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Adrian Piper to deliver ‘Talking Pictures’

Posted on Apr 25, 2003

Contemporary artist Adrian Piper, will
give a performance, “Talking Pictures,” on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the F.W.
Olin Center

Her performance, the annual
Katharine Van Meter Sadock Lecture on Women in the Arts is sponsored by the
College's Women's Studies Program, Department of Visual Arts, and a College
IEF Grant.

The event is free and open to the

Piper wears several hats – artist,
art theorist, educator, and philosopher. Often her varied roles overlap. She
once wrote, “My art work has a purifying and strengthening effect on my
philosophy work.” Her conceptual performances and two-dimensional artwork
confront the issues of gender, racial stereotyping, and xenophobia.

In addition, Piper's art is
exhibited internationally and she has a prodigious publication history. Her
philosophical works take a feminist reading and critique of Kant and Hegel.
Currently Piper is a full professor of philosophy at Wellesley

Born in Harlem
of mixed racial heritage, Piper early on exhibited the polymath's intellectual
and artistic insatiability. As a child she received music and art lessons and
later as a teen attended the School
of Visual Arts. While still an
adolescent, her conceptual art works were published in 0 to 9 magazine.

Her political awareness also
developed early and was fourteen when she attended the March on Washington.
It can be no surprise that her artwork elicits such descriptors as “radical,”
“political,” and “confrontational.”

Piper is a summa cum laude, Phi
Beta Kappa graduate of the City College of New York. After completing her Ph.D.
in philosophy at Harvard University,
she taught at the University of Michigan,
Stanford and Georgetown universities,
and University of California-San Diego.

Piper is the recipient of numerous
awards including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships. Her artwork is exhibited
in international venues and to date has had nearly 200 solo exhibits.

During Piper's visit, related
activities and events will include a roundtable discussion with students, the
continuous display of her work via projected images in the Campus
Center, a formal dinner, and

A reception will follow
immediately in the Olin Rotunda.

For more about Adrian Piper and
her art, visit http://www.adrianpiper.com

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Kenney Community Center collecting personal care items

Posted on Apr 25, 2003

Kenney Community
Center is sponsoring a drive to collect personal
care products.

The drive, which runs through June 6, will be collecting
shampoo, deodorant, dish soap, lotions, baby wash, children's books and children's

Collection sites are at Reamer
Campus Center,
the Registrar's Office at Silliman Hall, West College Dining and the Kenney
Community Center, Park
Place and Nott Street.

For more information, call ext. 6609.

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Brownell named to Red Cross board

Posted on Apr 25, 2003

Raymond Brownell, director of the
annual fund, was recently named to the board of directors of the Red Cross of
Northeastern New York. He is to serve as chair of the board's development

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Prof. Ogawa lectures at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Posted on Apr 25, 2003

David Ogawa, assistant professor of
visual arts, was invited to give a lecture on “High Society Meets the Dark
Side: Photography and Identity in 19th Century Paris” at the Museum
of Fine Arts in Houston. The talk was in conjunction with a
major loan exhibition of masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay.

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Prof. Berk speaks in Canada

Posted on Apr 25, 2003

Stephen M. Berk, the Florence B. Sherwood
Professor of History and Culture, recently lectured on “German and Jews” at the
University of Waterloo
in Ontario, Canada.
It was the third time the Department of Judaic Studies at the university invited
him to speak.

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