Events - March 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — 7:30 PM EDT

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute, University of Waterloo.

Dark Horse Ensemble

Dr. Gerard Yun, director with Special Guests Wendy Wen Zhao, international pipa virtuoso Wendy Lai & Kenny Kwan, Gu-Zheng.

East-West concert program (PDF)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — 5:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Stratford Campus is holding an information session on the main campus so that you can find out more about the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program.

Monday, March 25, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Department of Anthropology of the University of Waterloo invites you to attend the 2013 Silver Medal Event Guest Lecture, followed by the presentation of the silver medal to this year’s winner, Craig McNeill.

Guest Speaker: Prof. Fred H. Smith, Chair, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Illinois State University

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Senate and Board Chamber

Wilfrid Lauirer Waterloo campus |No cost | All welcome

THOMAS KING has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and taught Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and at the University of Minnesota.

He is currently a Professor of English at the University of Guelph. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels and two collections of short stories.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts presents

Cadenza: The 39th Annual Fourth Year Undergraduate Exhibition

March 21-April 6, 2012
University of Waterloo Art Gallery

Opening reception:

Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Are you in first year? Do you have a friend who is? The Arts Student Union (ASU) wants to hear from you!  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

We live in an increasingly multicultural world where we regularly encounter and work in teams consisting of people from multiple cultural backgrounds. While multicultural teams have the potential for exceptional innovation and creativity, they face many challenges due to clashing values, norms, and expectations about how teams work. In this talk, Wendi Adair, Associate Professor, Psychology, will review these challenges and summarize recent research  and propose alternative metaphors for multiculturalism.

Register online.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

2013 Studies in Islam Speaker Series

Islam at the Foundations of Western Society: How Medieval Islam Shaped the Modern World

Professor Steven Bednarski, St. Jerome’s University

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT
Hortense Spillers.

Hortense Spillers talk and reception

Hortense Spillers (PhD Brandeis) is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture (Chicago), and editor of Conjuring: Black Women, Fiction, and Literary Tradition (Indiana) and Comparative American Identities: Race, Sex, and Nationality in the Modern Text (Routledge).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT
Vincent Lam.

What do emergency medicine and fiction writing have in common? More than you might think! And who could take on both as simultaneous careers? Vincent Lam.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Lam as part of this year's series, on our theme of the intersections of literature and science.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT
Hortense Spillers.

This special lecture is presented in the context of English (ENGL) 470A Contemporary Criticism. Taking place in Hagey Hall 280, the lecture is open to the public.

Monday, March 18, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Waterloo is proud to present a lecture by Professor Rita De Grandis.

"The Innocent Eye. Children’s Perspectives on the Utopias of the Seventies"

Rita De Grandis is a Professor of Spanish American Literature at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of 2 books, 2 co-edited books, and numerous articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT
Top Girls poster

Theatre of the Arts | March 13 – 16th, 2013

As we enter the 2nd half of the term, the students at uWaterloo Drama are ready to present the final show of the 2012/2013 season.  Top Girls, written by British playwright Caryl Churchill, is a about a woman named Marlene, a career-driven woman who is all about woman success in business.  This contemporary play examines the role of women in society and what being “successful” truly means.  I have attached a copy of our press release as well as some photos.

Friday, March 15, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT
Top Girls poster

Theatre of the Arts | March 13 – 16th, 2013

As we enter the 2nd half of the term, the students at uWaterloo Drama are ready to present the final show of the 2012/2013 season.  Top Girls, written by British playwright Caryl Churchill, is a about a woman named Marlene, a career-driven woman who is all about woman success in business.  This contemporary play examines the role of women in society and what being “successful” truly means.  I have attached a copy of our press release as well as some photos.

Friday, March 15, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

The Scriptural Poetics of Syriac Hymnody

Dr. Jeffrey Wickes, Saint Louis University

Dr. Wickes works in the field of Syriac Literature and Theology, and early Christianity more generally, focusing on the intersection  of poetics, exegesis, and identity. His book, "Ephrem the Syrian, the Hymns on Faith", will appear in 2013.

All are welcome.

Jointly sponsored by the Departments of Classical Studies and Religious Studies.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT
Top Girls poster

Theatre of the Arts | March 13 – 16th, 2013

As we enter the 2nd half of the term, the students at uWaterloo Drama are ready to present the final show of the 2012/2013 season.  Top Girls, written by British playwright Caryl Churchill, is a about a woman named Marlene, a career-driven woman who is all about woman success in business.  This contemporary play examines the role of women in society and what being “successful” truly means.  I have attached a copy of our press release as well as some photos.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 (all day) to Saturday, March 23, 2013 (all day)

Dona Massel’s play, “On the Inside,” follows the story of a boy, his teacher, and the first hanging in what was then the city of Berlin. The action takes place in the Governor’s House on Queen Street.  When a young inmate is sentenced to hang, Olive, the Governor’s wife, reaches out to him and both their lives are changed.

Learn more about Dona Massel and the Lost and Found Theatre.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT
Top Girls poster

Theatre of the Arts | March 13 – 16th, 2013

As we enter the 2nd half of the term, the students at uWaterloo Drama are ready to present the final show of the 2012/2013 season.  Top Girls, written by British playwright Caryl Churchill, is a about a woman named Marlene, a career-driven woman who is all about woman success in business.  This contemporary play examines the role of women in society and what being “successful” truly means.  I have attached a copy of our press release as well as some photos.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

University of Waterloo Fine Arts | University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present:

Friday, March 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM EST

You are invited to hear Professor Lynne Taylor, tell us the story of these children.

History Speaker Series 2012-2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

 uWaterloo Finance Association presents: Economic discussion panel

This year, in an effort to deliver higher quality events and services to the student body, we have put together a panel of industry professionals and local professors that will undoubtedly foster an educated discussion on the intricacies of the global economy and current state of international markets. This event promises to be one that is both thought provoking as well as informative on how the views of academia and the industry both interconnect and diverge.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 4:30 PM EST

A lecture presented by The Department of Classical Studies

“Style, Continuity, and the ‘Hellenistic’ Baroque”

Prof. Peter Schultz, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)

Event poster (PDF)

Thursday, March 7, 2013 — 4:00 PM EST

Katherine McKittrick, Queen’s University

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Professor Carla Fehr (Philosophy) will discuss evolution and women's lives. Part of the International Women's Week events on and off campus.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Patrick Watson, who is completing a post-doc in the Sociology and Legal Studies Department, will give a colloquium talk on Tuesday, March 5.

Obviously, this will be of particular interest to those working in ethnographic research in particular, but also promises to be valuable for the rest of us who are interested in methods and methodological debates.  Graduate students, especially those considering the academic job market, are especially urged to attend!

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