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2009 Syracuse Symposium: LIGHT

Symposium Line-up for 2009

WINSLOW HOMER'S EMPIRE STATE: HOUGHTON FARM AND BEYOND
August 18 – October 11
Reception Saturday, September 26    4:45 – 6 p.m.
SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building

HOWARD BOND PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART: TRENDS SINCE 1839
RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER
Thursday, September 10    5 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, E.S. Bird Library
This lecture marks the opening of an exhibition of Bond’s work in SU’s E.S. Bird Library, 6th Floor September – January 8-14

ILLUMINATING OPPRESSION:
7th ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, September 10 – Saturday, September 12
Life Sciences Complex Auditorium, Room 001

LYNN MANNING: WEIGHTS (ONE BLIND MAN’S JOURNEY)
AWARD-WINNING POET, PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR WILL PERFORM HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SOLO PLAY, WEIGHTS
Tuesday, September 15    8 p.m.
Setnor Auditorium

JANNA LEVIN
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Thursday, September 17    4 p.m.
Life Sciences Complex Auditorium, Room 001

ALAN WALLACH PRESENTS ON LUMINISM: LIGHT AND LANDSCAPE IN MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICA
LEADING SCHOLAR, COLLEGE Of WILLIAM AND MARY
Thursday, September 24    4 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, E.S. Bird Library

SHEN WEI DANCE GROUP PRESENTS Re-
THE THIRD PIECE IN A TRIPTYCH THAT DRAWS FROM SHEN WEI’S TIME IN, AND STUDY OF, TIBET, CAMBODIA, AND CHINA’S SILK ROAD
September 24 and 25    7 p.m.
Landmark Theater
*Ticketed event: syracusesymposium.org

BARRY ANDERSON
PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEO ARTIST
Tuesday, September 29    6 p.m.
Watson Theater (Watson Hall)
KEYNOTE LECTURE fOR BARRY ANDERSON’S VIDEO ART EXHIBITIONS: INTERMISSIONS
Aug 14 - Oct. 21 at Light Work: lightwork.org/exhibitions

LILY KONG
INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED GEOGRAPHER AND RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Thursday, October 1    7:30 p.m.
Watson Theater (Watson Hall)

W.J.T. MITCHELL
GAYlORD DONNELLEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROFESSOR Of MEDIA, VISUAl ART, AND LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Thursday, October 8    7:30 p.m.
Watson Theater (Watson Hall)

EDWIDGE DANTICAT
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: BOOKS INCLUDE, THE DEW BREAKER, AND BREATH, EYES, MEMORY, AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK
Wednesday, October 14    5:30 p.m.
Gifford Auditorium, HB Crouse
Reading at 5:30 p.m., preceded by Q&A session 3:45-4:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

RICHARD DYER PRESENTS DARKEN OUR LIGHTNESS: THE ITALIAN HORROR FILM
INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED FILM SCHOLAR AND PROFESSOR, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Thursday, October 15    7:30 p.m.
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse III
Keynote address: Musicology/Music History Mellon Conference and the Syracuse Film Festival (October 16-18)

SOCIETY FOR NEW MUSIC PRESENTS LIGHT
THE CONCERT WILL FEATURE SONIC EXPLORATIONS OF LIGHT PERFORMED BY AN ENSEMBLE OF STRINGED INSTRUMENTS AND ENERGY CHIMES
Sunday, October 18    4 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel

GEORGE CRABTREE PRESENTS THE ENERGY OF LIGHT
AWARD-WINNING PHYSICIST AND MATERIALS SCIENCE EXPERT, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Wednesday, October 28    7:30 p.m
Life Sciences Complex Auditorium, Room 001

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE; FOUNDER OF THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND
Tuesday, November 3    7:30 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel

JAMES SCHMIDT PRESENTS THE LIMITS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
SCHOLAR ON EUROPEAN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Thursday, November 5    7:30 p.m.
Maxwell Auditorium

IRA GLASS
AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST, HOST, AND PRODUCER OF THIS AMERICAN LIFE
Tuesday, November 17    7:30 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel

DEBORAH WILLIS
FINE-ARTS PHOTOGRAPHER AND LEADING HISTORIAN Of AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER, FOLKLORIST, AND STORYTELLER
Posing Beauty: Deborah Willis in Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems
Thursday, November 19    7 p.m.
Watson Theater (Watson Hall)


Prior Syracuse Symposium posters.