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Past Events – Fall 2012 & Spring 2013

Monday, May 6th, “The Road to Success in Music for Films” with Diego Navarro

Saturday, April 27th, “Motivation in Language Production:  Dynamic Activities in a Multilingual Context“ with Paolo Torresan

Wednesday, April 24th, “Pillars of Nationalism: Lincoln, Garibaldi, and Bismarck“ with Michael Green

Wednesday, March 6th, “Metastasio, the Myth of Rome & Nation Building in Eighteenth-Century Italy” with Rachel Walsh

Thursday, February 28th, “The Emergence of Tusán & Nikkei Discourses in Peru“, with Ignacio López-Calvo

Thursday, February 28th, “What Happiness Is“, Film Screening with Harald Friedl

Thursday, March 14th, “Between Two Worlds: Landscape and Nation in Gómez de Avellaneda’s Sab (1841)”, with Professor Adrianna Méndez Rodenas

Thursday, March 21st, “Who is afraid of Juan Yupanquí? Clorinda Matto de Turner and Racíal Polítícs in ‘El Perú Ilustrado’“, with Dr. Francesca Denegrí

Thursday, March 21st, “Diálogos transatlántícos: redes culturales de escritoras españolas y latínoamerícanas en el siglo XIX“, with Dr. Pura Fernández

Wednesday, February 20th, “Italian Colonialism” with Mia Fuller

Tuesday, January 29th, “My Life in Design“, with Miguel Angel Galluzzi at the Duncan Anderson Gallery

Thursday, November 29th, Award winning Holocaust Documentary The Portraitist

White Rose Exhibit: Oct. 24th – Nov. 20th, AS Building 3rd floor The exhibit is presented by White Rose Foundation e.V. of Munich, Germany White Rose Exhibit Photos

About the Exhibition The exhibition displays the individuals and activities of the White Rose, a student resistance group against the dictatorship of Nazi Germany. This group actively fought against the oppression of civic liberties, the persecution of Jews and demanded an end to the war. After being uncovered, the core members, six young students and one professor, were executed by the NS terror regime, others were jailed with long term prison sentences. The resistance group produced and distributed a total of six leaflets calling for resistance against the regime. Helmuth von Moltke smuggled the sixth leaflet to Scandinavia and further to the UK in 1943. Millions of copies of these were dropped over Germany by the Royal Airforce until the end of the war.

Objectives Above all, the foundation wants to get in touch with young people and students in order to maintain the legacy of the White Rose. It wants to remind the youth of today of the important fight for human rights as well as the courage of the White Rose members to stand up against an omnipresent and brutal dictatorship. The White Rose Foundation does not only want to ask “What was it like?”, but also “What does it mean today?”. It bases its activities on contact with contemporary witnesses, own research and cooperation with historical research institutions.

[source: White Rose Foundation]

Thursday, Nov. 8th – 2012 Russian Film Series

Saturday, November 3rd -  Spanish theater group 2RC performs Desmontando Don Juan at CSULB William Link University Theater, 7:00pm Direct from the Canary Islands, this play gives a new twist to Spain’s legendary Don Juan character.  Can one really have a second chance at “divine justice?”  Will Don Juan’s womanizing and swashbuckling past condemn him for eternity, or will this second chance save him from a fiery fate? Don’t miss this stop on their international tour!  (Author: Maykol Hernandez, Directors: Rodrȋguez and Mari Carmen Sánchez.)

October 29th – November 5th, Dia de Los Muertos- Day of the Dead, AS-124

Monday, Oct. 29th – Lessons in Intercomprehension, Elisabetta Bonvino

Saturday, Oct. 27th – New Audiences for Italian: Italian for Spanish Speakers through Intercomprehension

Wednesday, Oct. 24th – Berlusconi! A Novelist Responds, Jean-Michel Olivier

Wednesday, Oct. 24th – White Rose Exhibit, Opening Reception

Thursday, Oct. 25th – Theory, Literary History & the Writer’s Work, Jean-Michel Oliver

Thursday, Oct. 11, 18 and Nov. 8th – 2012 Russian Film Series

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 3:30 in AS 384 – Josef Haslinger Book Reading, “Tsunami: A Report from Phi Phi Island”    Haslinger Poster

Friday, September 21st – Saturday, September 22nd – 100 Years of Death & Judgment Student Conference 100 Years Conference Program

Wednesday, September 19th – French Film Series

Wednesday, September 19th – Kafka/Mann “100 Years of Death & Judgment” Public Reading Speaker’s Platform