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  Events for November 8, 2017

Filmideo + Comunidad: Tiffany Joy Butler

- Location: Nevins Theatre
(12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Cost: Free – and free pizza!

Sponsored by: Foundations, Art Force 5, Career Development Center, the Institute for Cultural Unity

Tiffany Joy Butler (BFA 2010) will discuss her career and practice. Butler’s talk will center on the idealistic expectations of academia, cinema and activism. How do we reach stability and sustainability in our lives and environment while juggling student loan payments, microaggressions, separation anxiety, chronic illness, laborious jobs, unpaid taxes, acquaintances/relationships, the deaths of loved ones … then make art and fight for a more just community? Butler will briefly discuss this question based on her experiences in film, art and activist spaces. Audience questions are welcomed. Butler’s talk is sponsored by the division of Foundations, Art Force 5, the Career Development Center, and the Institute for Cultural Unity’s “What About Wednesdays?” program.

Paid Family Leave Act

- Location: Kenyon/Allen Room
(12:15 PM - 1:00 PM)
This is the second training in an 8 month series targeted at any AU employee who has supervisory roles in their department. This training can also be especially helpful for any staff who support the supervisors in their department.

This training will encompass: overview of the new Paid Family Leave laws that go into effect 1/1/18, timeline and benefits, eligibility, FAQ’s, and how FMLA and PFL are different.

This is also open to any AU employee who would like to know more about the new changes that are coming in January of 2018.

This training will be held from 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8 and from 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28 both located in the Kenyon/Allen Room. This is the same training both days, you will only need to attend one session. Please, feel free to bring your lunch, and learn with Human Resources.

Artist Lecture by Lantao Zhao

- Location: Binns-Merrill Hall Room 106
(4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
"Fortune or Burden? -An atypical Chinese ceramic artist surrounded by deep tradition

Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Arts

In celebration of the Global Day of Clay on November 8, the Department of Ceramic Arts is sponsoring an artist lecture featuring Lantao Zhao. Zhao is the visiting scholar for the Division of Ceramic Arts during the Fall 2017 academic semester. He is the Head of the Ceramic Art Department in Jingdezhen Ceramic University, where he also received his Masters of Fine Arts and his Doctorate degrees. He is also a member of the Academie Internationale De La Ceramique. Zhao's works can be found in the collections of the Bristol Museum, the Yinchuan Museum, the National Centre for Preforming Arts in Beijing, and the Arts and Crafts Association of South Korea. Lantao Zhao has won numerous awards for his ceramics, both in China and internationally. His artist lecture will explore his unique perspectives of working as an international Chinese artist that utilizes both contemporary and traditional methods of making.

Yoga class

- Location: Multipurpose Room, McLane extension
(5:20 PM - 6:50 PM)
Hatha yoga classes taught by a 500-hr Kripalu-certified yoga instructor. 5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in the Multipurpose Room, McLane extension. All levels welcome. Free for students. Donations accepted.
Contact Cecilia for more information (

French Movie Night

- Location: Language House
(5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Film Night at the Language House! 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18! Hope to see you all there! A different movie every week

1917- 2017 Socialism Then and Now

- Location: Herrick Library
(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Comrades, Unite for a Historical Discussion of Socialism and Communism in the United States and in the World.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 8 in Herrick Library (Centennial of the Russian Revolution )

Presentation by : History Faculty: Ian Saxine and Andrew Kless

ASME Weekly Meeting

- Location: Seidlin 114
(7:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers meets weekly to talk about plant trips, bowling, and ASME Section Dinners.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers meets Wednesday's at 7PM in Seildin 114.

Errant Landscapes

- Location: Fosdick- Nelson Gallery
(All Day)
Andrew Raftery, Alex Lukas, Corinne Teed, Christy Gast

Opening Reception: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Curated by Andrew Oesch

Four artists work in diverse ways with the visual lexicon around the genre of landscape. Using materials ranging from ceramics, print, painting, video, and textiles the artworks in this exhibition explore our human relationship to land and how we construct a sense of place.

Exhibit at the Cohen Gallery: Residue

- Location: Cohen Gallery
(All Day)
Residue: Caroline Hayes Charuk, Terry James Conrad, Ron Lambert, and SV Randall exhibit at the Cohen Gallery

Nov 3- Dec 8, Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3

The Cohen Gallery presents the work of Caroline Hayes Charuk, Terry James Conrad, Ron Lambert, and SV Randall in “Residue,” opening 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3.

As humans we leave a trail behind us- a record of our personal histories. Some of these marks are egregious like the oil spills in the oceans, others are poetic like the subtly scuffed paint surrounding a well-used door knob. The artists in this exhibition are using residue as a tool for making their art. By making objects to create stains, mimic stains, or employ stains for creative reflection, these four artists reflect how residue can create a metaphor for life’s experience.