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September 15, 2015

Free CU on the Weekend Programs Begin Sept. 19

Programs: CU on the Weekend Office for Outreach and Engagement

With topics ranging from art history to humanism, CU on the Weekend invites the public to learn about the value of the arts and humanities in modern society with free community programs beginning Saturday, Sept. 19.

CU on the Weekend is a series of presentations led by some the University of Colorado Boulder’s most accomplished and dynamic faculty, featuring their intriguing research and creative works.

The fall series highlights the arts and humanities, including a special musical conversations program.

“There has been a lot of talk recently about a crisis of the humanities and the arts,” said Valerio Ferme, associate dean for the arts and humanities. “These presentations seek to engage participants in conversations about humanistic and artistic fields in the 21st century at a time when many claim they no longer have a function in society.”

Fall 2015 Presentations

Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1890-1950
Presented by Kirk Ambrose, professor and chair of art and art history
Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium

Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio and the Birth of Humanism: Why Public Engagement and Personal Growth Never Go Out of Style
Valerio Ferme, professor of Italian and associate dean for the arts and humanities
Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium

Gershwin Meets Schubert: Words, Music, and Song
Keith Waters and Yonatan Malin, professors of music theory
Performances by CU-Boulder music students
Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Imig Music Building, Room C199
*Note different location and start time

Pestilence—Past and Present
Elizabeth Fenn, professor and chair of history and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History
Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium

Two Centuries of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Ann Schmiesing, professor of Germanic and Nordic Studies
Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium

Why Watching Modern Dance is so Hard: 10 Hot Tips for Finding Pleasure in the Form
Erika Randall, associate professor of dance
Dec. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium

All programs are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before each CU on the Weekend presentation and seating is limited.

Get more information about CU on the Weekend presentations, faculty, and parking. For questions, please email weekend@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4561.

 

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