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ArtsNow - February 4, 2016

Countdown to Zadie 
Brit Lit expert and writer-in-residence to give talks on Zadie Smith leading up to Feb. 11 Mac Hall appearance More »


Towards 2030: Building Canada's engagement in global sustainable development 
Mayor Nenshi to join Feb. 10 public event presenting report from the Centre for International Policy Studies More »



Arts Voices: Deepa Mehta explores the history of violence in her films at U of C 
Calgary Herald story to advance Deepa Mehta's February 3 lecture at University of Calgary, courtesy of the Department of Communication, Media and Film's 2016 Canwest Global Lecture More »

Arts Voices: Alberta royalty review insight from a Calgary economist 
Trevor Tombe, Department of Economics, contributes a piece to the CBC's Calgary at a Crossroads series More 

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Congratulations to postdoctoral scholar Nick Sousanis, who received the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Prose Award for Excellence in Humanities for his groundbreaking graphic novel, Unflattening. More »

Congratulations to professor Ken MacMillan, Department of History, who has won a 3M National Teaching Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. This is the highest teaching honour for a Canadian university professor More »

Call for Submissions 

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, held this year from April 28 to May 2, is looking for academics keen to engage the public with scientific research and scholarly work that has connections to pop culture. To be a part of the Academic Track Talks series submit proposals to before Feb. 15. Send an abstract (up to 500 words) to by Feb. 28, 2016.  

Upcoming Events
Feb 4: In our own time, the fullness of Time: Reading Zadie Smith - Nick Thran
Feb 4: UChorus workshop with Leonard Ratzlaff
Feb 5: Visiting artist: Heather Huston
Feb 5: Economics Seminar: Paola Giuliano
Feb 5: Chinese singing competition
Feb 5: Philosophy Speakers w/ Matt Haber (Utah)
Feb 5: LLC Speakers Series Presents Will Oxford (University of Manitoba)
Feb 5: The mystery of Nefertiti, beloved of the Sun God
Feb 5: The posed and the candid: Portrait photography and the visual rhetoric of authenticity
Feb 8: Zadie Smith's significance to contemporary literature: A lecture
Feb 8: Politeness in the Balkans: An historical perspective (Verbatim presents...) 
Feb 9: 2016 Annual Lecture: Imperial Oil-Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies
Feb 9: Building a primate brain (w/ Mary Silcox)
Feb 10: Venezuela Round Table: Post-legislative elections
... events continued
Feb 11: Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presents An Evening with Zadie Smith
Feb 11: Orchestra
Feb 13: Celestial sounds: As Europe goes romantic 
More events: 

The next issue of ArtsNow will be published on Thursday, February 11, 2016.


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