February-March Highlights

February 16, 2006
Vol. 25 No. 10

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    February-March Highlights

    Cornel West will deliver the 2006 George E. Kent Lecture.

    Organization of Black Students
    The 2006 George E. Kent Lecture presents Cornel West

    7 p.m. Thursday, March 2
    Mandel Hall, 5706 S. University Ave.

    One of America’s most gifted and provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West, will deliver the 2006 George E. Kent Lecture. Author, activist and professor of religion at Princeton University, West will discuss topics in his most recent book, Democracy Matters. This lecture is part of the Organization of Black Students’ effort to bring famous black scholars, political forces and artists to campus to help create a better understanding of black culture. An informal reception and book signing will take place following the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Organization of Black Students Political Chair, Aron Cobbs, at awcc07@uchicago.edu.


    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
    “The Cagèd Byrd Stille Sings”

    8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
    5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-8069.

    Director James Kallembach and the Motet Choir, a distinguished group of singers chosen by audition from undergraduate as well as graduate students, will offer a live documentary on the struggles of Catholic William Byrd in Protestant Elizabethan England. Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices is the centerpiece, plus work of his Spanish colleague, Phillippe De Monte. Interspersed will be readings of their correspondence and scenes from the works of Shakespeare.

    Nubian pyramid field viewed from summit of Barkal Mountain.

    Oriental Institute
    Grand Opening of the Robert F. Picken Nubian Gallery

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
    1155 E. 58th St. 702-9507.

    The Oriental Institute celebrates the opening of the new Robert F. Picken Nubian Gallery by offering a day of special events and lectures on the theme of ancient Nubia. Docents will be available to elaborate on the new collection of art and historic artifacts from Nubia. For a complete listing of programs and events visit http://www-oi.uchicago.edu.

    The Takacs Quartet returns to Mandel Hall.

    The University of Chicago Presents
    Takacs Quartet with James Dunham

    8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068.

    The Takacs Quartet returns to Mandel Hall with a brand-new violist, Geraldine Walther, former principal violist of the San Francisco Symphony, and special guest, violist James Dunham, former member of the Cleveland Quartet. Dunham will play the part Mozart liked to perform himself in the Quintet for Strings in C Major. Admission is $30 general, $11 for students with valid IDs.