November-December Highlights

November 17, 2005
Vol. 25 No. 5

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    November-December Highlights

    Ted Cohen, Professor in Philosophy and the College and Moderator of the 59th Latke-Hamantash

    The 59th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate
    7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.

    Mandel Hall, 5706 S. University Ave. in the Reynold’s Club. 752-1127.

    One of the University’s most celebrated traditions will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the Reynolds Club. In its 59th year, the annual Latke-Hamantash debate will feature distinguished members of the faculty expounding the virtues of latkes, potato pancakes traditionally eaten during Hanukkah, and hamantashen, triangular pastries traditionally associated with Purim. Spectators are encouraged to show their support by donning latke - or hamantash - themed costumes. Latke and hamantash samples will be available following the debate for $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

    Members of the Middle East Music Ensemble in concert.

    The Middle East Music Ensemble
    “In Celebration of Arab Heritage Month.”

    6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
    Fulton Recital Hall, 4th floor 1010 E. 50th St. 702-8069.

    The Department of Music presents the acclaimed Middle East Music Ensemble led by Issa Boulos. The ensemble is known for its interpretation of classical, neo-classical and popular forms of Middle Eastern music. “In Celebration of Arab Heritage Month” will feature a diverse selection of traditional music blended with classical Arab poetry. Free.

    Maude Mitchell and Ricardo Gil in Mabou Mines DollHouse.

    Court Theatre
    Mabou Mines DollHouse

    Wednesday, Nov. 30 — Sunday, Dec. 18.
    Presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 753-4472.

    Court Theatre turns Henrik Ibsen’s bourgeois tragedy into a high comedy with a deep bite. Mabou Mines DollHouse, co-presented by Court Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art, transforms Ibsen’s 19th-century feminism into an equation of power and scale. Adapted and directed by Lee Breuer, performances take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Previews begin Wednesday, Nov. 30. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 753-4472 or visit

    Jean Comaroff will deliver the Distinguished Faculty lecture for the Center for Gender Studies.

    The Center for Gender Studies
    The 2005-06 Gender Studies Distinguished Faculty Lecture

    5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
    The Center for Gender Studies
    Social Sciences 122, 1126 E. 59th St.

    The annual Gender Studies Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be delivered by Jean Comaroff, Bernard E. & Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Professor in the College. The lecture, “Beyond the Politics of Bare Life: AIDS and the Neoliberal Order,” will explore how HIV-AIDS has been implicated in the processes that have reshaped the post-Cold War world. Reception to follow.