In November, Fulbright College will host the premiere screening of a documentary film about a distinguished alumnus. A Debt Repaid: The Legacy of Dr. Frederick Lee Liebolt, by journalism graduate student Kelley Miller, will premiere at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Janelle Y. Hembree House’s Boyer Hall. Miller’s film profiles Liebolt's career as a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, inventor and educator and celebrates his relationship with his beloved alma mater.
Early on in the recent PBS documentary, James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty, an actor portraying the famous artist struts along a riverbank, wearing all black and smiling slyly as he pokes his bamboo cane into the dirt on every stride. A voice is heard as the viewer watches the scene.
From the Egypt to Saudi Arabia, Nadi Cinema introduces viewers to the storytelling and vision of filmmakers across North Africa and the Middle East. All films – classics, cult favorites, recent hits, comedies, tragedies, political thrillers, social commentaries, and romances, in black-white and living color – are subtitled in English. The series is hosted by Professor Joel Gordon; screenings are free and open to the public.
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will host the second installment of a series of workshops dedicated to the art of nationally competitive grant writing. Strategic Thinking: Social Sciences Grant Writing Workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Old Main room 523. It will feature scholars from social science disciplines who have extensive experience in garnering federal and foundation support for their research.
Karl Marlantes, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and the author of the best-selling Vietnam war novel Matterhorn (2011), will visit Northwest Arkansas as part of the University of Arkansas’s annual One Book, One Community project.
The University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony open the fall concert season featuring two works by distinguished American composer Vincent Persichetti. The Wind Symphony performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Wind Ensemble Monday, Oct. 6, at the Walton Arts Center. The concerts may also be seen via live stream from the program’s website.
The venerable and distinguished University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum kicks off its 2014-15 concert season with music from Glorious Venice. The Schola Cantorum will be joined on stage by brass choirs, harpsichord, and baroque orchestra as they present four unique settings of the Gloria from the golden age of Venetian music.