University of Chicago
2007 marks the 21st anniversary of the national holiday that honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Students, faculty, staff and community members are all invited to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy from January 8 through January 15 in a week-long celebration of his life. The keynote address at this year’s MLK Memorial Service will be delivered by Julian Bond, Chairman of the Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). For more information on Julian Bond, please visit http://www.apbspeakers.com. The MLK Memorial Service will be held noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 1156 E. 59th St. and will be followed by a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. For more information about the MLK events visit http://mlk.uchicago.edu/.
Each Thursday in January, the Department of Music will present performances by a number of musicians during the Noontime Concert Series. On Jan. 4, Classical guitarist James Baur will perform works by J.S. Bach, Ponce, Poulenc, Henze, Milhaud, and Mertz. On Jan. 11, pianists Svetlana Belsky and Jennifer Maxwell will present a concert of works for one piano, four hands: the Schubert Fantasy in F Minor, Barber’s dance suite Souvenirs, and works by Debussy. Also, the series will present on Jan. 18, Piano Showcase, which will feature outstanding students in the piano program taking turns setting 88 keys in motion. All performances are free.
Graham School of General Studies
This lecture is part of the First Friday Lecture Series, free public lectures offered on the first Friday of every month October through May. This one-hour lecture will be led by Clare Pearson, Basic Program instructor of Liberal Education for Adults and Program Manager for Asian Classics. The location of this lecture will take place in Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. This event is free.
Clayton Eshleman has been translating Cesar Vallejo’s poetry since 1958. He received the National Book Award in 1979 and the Landon Translation Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 2002 for various Vallejo translations. Now he has revised and assembled all of his work on Vallejo as The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo. Clayton Eshleman is primarily a poet and 14 collections of his poetry have been published. This event is co-sponsored by The Center for Latin American Studies and the SAIC MFA Program. This event will take place in Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St., Room 405.