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On Writing an Opera about Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border

216 Aaron Burr Hall

Anna Deeny Morales will discuss the production of her opera "¡ZAVALA-ZAVALA!" an opera she wrote about a real-life case of a grandmother who was separated from her grandson after crossing the Mexico-US border. "¡ZAVALA-ZAVALA!" debuted at the Kennedy Center with the Georgetown University Orchestra April of 2022. ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER Anna Deeny Morales is […]


2022-23 Old Dominion Public Lecture Series – The Less Selfish Gene: Forest Altruism, Neoliberalism, and the Tree of Life

010 East Pyne Princeton

Why has the hitherto arcane field of plant communication magnetized millions of general readers? Since the great recession of 2008, we have witnessed an upsurge in public science writing that popularizes research into forest sentience, forest suffering and the forest as a form of collective intelligence. This talk roots the contemporary allure of forest communication […]

The Matter of Inscription in Early Modern China

202 Jones Hall and Zoom 202 Jones Hall, NJ

In addition to writing on paper with a brush and ink, seventeenth-century Chinese poets and calligraphers carved their words onto a wide range of objects, from vessels and weapons to musical instruments and desktop tools. Why did leading literary figures work to revivify this ancient form of writing upon things precisely when it was no […]

Sustainable Oystering: A Farmer-to-Table Conversation

Schultz Dining Room

Moderated by Malin Pinsky, Rutgers University 4:30 pm – 6 pm: Presentations and Q&A 6 pm - 7pm: Tasting/Reception Register on the Effron Center event page. Anita Lo is a French-trained chef and cookbook author (Cooking Without Borders and SoLo, a Modern Cookbook for a Party of One, which won Eater’s Cookbook of the Year […]

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