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Mark Your Calendars

A sneak peek of what’s going on on campus this week.

Oct 26, 2019

LEiLA1:003 – An Artist Talk by Jumairy
If you are interested in technology and the connections we have with our devices, come attend the artist talk by Jumairy. The Dubai artist has been internationally recognized for his transformative productions and his artistic experiments that mix digital technology with sound and film to create an immersive experience. In this talk, Jumairy will introduce his production methods and go through a full-moon ritual - a celebration of the lunar phase when the full moon comes out - in honor of the service we are provided in our daily lives. Keep in mind that all those interested should also bring an everyday device such as a smartphone or laptop. There are only 10 spots available, so make sure to sign up here if you are interested. The talk will be held at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 in the Art Gallery.
Merce Cunningham Dance Technique Workshop
Are you interested in dance training and flexibility of the body and mind? Would you like to learn how to develop physical and mental strength through dance? The Merce Cunningham Dance Technique Workshop will introduce participants to the fundamental practices of the technique through spine and legwork. Participants will raise their own spatial awareness and correlate the torso and legs. Dynamic activity and precision will be fostered through tempo and rhythm of the Cunningham repertoire dating back to the 1950s. Come join the workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Arts Center.
Oceans Under Climate Stress: Warming Up, Losing Breath, Turning Sour
Are you an environmentalist? Are you passionate about climate change and ocean life? Zouhair Lachkar, senior scientist at the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, will be giving a talk on the dangers of the increasing acidic concentration in the oceans due to carbon dioxide. Oceans soak up 90 percent of human carbon emissions, and the warming up of oceans means the loss of oxygen, which could prove fatal for the ecosystem. Lachkar’s talk will discuss the causes of these changes, as well as the serious implications and impact they can have on marine ecosystems. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in A6 Conference Center.
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