October College Calendar: music, film, drama, talks and more

We have plenty of music, film, drama and talks to entertain, enlighten and inform you during October.  Please scroll through the highlights and links below from the College of Arts and Sciences calendar.

Oct. 1: Professor Maria DeGuzman discusses her latest book, Buenes Noches, American Culture. Free to the public. 10 a.m. Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. http://go.unc.edu/Sr4a9

Oct. 1:  Jose Viera Linares, former Cuban diplomat and policy adviser, will discuss the evolving process of reform in Cuba. Brown-bag lunch. 12 noon, 4003 FedEx Global Education Center. http://isa.unc.edu

Oct. 2:  Tommy Edwards, Stan Brown and Michael Aldridge of The Bluegrass Experience, with Dewey Brown and Lanelle Davis, in concert. 11 am, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. wferris@unc.edu

Oct. 2: Guest Artists Recital by Matthew Postle, trumpet, and Radoslaw Rudnicki, electronics. 7:30 pm, Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Hall.  http://music.unc.edu/events

Oct. 2:  Novelist Josephine Humphreys will present the Thomas Wolfe Lecture. 7:30 pm, Genome Sciences Building, GS 100 Auditorium, Bell Tower Drive. http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/wolfe

Oct. 2:  Hanes Visiting Artist lecture by Stephen Vitiello, electronic music and sound artist.  6 pm, Hanes Art Center Auditorium. gruffat@unc.edu, http://art.unc.edu

Oct. 3: UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band, $10-$15. 919.843.3333. 7:30 pm, Memorial Hall. http://music.unc.edu/events

Oct. 4: Ewa Wampuszyc, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, will discuss Mapping Warsaw: Literary Topography in Post-War Poland. 12:30 pm, 3009 Fed Ex Global Education Center. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by Oct. 1 to vmanders@email.unc.edu

Oct. 4:  Ambassador C. Boyden Gray will discuss Cap and Trade: The Evolution of Market-Based Pollution Solutions in the US. 3:30 pm, Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. mchall@email.unc.edu

Oct. 4: Southern Research Circle: Center for Study of the American South presents a poster session of graduate student research in fields of history, geography, anthropology, religious studies and folklore.  4 pm, Love House and Hutchins Forum.  http://www.uncsouth.org

Oct. 4: Immigration and Identity in the US and Europe, a roundtable discussion with Michael Privot, EU expert on Muslim-West relations, and UNC professors  Sahar Amer,  Asian Studies; Juliane Hammer,  Religious Studies; Jeff Spinner-Havel, Political Science;  moderated by Paul Cuadros, UNC Journalism. 6 pm, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/calendar/1210.html

Oct. 4: UNC Symphony Orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Hanson. $10-$15. 919.843.3333. 7: 30 pm, Memorial Hall. http://music.unc.edu/events

Oct. 4-12: Latin American Film Festival at UNC, Duke and NC State.

Oct. 5: British Imperialism and Its Negative Consequences, a discussion with Wake Forest Professor David Coates. 12 noon. 4003 Fed Ex Global Education Center. http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/calendar/1210.html

Oct. 5: UNC Jazz Combos with Stephen Riley, tenor saxophone,  Jazz for a Friday Afternoon. 4 pm, Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Hall. http://music.unc.edu/events

Oct. 5-6: Way Down East, performance by Stephen Vitiello, electronic music and sound artist (see Oct. 2 lecture). 8 pm, Gerrard Hall. Gruffat@unc.edu

Oct. 5-6: Rumpus in Rome, adult puppet theatre, presented by Creative Writing Professor Marianne Gingher. 8 pm, $10-$12, Carrboro Arts Center.  http://jabberboxpuppettheater.com

Oct. 7:  A Gathering in Honor and Memory  of Doris Betts, the late Alumni Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus, 3 pm, Alumni Hall, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative

Oct. 8: A View of the Imperial Presidency: Developments from Korea to the War of the Drones, a discussion with Rutgers Professor Lloyd Gardner. 4 pm, 569 Hamilton Hall. http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/calendar/1210.html

Oct. 9: Author Pam Durban, English and Comparative Literature, will read from her new novel, The Tree of Forgetfulness. 3:30 pm, Bulls Head Bookshop. BullsHead@store.unc.edu

Oct. 11: UNC Alumnus Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity, will discuss Finding Your Passion, for the Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture. 7 pm, Sonja Haynes Stone Center auditorium.  http://go.unc.edu/Np78Q

Oct. 12: University Day. Jamie Bartram, Director of the Water Institute at UNC, will give the keynote address. 11 am, Memorial Hall. http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/5594/107/

Oct. 12: Europe in Twenty Years’ Time, a discussion with Claude Mosseri-Marlio, Professor of European Law at the American Business School in Paris. 12 noon, 4003 FedEx Global Education Center http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/calendar/1210.html

Oct. 12-31: Allcott Undergraduate Gallery Exhibition: Art 356. Art students present their digital photography work. Exhibition and talk: 8 pm. on Oct. 12. http://art.unc.edu

Oct. 14: Thomas Bernhard’s Critique of Austria, a seminar about the Austrian novelist, playwright and poet, led by German  linguistics scholar Gregor Thuswaldner of Gordon College.5 pm, Hyde Hall. http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/calendar/1210.html

Oct. 15: American Poverty: The Hidden Story, Frank Porter Graham Lecture by photojournalists Steve Liss and Jon Lowenstein, co-founders of AmericanPoverty.Org, dedicated to alleviating poverty in the US. 7:30 pm, Memorial Hall. http://honorscarolina.unc.edu

Oct. 23: Hanes Visiting Artist lecture by Dread Scott, who makes “revolutionary art to propel history forward.” He once burned $171 on Wall Street and encouraged those with money to add theirs to the pyre. 6 pm, Hanes Art Center auditorium. http://events.unc.edu

Oct. 24 – Nov. 11: PlayMakers presents Imaginary Invalid, the funniest play ever written about the healthcare industry. $15-$50. Center for Dramatic Art. http://www.playmakersrep.org

Oct. 25-26: Bak’tun New Maya Perspectives in 2012, placing the calendric reckoning within a broad historical and cultural context including the voices of Maya people, Keynote, Symposium, Exhibitions. http://maya2012.unc.edu

Oct. 25: Resisting the Rite, keynote address by Richard Taruskin, Russian music historian at UC Berkeley, part of an academic conference on the centennial of the Rite of Spring.  Reception at 5 pm at Ackland Art Museum, Program at 6:30 pm in Memorial Hall. More on the Oct. 25-28 conference schedule at https://www.theriteofspringat100.org/conference-program/

Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Water and Health 2012 Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation will bring together academic research, policy, practice and networking events.  Sponsored by UNC’s Institute for the Environment and the Water Institute.  http://whconference.unc.edu

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