For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 14, 2007

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Feb. 22 - 28


GUEST SPEAKER:  The Asian/Asian American Studies and Programming presents Professor Lowell Bloss, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, on Buddhism: Upagupta and the Origin of the Image of the Buddha at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb 22, in Room 213 Milne Library.

MAYA EXHIBITS: Two new exhibits about Maya life are open for viewing at Milne Library through March 7, 2007.  "Maya Portraits: Poverty and Community Transformation, Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico" and "Yucatec Maya Huipiles | Vestidos de los Indigenas" seek to raise awareness of the lives, rural poverty and community transformation among Yucatec Maya women. Photographs, sculptural carvings, and other artifacts portray the activities in a small village in Quintana Roo, Mexico. All of this is based on Dr. Ellen Kintz's fieldwork and development work with a growing number of women in the village since 1982.  The community is invited to attend. The College's Anthropology department and Milne Library are sponsors of the displays. For more information, contact or


FILM SERIES:  The Northern Ireland and The Troubles Film Series presents "The Boxer" at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in 201 Newton Hall. "The Boxer" is a fictional story set in Belfast in the midst of the Northern Ireland peace process.  Daniel Day Lewis plays an ex-IRA gunman recently released from prison who has to negotiate shifting allegiances and the difficulties of everyday life in a war zone. In the midst of a march to protest the British government's suspension of due process rights for suspected Irish Republican Army supporters, British soldiers fired on protestors, killing 13 civilians.  Although controversy surrounds the events of  "Bloody Sunday," it is universally recognized as a key date in the history of Northern Ireland. Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, this February, six Geneseo students will present a series on the history of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland.  These students spent the fall 2006 semester participating in a directed reading group on the Troubles, exploring firsthand accounts and scholarly works on sectarian conflict and the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland.  On Friday, February 2, the students presented a 90-minute introduction to the history of Northern Ireland and the Troubles. A short student presentation outlining the historical context will precede each film, and there will be time for discussion at the end of the sessions. For more information, go to

MAYA EXHIBITS: (See Thursday, February 22).


SQUARE DANCE: The School of the Performing Arts presents a Square Dance with the Geneseo String Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom. General admission is $3, students and spectators $1 and children under 12 free.  Tickets will be sold at the door.

MAYA EXHIBITS: (See Thursday, February 22).


CHORUS:  Geneseo Chamber Singers and Carol Choristers will perform at 3 p.m. at the Geneseo Central Presbyterian Church, 31 Center Street, Geneseo, NY.   Free and open to the public.

MAYA EXHIBITS: (See Thursday, February 22).


MAYA EXHIBITS: (See Thursday, February 22).


DRAMA:  The School of the Arts presents "The Grey Zone," by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan. A harrowing Holocaust drama which takes place in the crematoria complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, Thursday, March 1, and Saturday, March 3, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).   

MAYA EXHIBITS: (See Thursday, February 22).


MAYA EXHIBITS: (See Thursday, February 22).

DRAMA:  The School of the Arts presents "The Arabian Nights," by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Leah Garland at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, Friday, March 2, and Sunday, March 4, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).