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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. October 24, 2013
  
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Event Image Exhibition | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" | Aug. 31 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

This exhibition showcases 64 ancient works, created between 6000 B.C. – 500 B.C. in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” This exhibition will be the sole venue for this important collection of cultural treasures drawn from over 20 distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition explores the art of the Babylonians, Israelites, Persians and other ancient Near Eastern people and cultures.

Full Exhibition Information: 
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
Event Image Exhibition | "David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land" | Aug. 10 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter who traveled to the Near East in the late 1830s and produced a series of bound, hand-colored lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land in the 1840s from sketches made during his travels. These folios provided Europeans, and eventually Americans, with their first views of the exotic Orient, changing forever their vision of Egypt and the Middle East. This small exhibition features several of Roberts’ prints.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
Event Image Exhibition | "Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables" | Aug. 3 - Oct. 27
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely regarded as one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century for his paintings and prints that often portrayed African American life, culture, and history. This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
University Convocation - "Independent Research? Yes, You Can!"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Current College Colloquium Student Research Scholarship recipients will talk about their experiences while researching their topics and Monique Bourque, director of Student Academic Grants and Awards, will share information about the grant and the application process.
  • Caroline Brinster - "Making Vision a Reality: Investigative Research on the Economics of the Columbia Gorge"
  • Xengie Doan - "An Investigation of Antibiotics in Post-Agricultural, Urban, and Waste Water"
  • Kelci Jacoby - "Seeing with Emily: Emily Carr's Vision of the Canadian Nation and Its First Nations, Then and Now"
  • Samuel Keechler - "Making a Documentary of the Working Impoverished"
  • Dylan Librande - Music and the Sense of Place in Video Games"
  • Benjamin Martin - Grafitti: Changing Image through Imagery"
The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).
Event Image Lecture by Visiting Scholar Ed Folsom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

"'That towering bulge of pure white': Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, the Capitol Dome, and Black America."   Lecture by Visiting Scholar Ed Folsom

This lecture examines how Walt Whitman and Herman Melville responded to the decision to expand the national Capitol building and to crown it with a massive white dome, and it explores how the dome was perceived in racial terms as it was being built and completed.   Ed Folsom is the Carver Professor of American Literature at the University of Iowa. An award-winning teacher and scholar, he is the author, co-author, or editor of many books including Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song (1981), Walt Whitman's Native Representations (1994), Walt Whitman and the World (1995), Whitman East and West: New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman (2002), Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman (2005), Re-Scripting Walt Whitman (2005), and Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (2007). He edits the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and co-directs the Walt Whitman Archive (http://www.whitmanarchive.org/).
Mindfulness Meditation
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

The practice of mindfulness refers to our efforts and discipline at being fully present in the now, of living in the present moment. Mindfulness practice nourishes an understanding of the interconnectedness of our lives with the larger world we inhabit, allowing us to develop an enhanced awareness of the present, a stillness that cultivates a mind of love, compassion, kindness and peace.

Beginners are most welcome!
Event Image Lecture | "Syria and the Levant: Life in the Lands of the Hebrew Bible"
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Dr. Ronald Wallenfels, Adjunct Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and a consultant in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will present an illustrated lecture on daily life in the ancient Syria and the Levant from the fourth to the first millennium BCE.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.   

Full Exhibition Details
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
Event Image GreekSide
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

Where being Greek and Christian comes together. Gather with other fraternity and sorority students to study the Bible and learn about Jesus!

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