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diwale September 23, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies and Islamic Studies India (1995) Dir: Aditya Chopra. A young man and woman, both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain, fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl’s traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal...... KEEP READING


wowlogo_whitebackground September 24, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

WOW: Connecting Multicultural Populations with Disability Resources

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Presented by: Alexander Santana, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/TN Disability Pathfinder Overview of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder’s Multicultural Outreach Project, which included a statewide bilingual HELPline, website resources family support group, and community trainings on a local, state, and national level, online Camino Seguro database of...... KEEP READING


still-life_big September 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Still Life

Presented by: Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Film and English and Director, Program in Cinema & Media Arts and Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema & Media Arts China, Hong Kong (2006) Dir: Zhangke Jia. This haunting minimalist drama takes as its focal point the real-life construction of the Three Gorges...... KEEP READING


The-Great-Beauty1 September 30, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: The Great Beauty

Presented by: Andrea Mirabile, Associate Professor of Italian Italy, France (2013) A journalist has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. When his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, he finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his...... KEEP READING


filme-as-melhores-coisas-do-mundo-4 October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: The Best Things In The World

Presented by: Marcio Bahia, Assistant Professor of Portuguese Brazil (2010) Dir: Lais Bodansky. The coming of age story of one month in the lives of Hermano and Pedro, two brothers who find out their parents are getting a divorce because their father is gay. With all the challenges in the process of becoming an adult,...... KEEP READING


wowlogo_whitebackground October 1, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

WOW: Confronting Challenges in Global Service: Advocates or Adversaries

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 OACS staff and students will reflect on their experiences in Morocco, London, South Africa and Ecuador as student volunteers over the course of four weeks. Students and staff will discuss the challenges and rewards of entering another community and how to best approach international...... KEEP READING


wowlogo_whitebackground October 8, 2014 - 12:10pm-1pm

World on Wednesday: Reconciling Volunteerism and Research with Environmental and Social Justice

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Every day it is becoming more evident that the struggles for environmental justice and social justice overlap tremendously. As globalization leads to the degradation of delicate ecosystems, an unseen side-effect is the collapse of the often rural communities that depend on those ecosystems to...... KEEP READING