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2/5/2015 - RIT Theatre presents: "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE"
February 5, 2015
This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American playwright Paula Vogel explores the complex issues of domestic sexual abuse, control, and manipulation through the metaphor of driving lessons. All Performances Interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.(*Watch for notices re. upcoming campus discussions/forums.)University Arenas Box Office, RIT (585) 475-4121; rittickets.com; at door night of concert(Thursday, February 5th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM -Panara Theatre)
2/6/2015 - RIT Theatre presents: "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE"
February 6, 2015
This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American playwright Paula Vogel explores the complex issues of domestic sexual abuse, control, and manipulation through the metaphor of driving lessons. All Performances Interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.(*Watch for notices re. upcoming campus discussions/forums.)University Arenas Box Office, RIT (585) 475-4121; rittickets.com; at door night of concert(Friday, February 6th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM -Panara Theatre)
2/7/2015 - RIT Theatre presents: "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE"
February 7, 2015
This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American playwright Paula Vogel explores the complex issues of domestic sexual abuse, control, and manipulation through the metaphor of driving lessons. All Performances Interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.(*Watch for notices re. upcoming campus discussions/forums.)University Arenas Box Office, RIT (585) 475-4121; rittickets.com; at door night of concert(Saturday, February 7th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM -Panara Theatre)
2/8/2015 - RIT Theatre presents: "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE"
February 8, 2015
This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American playwright Paula Vogel explores the complex issues of domestic sexual abuse, control, and manipulation through the metaphor of driving lessons. All Performances Interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.(*Watch for notices re. upcoming campus discussions/forums.)University Arenas Box Office, RIT (585) 475-4121; rittickets.com; at door night of concert(Sunday, February 8th, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM -Panara Theatre)
2/10/2015 - CLA Conable Distnguished Lecture Series in International Studies
February 10, 2015
"Multiculturalism in Multinational States"Audie KlotzCo-Hosted w/the Department of Political Science (RIT)Professor, Department of Political ScienceSyracuse UniversityAuthor of several books about international relations and apartheid, including Migration and National Identity in South Africa, 1860-2010 (Cambridge), Audie Klotz's talk explores howcontroversy over multiculturalism in Europe has reinvigorated questions about how liberal democracies should integrate diverse populations. Encompassing both minorities within minorities and minorities within majorities, the juxtaposition of Canada and South Africa underscores that an ideal multiculturalism rests uneasily upon an underlying hierarchy of a national majority over all subnational groups.(Tuesday, February 10th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Skalny Room (SAU, A Level) )
2/10/2015 - Psychology Brown Bag Series
February 10, 2015
Psychology Brown Bag SeriesCome and learn something new!Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Ifyou need an interpreter we appreciate you make your request1 week before the event. To make a request please go onlineat:http://www.myAccess.rit.eduAll are welcome!(Tuesday, February 10th, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM - Institute Hall 73-1140 )
2/17/2015 - Philosophy lecture
February 17, 2015
Professor Stephen Fiore (University of Central Florida), “Considering Cognition in Collaborative Contexts”(Tuesday, February 17th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM -Center for Student Innovation (CSI))
2/17/2015 - All-College Concert Band Performance
February 17, 2015
Under the direction of Dean Davis, RIT's Concert Band joins with concert bands from Rochester-area colleges and universities to present an evening of diverse and entertaining concert band music.(Tuesday, February 17th, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
2/25/2015 - CLA Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies
February 25, 2015
"Brazilian Education Perspectives: Issues of Social & Cultural Diversity"Maria Cristina Rodrigues Azevedo JolyAssociated Senior Researcher, Human & Development Education Program at the University of BrasiliaCo-Hosted w/the Department of PsychologyJoly earned her Ph.D. in Psychology of School, Learning and Human Development from the University of São Paulo with a postdoctoral internship in Psychology Evaluation at the University of Minho in Portugal. Her research is in the areas of literacy, language, creativity, self-regulation and information technology. She is a consultant in Psychology and Education at NetworkEDU in Brazil.(Wednesday, February 25th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM -1829 Room)
2/25/2015 - Hale Ethics Lecture Series
February 25, 2015
Aristotle's EthicsKathleen Harbin (Philosophy, SUNY-Brockport)This lecture presents a general overview of Aristotle's ethical theory. (Wednesday, February 25th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Liberal Arts Hall, 06-A205 (A Level) )
2/26/2015 - COLA Major, Minor, and Immersion Fair
February 26, 2015
Students will have the opportunity to walk around the fair and talk to faculty advisors and learn more about the majors, minors, and immersions in COLA. Our office staff will be there to answer any general questions and assist students with declaring a minor or immersion. This is a RIT Only event. (Thursday, February 26th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM -Fireside Lounge)
2/27/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
February 27, 2015
Professor Kathleen Harbin (SUNY Brockport), “Aristotle's Ethics”(Friday, February 27th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 AM - TBA )
3/3/2015 - CLA Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies
March 3, 2015
"For Whom is Africa Rising? Activism & Agency in the Age of Hope"Saida HodžiæAssistant Professor, Department of AnthropologyCornell UniversityHodžiæ's research, including her forthcoming book – How Cutting Ended: The Political History of the Present – examines the relationship between activism and governmentality in contemporary movements that take gendered bodies and violenceas sites of intervention in Ghana. Her talk will examine the new understanding of Africa as “rising” and the consequences of this paradigm for the work of African activists.(Tuesday, March 3rd, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM -1829 Room)
3/4/2015 - All-College Jazz Ensemble Concert
March 4, 2015
Under the direction of Mark Collins, RIT's Jazz Ensembles join with jazz ensembles from other Rochester-area colleges and universities to present an evening of cool, exciting jazz! (Wednesday, March 4th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
3/6/2015 - Rebecca Penneys ' Piano Extravaganza
March 6, 2015
WHAT PIANISTS DO FOR FUN: 2 Pianos, 4 Pianists, 8 Hands, & 40 Flying Fingers! (Pianists: Rebecca Penneys, Eunmi Ko, Omri Shimron, Johnandrew Slominski)(Reception to follow in Fireside Lounge.)(Friday, March 6th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
3/12/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
March 12, 2015
Professor Theodore Everett (SUNY Geneseo), “A Model for Theories of Distributive Justice”(Thursday, March 12th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Bamboo Room )
3/12/2015 - CLA Hale Ethics Lecture Series
March 12, 2015
"A Model for Theories of Distributive Justice"Theodore Everett (Philosophy, SUNY Geneseo)A simple mathematical model for theories of distributive justice is presented. Many complex considerations are reduced to a single question: imagining a distribution system that imposes a flat-rate income tax on earnings solely in order to provide a guaranteed minimum income to every citizen, which available pair of tax rate and guaranteed income is most just? Model versions of the four main current theories of distributive justice: libertarianism, egalitarianism, utilitarianism, and Rawlsian, can be represented as distribugrams, and these four graphically define the range of possbility for stable systems of distribution. Intermediate model systems can be seen as balancing the moral forces of liberty, equality, utility, and compassion for the least well-off which separately motivate the four main theories. Viewing the range of theories of distributive justice in this simple framework sheds light on political arguments over Western welfare systems, and may suggest reforms.(Thursday, March 12th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Bamboo Room, SAU, Rm. 2650 )
3/17/2015 - Psychology Brown Bag Series
March 17, 2015
Psychology Brown Bag SeriesCome and learn something new!Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Ifyou need an interpreter we appreciate you make your request1 week before the event. To make a request please go onlineat:http://www.myAccess.rit.eduAll are welcome!(Tuesday, March 17th, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM - Institute Hall 73-1140 )
3/18/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
March 18, 2015
Professor Shannon Vallor (Santa Clara University), “The Ethics of App Development”(Wednesday, March 18th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM -Center for Student Innovation (CSI))
3/19/2015 - If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book
March 19, 2015
Author visit by Karen Thompson Walker: reading followed by Q&A and book signing(Thursday, March 19th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Reading Room )
3/26/2015 - CLA Hale Ethics Lecture Series
March 26, 2015
"Sketch and Defense of a Divergentist Moral Realism"Jon Tresan (Philosophy, University of Rochester) Professor Tresan sketches a novel version and defense of objective moral realism. Objective moral realists posit an independent moral reality. In principle they could say that they alone, or some sect or cultural tradition (like Western Civilization), are aware of that reality. But in practice they assume that moralizing – thinking, talking, and caring about morality – is panhuman (robustly cross-cultural). This has a significant implication, especially for those realists who are naturalists. For it commits them to properties (e.g., moral wrongness) which are (i) natural, (ii) instantiated, (iii) extensionally thus-and-so (e.g., had by brutality, betrayal, neglect, hogging, shirking, etc.), and (iv) the object of panhuman moralizing (e.g., of non-ulterior con-attitudes like indignation and shame, and of judgments used to display, guide, and mobilize those attitudes). Call the posit of such properties “convergentism”. Convergentism is wholly empirical, and problematically so. Professor Tresan describes and defends a version of “divergentist” realism: descriptive relativist, convergence-maker-avoiding, and thus non-convergentist. The core idea is that moral judgments and properties are in important ways like those involving units of length (e.g., inches, feet, meters, and judgments about them). The properties (e.g., being an inch) are objectively real natural properties and the judgments ascribe (just) those properties (saying "it's an inch" is just saying that it's an inch). (Thursday, March 26th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Eastman Hall, 01-2000 )
3/26/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
March 26, 2015
Professor Jon Tresan (University of Rochester), “Sketch and Defense of a Divergentist Moral Realism”(Thursday, March 26th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Eastman 2000 )
4/7/2015 - Psychology Brown Bag Series
April 7, 2015
Psychology Brown Bag SeriesCome and learn something new!Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Ifyou need an interpreter we appreciate you make your request1 week before the event. To make a request please go onlineat:http://www.myAccess.rit.eduAll are welcome!(Tuesday, April 7th, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM - Institute Hall 73-1140 )
4/9/2015 - CLA Hale Ethics Lecture Series
April 9, 2015
Golfo Maggini (Philosoophy, University of Ioannina/Greece)More Information TBA(Thursday, April 9th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Eastman Hall, 01-2000 )
4/9/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
April 9, 2015
Professor Golfo Maggini (University of Ioannina/Greece), title TBA(Thursday, April 9th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Eastman 1300 )
4/10/2015 - Tarantino/Terefenko Jazz
April 10, 2015
Accomplished jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino and renowned Eastman School of Music faculty member and jazz pianist Dariusz Terefenko perform fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and improvisation.(Reception in Fireside Lounge following concert.)(Friday, April 10th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
4/28/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
April 28, 2015
Professor Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University) “Convict Voices: Women, Class, and Writing About Prison in Nineteenth-Century England”(Tuesday, April 28th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Campus Center Reading Room )
4/28/2015 - CLA Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies
April 28, 2015
"An Insurgent Nostalgia: The Middle Passage and the Politics of Remembering"Jason YoungCo-Hosted w/CLA Department of HistoryDepartment of HistorySUNY University of BuffaloJason Young is author of Rituals of Resistance (LSU) and co-editor of The Souls of W.E.B. Du Bois (Mercer). He is currently working on a new book project, ‘To Make the Slave Anew': Art, History and the Politics of Authenticity. His talk focuses on artistic representations of the massive forced migration of Africans into the Americas. Both the incredible loss of life, as well as the remarkable drive to live, are captured in visual art,literature, song and dance, providing poetic testimonies to the past that far exceed standard descriptions of ports and ships; of captains and captives. This is who we are. This is how we got here.(Tuesday, April 28th, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM -Golisano Auditorium)
4/30/2015 - CLA Hale Ethics Lecture Series
April 30, 2015
Public History and the Public Interest: Teaching the Ethics of Telling the PastMichael Brown (History, RIT)To whom or what are public historians responsible when they interpret the past for audiences outside the academy? In its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, the National Council on Public History states that “ethical practice” among public historians “implies a responsibility to serve the public interest.” As teaching controversial cases in American public history brings home, however, both publics and their interests are plural and contested. Rather than settling debates about how we ought to tell the past, the invocation of the public interest is itself an occasion for debate about which publics historians are responsible to and under what circumstances. By entering such debates themselves, students present diverse ethical approaches to public history that, in a culture often characterized as galloping toward the future, point to the ongoing moral significance of the past.(Thursday, April 30th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Eastman Hall, 01-2000 )
4/30/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
April 30, 2015
Professor Michael Brown, title TBA(Thursday, April 30th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Eastman 2000 )
5/2/2015 - RIT Singers and Chamber Singers @ "IMAGINE: RIT"
May 2, 2015
RIT's talented vocal performers present an eclectic mix of choral pieces inspired by the theme of “Creativity."(Please note: Time subject to change.)(Saturday, May 2nd, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
5/6/2015 - RIT Jazz Ensembles in Concert
May 6, 2015
Director Mark Collins presents the Jazz Lab and the RIT Jazz Ensemble in an exciting blend of contemporary and classic jazz.(Wednesday, May 6th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
5/8/2015 - CLA Hale Ethics Lecture Series
May 8, 2015
"Trust, Accountability, and Online Anonymity"Karen Frost-Arnold (Philosophy, Hobart & William Smith Colleges)Wikipedia vandalism, Twitter pranks, and hoax blogs are now familiar features of our online lives. A common response to these perceived abuses maintains that mechanisms of accountability are necessary to ensure the epistemic value of internet communities. Some advocate for removing anonymity from online communication. Others demand more investigations into the real-world identities behind online personas. In this talk, Professor Frost-Arnold discuss some of the commonly overlooked pitfalls of such online accountability. She shows that accountability mechanisms can damage communities' ability to both disseminate true beliefs and weed out errors.(Friday, May 8th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Louise Slaughter Hall (CIMS) Rooms 2240 & 2230 )
5/8/2015 - Philosophy Lecture
May 8, 2015
Professor Karen Frost-Arnold (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), “Trust, Accountability, and Online Anonymity”(Friday, May 8th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Slaughter, 2230-2240 )
5/9/2015 - A CONCERT OF VOI CES: Rhythmic Flair!
May 9, 2015
The RIT Singers, Chamber Singers, and Friends present a lively concert steeped in unique and eclectic rhythms and featuring Chilean-born Canadian tenor Pablo Cesar Bustos. RIT's talented and lively A Cappella groups will also perform.(Saturday, May 9th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
5/12/2015 - Psychology Brown Bag Series
May 12, 2015
Psychology Brown Bag SeriesCome and learn something new!Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Ifyou need an interpreter we appreciate you make your request1 week before the event. To make a request please go onlineat:http://www.myAccess.rit.eduAll are welcome!(Tuesday, May 12th, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM - Institute Hall 73-1140 )