Can we talk? Intriguing lectures abound in April

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on April 5, 2012

If you’re interested in art, the American Revolution, architecture…really, anything…Fairfield is the place to be for engaging discussions this month. The University is hosting a number of free events, both on campus and at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore.

On Tuesday, April 10, join Maya Jimenez, Ph.D., in the Walsh Art Gallery for “Transatlantic Encounters and Image: Maya JimenezModern Latin American Art.” Dr. Jimenez, assistant professor of art history, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, is a lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art and a specialist in 19th century Latin American, European and American art and their crosscurrents. Her free discussion begins at 7  p.m. in the Gallery, located in the Quick Center for the Arts.

The Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, is fast becoming the place to be for free, informative discussions, performances and lectures by Fairfield University faculty, students, and invited guests. Coming up this month:

  • Patricia Behre, Ph.D., associate professor of history: Thomas Paine – Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.
  • College of Arts and Sciences celebration of new faculty publications with faculty members Sonya Huber, Mariann Regan, Elizabeth Petrino, and Jocelyn Boryczka — Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Gavriel Rosenfeld, Ph.D., associate professor of history: Building After Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust – Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

For more information on these and other bookstore events, visit the bookstore website.

Image: Hannah SunOn Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m., up-and-coming pianist Hannah Sun will be featured in the Quick Center’s Young Artists Series, presented by Fairfield in association with The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Sun, the 2004 winner of the New York International Piano Competition, offers a bracing program of Beethoven, Chopin, and Rameau in this concert, which is free and open to the public.

During 35 years covering world events, mostly for NBC News, Martin Fletcher has garnered a reputation as one of the most respected and honored foreign correspondents in American television news. on Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., he’ll bring his insights to the Quick Center stage in the 2012 Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies, “Israel — Threatened from the Inside and Out: A Personal View.” Be our guest as this NBC News Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv bureau chief considers how Israel is thriving today, despite an array of monumental problems, including tensions with Iran. To reserve a free ticket, call the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

 Fairfield’s beloved professor of music Orin Grossman, an acclaimed concert pianist, joins friends Netta Hadari Image: Orin Grossman(violin) and Matthew Beckmann (cello) in Quartetto Cornetto’s A NIght in Old Vienna, an evening of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Buy your tickets today for this magical evening in the Austria of yore!

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