University Wide Events March 2013

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Friday, March 1

Conference: "Rewriting the Eighteenth Century"

Two-day event
Location:
March 1, Harrison Institute
March 2, Montalto (Monticello)

The University of Virginia will host a conference entitled "Rewriting the Eighteenth Century," an interdisciplinary conference organized by the Eighteenth-Century Study Group, with representation from 10 U.Va. departments. There will be panel presentations, two major plenary addresses, and other activities. Day 1 will take place in the Harrison Institute; Day 2 will take place at Montalto (Monticello).

Friday, March 1

Guest Lecture: Christie Merrill
"The Ethics of Non-Equivalence: Inequities in Marketing Dalit Narratives of Suffering"

3 pm
Nau Hall, room 341 Map >

Christie Merill is the Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Postcolonial Theory, Departments of Asian Languages & Culture and Comparative Literature; Associate Chair of the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan

Friday, March 1

Lecture: Charles Laughlin
"Mo Yan's Nobel Price for Literature: Resetting Chinese Literature"

3:15 - 5 pm
Wilson 301 Map >

Charles Laughlin is the Ellen Bayard Weedon Professor Of East Asian Studies and Director of the East Asia Center

Saturday, March 2

Conference: "Rewriting the Eighteenth Century"

Two-day event
Location:
March 1, Harrison Institute
March 2, Montalto (Monticello)

The University of Virginia will host a conference entitled "Rewriting the Eighteenth Century," an interdisciplinary conference organized by the Eighteenth-Century Study Group, with representation from 10 U.Va. departments. There will be panel presentations, two major plenary addresses, and other activities. Day 1 will take place in the Harrison Institute; Day 2 will take place at Montalto (Monticello).

Sunday, March 3

Two-Day Symposium
Common Ground: Dialogue between Jewish and Islamic Worlds through Art
Day 1

12 - 5 pm, Observatory Hill Forum map >
8 pm, Performance at Old Cabell Hall map >

This symposium will bring together scholars and artists from all over the world with those from the University. Traditional academic presentations will be complemented by artistic performances. Highlights of the conference include a keynote speech by Benjamin Brinner, professor of music at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters; a humorous one-man show by Ibrahim Miari, born in Israel to a Palestinian father and Jewish mother; a concert by the Central Asian Ensemble Shashmaqam, whose music, performed by Jews and Muslims from Central Asia, fuses their musical traditions; a lecture by Benny Ziffer, author and editor of the cultural section of Israel’s most important newspaper, Ha‘aretz; and a poetry reading by Naomi Shihab Nye, an acclaimed American poet of Palestinian descent whose work accentuates the commonalities of different peoples, including Muslims and Jews. For information on the symposium, see the symposium web page or contact Deborah Galaski (dag9t@virginia.edu).

Monday, March 4

Two-Day Symposium
Common Ground: Dialogue between Jewish and Islamic Worlds through Art
Day 2

9 am - 3 pm
Newcomb Hall Gallery map >

This symposium will bring together scholars and artists from all over the world with those from the University. Traditional academic presentations will be complemented by artistic performances. Highlights of the conference include a keynote speech by Benjamin Brinner, professor of music at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters; a humorous one-man show by Ibrahim Miari, born in Israel to a Palestinian father and Jewish mother; a concert by the Central Asian Ensemble Shashmaqam, whose music, performed by Jews and Muslims from Central Asia, fuses their musical traditions; a lecture by Benny Ziffer, author and editor of the cultural section of Israel’s most important newspaper, Ha‘aretz; and a poetry reading by Naomi Shihab Nye, an acclaimed American poet of Palestinian descent whose work accentuates the commonalities of different peoples, including Muslims and Jews. For information on the symposium, see the symposium web page or contact Deborah Galaski (dag9t@virginia.edu).

Wednesday, March 6

Medical Center Hour:
Every Patient Tells a Story

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Jordan Conference Center Auditorium Map >

Lisa Sanders MD, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT.
Of all the data that physicians collect on patients as they try to make a diagnosis, the patient's lived experience of his or her illness is essential to this process and can only be gathered through actual conversation with the patient. Moreover, once the diagnosis is made, the doctor’s effective transmission of that story—now completed—back to the patient is key to effective treatment. In this Medical Center Hour, physician-author Lisa Sanders (who writes the popular "Diagnosis" column in the New York Times Magazine and the "Think Like a Doctor" blog in the New York Times) probes the crucial exchanges between doctor and patient that are at the heart of every medical mystery and its solution.

Wednesday, March 6

"The Sorrow and the Joy: Remembering Hussein’s Martyrdom in Hyderabad, Pakistan"
A Documentary Film by Ashok Rajput

7 pm
Minor Hall 125 Map >

In 680 CE/61 AH, Imam Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Mohammad was martyred in Karbala, Iraq on the 10th of the Muslim month of Muharram. Muslims, particularly Shia Muslims, all over the world commemorate this event to remember the sacrifices made by Hussein, his family and followers. Every year millions of people in Pakistan and India also remember the martyrdom of Hussein and perform various rites and rituals. This documentary filmed in the city of Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan in 2011, highlights several aspects of Muharram’s ceremonies and rituals. Important aspects of these rituals and ceremonies are the regionally distinct musical and bodily performances that are linked with the constructed history, knowledge, and images of the past.

Thursday, March 7

"Sugarcoated Arsenic"
A Short Film by Kevin Everson and Claudrena Harold

5:30 pm
Nau Hall 101 Map >

Kevin Everson and Claudrena Harold will be screening their short film, "Sugarcoated Arsenic" in the South Lawn Auditorium (Nau Hall 101) on March 7th at 5:30 p.m. . "Sugarcoated Arsenic" is a cinematic exploration of African American intellectual, social, and political life at the University of Virginia during the 1970s. Starring Erin Stewart as Vivian Verdell Gordon (the director of UVA's Black Studies program between 1975 and 1980), the film tells the story of African American students and faculty who through their public and private gestures created a vibrant community built on intellectual exchange, self-critique, and human warmth. This film is part of the multimedia project, "Black Fire" which was generally funded by the Arts in Action Grant.

Thursday, March 7

Mellon Hiring Initiative: Public Lecture
"Sacred Spaces, Competing Cosmologies and Powerful Objects: Understanding Intertwined Cultures on the Cusp of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds"

6:30 - 8 pm
Campbell Hall 160Map >

The Mellon Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative cordially invites you to a lecture to be given by Matthew Canepa, a candidate for the position in 'Connective Cultures in the Post-Classical Mediterranean,' one of the three faculty hires to be made this year in association with the Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures. Matthew Canepa is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, University of Minnesota -Twin Cities. An historian of art, archaeology and religion Dr. Canepa's scholarship explores the intersection of art, ritual and power in the eastern Mediterranean and the wider Iranian world.

Wednesday, March 13

Medical Center Hour:
AOA Lecture

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Jordan Conference Center Auditorium Map >

Aaron Vinik MD PhD, Director, Research and Neuroendocrine Unit, Strelitz Diabetes Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk VA

Wednesday, March 20

Medical Center Hour:
An Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes: What Does It Say About Our Culture?

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Jordan Conference Center AuditoriumMap >

Arleen Tuchman PhD, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

Wednesday, March 20

Guest Lecture: Hugh Bowden
"King Alexander the Invincible God": Alexander the Great and Ruler Cult

5 pm
Cocke Hall, Gibson RoomMap >

Hugh Bowden is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at University College London.

Thursday, March 21

Guest Lecture: Hal Roth
Classical Daoist contemplative practices

3:15 - 5 pm
Location: Wilson Hall 301

Harold D. Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies and the Director of the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

Thursday, March 21

Guest Lecture: Allan Boesak
"Deification, Demonization, and Reconciliation in South Africa: Will the Center Hold?"

3:30 - 5 pm
Watson Manor, University CircleMap >

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, in collaboration with the Project on Lived Theology at U.Va., welcomes Theologian Allan Boesak. Boesak, one of the heroes of the anti-apartheid freedom struggle in South Africa, was elected as president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in 1982, a position he held until 1991. He is the author most recently of Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism.

Saturday, March 23

Symposium: Mass Violence, Justice, and Memory
The Katyń Massacres of 1940 in History, Memory, Education, and Law

8:30 am - 6 pm
Nau Hall 101Map >

Nikita Petrov, Deputy Director, Memorial Society (Russia)
Izabella Sariusz-Skąpska, President, Federation of Katyń Families (Poland)
Ireneusz Kamiński, Professor of Law, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Sławomir Frątczak, Director, Katyń Museum (Poland)
Łukasz Michalski, Deputy Director of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance (Poland)

Tuesday, March 26

Guest Lecture: Walter Scheidel
The Lives of the Twelve Hundred Caesars: Roman Emperors, Global Comparisons

5 pm
Rouss/Robertson, Room 254Map >

Walter Scheidel is a Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and History at Stanford University

Thursday, March 28

Medical Center Hour:
Brodie Medical Education Lecture

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Claude Moore Medical Education Building Auditorium, 3rd floorMap >

Arnold P. Gold MD, Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Englewood Cliffs NY, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York NY
Sandra O. Gold Ed.D., CEO, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Englewood Cliffs NJ

Thursday, March 28

Guest Lecture: Julian Go
For a Postcolonial Sociology

3:30 - 5 pm
Dynamics Room 400 ‐ at 2015 Ivy RoadMap >

Julian Go is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University.

Friday, March 29

Guest Lecture: Danielle Widmann Abraham
"Beyond Charity: Poverty, Gender, and Local Islam in Contemporary India"

3 pm
Nau Hall, room 341 Map >

Danielle Widmann Abraham is the Assistant Professor of Islam in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University