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ArtsNow - October 8, 2015

Zadie Smith named 2015-16 Distinguished Visiting Writer 
Acclaimed British author set to give public talk at MacEwan Hall Feb. 11 More »


Wordfest 2015 showcases Faculty of Arts members 
Poet Christian Bök, writer-in-residence Nick Thran to present at literary festival More »


New faculty to be welcomed at Oct. 14 reception
Members of the Faculty of Arts invited to attend, meet new colleagues More »


Philosophy faculty create open-source logic textbook with international collaboration
Innovative approach to typical textbook results in free, online resource More »


Arts Voices: More women are running in this election than ever before - 30 per cent of candidates
Melanee Thomas, Department of Political Science, on Global News More >

Arts Voices: Against the flow
Nick Sousanis, Department of English, featured in the Boston Globe More >

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

In memoriam

Zoltan Roman, professor emeritus of musicology with the School of Creating and Performing Arts, is being remembered by family, friends, colleagues and former students, after his passing on Sept. 30 following a short illness. Roman, who was 79, joined the University of Calgary in 1966 and retired in 1992.  More »

Alumni spotlight

Jonathan Brower receives Alumni Achievement Award
Arts grad recognized for work with Calgary's arts scene, as a mentor for future actors, and an advocate for city's LGBTQ community More »


Connect with UCalgary Alumni in a brand-new way Oct. 28
UCalgary Alumni Program seeks grands-turned-employees for new Employee Alumni Council More »

Upcoming Events
Oct 8: German Film Screening: 'West' presented by the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
Oct 8: Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band, presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts
Oct 9: Optimal income taxation with unemployment and wage responses: A sufficient statistics approach (w/ Dr. Kory Kroft)
Oct 9: Rabia, an early Muslim mystic between myth and history
Oct 9: Cultural performances from Colombia, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela 
Oct 10: Home movie day film screening, book launch with Charles Tepperman
Oct 13-18: Wordfest, featuring a number of Faculty of Arts members. Click here for full details
Oct 13: History Department Colloquium: Urban planning, modernism, and socialism in postwar Belgrade
Oct 13: After Derrida: The Archive and Reparative Reading, with scholar Eric Savoy
Oct 14: What are they thinking? Political advertising in the 2015 federal election


... events continued
Oct 16: More than a plan B: Preparing for dream jobs in the arts and culture sector
Oct 16: Visiting Artist: John Hartman
Oct 16: Department of Economics seminar - Dr. Naoki Aizawa
Oct 16: Exhibition of cultural goods from Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Venezuela
Oct 17: Romantic Notions (Krzysztof Jablonski, piano) 
  Oct 21: Panel: Continuity and Change in the 2015 Election
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The next issue of ArtsNow will be published on Thursday, October 15, 2015.


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