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December 8, 2017

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Friday, December 08, 2017

All Day Speak, Object Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)

The work in the exhibit ranges from repeated forms to found items tenderly wrapped to rubber molds of transformed objects. In addition to the work curated for the exhibition, each artist has been asked to choose an object from their private collection to be part of their display, adding another layer of narrative and a way of thinking about what an artist is compelled to make. 

Participating artists: Caleb Cole, Judy Haberl, Steve Locke, Greg Mencoff, Janice Redman

Reception: Thursday November 30, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Artists as Collectors 6:00 p.m.

All Day Bodhi Day
Buddhist holyday: Bodhi Day (Day of Enlightenment) celebrates Siddharta Gautama’s attainment of Enlightenment while meditating under a fig tree 2,600 years ago, when he perceived the nature of the world and the cause of suffering, becoming the Buddha (Awakened One). On this day of remembrance and meditation, Pure Land Buddhists reflect on the cycle of life, the Eightfold Path, and the Four Noble Truths throughout the night and eat a meal of rice and milk, which the young girl Sujata offered the Buddha after his Awakening. Homes may be decorated with fig trees and images of the Buddha, and candles may be lit or lights may be turned on in the evening for the next 30 days to symbolize Enlightenment.[i] 
All Day Immaculate Conception Of Mary
Roman Catholic Christian holyday: The Immaculate Conception of Mary celebrates that Mary was conceived in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne, free from the stain of Original Sin, by a singular grace granted by God. The Immaculate Conception of Mary on December 8th is exactly 9 months before the Nativity of Mary on September 8th.[i]
All Day Inclement Weather Day (If Necessary)
Inclement weather day for all classes that meet 4:30pm or later. Only if necessary.
Start Day Law School Reading Day (Multi-Day Event)
Law School Reading Days - Friday-Sunday
All Day Madrid Campus: Campus Closed - Spanish National Holiday
Madrid Campus: Campus Closed - Spanish National Holiday - Immaculate Conception
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Preparing for Difficult Classroom Conversations: Strategies for Both Expert and Novice Facilitators
Difficult classroom conversations can arise in any discipline: contentious current events, challenging course content, and events on campus and in students' lives can all be the impetus for unexpected comments, a challenging turn in dialogue, or a need to proactively acknowledge an issue. How can we lead conversations that create a more supportive, respectful course climate? How can we tie these discussions to our course content? How do we navigate this without derailing our lesson plan? In this workshop, we will discuss how the structure of classroom discussion, the classroom ground rules, and the facilitation skills of the faculty member all work together to help us navigate difficult conversations while creating a positive course climate and enhancing student learning. We will review the characteristics of a positive course climate, strategies for ground rule creation, how to create discussion structures that lead to deeper listening, respect, and equitable participation, and how to draw on these structures to facilitate unexpected difficult conversations. After reviewing and practicing these strategies, we will apply them to case studies involving challenging classroom moments.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Spotlight 2017-2018
A year-long series of new student work in development
Pizza Reception follows each presentation
FREE

Friday, September 29: A Fish Without a Bicycle. written and directed by Justin Smith ‘19
Finding the way to fit into a complicated world….
Friday, November 3: Alive 2017, conceived and orchestrated by Jake Mariño ‘18
A Daft Punk-inspired collaborative, interactive dance club experience.
Friday, December 8: A Typical Love Story, written and directed by Adriana Zuniga-Acevedo ‘18 
The struggles of being an immigrant woman in America.
Friday, February 2: L’Arbre Du Performer, written and directed by Kane Harper ‘19
Performers can be the loneliest people.
Friday, March 2: The Swimmer, by F. Xavier Hogan directed by Kelsey Whipple ‘18
An absurdist classic about the encounters of a drowning man – at a bus stop.
Friday, March 30: Visiting Hours, written and directed by Olivia Lowe ‘18
Loving and living in a hospital visiting room.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Men's Ice Hockey) Suffolk at Wentworth
(Men's Ice Hockey) Suffolk at Wentworth

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