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ArtsNow - January 28, 2016

Deepa Mehta coming to University of Calgary 
Academy Award-nominated director to give 2016 Canwest Global Lecture - 'The Anatomy of Violence' More »


Registration for Congress 2016 officially opens 
Canada's largest annual academic gathering an excellent venue for sharing ideas, building partnerships More »


New study overturns long-held theory on zebra stripes 
Anthropologist Amanda Melin leads research group's finding that the patterns in a zebra's hide don't provide camouflage More »


Postdoctoral scholar goes to prison to study religious radicalization 
Ryan Williams' studies on prisoners convicted of terrorism open new perspectives on security, marginalization and society More »



Arts Voices: A meditation on Calgary in our turbulent times 
Author Aritha van Herk, Department of English, writes a piece for the CBC's Calgary At A Crossroads series More »

Arts Voices: Ivory from long-dead mammoths might slow elephant poaching 
John Boyce, Department of Economics, and his doctoral student Naima Farah, in Inside Science More 

Faculty of Arts members are making news headlines every day. Click here to see the articles.

Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted until February 26 for the 2016 U Make a Difference Awards. The event will be held on April 29. Nominate your colleagues who exemplify excellence, making outstanding contributions to the University of Calgary's vision. More »

Nominations are being accepted until February 19 for the Women's Resource Centre's WRC Awards. The awards honour a University of Calgary alumna, female undergraduate student and female graduate student. The WRC Awards 2016 ceremony will be held on March 19. More »

Upcoming Events
Jan 28: Latin American Research Centre Film Series: Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) (Argentina)
Jan 29: Japanese speech contest (deadline to apply)
Jan 29: Visiting artist: Rita McKeough
Jan 29: After posthegemony
Jan 29: Beyond the lecture hall: PSGSA Speaker Series featuring Paul Fairie
Jan 29: Philosophy Speakers Alumni Series w/ Jay Odenbaugh
Jan 29: Re-tuned media: Music, software and culture as code
Jan 29: Pitying Oedipus
Feb 1: Chair of Christian Thought Lecture on end of life care in Canada
Feb 2: Chair of Christian Thought Lecture on ethics and physician assisted death
Feb 2: Restoring trust in Canada's institutions: A presentation and discussion with Jim Dinning
Feb 2: Public screening of Deepa Mehta's Beeba Boys
Feb 2: Magistrati et Discipuli
Feb 3: Oscar-nominated Deepa Mehta - 'The Anatomy of Violence,' 2016 Canwest Global Lecture
... events continued
Feb 4: UChorus workshop with Leonard Ratzlaff
Feb 4: In our own time, the fullness of Time: Reading Zadie Smith - Nick Thran
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 8: Zadie Smith's significance to contemporary literature: A lecture 
Feb 9: 2016 Annual Lecture: Imperial Oil-Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies
Feb 11: Orchestra
Feb 11: Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presents An Evening with Zadie Smith
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The next issue of ArtsNow will be published on Thursday, February 4, 2016.


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