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BREAKING: Spring weekend will be outside!!

BlogDailyHerald just got official word from BCA that Friday and Saturday’s festivities will be outside.

Oh. Hell. Yeah.


Post- Editors’ Top 10: Douchiest (Real!) Independent Concentrations

1. Psychoacoustics (1995)

2. Carving Ideas Into Three-Dimensional Space: Performance and Culture (1991)

3. Alienation and the Artist: Scandinavian Literature and Creative Writing (1990)

4. Artistic Interpretation and the Aquatic Environment (1990)

5. Critical Pedagogy Through Kinesthetic Art (2002)

6. Ethnobotany (1998)

7. Berge-watching: Aviation and the Art of University Administration (2010)

8. Modern Dance and the Immigrant Experience (2003)

9. Conflict Resolution (1998)

10. Modern Culture and Media (1969)

For more LOLZ — plus a special UCS edition naked photo!! — check out today’s Post-, online here or available wherever fine newspapers are sold given away.


PIERCE-ing the Status Quo: The Writing Process

Location: MacMillan 117

Tamora Pierce, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of twenty-six fantasy novels for young adults, will discuss such topics as creativity, characterization (especially strong female characters), publishing, and how to deal with common writing problems. She will also answer any audience questions on the writing process.


IFF presents new Davis Guggenheim film (free screening and Q&A)

Location: The Avon

The Ivy Film Festival is excited to kick off its event-filled week with a pre-release screening of Paramount’s newest, and hugely talked about, film from Davis Guggenheim (director, Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth), followed by a Q&A with Davis Guggenheim himself.

The film has generated a great deal of buzz since its screening at Sundance in January. Join us after the screening for a conversation with Davis Guggenheim about his enormously influential filmmaking and his newest cause: the public school system.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, the documentary that critics have called “exhilarating,” “heartbreaking” and “righteous” is a provocative examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories—from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a broken system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Guggenheim
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566648/

Pick up tickets on the Main Green Monday and Tuesday 11am-4pm. (Rain location – lobby of JWW)

Stay tuned at www.ivyfilmfestival.com for a full schedule of the Ivy Film Festival’s upcoming events.

Hope to see you Tuesday!


Janus Forum Lecture: Who Should Control Urban Growth?

Location: Salomon 001

Join James Howard Kunstler and Randal O’Toole in discussing questions like: How should our cities grow? Who should control development: planners or markets?

If there is any one distinguishing physical feature of the North American metropolis it is the sprawl of the suburbs over the countryside. This sprawl is accentuated by the fact that control over zoning decisions is left in the hands of individual suburban municipalities. The multi-centered metropolis hinders any efforts to control metropolitan growth, to channel the growth into areas designed for it, and to preserve other areas for permanent productive and recreational green spaces. Urban sprawl is associated with total dependence on the automobile for transportation, segregation between the impoverished and the affluent, redundant infrastructure, and excessive negative environmental impacts. The urban sprawl debate engenders fundamental concerns about local government and ‘the race to the bottom’, the freedom of markets in land use and development, how to protect the environment, the government’s role in promoting exclusion versus access, and the role of place-making in civic engagement.