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Classical music, student research presentations, and a cult classic at Connecticut College this March

03/3/2010

 Students perform "The Rocky Horror Show."

Students perform "The Rocky Horror Show."

Upcoming events at Connecticut College include student research presentations, a lecture by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Show" and classical music performances featuring Connecticut College students and professors. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. The schedule of events is: • Now-April 1: "Another China: Contemporary Prints from the Ethnic Southwest," an exhibition featuring Southwest Chinese art, Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. • March 4: "Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health Care in America," a lecture by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, 6:30 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Satcher´s talk is part of a two-day symposium, "The Health Gap: Inequality in U.S. Health Care," sponsored by the college´s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. • March 5: "African Americans and the Origins of the Campaign to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Health and Health Care," a lecture by Vanessa Gamble, professor of medical humanities and history at George Washington University, 11:50 a.m., Blaustein 210. Gamble´s talk is part of a two-day symposium, "The Health Gap: Inequality in U.S. Health Care," sponsored by the college´s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. • March 5: "CCSRE Healthcare Symposium Panel Discussion," with Jim Downs, assistant professor of history; Chris O´Connor, CEO of the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn.; Merrill Singer, a medical anthropologist at the University of Connecticut; and Vijay Sikand, an internist in New London, Conn., 2:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. The panel discussion is part of a two-day symposium, "The Health Gap: Inequality in U.S. Health Care," sponsored by the college´s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. • March 4-6: "Revolution: Technology as Change," an arts and technology symposium sponsored by the college´s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. All performance and exhibitions are free. To register for the full conference, visit http://cat.conncoll.edu/sym2010/. • March 5: "Fluid Interfaces: Blending The Physical and Digital Worlds," a keynote address by Pattie Maes, associate professor of media technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder and director of MIT´s Media Lab´s Fluid Interfaces Group, 9 a.m., Evans Hall. The keynote address is part of a three-day symposium, "Revolution: Technology as Change," sponsored by the college´s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. • March 4-5: "The Rocky Horror Show," a Connecticut College Theater and Music Department production, 8 p.m., Tansill Theater, Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students. • March 6: "No! They Won´t Eat You," a plant discussion and display led by Emily Troiano, vice president of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society, 10 a.m., New London Hall 112. Participants will be introduced to the amazing world of carnivorous plants. Registration is $18 for the general public and $15 for members of the college´s Arboretum. To register, contact Elene Anthopolos at (860) 439-5020. • March 6: "The Rocky Horror Show," a Connecticut College Theater and Music Department production, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tansill Theater, Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students. • March 6: "Education: In and Outside of the Classroom," a presentation of student research projects on education, 3 p.m., 1941 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. The college´s Holleran Center for community action and public policy senior student scholars, Paola Coste, Melanie Joubanian, Kristin Humphrey and Freya Levett will present findings from their research projects on education. • March 6: "Voices of Change: Survivors of Violence and Reflections on Empowerment," a presentation of student research projects, 3 p.m., Cro´s Nest, College Center at Crozier-Williams. The college´s Holleran Center for community action and public policy senior student scholars, Kiara Fuller, Colleen MacPhee and Ashley Oldacre, will present findings from their research projects. • March 6: "Environmentalism and Society," a presentation of student research projects, 4:30 p.m., Cro´s Nest, College Center at Crozier-Williams. The college´s Holleran Center for community action and public policy senior student scholars, Sara Kruger, Leland Stillman and Harrison Wood, will present findings from their research projects on environmentalism and society. • March 7: "The Rocky Horror Show," a Connecticut College Theater and Music Department production, 2 p.m., Tansill Theater, Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students. • March 9: "Violin Duos from Baroque to Bartok," a performance by Anthea Kreston, adjunct assistant professor of music, and guest violinist Theodore Arm, 8 p.m., Fortune Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students. • March 10: "Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble Performance," 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Gary Buttery, adjunct assistant professor of music, will direct the ensemble. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors. • March 11: "Design and characterization of histone-derived antimicrobial peptides," a biology seminar series lecture by Donald Elmore, assistant professor of chemistry at Wellesley College, 4:30 p.m., New London Hall 112. • March 20: "Finding Your Way with Map and Compass," an exploration of the Connecticut College Arboretum with Beverly Chomiak, senior lecturer of physics and environmental sciences, 9 a.m., 46 Gallows Lane. Registration is required. To register, contact Elene Anthopolos at (860) 439-5020. • March 24: "The Fruit Hunters," a book discussion with Kathy Dame, assistant director of the college´s Arboretum, noon, Haines Room, Shain Library. • March 30: "Designing an Effective Regime for Global Climate Change," a lecture by Alex Thompson ´94, associate professor of political science at Ohio State University, 4:15 p.m., Blaustein 210. This event is part of the college´s Marjorie Dilley Lecture series.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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