Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute
Alexey Chernov Piano Recital
Alexey Chernov, a former Van Cliburn semifinalist, returns to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this fall. He will play two concerts, including a solo recital at The University of Texas at Arlington. He will also teach a master class for the Department of Music.
Chernov was a semifinalist in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. Raised in Moscow, he began studying music at age 4 and began winning international piano competition as a teenager. In 2012, he took the top prizes at competitions in Italy and Spain and has more than a dozen first-place awards to his credit. Chernov is currently a teacher at the Central Music School at the P.I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow where he once studied. MORE
Walter Echo-Hawk, an advocate for Native American rights, will reflect on four decades of legal battles next month in a visit to The University of Texas at Arlington.
Echo-Hawk, a member of the Pawnee tribe, spent 35 years as staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, where he become a central figure in representing tribal rights and recognition during the modern era of Federal Indian law. He was instrumental in the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990) and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments (1994). MORE
Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Women’s History Month program which will take place during March 2015. The planned theme is “Futuristic Females: Women in Science and Science Fiction.” The keynote speaker is Charlaine Harris, the New York Times bestselling science fiction novelist known for her fiction that inspired the HBO drama series “True Blood.” Harris has written more than 50 novels and she will speak on her science fiction novels and her impact as a prominent female science fiction writer.
The Festival of Ideas began in 2005 with a generous donation by UT Arlington alumnus Mustaque Ahmed (’81). In 2007, that support grew into an endowment to further strength the program’s ability to offer six events each year to the university academic community and the community at large. These events have included lectures by scholars in History, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, and Physics; presentations by artists and writers about their creative work; and concerts and theatrical performances.
“Mustaque Ahmed’s generous gift for the College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute, as it supports a vibrant and illuminating program of events for everyone on our campus and in our community, enhances our faculty and student research in international cultures, histories, languages, literatures, and the arts,” said Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “We are very grateful for this support of our excellence in education, research scholarship, and creative activity. ”
The Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute not only guarantees the continuity of the Festival of Ideas events but provides a venue for research into the world’s significant cultural and intellectual issues, integrating the scholarship and creative activity of UT Arlington’s faculty and graduate students with the insights gained from presentations by world-renowned experts who visit the UT Arlington campus.
Supporters of the College of Liberal Arts have a rare opportunity to help expand this program. Current plans including symposia, faculty and graduate research support, and bringing world-renowned speakers to the UT Arlington campus. If you would like to find out how you can support this program, please call or email development officer Cathleen Anderson at (817) 272-1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your event meets the requirements described in Program History, email Dr. Elisabeth Cawthon, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, for more information.
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