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Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry: Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. With Ross Gay, she co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems (Organic Weapon Arts, 2014). She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Tin House. Awards for her writing include an NEA Fellowship in poetry and the Pushcart Prize. She teaches at The State University of New York at Fredonia, where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal of Excellence and named the campus-wide Hagan Young Scholar. In 2016-17, Nezhukumatathil will be the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi’s MFA program in creative writing.
2016-10-26 07:30 PM 2016-10-26 9:00 PM America/Chicago Amy Nezhukumatathil, Poet Visiting Writers Series Gonzales Auditorium, LAB 108, Southern Miss Department of English
Eagles Write! is Southern Miss’ fourth annual celebration of student writing, which coincides with the National Day on Writing on October 27, 2016. The National Day on Writing seeks to recognize and to celebrate all forms of writing and their authors. At Southern Miss, we want to do the same. Our celebration, Eagles Write!, will not only celebrate our students’ hard work and ingenuity, but will also help them to see the public work of the texts they produce. We want to recognize them as the authors they are. Therefore, the Eagles Write! celebration will consist of a month-long, public exhibit of nominated student writing (displayed in Cook Library Learning Commons) and will culminate in a student reading and reception on October 27 in the Speaking Center Workroom 4-6 p.m.
2016-10-27 04:00 PM 2016-10-27 6:00 PM America/Chicago EaglesWrite! A Celebration of Student Writing Speaking Center Workroom, Cook Library, Southern Miss Department of English
In a Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program, content courses in English (such as history, business or communications) are paired with sections of world language courses, where students deepen their knowledge of the field in global contexts, while strengthening their language skills. On Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. in LAB 101, Dr. Greg Moreland of the University of Florida (UF) will outline the different models that a LAC program can take, highlight what has been implemented at UF (with an emphasis on financing and staffing the program over time, with varying levels of institutional support) and then address questions and comments from those in attendance.
2016-10-27 06:00 PM 2016-10-27 07:30 PM America/Chicago Languages Across the Curriculum Greg Moreland, U of Florida LAB 101, Southern Miss Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
"First film adaptation, directed by Rupert Julian, of Gaston Leroux’s novel. The film features Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star. It is most famous for Lon Chaney’s intentionally horrific, self-applied make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere."
2016-10-31 08:30 PM 2016-10-31 10:00 PM America/Chicago Phantom of the Opera Accompanied by Doug Rust Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss School of Music
Part of the enormously popular Interdisciplinary Investigations series, this session investigates how technologies that assess our bodies for fitting, fixing, aiding (and hindering?) shape our identities, from fashion construction to medical prostheses to bodies in social media.
Primary presenter: Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong; Respondents: Kelly Ferris Lester, Emily Stanback
2016-11-03 05:30 PM 2016-11-03 07:00 PM America/Chicago How are Bodies Shaped by Technology? Fleshed Out: The Body Politic Scianna Hall, Southern MIss Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope. Instead she studies the stars in her free time, balancing her dedication to science with family obligations and romance. This true story of a 19th-century astronomer explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, changing forever our understanding of the heavens and the Earth.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Salzburg in 1756, died as a pauper in 1791, in Vienna, less than three hours from his birthplace. Richard Strauss, born in 1864, in Munich, died in 1949, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, just a little over an hour away from his birthplace. While the physical world where they spent most of their lives could be traversed in less than a few hours, these two musical geniuses have been immortalized by the impact that their music has had on the world.
One of Strauss’ last works was his Oboe Concerto, written in 1945. An American oboist named John de Lancie was in a U.S. Army unit, which secured Richard Strauss's estate in April 1945 following WWII. De Lancie visited with the composer, and asked him to consider writing a piece for oboe, and in 1946, Strauss’ Oboe Concerto was premiered in Zurich. The US premiere was performed in 1948 by a friend of de Lancie’s, a young oboist with the CBS Symphony Orchestra named Mitch Miller, who would later became vice president of CBS. Many Americans will remember him from his show called Sing Along with Mitch.
Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, known for its excitement, humor and energy, was composed in 1788, but was not published during Mozart’s lifetime. After his death it was given the nickname “Jupiter” after the king of the Roman gods. Because of its musical brilliance and elegance, it has inspired many composers and has secured a permanent position in the symphonic repertoire.
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2016-11-03 07:30 PM 2016-11-03 9:00 PM America/Chicago Close Connections Symphony Orchestra Bennett Auditorium, Southern Miss School of Music
Wes Lee is a Roots music songster from Mississippi, where he brings a personal brand of WesLeeMusic that combines Blues, Soul, Folk, to create his blend of Americana music that is "traditional with a twist", just like his guitars. He combines fingerpicking and slide in a soulful Blues style on his resonator guitars.
2016-11-05 12:45 PM 2016-11-05 1:45 PM America/Chicago Wes Lee Tail Gate Concert WUSM Tailgate Concert Centennial Green, Southern Miss School of Mass Comm and Journalism
University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Robert Kane (Ph. D. Yale University) is author of seven books and sixty articles on the philosophy of mind and action, ethical theory and social ethics, the theory of value and philosophy of religion, including Free Will and Values (1985), Through the Moral Maze (1994), The Significance of Free Will (1996), and A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (2005). He is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Free Will (2002) among other anthologies and a multiple contributor to the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.
2016-10-28 02:00 PM 2016-10-26 03:30 PM America/Chicago Robert Kane Philosophical Fridays Gonzales Auditorium, LAB 108, Southern Miss Department of Philosophy & Religion
The Speech and Debate Society at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a debate between Mark Gladney (D) and Ric McCluskey (L), candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, District 4. The event is free and open to the public.
The candidates will have the opportunity to give speeches, respond to questions from the moderators, and field questions from the audience. At the conclusion of the debate, candidates and their campaign staff will mingle with the audience and connect with voters. The award-winning USM Speech and Debate Society will serve as moderators of the event, with some assistance from the Pine Belt chapter of the League of Women Voters.
2016-10-26 06:30 PM 2016-10-26 7:30 PM America/Chicago Southern Miss Congressional Debate USM Speech and Debate Team Thad Cochran Center Ballroom 1, Southern Miss Department of Communication Studies
VISITING WRITERS SERIES
STUDENT WRITING CELEB.
FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Brumbeloe & Leventhal
Lang. Across Curriculum
Men Wom. & Child. Choir
Phantom of the Opera
ACDA Preview Concert
TALK AND RESPONSE
Bodies and Technology
SOUTHERN MISS SYMPHONY
Gladney & McCluskey