Be sure to check out the “Argentina” film series sponsored by Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in Orange House. Pizza and drinks will be served.
Tonight: “The Night of the Pencils,” a true story based on the testimony of Pablo Diaz, the only survivor of a 1976 high school kidnapping during the Argentinean military dictatorship.
The series also includes:
Oct. 5: “Lost Embrace,” a melancholy comedy that offers a Latin American twist to the young, male Jewish identity crises familiar to fans of Woody Allen. The film's protagonist, Ariel, carries on an affair, pines for his ex-girlfriend, fantasizes about emigrating to Poland and is haunted by the absence of his father.
Oct. 26: “Nine Queens,” a caper about con artistry that combines Hitchcock's paranoid universe with Mamet's obsession with the finer points of gamesmanship.
Nov. 2: “The Take,” about 30 unemployed auto workers who walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. Workers face off against the bosses as Director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, champions a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century.
Help support the fund-raising campaign for the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region by donating your empty inkjet printer cartridge to the collection box outside History Prof. Andrew Feffer's office, Rm. 213c, Social Sciences. Feffer is a board member for the non-profit group that promotes local research and education on the Underground Railroad. The group receives $2 for each cartridge it recycles. No toner cartridges from laser printers please.Read More
Union's PALs are back, and they're better than ever.
The Peer Assistants for Learning help their classmates handle the rigors of coursework and the transition from high school to college campus.
This year, they've got a new moniker: Minerva Mentors. In addition, PALs/mentors are now assigned to individual Minerva houses, where they will be available once a week for two hours for anyone who needs them. The new program uses faculty mentors for advising and to help student mentors organize programs.
The Mellon Foundation is funding the project for the next three years. The PALs pilot program began with the Reed Academic Success Fund, endowed by the Reed brothers, Preston '38 and Donald '50.
For more on this valuable campus resource, visit the new Web site at http://mentors.union.edu.Read More
If you could make art for someone 60 years into the future, what would you make?
Students in Visual Arts Professor Fernando Orellana's Intro to Digital Art class display their answers in Time Capsule: 2006, on view through Jan. 7 at the Wikoff Student Gallery, located on the third floor of the Nott Memorial.
The selections from 60 students who took the class last winter and spring range in scope from social/political commentary to personal investigation.
When the exhibit ends, all of the work will be locked inside a time capsule and buried.
“It is our hope that in the year 2066, the capsule will be opened and revisited in a second exhibit, 60 years later,” says Orellana.
For more on digital art at Union, visit http://cs.union.edu/digitalarts/.Read More