Events - January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

Mary Petrich, noted saxophonist from Arizona, will be playing new music composed by Carol Ann Weaver and others.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM EST

Economics Professor Larry Smith shares his stories of social change and entrepreneurship, with a talk called, “So you want to change the world?” By identifying the most important social and environmental problems, Waterloo students can work on the ideas that have the highest impact.  

If you truly want to change the world, ask yourself, “What’s the most important thing you can do?”

The talk is being sponsored by St. Paul’s GreenHouse and includes free pizza.

The lecture will take place in STP room 105.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

The Department of Religious Studies presents

Dr. Jennifer Selby, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Author of Questioning French Secularism: Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb (2012) and co-editor of Debating Sharia: Islam, Gender Politics and Family Law Arbitration (2012).

Monday, January 27, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST

Dr. Alice Kuzniar of the Germanic & Slavic department presents a free German-movie screening series at East Campus Hall here at uWaterloo (entrance off of Phillip St.). Movies start at 5:00 p.m. in room 1220:

January 27 Su Friedrich, THE TIES THAT BIND 1985 (55 min) (in English)

February 3 Detlev Sierk, LA HABANERA 1937 (98 min)

February 10 Veit Harlan, JEW SÜSS 1940 (85 min)

February 24 Werner Herzog, AGUIRRE:  WRATH OF GOD/AGUIRRE:  ZORN GOTTES 1973 (94 min)

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 8:00 PM EST
Gabe Foreman

Please join us for our first event of the new year, which is bound to be a fun one. Who doesn't need a good, witty, poetic laugh at the end of January? 

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 1:30 PM EST

 

The Department of Classical Studies is proud to present a lecture by

Dr. Peter Bing

Emory University

 

This lecture is open to the public and all are welcome.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Amid current concerns surrounding climate change, its effects and the human contribution thereto, David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the controversy, risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering as a possible solution. In doing so, he also explores the underlying question: is it conservation ecology or hubris?

Monday, January 20, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST

Dr. Alice Kuzniar of the Germanic & Slavic department presents a free German-movie screening series at East Campus Hall here at uWaterloo (entrance off of Phillip St.). Movies start at 5:00 p.m. in room 1220:

January 20 Oliver Hirschbiegel, DOWNFALL/ UNTERGANG 2004 (155 min)

January 27 Su Friedrich, THE TIES THAT BIND 1985 (55 min) (in English)

February 3 Detlev Sierk, LA HABANERA 1937 (98 min)

February 10 Veit Harlan, JEW SÜSS 1940 (85 min)

Friday, January 17, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

The Department of Classical Studies is proud to present a lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Greene from Western University.

The lecture, which is open to the public, is titled Castra, quasi casta?: Women and Children in the Archaeology of Roman Military Communities.

It will be held Friday, January 17 from 4:00-5:00 in ML 246.

Friday, January 17, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

The Academic Integrity Milestone is an hour-long session hosted by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Dr. Linda Warley. Attendance is required for all graduate students beginning studies in Winter 2014. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014 — 6:00 PM EST

Join Dean of Arts, Douglas Peers, at this exclusive documentary pre-screening.

President Feridun Hamdullahpur and Alumni Relations invites alumni from all faculties and friends to an exclusive screening of the new documentary The Cola Road, featuring the work of AHS alumnus Rohit Ramchandani (BSc ’04).

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 — 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Grade 10 students thinking about applying to university are invited (along with their parents) to our information evening. Topics include:

  • Finding a program you'll love
  • Admissions and applying to university
  • How to pay for a post-secondary education
  • Tips from current Waterloo students

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
6:45 – 8:30 pm
Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building
University of Waterloo

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

Percussionists Beverley Johnston, David Campion, Mark Duggan, and Conrad Grebel instructor John Brownell will be performing contemporary works for percussion, as well as traditional drumming pieces.

Monday, January 13, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST

Dr. Alice Kuzniar of the Germanic & Slavic department presents a free German-movie screening series at East Campus Hall here at uWaterloo (entrance off of Phillip St.). Movies start at 5:00 p.m. in room 1220:

January 13 Caroline Link, NOWHERE IN AFRICA/NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA 2001 (141 min)

January 20 Oliver Hirschbiegel, DOWNFALL/ UNTERGANG 2004 (155 min)

January 27 Su Friedrich, THE TIES THAT BIND 1985 (55 min) (in English)

February 3 Detlev Sierk, LA HABANERA 1937 (98 min)

Friday, January 10, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Jennifer Nagel
University of Toronto

The Value of Reasoning in Epistemic Justification

When and why does it matter whether we can give an explicit justification for what we believe? This paper examines these questions in the light of recent empirical work on the social functions served by our capacity to reason, in particular, Mercier and Sperber’s argumentative theory of reasoning.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST
Painting by C. Wells entitled Place and Space (Redux)

UWAG's Season Four opening reception

Gallery One
C. Wells - Place and Space (Redux)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM EST

International Governance Speakers Series

Peter Braid was elected Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo in October, 2008, and re-elected on May 2, 2011.  He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities on September 19, 2013.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 11:30 AM EST

Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St Paul's University College

Drop by for some good food and relax with friends. Soup and Bannock served every Wednesday.
 
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