October 2014
7 October 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Latin American Video-Conference Series: “We are the Children of the Jaguar”

Latin American Video-Conference Series: “We are the Children of the Jaguar”

7 October 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
06:00 pm
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The Latin American Video-Conference Series presents “We are the Children of the Jaguar”:  A Conversation with Indian Filmmaker Eriberto Gualinga. “Children of the Jaguar,” a documentary depicting the daily resistance of the inhabitants of Sarayaku in the Amazon Region of Ecuador, is a testament to a free community that stands firm in its defense of the Amazon forest. Filmmaker Eriberto Gualinga is the director of this documentary and winner of two film festival prizes: the National Geographic's award for best documentary and Columbia's Indigenous Festival prize for best depiction of a struggle by an indigenous people.  For this conversation, attendees will be connected to the Ecuadorian jungle where Eriberto lives.
 
For more information, contact Juan Carlos Grijalva. ​ Click for printable flyer.
 
Contact Person: 
Juan Carlos Grijalva
jgrijalv@assumption.edu
General Admission Fee: 
Free

Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

The Latin American Video-Conference Series presents “We are the Children of the Jaguar”:  A Conversation with Indian Filmmaker Eriberto Gualinga. “Children of the Jaguar,” a documentary depicting the daily resistance of the inhabitants of Sarayaku in the Amazon Region of Ecuador, is a testament to a free community that stands firm in its defense of the Amazon forest. Filmmaker Eriberto Gualinga is the director of this documentary and winner of two film festival prizes: the National Geographic's award for best documentary and Columbia's Indigenous Festival prize for best depiction of a struggle by an indigenous people.  For this conversation, attendees will be connected to the Ecuadorian jungle where Eriberto lives.
 
For more information, contact Juan Carlos Grijalva. ​ Click for printable flyer.
 
7 October 2014 - 6:30pm
AIA Lecture John J. Dobbins Architecture and Mosaics in the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch: Reconstructing the Ancient Context

AIA Lecture John J. Dobbins Architecture and Mosaics in the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch: Reconstructing the Ancient Context

7 October 2014 - 6:30pm
6:30 PM
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Antioch-on-the-Orontes was the capital of the Roman province of Syria and one of the most important cities in antiquity.  Among the treasures discovered by the 1930s excavations at Antioch and its vicinity are numerous polychrome floor mosaics.  This presentation focuses on reconstructing the original setting of the mosaics from the third-century CE House of the Drinking Contest at Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Antioch.  Mosaics from the house now are located in Worcester, Boston, Princeton, Richmond, Denver, St. Petersburg (FL), and Antakya (site of Antioch in Turkey). 

The separation of the mosaics has severed them from their original site and from each other.  Not even the original excavators saw the mosaics in their ancient context because the roofs of the house were gone as were the walls that supported the roofs and created windows, doors, and a courtyard that admitted light into the house.  Excavation photographs present the mosaics in place, but the lighting conditions were those of the 1930s.  The ancient occupants saw light enter over walls, through windows, and between columns as it moved across pavements during the course of the day and the arc of the year.  Neither excavation photographs nor museum environments recreate the ancient context.

Computer science addresses the problem of the lost architectural and lighting contexts through a 3D model created by Ethan Gruber that recreates the house and inserts the mosaics into the spaces that originally contained them.  A programming script calibrates the sunlight to the latitude and longitude of Seleucia Pieria and is set to the year 230 thus enabling an accurate lighting simulation for the house and its mosaics.  The computer model presents a graphic rendering of the hypotheses underpinning the architectural reconstruction.  Lighting simulations present the lighting conditions at the summer and winter solstices of the year 230.  Time-lapse videos allow the viewer to observe and study the movement of light throughout the house on those days.  Finally, the model places the viewer within the ancient spaces, thereby reconstructing and recontextualizing view corridors within the house and from the house to the natural environment.


Hagan Hall

Antioch-on-the-Orontes was the capital of the Roman province of Syria and one of the most important cities in antiquity.  Among the treasures discovered by the 1930s excavations at Antioch and its vicinity are numerous polychrome floor mosaics.  This presentation focuses on reconstructing the original setting of the mosaics from the third-century CE House of the Drinking Contest at Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Antioch.  Mosaics from the house now are located in Worcester, Boston, Princeton, Richmond, Denver, St. Petersburg (FL), and Antakya (site of Antioch in Turkey). 

The separation of the mosaics has severed them from their original site and from each other.  Not even the original excavators saw the mosaics in their ancient context because the roofs of the house were gone as were the walls that supported the roofs and created windows, doors, and a courtyard that admitted light into the house.  Excavation photographs present the mosaics in place, but the lighting conditions were those of the 1930s.  The ancient occupants saw light enter over walls, through windows, and between columns as it moved across pavements during the course of the day and the arc of the year.  Neither excavation photographs nor museum environments recreate the ancient context.

Computer science addresses the problem of the lost architectural and lighting contexts through a 3D model created by Ethan Gruber that recreates the house and inserts the mosaics into the spaces that originally contained them.  A programming script calibrates the sunlight to the latitude and longitude of Seleucia Pieria and is set to the year 230 thus enabling an accurate lighting simulation for the house and its mosaics.  The computer model presents a graphic rendering of the hypotheses underpinning the architectural reconstruction.  Lighting simulations present the lighting conditions at the summer and winter solstices of the year 230.  Time-lapse videos allow the viewer to observe and study the movement of light throughout the house on those days.  Finally, the model places the viewer within the ancient spaces, thereby reconstructing and recontextualizing view corridors within the house and from the house to the natural environment.

9 October 2014 - 6:00pm
Hartford Alumni Reception

Hartford Alumni Reception

9 October 2014 - 6:00pm
06:00 PM
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Contact Person: 
Nicki Lazaros
508-767-7205
cn.lazaros@assumption.edu

Hartford Golf Club

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19 October 2014 - 5:00pm
AC Jazz Ensemble

AC Jazz Ensemble

19 October 2014 - 5:00pm
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Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

23 October 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Why Nicaea Matters”

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Why Nicaea Matters”

23 October 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Khaled Anatolios, Professor of Historical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will deliver the annual Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Why Nicaea Matters.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
508-767-7127
malepain@assumption.edu
General Admission Fee: 
Free

La Maison

Khaled Anatolios, Professor of Historical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will deliver the annual Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Why Nicaea Matters.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public
27 October 2014 - 7:30pm
Civil War Era Music

Civil War Era Music

27 October 2014 - 7:30pm
7:30 PM
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This concert is a concert/lecture performance of music from the Civil War era of the United States played by an ensemble comprised of a Brass Quintet, Percussion, Piano and Vocalist. The pianist, Allan Mueller, has researched and arranged all the music for this performance. As well as the performance of these pieces, there will be a description of each piece focusing on its historical relevancy.     The ensemble will also feature two musicians with direct connection to Assumption College. The vocalist will be tenor Ray Bawens, '82 and Bruce Hopkins, the Band Director of the Assumption College Band.


Chapel of the Holy Spirit

This concert is a concert/lecture performance of music from the Civil War era of the United States played by an ensemble comprised of a Brass Quintet, Percussion, Piano and Vocalist. The pianist, Allan Mueller, has researched and arranged all the music for this performance. As well as the performance of these pieces, there will be a description of each piece focusing on its historical relevancy.     The ensemble will also feature two musicians with direct connection to Assumption College. The vocalist will be tenor Ray Bawens, '82 and Bruce Hopkins, the Band Director of the Assumption College Band.

November 2014
1 November 2014 - 7:00pm
Gamelan Galak Tika

Gamelan Galak Tika

1 November 2014 - 7:00pm
7:00 PM
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Gamelan Galak Tika will perform a combination of traditional and modern repertoire for gamelan gong kebyar written by both American and Balinese composers. Galak Tika will devote part of the performance to breaking down and analyzing a section of music to help audience members hear the varied musical layers across the ensemble. There will also be time for students to learn a short segment of music and try out the instruments.


Hagan Hall

Gamelan Galak Tika will perform a combination of traditional and modern repertoire for gamelan gong kebyar written by both American and Balinese composers. Galak Tika will devote part of the performance to breaking down and analyzing a section of music to help audience members hear the varied musical layers across the ensemble. There will also be time for students to learn a short segment of music and try out the instruments.

9 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Voice recital by Julianne Gearhart, Soprano

Voice recital by Julianne Gearhart, Soprano

9 November 2014 - 2:00pm
2:00 PM
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Reception to follow in the Tinsley Community Room.

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Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Reception to follow in the Tinsley Community Room.

Click Here to Read Julianne's Biography

Click Here to Visit Julianne's Website

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16 November 2014 - 1:30pm
NY City Alumni reception and Aladdin show

NY City Alumni reception and Aladdin show

16 November 2014 - 1:30pm
01:30 PM
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Contact Person: 
Nicki Lazaros
508-767-7205
cn.lazaros@assumption.edu

New Amsterdam Theater

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20 November 2014 - 3:00pm
String Camerata

String Camerata

20 November 2014 - 3:00pm
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Chapel of the Holy Spirit

20 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body”

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body”

20 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Fr. Richard Lamoureux, A.A. former Superior General of the Augustinians of the Assumption will deliver the annual Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body: the Rondanini Pietà.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
508-767-7127
malepain@assumption.edu
General Admission Fee: 
Free

La Maison

Fr. Richard Lamoureux, A.A. former Superior General of the Augustinians of the Assumption will deliver the annual Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body: the Rondanini Pietà.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
23 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Chorale Sounds of the Season

Chorale Sounds of the Season

23 November 2014 - 2:00pm
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Chapel of the Holy Spirit

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