For Immediate Release – Tuesday, April 3, 2007

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Apr. 19 - 25

THURSDAY, APRIL 19:

IMMIGRATION SERIES:  "De nadie" ("Of Nobody") will be screened at 7 p.m. in 204 Newton Hall.  Directed by Tin Dirdamal, the film was shot in Mexico and runs 82 minutes. Dirdamal will be on hand to introduce his film and lead a discussion. Born in 1982 in Mexico, Dirdamal has a background in engineering. Without any cinematographical experience, he first took a camera and made this film—his first feature documentary. He continues making films in an attempt to better understand how we as human beings relate. He is currently working on a film about the future of water. In "De nadie," Dirdamal explores the fact that individuals who leave their countries in hopes of a better life in America have a rough road ahead of them. He follows a number of refugees in a south Mexican refugee center, from where they hitch illegal rides on freight trains to the northern border. "De nadie" won the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for World Cinema in 2006 and has been the official selection at festivals around the world. The film has won more than 15 awards at film festivals in Mexico, the U.S., Spain, France and Iceland.

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  The Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, 26 Main St., Geneseo, and the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall present a dual venue "Michael Teres: 40 Years of Excellence."  A retrospective exhibition of Professor Teres' 40 years of innovation and excellence in art photography will be displayed through Thursday, May 10.  The artist's reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Lockhart Gallery. The Lockhart Gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Thursday.  The Lederer Gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Sunday–Wednesday and 5-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.  

GUEST SPEAKER:  The Asian/Asian American Studies and Programming presents Professor Randy Barbara Kaplan of  SUNY Geneseo on the Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan Class at 12:45 p.m. in MacVittie College Union Ballroom.  Please come dressed in loose, comfortable clothing, and be prepared to work in bare feet or socks.  The lecture and class are free, and all are welcome.

DANCE ENSEMBLE:  The School of the Arts and the Geneseo Dance Ensemble will present "Passages" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Alice Austin Theater, Brodie Hall. Directed by Ruben T. Ornelas with Jonette Lancos, associate director.  General Admission is $7.  Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or by calling the Brodie Box Office at (585) 245-5833. For more information go to http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=GeneseoDanceEsemble.html.

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

SPORTS:  Women's lacrosse vs. Alleghany at 4.30 p.m. on Saratoga Field. Free and open to the public.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20:

ENSEMBLE:  The  Geneseo Wind and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Kruger will perform at 8 p.m in Wadsworth Auditorium.  The performance is free and open to the public.

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  (See Thursday, April 19).

DANCE ENSEMBLE:  (See Thursday, April 19).

SATURDAY, APRIL 21:

LECTURE:  Joanne Meyerowitz, professor of history and American studies at Yale University and an Organization of American Historians distinguished professor, will present a lecture titled, "Another Fifties: Rewriting the History of Women in Postwar America." The lecture will be at 3 p.m. in the Hunt Room, located on the lower floor of the MacVittie College Union. Meyerowitz is the author of "Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930," and "How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States." Meyerowitz served as editor of "Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960" and "History and September 11th." Meyerowitz also is the former editor of the Journal of American History. Her talk is sponsored by the history department and the History Alumni Weekend.

Jack's Mannequin and Augustana to Perform: Tickets are still available for the spring concert featuring Jack's Mannequin with opening act Augustana at 8 p.m. in Kuhl Gymnasium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for students and $22 for the general public and can be purchased through the Student Association Ticket Office in the MacVittie College Union or by calling (800) 525-2070 or (585) 245-5873. General public tickets also can be purchased through ticketmaster.com. This concert is sponsored by the Activities Commission. For more information, contact Carey Backman at backman@geneseo.edu

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

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  (See Thursday, April 19).

DANCE ENSEMBLE:  (See Thursday, April 19).

SUNDAY, APRIL 22:

CHORUS:  The Geneseo Chamber Singers and Carol Choristers, conducted by Gerard Floriano and Robert M. Isgro will perform at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. Free admission, but donations are appreciated to help raise money for the Chamber Singers' Italy tour in June 2007.  Open to the public.

DANCE ENSEMBLE:  (See Thursday, April 19).

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  (See Thursday, April 19).

MONDAY, APRIL 23:

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  (See Thursday, April 19).

TUESDAY, APRIL 24:

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  (See Thursday, April 19).

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25:

LOCKHART AND LEDERER GALLERIES:  (See Thursday, April 19).

SPORTS:  Men's lacrosse vs. Cortland at 4 p.m. on Lower Merritt Field. Free and open to the public.

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