University Wide Events November 2012

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Monday, November 12

Miller Center Forum
Ryan Lizza: Decoding The Result of the Presidential Election

11:00 am
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Ryan Lizza is the Washington correspondent for the New Yorker. He covers the 2012 presidential campaign and national politics.

Tuesday, November 13

Page-Barbour Lecture: Peter Brown
"Remember the Poor": Leadership and Giving from Paul to Cyprian

Time: 4 pm
Harrison Institute AuditoriumMap >

Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus at Princeton University will give this semester’s Page-Barbour lecture series entitled, "'Treasure in Heaven': Wealth, Labor and the 'Poor Among the Saints'. Christian Giving from Paul to Pachomius." Prof. Brown’s principal concern is the rise of Christianity and the transition from the ancient to the early medieval world. He is currently working on the problems of wealth, poverty and the shift from an ancient to a medieval view of society in the late antique and early medieval periods.

Tuesday, November 13

Film Screening: "Strangers No More"
Teaching Diversity in Israeli classrooms
Part of the Globalization and Education Film Series

6:30 pm
Holloway Hall, 1st floor of Bavaro HallMap >

For more information, including film descriptions and trailers, please visit the Globalization and Education Public Film Series event on Facebook or contact Chrissie Monaghan.

Wednesday, November 14

Miller Center Forum
Joseph Crespino: From the Dixiecrats to Mitt Romney

11:00 am
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Emory University historian Joseph Crespino's Strom Thurmond's America is an impressive biography of the late South Carolina senator, a one-time Democrat and labor supporter who later switched parties. His new book captures an important chapter in the history of the GOP providing historical insight into the evolution of the conservative movement that is relevant today. A book signing will follow his Forum.

Wednesday, November 14

Page-Barbour Lecture: Peter Brown
"In the Likeness of the Angels": Alms and Labor in Third- and Fourth-Century Syria

Time: 4 pm
Harrison Institute AuditoriumMap >

Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus at Princeton University will give this semester’s Page-Barbour lecture series entitled, "'Treasure in Heaven': Wealth, Labor and the 'Poor Among the Saints'. Christian Giving from Paul to Pachomius." Prof. Brown’s principal concern is the rise of Christianity and the transition from the ancient to the early medieval world. He is currently working on the problems of wealth, poverty and the shift from an ancient to a medieval view of society in the late antique and early medieval periods.

Wednesday, November 14

The Medical Center Hour
What’s Ahead for Health Care Reform (Now that the Supreme Court and the Electorate Have Weighed In)?

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

Timothy S. Jost JD, School of Law, Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA
Carolyn L. Engelhard MAPA, Department of Public Health Sciences, UVA.

Thursday, November 15

Sociology Department Colloquium Series: Lawrie Balfour
"W. E. B. Du Bois and the Politics of the Present‐Past"

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

Lawrie Balfour, U.Va. Professor, Department of Politics.

Thursday, November 15

Page-Barbour Lecture: Peter Brown
"The Work of the Hands…the Glory of Egypt": Monks and Work in Fourth- Century Egypt

Time: 4 pm
Harrison Institute AuditoriumMap >

Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus at Princeton University will give this semester’s Page-Barbour lecture series entitled, "'Treasure in Heaven': Wealth, Labor and the 'Poor Among the Saints'. Christian Giving from Paul to Pachomius." Prof. Brown’s principal concern is the rise of Christianity and the transition from the ancient to the early medieval world. He is currently working on the problems of wealth, poverty and the shift from an ancient to a medieval view of society in the late antique and early medieval periods.

Saturday, November 17

Guest Lecture, Fr. Joseph A. Komonchak, Marquette University
"The History and Significance of Vatican II: 50 Years Later"

3:30 - 5 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas ParishMap >

Sunday, November 18

Guest Speaker: Atina Grossman
"Polish-Jewish Holocaust Survival in the Soviet Union"

Time: TBA
Location: TBA

CREEES welcomes Atina Grossman, Professor of History at Cooper Union.

Monday, November 19

Miller Center Forum
John Lewis Gaddis
Lives of the Giants: George F. Kennan

11:00 am
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John Lewis Gaddis is currently the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. He is also the official biographer of the seminal 20th century statesman George F. Kennan. A book signing will follow his Forum.

Monday, November 26

Miller Center Forum
Mark Krikorian
A Melting Pot, or Not: Perspectives on the Immigration Debate

11:00 am
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Mark Krikorian is executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, DC-based think tank that promotes stricter immigration standards and enforcement. With the aim of covering diverse views on the immigration debate, Krikorian will be joined by another policy advocate TBA for a roundtable discussion on immigration policy.

Tuesday, November 27

Newly Chaired Faculty Lecture: Prof. Alan Taylor (Economics)

4:30 pm reception; 5 pm lecture
Nau Hall AuditoriumMap >

The third in a series of public lectures by newly chaired professors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Thursday, November 29

Miller Center Forum
Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs
The Most Exclusive Club

5:30 pm
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The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity is the inside story of how presidents from Hoover through Obama worked with—and sometimes, against—each other when they were in and out of power. Michael Duffy is Time magazine's Washington bureau chief, where he directs the coverage of presidents, politics, and national affairs for both the magazine and Time.com. Nancy Gibbs is deputy managing editor at Time magazine.

Thursday, November 29

McIntire Lecture: Ikem Okoye

6 pm
Campbell 160Map >

Part of the annual McIntire Lecture series, the Art department welcomes Ikem Okoye, architectural historian from the University of Delaware. Professor Okoye specializes in the painting, sculpture, and architecture of West Africa, and their linked spaces and landscapes elsewhere: in the art and architecture of other regions of Africa including Central Africa and the Nile Valley, as well as to the Caribbean, the American South, Imperial Europe and Brazil. He is especially focused on the period from the mid-eighteenth century on. His interests extend to the colonial and contemporary post-imperial outcomes of these proto-global transactions in the arts.

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