Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Jan. 10, 2012

Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers and performers to campus this spring. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, symposia, and performances that will be held during January at Baylor.

For additions, contact Baylor Marketing and Communications at 254-710-1961 or e-mail that information to Melissa_L_Perry@baylor.edu.


Spring Chapel

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 in Waco Hall. Chapel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the office of University ministries at 254-710-3517.

Environmental Health Science Seminar

Jan. 18, 12:20-1:20 p. m. Baylor Sciences Building, room A108

Capt. John Sarisky, RS, MPH, DAAS from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta will present "The Foundation and Future of Environmental Public Health: One Hundred Years of Environmental Health Problem Solving ." Sponsored by The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR). For more information call 254-710-2358.

Texas Independent Film Network Film Series

Jan. 19, 7:00 p. m., Castellaw 101

Where Soldiers Come From is "A heartbreakingly lived-in portrait...Packs a savage, but understated punch." - Variety. Admission is free and each screening is followed by a Q&A with one or more special guests from the film's production. For more information click here.

Geology Colloquium Series

Jan. 20, 2:30 - 3:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The presenter is Dr. Mustafa Saribudak with Environmental Geophysics Associates. He will discuss near surface geophysics. For more information call 254-710-2361.

Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press

Jan. 21 - Mar. 9, all day, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Martin Museum of Art

Original prints play a significant role in the work of many artists today. This exhibit explores the interplay between tradition and innovation in printmaking. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of this dynamic, contemporary process: The uniqueness and diversity of printmaking, the combination of new technologies with traditional equipment and processes, and the crucial role of collaboration between artists and master printers. The artists featured are nationally and internationally renowned and include: Sterling Allen, Terry Allen, Keith Carter, Kelly Fearing, Melissa Miller, Lamar Peterson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Julie Speed. A selection of tools and print matrices are exhibited alongside the prints to bring the technical aspects of printmaking to life. There will be an opening reception January 26 and two gallery talks on February 8. For more information click here.

Baylor Opera Theatre

Jan. 24- 28, 7:30 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jesse H. Jones Theatre

Baylor Opera presents Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. The first English opera to remain in the standard repertoire, this three-act tragedy by the brilliantly gifted Henry Purcell was premiered in London in the summer of 1688. A monumental work of the Baroque stage, Dido and Aeneas is considered to be Purcell's only true opera. For ticket information on this concert, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571 or you may purchase tickets on line here.

2012 Spring Physics Colloquium Series

Jan. 25, 4 - 5:00 p. m.,Baylor Sciences Building, room E125

Ke Qiao, Ph.D., assistant research scientist in CASPER (The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research) will speak on "Wave Modes, Instabilities and Phase Transitions in Plasma Crystals and Dust Clusters in Dusty Plasmas." In this talk, previous and more recent researches using numerical simulations on dust lattice waves (DLWs) in two dimensional (2D) plasma crystals and normal modes in 2D dust clusters will be reported. Related instabilities and phase transitions will be discussed. A brief report of a recent research on the plasma sheath, using the dust particles as a probe, will also be given. For more information, contact Anzhong Wang at (254) 710-2276.

Sociology Lecture

Jan. 26, 3:30 - 5:00 p. m., Bennett Auditorium

Gerardo Marti, the L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology at Davidson College, will deliver a lecture entitled "Have You Seen Our Gospel Choir?" Worship, Music, and the Integration of Races in Multiracial Churches. Multiracial churches bring together racial and ethnic groups successfully, and worship is central to all of them. How does race connect with worship music? And could music be the secret to their success? For more information call 254-710-1165.

Geology Colloquium Series

Jan. 27, 2:30 - 3:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The speaker is Dr. Rui Zhang, who will address reflection seismology. For more information call 254-710-2361.

8th Annual Battle on the Burning Sands Step

Jan. 28, 6:00 - 11:00 p. m., Waco Hall

Baylor fraternities and sororities along with groups from other universities compete for prize money in a step competition.

OVPR Colloquium

Jan. 30, 3:45 - 4:45 p. m., Tidwell Bible Building, Miller Chapel

The religion department and Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) present a public lecture by Dr. Karl Galinksy, the Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Galinsky received the Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation in 2009. His numerous books on Greco-Roman antiquity include Augustan Cultureand The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus. For more information call 254-710-3763.

Lyceum Series: Music Education Convocation

Jan. 30, 3:00 - 6:00 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

Music educator Dr. David Frego, Chairman of the Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio is the guest. He is the first faculty member at UTSA to hold the Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professorship in Music. This Lyceum Series event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Inaugural Ethics Lecture

Jan. 31, 9:30 - 10:30 a. m., Paul W. Powell Chapel

The inaugural Ethics Lecture at Truett Seminary is sponsored by the T. B. Maston Foundation and will be given by Dr. Jonathan Tran, assistant professor of religion at Baylor. His lecture is entitled, "The Audacity of Hope and the Violence of Peace: Obama, War, and Christianity." For more information call 254-710-3755.

Baylor Theatre

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 7:30 p. m. and Feb. 4 & 5, 2:00 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Mabee Theatre

The timeless tale about the good doctor, Henry Jekyll, and his dark echo, Edward Hyde, is brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. Stripping away the melodrama, Hatcher develops a smart and suspenseful look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. Go beyond the red door and discover a fierce look at the true nature of man through the ever changing and evolving roles of Jekyll and Hyde. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Directed by Josiah Wallace. For more information click here.

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