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  • Intramural indoor soccer

    2/01/15
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Max Mutchnick Campus Center
    Bobbi Brown and Stephen Plofker Gym

    Emerson Intramurals is holding a double elimination indoor soccer tournament on Sunday February 1st. Come test your soccer skills against fellow Emerson students.

    Register on the Emerson page at  IMleagues.com; for more information on how to register for intramurals, go to the Emerson intramural webpage.

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Athletics

    For more information please contact:
    Christine Mccomb
    617-824-3231

  • Screening of "Dear White People" Q&A with Lead Actress Tessa Thompson

    2/02/15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    We are kicking off Black History Month at Emerson College with a screening of Dear White People, and a Q&A with the talented actress Tessa Thompson. She is excited to visit our campus and community.

    Open to all Emerson College Community Members.

    First Come First Seated!

    About Tessa Thompson:

    Tessa Thompson is an award-nominated actress and musician whose social consciousness and charismatic personality moves audiences to engage in an important discussion about racial issues in America. She has spent the last two decades establishing herself in the entertainment industry by successfully taking on interesting, complex and challenging roles.

    Currently starring in the critically acclaimed film Dear White People, which debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, her performance landed her a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor, as well as a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Tessa can also soon be seen in the Brad Pitt/Oprah Winfrey-produced civil rights film Selma, to be released this Christmas. An accomplished actress with experience across theater, television and film, Thompson is often recognized for appearances in several hit television shows, including Veronica Mars. Thompson is also an accomplished musician who, along with her band, Caught A Ghost, recently debuted their first album, titled Human Nature.

    Sponsors:
    Black History Months Events on Campus
    EBONI
    Career Services
    Dean of Students
    Student Life
    Office of the President
    Bright Lights Series
    Emerson Christian Fellowship
    Amigos
    ASIA
    Zeta Phi Eta
    Emerson Peace and Social Justice

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs with EBONI

    For more information please contact:
    Tikesha Morgan
    6178248438

  • WLP Reading Series: Richard Blanco Q&A

    2/03/15
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Little Building
    Cabaret

    The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites you to the Reading Series Q&A on February 3 featuring renowned poet Richard Blanco. Blanco will also read at 6:00 pm in the Bordy Theater.

    Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet of the United States. He has received widespread acclaim for his poetry, earning such accolades as the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award. Blanco has also been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's Fresh Air. His latest book, and first memoir, is entitled The Prince of Los Cocuyos.

     

     

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • WLP Reading Series: Richard Blanco Reading

    2/03/15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    Billy Bordy Theater

    The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites you to the Reading Series on February 3 featuring renowned poet Richard Blanco. Blanco will also hold a Q&A at 4:00 pm in the Cabaret.

    Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet of the United States. He has received widespread acclaim for his poetry, earning such accolades as the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award. Blanco has also been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's Fresh Air. His latest book, and first memoir, is entitled The Prince of Los Cocuyos.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • Bright Lights: Schooling the World

    2/03/15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a 'better' life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Schooling the World takes a challenging, sometimes funny, and ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures.

    Carol Black, 66 minutes, USA, 2010.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Book Celebration for Paul Mihailidis, Assistant Professor, Marketing Communication

    2/04/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

    Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

    At the heart of this book are the opportunities that social media platforms and mobile technologies provide for communication, connectivity, and community. Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents, and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions of purpose, responsibility, and power.

    By presenting information that places media literacy at the center of what it means to be an empowered citizen today, educators and policy makers will be able to see why media literacy must be integrated into formal and informal education systems before it's too late.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

    For more information please contact:
    Institute Events

  • Bright Lights: Boyhood with a discussion led by social psychologist Dr Lindsey Beck

    2/05/15
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Richard Linklater, 165 minutes, USA, 2014
    Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's "Yellow" to Arcade Fire's "Deep Blue." Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

    Dr. Beck is a social psychologist who studies how people initiate, develop, and maintain close relationships. Some of her current research examines how the interplay between newlywed partners' relationship styles shapes their physiological, behavioral, and psychological responses to stress. She uses diverse methodologies to investigate these topics, including developmental approaches, biological methods, field studies, experimental designs, longitudinal methods, and daily-report studies.

    Her work appears in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Family Theory and Review. She teaches courses in the psychology of close relationships, social psychology, and introduction to psychology.

     

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Uncommon Women, And Others

    2/05/15
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Uncommon womenUncommon Women, and Others
    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea
    February 5-8, 2014
    Jackie Liebergott Black Box 

    When you are told you can do anything, be anyone, how do you decide? What path do you choose? Does it mean you must always lead? Six years after graduation, seven alumna of Mount Holyoke College meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and to relive their college days, measuring youthful dreams for the future against the realities they have found after graduation. Uncommon Women was the first play written by Wendy Wasserstein, whose body of work is credited with changing the way contemporary women were presented onstage.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Uncommon Women, And Others

    2/06/15
    2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Uncommon womenUncommon Women, and Others
    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea
    February 5-8, 2014
    Jackie Liebergott Black Box 

    When you are told you can do anything, be anyone, how do you decide? What path do you choose? Does it mean you must always lead? Six years after graduation, seven alumna of Mount Holyoke College meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and to relive their college days, measuring youthful dreams for the future against the realities they have found after graduation. Uncommon Women was the first play written by Wendy Wasserstein, whose body of work is credited with changing the way contemporary women were presented onstage.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Uncommon Women, And Others

    2/07/15
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Uncommon womenUncommon Women, and Others
    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea
    February 5-8, 2014
    Jackie Liebergott Black Box 

    When you are told you can do anything, be anyone, how do you decide? What path do you choose? Does it mean you must always lead? Six years after graduation, seven alumna of Mount Holyoke College meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and to relive their college days, measuring youthful dreams for the future against the realities they have found after graduation. Uncommon Women was the first play written by Wendy Wasserstein, whose body of work is credited with changing the way contemporary women were presented onstage.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Uncommon Women, And Others

    2/07/15
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Uncommon womenUncommon Women, and Others
    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea
    February 5-8, 2014
    Jackie Liebergott Black Box 

    When you are told you can do anything, be anyone, how do you decide? What path do you choose? Does it mean you must always lead? Six years after graduation, seven alumna of Mount Holyoke College meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and to relive their college days, measuring youthful dreams for the future against the realities they have found after graduation. Uncommon Women was the first play written by Wendy Wasserstein, whose body of work is credited with changing the way contemporary women were presented onstage.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Uncommon Women, And Others

    2/08/15
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Uncommon WomenUncommon Women, and Others
    By Wendy Wasserstein
    Directed by Maureen Shea
    February 5-8, 2014
    Jackie Liebergott Black Box 

    When you are told you can do anything, be anyone, how do you decide? What path do you choose? Does it mean you must always lead? Six years after graduation, seven alumna of Mount Holyoke College meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and to relive their college days, measuring youthful dreams for the future against the realities they have found after graduation. Uncommon Women was the first play written by Wendy Wasserstein, whose body of work is credited with changing the way contemporary women were presented onstage.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • BLACK GIRL (LA NOIRE DE...) - FREE FILM SCREENING!

    2/08/15
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair. The harsh treatment leads her to consider suicide the only way out. Black Girl is the first feature film ever released by a director from Sub-Saharan Africa.

    FRIDAY, FEB 6 @ 8PM
    "Homage to Ousmane Sembene: the Father of African Cinema" with Dr. Samba Gadjigo, Mt. Holyoke College and Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins, Emerson College

    Schedule:
    8PM introduction of the film by Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins and Dr. Samba Gadjigo
    8:10PM Film 65 minutes; the film may be preceded by a trailer for Dr. Gadjigo's documentary
    9:15PM Q&A by Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins and Dr. Samba Gadjigo

    More Info

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    Ryan Walsh
    617-824-3089

  • Immunization Clinic

    2/10/15
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    303

     The Center for Health & Wellness (CHW) holds monthly immunization clinics for students needing to complete their pre-matriculation immunization requirements and for those wishing to obtain HPV vaccine or TB skin testing. See the Spring 2015 Announcement on e-campus for fee details.  Appointment not needed, students are seen in order of arrival.

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Center for Health and Wellness

    For more information please contact:
    Shakena Perry
    617-824-8666

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Jay Bernstein (New School for Social Research)

    2/10/15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Democratic Bodies: The Abolition of Torture and the Uprising of the Rule of Law"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Bright Lights: Room 237

    2/10/15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Rodney Ascher, Total running time: 102 minutes, USA 2012
    Many movies lend themselves to dramatic interpretations, but none as rich and far ranging as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. In LA filmmaker Rodney Ascher's Room 237, we hear from people who have developed far-reaching theories and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director's film. Carefully examining The Shining inside out, and forwards and backwards, Room 237 is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure. It gives voice to the fans and scholars who espouse these theories, reworking the film to match their ideas and intercutting it with layers of dreamlike imagery to illustrate their streams of consciousness. Sometimes outrageous, always engaging, the words of the interviewees are given full force by Ascher's compelling vision.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Possible Distances: a program of recent motion picture excursions by Rob Todd

    2/12/15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    This selection of VMA professor Robert Todd's work in 16mm film will include views of local paradises:
    Roadside Attractions: on a single city block, a quiet observer of life finds the mystic playground within the shadows,
    Short: dramatic windings to the surprising glory of summer,
    May I: a dance for the month of Maying: saying, displaying, straying, playing, and
    Slow Rise: a day rises; followed by
    Over Water: a labyrinthine journey that unites and connects scattered pieces of an archaic architecture of water-related infrastructure in the Northeast, including piers, bridges, and canal locks

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • The Loud Section: Open Mic

    2/12/15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library, CoLab

    NEW Monthly Open Mic Night:

    Vocals, spoken word, acoustics...in the Library!

    Bring your latest poem, speech, song, comedy routine, or elevator pitch to The Loud Section. You can even perform as a group. Sign up online (http://ec1880.us/428hK) or onsite.

     

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Library

    For more information please contact:
    Mary Hirschbiel

  • Green Porno

    2/13/15
    8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
    Cutler Majestic Theatre
    Tickets start at $25

    Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    Ryan Walsh
    617.824.8400

  • Internship Fair Prep Workshop Spring 2015

    2/17/15
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    6th Floor Conference Room

     At the Internship Fair Prep Workshop you can:

    • Learn how to get the most from attending the internship fair
    • Find out how to identify opportunities and how to create opportunities for yourself
    • Learn how to approach potential employers
    • Gather tips for working the room and approaches to networking.
    • Learn how to make a good first impression and walk away with solid leads

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Career Services

    For more information please contact:
    Career Services
    617-824-8586

  • International Coffee and Conversation

    2/19/15
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Walker Building
    Common Ground, 10th Floor

    Come on by for free coffee, hot chocolate, sweet and healthy snacks, and to meet people. We are offering this program for international students and fellow American students as a place to share their perspectives on life at Emerson and in Boston, to enlighten people about cool places, restaurants, events you've found, find answers to American culture, and even to vent life's frustrations.

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by International Student Affairs

    For more information please contact:
    Susannah Marcucci
    617-824-7858

  • Internship Fair Prep Workshop Spring 2015

    2/19/15
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    6th Floor Conference Room

     At the Internship Fair Prep Workshop you can:

    • Learn how to get the most from attending the internship fair
    • Find out how to identify opportunities and how to create opportunities for yourself
    • Learn how to approach potential employers
    • Gather tips for working the room and approaches to networking.
    • Learn how to make a good first impression and walk away with solid leads

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Career Services

    For more information please contact:
    Career Services
    617-824-8586

  • Internship Fair Prep Workshop Spring 2015

    2/20/15
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    6th Floor Conference Room

     At the Internship Fair Prep Workshop you can:

    • Learn how to get the most from attending the internship fair
    • Find out how to identify opportunities and how to create opportunities for yourself
    • Learn how to approach potential employers
    • Gather tips for working the room and approaches to networking.
    • Learn how to make a good first impression and walk away with solid leads

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Career Services

    For more information please contact:
    Career Services
    617-824-8586

  • Internship Fair Prep Workshop Spring 2015

    2/23/15
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    6th Floor Conference Room

     At the Internship Fair Prep Workshop you can:

    • Learn how to get the most from attending the internship fair
    • Find out how to identify opportunities and how to create opportunities for yourself
    • Learn how to approach potential employers
    • Gather tips for working the room and approaches to networking.
    • Learn how to make a good first impression and walk away with solid leads

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Career Services

    For more information please contact:
    Career Services
    617-824-8586

  • Immunization Clinic

    2/25/15
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    303

     The Center for Health & Wellness (CHW) holds monthly immunization clinics for students needing to complete their pre-matriculation immunization requirements and for those wishing to obtain HPV vaccine or TB skin testing. See the Spring 2015 Announcement on e-campus for fee details.  Appointment not needed, students are seen in order of arrival.

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Center for Health and Wellness

    For more information please contact:
    Shakena Perry
    617-824-8666

  • Book Celebration for Miranda Banks, Assistant Professor, Visual & Media Arts

    2/26/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

    The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild

    The Writers is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers – including Norman Lear and Frank Pierson – The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the role and rights of writers in Hollywood and New York over the past century. Granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, Banks also mines over 100 never-before-published oral histories with legends such as Nora Ephron and Ring Lardner Jr., whose insight and humor provide a window onto the enduring priorities, policies, and practices of the Writers Guild.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

    For more information please contact:
    Institute Events

  • Mother Hicks

    2/28/15
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Paramount Mainstage
    $10 for Emerson Community

    Mother HicksMother Hicks: The Ware Trilogy

    By Suzan Zeder
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
    February 26-March 1, 2015
    Paramount Main Stage

    Southern Illinois, 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders – a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told through poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journey of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Mother Hicks

    2/28/15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Paramount Mainstage
    $10 for Emerson Community

    Mother HicksMother Hicks: The Ware Trilogy

    By Suzan Zeder
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
    February 26-March 1, 2015
    Paramount Main Stage

    Southern Illinois, 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders – a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told through poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journey of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant