Upcoming ISSS Activities – Open to Everyone

Sugarman orange2 March 31, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Searching for Sugar Man

Tuesday, March 31 Presented by: Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), and Faculty Head of North House. Sweden, UK (2012) Dir: Malik Bendjelloul. Though he faded into obscurity in the U.S., an early 70s musician known as Rodriguez became a huge hit in South Africa and was widely rumored to have died. Two obsessed...... KEEP READING

April 1 April 1, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

World on Wednesdays

Equity Issues in the Chinese Higher Education system Presented by Eric Wu-Peabody The modern Chines Higher Education has witnessed tremendous changes for the past three decades with the further of globalization and economic integration. Lots of issues and problems surfaced: equity issues for ethnic minorities and marginalized rural groups, the “diaspora” phenomenon and the internalization...... KEEP READING

April 8 April 8, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

World on Wednesdays

Dead Aid: How International Aid is Crippling African Development Presented by Forest Ogunyankin/African Student Union Despite trillions of dollars in supplies, thousands of annual relief efforts, and countless good intentions, international aid has failed to catalyze sustainable growth in many African nations. Join us as we examine the outcomes of aid endeavors in Botswana<Malwa, Nigeria...... KEEP READING

blackbirdposter April 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Blackbird

Presented by: VU LAMBDA Student Organization. USA (2014) Dir: Patrik-Ian Polk. Adapted from a book by Larry Duplechan of the same title, Blackbird tells the coming-of-age story of a gay black teen grappling with his sexuality while submerged in one of the most conservative environments imaginable — a religious family in the deep South. The...... KEEP READING

silentsouls April 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Silent Souls

Presented by: Jason Strudler, Lecturer, Department of German and Slavic Languages. Russia (2010) Dir: Aleksey Fedorchenko. This mystical masterpiece about a lonely man who helps a widower perform last rites for his wife is a haunting and beautiful road-trip. A meditation on death and sex, it’s a melancholy and touchingly profound folk tale. Russian with...... KEEP READING


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