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RIT Orchestra
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fall Preview, Brick City Weekend (Friday, October 13th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel)

RIT Performing Arts Ensembles
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

Kaleidoscope Concert, Brick City Weekend (Saturday, October 14th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Faculty Spotlight
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

Chisato Eda Marling with Ancia Quartet (Saturday, October 14th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel)

COLA Off-Stage Play Reading
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Open to RIT students, faculty, and staff. (Tuesday, October 17th, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

CLA Hale Lecture Series
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Thursday, October 19th 4-5:30 01-2000 Irina Mikhalevich (Philosophy, RIT)   "Minds Without Spines: Towards a More Comprehensive Animal Ethics"   Invertebrate animals comprise roughly 95% of all animal species and over 99.99% of all extant animals, yet they have been largely ignored within philosophical accounts of animal rights and animal welfare. To the extent that ‘invertebrates’ are discussed in the animal ethics literature, they are typically lumped into a single undifferentiated category despite their remarkable diversity, and subsequently excluded from subject-centered moral consideration and experimental welfare protections (with a recent exception for octopuses). Recent developments in comparative cognition research, however, suggest the presence of sophisticated cognitive abilities in many invertebrates, and comparative neurobiology is beginning to reveal how the ‘alien’ brains of these animals can give rise to cognition and, perhaps, consciousness. At the same time, conceptual and methodological problems in animal cognition science result in significant uncertainties about the presence of complex cognition in animals generally and invertebrates in particular, and it is unclear how these scientific uncertainties should affect our ethical analyses. The present talk lays the foundation for a more comprehensive, inclusive and scientifically engaged animal ethics – one that responds both to the novel scientific evidence and to the philosophical challenges that confront the study of the animal mind.    FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Thursday, October 19th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Eastman Hall 01-2000)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Johnandrew Slominski
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00pm

Johnandrew Slominski, piano (Friday, October 20th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

CLA Kern Lecture Series
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

The College of Liberal Arts William A. Kern Lecture Series   presents John Louis Lucaites Provost Professor of Rhetoric English Department Indiana University   Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: 3:30 p.m. Place: Bamboo Room 2650   Seeing the Public Image Anew: Photography Exhibitions and Civic Spectatorship John Louis Lucaites is Provost Professor of English at Indiana University: Bloomington. His most recent publications focus on the relationship between judgment, visuality, and public culture, including No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy and The Public Image: Photography and Civic Spectatorship (both co-authored with Robert Hariman, U. of Chicago Press, 2016), and In/Visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-First-Century America (co-edited with Jon Simons, Rutgers U. Press, 2017). He is also the senior editor for a books series on Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique for the University of Alabama Press and co-hosts a weekly blog on the role that photojournalism plays in underwriting liberal-democratic public culture (www.nocaptionneeded.com). He earned his BA at Rutgers College, his MA at the University of North Carolina, and his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. He has been teaching at Indiana University since 1987. Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to the following website Access.rit.edu. (Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Student Life Center Bamboo Room, 2650)

RIT Theatre Arts Presents: Girls Can Tell
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Theatre Arts Fall Production (Friday, November 3rd, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Other CLA's Pop-Up Black Box Theatre Tent)

RIT Theatre Arts Presents: Girls Can Tell
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Theatre Arts Fall Production (Saturday, November 4th, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Other CLA's Pop-Up Black Box Theatre Tent)

RIT Orchestra
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

Fall Concert (Saturday, November 4th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel)

RIT Theatre Arts Presents: Girls Can Tell
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30pm

Theatre Arts Fall Production (Saturday, November 4th, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Other CLA's Pop-Up Black Box Theatre Tent)

RIT Theatre Arts Presents: Girls Can Tell
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

Theatre Arts Fall Production (Sunday, November 5th, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Other CLA's Pop-Up Black Box Theatre Tent)

RIT Concert Band
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Fall Concert (Sunday, November 5th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

CLA Hale Lecture Series
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Thursday, November 16th 4-5:30 01-2000   Thomas Beauchamp (Philosophy, Georgetown)   "Moral Problems in the Quest for Human-nonhuman Chimeras with Human Organs"   This lecture is on the ethics of uses of human stem cells to create human-nonhuman chimeras with human organs. It may smack of science fiction, but it isn't. It's happening and is a real problem in both Japan (which has banned it) and the NIH (which is trying to decide whether to lift its ban). His analysis is oriented to some questions NIH is probing (probably not very well) about the ethics of the research and about animal welfare. Dr. Beauchamp deals with some interesting questions in ethical theory about moral status, person theory, and the like.   FREE & OPEN TO THE Public Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Thursday, November 16th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Eastman Hall 01-2000)

COLA Off-Stage Play Reading
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Open to RIT students, faculty, and staff. (Thursday, November 16th, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

RIT Singers
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Fall Concert (Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Other Allen Chapel)

Performing Artists Concert Series: The RPO Marimba Band
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Described as "one of the Rochester area's unique and notable treasures" (SUNY Brockport The Stylus), the RPO Marimba Band was established in 1979 by Bill and Ruth Cahn and John Beck and is comprised of members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's current Percussion Section. The group continues a half-century of tradition that was established in the 1950s by the Eastman School of Music's Marimba Masters.  Specializing in music written and arranged for the melodic percussion instruments, the RPO Marimba Band primarily features ragtime xylophone pieces and novelty music from the early decades of the 20th century, many Latin and jazz tunes. The band performs on two marimbas, vibraphone, steel drum, drum set, and various percussion instruments. Since their formation, they have performed in venues throughout western New York, including the Eastman Theatre, WHAM-TV, WROC-TV, WXXI FM, Live from Hochstein, the Xerox International Jazz Festival, Rochester City Hall, Monroe County Office Building, RIT's Ingle Auditorium, SUNY Brockport, Ontario Beach Park, Hamlin Beach Park, Perinton Amphitheatre, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Honeoye Lake Gazebo, RPO Concerts in the Park Series and many other outdoor festivals. (Friday, November 17th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

RIT Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Sunday, November 19th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

African Percussion & Dance Ensemble
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

Fall Concert (Thursday, December 7th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Other Fireside Lounge)

RIT Orchestra & RIT Singers
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Lessons and Carols (Friday, December 8th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel)

RIT Performing Arts Ensembles
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Annual Holiday Concert (Saturday, December 9th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

COLA Off-Stage Play Reading
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Open to RIT students, faculty, and staff. (Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)