna Harper: lecture
 Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
Quigley Auditorium

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Yuval Ron Ensemble

The Mystical Music of the Middle East

Yuval Ron Ensemble: public performance
Saturday, November 5 at 8pm
Shafer Auditorium

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Afaa Michael WeaverAfaa Michael Weaver, poet (Single Voice Series)

Public lecture
“The Poet in the Factory/A Mind-Body Connection”
Thursday, February 2 at 12:30pm
Location: Oddfellows 105c

Public reading
Thursday, February 2 at 7pm
Location: Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center

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mandalaThe Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting

Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, February 28 at 12:15pm
Open to Public: WednesdayFriday, March 1-310 am-6 pmSaturday, March 4, 10 am-1:30 pm
Closing Ceremony: Saturday, March 4 at 1:30pm
Location: Art Gallery

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Gallery Exhibition
Allegheny Student artists

On exhibit: 
March 6-12
Location: Art Galleries

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SBA-Speaker-Photo-HirshfieldJane Hirshfield, poet (Single Voice Series)

Talk and Q&A, “Poetry and Mindfulness”
Date: Thursday, March 9, 12:30-1:20pm
Location: Oddfellows 105C
Lunch will be served

Poetry reading
Date: Thursday, March 9, 7 pm
Location: Ford Chapel

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