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November 2017

New Faculty Seminar: Adam Rome, “DuPont and the Limits of Corporate Environmentalism”

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
830 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo
Buffalo,
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In 1989, Edgar Woolard began his tenure as CEO of the chemical giant DuPont by calling for a new “corporate environmentalism.” In the future, he predicted, the business world simply would have to be green. He promised that DuPont would undertake a number of eco initiatives, from dramatically reducing production of hazardous wastes to making environmental performance a part of the managerial compensation formula. In the years since, DuPont has won acclaim as a leader in environmental management, including an…

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Symposium: Microbial Aesthetics

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - November 17 @ 6:00 pm
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Free

Science, Philosophy, Ethics and Art Meet the Microbes Join practitioners from across the arts, humanities and sciences for a two-day symposium to propose and discuss methods and aesthetics of engagement with microbial life from multidisciplinary perspectives to afford new vantages for inquiry. RSVP to coe-gem@buffalo.edu Free and open to the public THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 Coalesce Center for Biological Art, Hochstetter 359, UB North Campus 1-3pm | Aeolian Microbe Workshop Joel Ong, Coalesce Artist-in-Residence; Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto 3:30-6pm…

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Disability Studies Research Workshop: Wei Yu Wayne Tan, “Japan’s Hidden Nineteenth Century: Disability Perspectives on the Ordinary (and Extraordinary) Lives of Blind Women”

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
280 Park Hall + Google Map

Please join us! Wei Yu Wayne Tan, Assistant Professor of History at Hope College "Japan’s Hidden Nineteenth Century: Disability Perspectives on the Ordinary (and Extraordinary) Lives of Blind Women" Friday November 17 12:00-1:00 PM Park 280 (UB North) Japan’s nineteenth century was marked by events that wrought tremendous and violent changes to Japanese society, from the social and political upheavals that brought down the Tokugawa ruling regime to the rise of enlightened ideas in the new Meiji nation-state by the…

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Staged Reading of AT BUFFALO: A New Musical

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Katharine Cornell Theatre – Ellicott Complex – North Campus + Google Map

The staged readings will test the latest script revisions that the AT BUFFALO creative team will make during their 10-day development process. A second reading will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18th. All details on times, specifics of the location, as well as how to acquire required invitations (by Thursday, November 16) can be found at this link: https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/at-buffalo-staged-reading NB: these readings are not open to reviewing members of the press. Co-sponsors pivotal in securing the Creative Arts Initiative residency…

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Staged Reading of AT BUFFALO: A New Musical (2nd reading)

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Katharine Cornell Theatre – Ellicott Complex – North Campus + Google Map

The staged readings will test the latest script revisions that the AT BUFFALO creative team will make during their 10-day development process. All details on times, specifics of the location, as well as how to acquire required invitations (by Thursday, November 16) can be found at this link: https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/at-buffalo-staged-reading NB: these readings are not open to reviewing members of the press. Co-sponsors pivotal in securing the Creative Arts Initiative residency are: the Humanities Institute, Techne Institute, Gender Institute, Baldy Center,…

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Queer Studies Research Workshop: Derek Conrad Murray

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room) + Google Map

Murray is an interdisciplinary theorist specializing in the history, theory, and criticism of modern and contemporary art. Murray is Associate Editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and is the author of Queering Post-Black Art: Artists Transforming African-American Identity After Civil Rights. Graduate seminar 21 Nov, 12:00-2:00 pm, 1032 Clemens

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December 2017

Scholars@Hallwalls: Katja Praznik, “”The Paradox of Unpaid Labor in the US: Radical Creativity vs. Social Security”

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Katja Praznik, Arts Management Professor Praznik will discuss the variegated forms of the paradox of unpaid artistic labor, which she defines as the contradiction between the prestige and perceived exceptionality of artistic work and the injustice of the precarious, often unpaid labor that sustains it. She examines specific historical regulation of artistic work in the United States and compares its consequent deconstruction after the WWII with the transformations of artistic labor in socialist contexts to demonstrate the undermining effects of…

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Queer Studies Research Workshop: World AIDS DAY/DAY With(out) Art “ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS”

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room) + Google Map

Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell – to create short videos emphasizing Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic. Time to be announced.

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Juxtapositions Lecture: Jonathan Kramnick, “On Handsomeness, Considered as a Category of Aesthetics”

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1032 Clemens Hall + Google Map

Jonathan Kramnick is Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University, where his research and teaching focus on the literature, philosophy, and culture of eighteenth-century Britain, philosophical approaches to literature, and cognitive science and the arts. He is the author of three books: Making the English Cannon: Print Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770 (Cambridge UP, 1990), Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson (Stanford UP, 2010), and Paper Minds: Literature and Ecology of Consciousness, forthcoming from University of Chicago…

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Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: Marla Segol

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UB Gender Institute, 207 UB Commons - University at Buffalo - North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
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Free

Marla Segol, Associate Prof. of Jewish Studies, will present “Sacred Sexuality in North America: Roots and Shoots,” a chapter in progress from her book project.

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