For Immediate Release – Tuesday, April 3, 2007

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Apr. 12 - 18

THURSDAY, APRIL 12:

LOCKHART GALLERY:  The Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, 26 Main St., Geneseo, presents "Girl Power: The Supremes as Cultural Icons."  Relive the '60s celebrating one of the most important and influential of American music groups, The Supremes.  This collection, amassed by SUNY Geneseo alum Tom Ingrassia '74 includes original photographs, records, record covers, films, trade ads, newspaper and magazine clippings and promotional material and follows The Supremes through their first attempts to "make it" as teen-agers to worldwide fame in just a few years. The gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. Thursdays. The exhibit runs through Friday, April 13, and is free and open to the public. For more about the exhibit, go to: http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=Supremes.Geneseo.html.

LEDERER/BRIDGE/KINETIC GALLERIES:  The School of the Arts, Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery and Bridge Gallery in Brodie Hall and the Kinetic Gallery in the MacVittie College Union present "Up 'Till Now," a Senior Student Thesis Exhibition. SUNY Geneseo School of the Arts graduating studio majors present final bodies of work representing the sum and conceptual application of the skills and techniques learned during their years of undergraduate study at SUNY Geneseo.  The Lederer Gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Sundays–Wednesdays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. The Bridge Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 am. to 10 p.m. The Kinetic Gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. weekdays and 12-2 p.m. weekends.  The exhibit runs through Thursday, April 12.  The event is free and open to the public.

IMMIGRATION SERIES:  "Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary," will be screened at 7 p.m. in 204 Newton Hall. Directed by Arturo Perez Torres, the documentary was filmed in the U.S., Mexico and Nicaragua. Produced in 2005, the film runs 90 minutes. Discussants: Gretchen Rosales, a Geneseo graduate student in the Shear School of Education and Spanish teacher in the Kendall School District; Rose McEwen, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures at Geneseo. "Wetback" follows in the footsteps of immigrants traveling from Nicaragua to the U.S. On their journeys, they encounter gangs and vigilantes, as well as border patrol. The director follows these individuals as they navigate real-life nightmares with uncanny calm, grace and even humor. The film has won numerous awards at film festivals across the U.S., Canada and Spain. The Web site for the film is www.opencityworks.com/wetback.

LECTURE:  H. James Birx '63 (M.S.'64), a distinguished professor of anthropology at Canisius College in Buffalo, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. in 203 Newton Hall. The talk, titled "In Darwin's Footsteps," is free and open to the public. Greatly influenced by the Darwinian theory of evolution, anthropologist and philosopher Birx will critically discuss those major events in his life that have enhanced his understanding of and appreciation for the evolutionary framework. His journey of awareness has taken him to the Galapagos Islands, the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, the fossil hominid site Koobi Fora in Africa and the Darwin home/museum in Downe, England, as well as other relevant locations. Birx's academic introduction to both anthropology and evolution began at SUNY Geneseo, where two professors inspired his lifelong interest in both subjects. He earned his bachelor's degree and one of his master's degrees from Geneseo. He earned his second master's in anthropology and his doctorate with distinction in philosophy from the University of Buffalo. To read entire release, go to: http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=JamesBirxApril12.html

GUEST SPEAKER:  The Asian/Asian American Studies and Programming presents Professor Hans-Georg Moeller of Brock University on the "Negative Ethics of Taoism" at 12:45 p.m. in 213 Milne Library.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13:

LOCKHART GALLERY:  (See Thursday, April 12).

SATURDAY, APRIL 14:

KORESH DANCE COMPANY:  Limelight and Accents presents the Koresh Dance Company at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. This Philadelphia based dance company strives to influence the arts through dance.  The troupe's pieces are high energy and combine skilled movement with artistic direction.  For more than 20 years, the dancers have been combining classical ballet and modern movement to different sounds including modern, world, and classical music.  Koresh Dance Company breaks all traditions and delivers a high-energy show the audience will not forget. Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $15 for the general public. To purchase tickets, call the Student Association Ticket Office at (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070 or visit www.geneseo.edu/~ticketoffice. The SUNY Geneseo Limelight & Accents Series is funded by mandatory Student Association fees and coordinated by the college's Activities Commission.

SPORTS:  Women's softball vs. Brockport at 1 p.m. on Raschi Field.  Free and open to the public.

SPORTS:  Women's lacrosse vs. Potsdam at 1 p.m. on Saratoga Field. Free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15:

MONDAY, APRIL 16:

TUESDAY, APRIL 17:

SPORTS:  Women's softball vs. Cortland at 3 p.m. on Raschi Field.  Free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18:

ASIAN CINEMA SERIES:  The Contemporary Asian Cinema Series will present "Oldboy" at 7:30 p.m. in 213 Milne Library.  The film is free and open to the public.  Oh-Dae-Su is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and a little daughter.  After a drunken night on the town, he is abducted and locked in a strange, private prison.  No one will tell him why he's there and who his jailer is as his fury builds to a single-minded revenge.  Fifteen years later, he is unexpectedly freed, given a new suit, a cell phone and five days to unravel the mystery and discover the identity of the enemy who had him imprisoned.  Seeking vengeance on all those involved, he soon finds that his enemy's tortures are just beginning. (South Korea, Drama/Thriller, Park Chanwood, 2003, 120 minutes)  The film is in Korean with English subtitles.

DINNER: The Second Annual Livingston CARES SHARE & CARE Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Geneseo United Methodist Church. Connie Rockco, Harrison County, Miss. District 5 Supervisor will be the guest speaker. Dinner reservations must be made in advance by calling Kay Fly at (585) 245-5893 or e-mailing fly@geneseo.edu no later than Friday, April 13. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations to Livingston CARES are welcome. Gifts above the cost of the dinner, catered by the Philanthropic Chefs of Geneseo, are tax-deductible under IRS regulations.                                          

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