On Thursday, May 1 at 11:20 a.m. in Campus Hall 208, please join Katica Urbanc’s “Contemporary Hispanic Women Writers” class for a visit with Alejandro del Río Herrmann, senior editor at Editorial Trotta, a publishing house in Madrid. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Valencia in the Department of Human Rights. His doctoral thesis focuses on the work of Simone Weil (“Fuerza, atención y obligación en el pensamiento de Simone Weil”). He has published numerous studies and articles on the works of Weil, including “Pacifism and the Problem of War in the Works of Simone Weil” and “A Method of Resistance.” Río Herrmann is also the author of several translations of works by Immanuel Kant, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Simone Weil. Before working as an editor and translator, he was a professor of philosophy in Madrid’s School of Philosophy.
On Thursday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Boardroom, please join President Richard Guarasci for the 2014 Civic Engagement Recognition Day program as we honor those campus and community leaders who work tirelessly to ensure the health and sustainability of our community partnership work, both locally and nationally. This year’s keynote speaker will be Julie Ellison of the University of Michigan, known for her work in promoting public engagement in higher education, particularly initiatives relating to socially responsive scholarship and creative work in the humanities and arts. As the lead organizer of Citizen Alum, Ellison serves on the National Council of the American Commonwealth Partnership. Wine and cheese reception to follow.
Wagner College Theatre’s “Dance Project 2014” will run from Tuesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 4 in the Stage One studio theater. This year’s program features partnered dance, from swing to styles inspired by Martha Graham.
Directed and choreographed by Rusty Curcio and Joe Palmer, the cast of students includes Brittany Cataruzza, Brian Falduto, Serina Figueiras, Daniella Garofalo, Dana Gough, Kelly Hubbell, Tommy Joscelyn, Becky Grace Kalman, Darnell Kenney, Beth Miller, Jeff Mills, Jonathan Quigley, Jason Rath and Kelly Swint. Nina Weber is production stage manager.
In addition to the “Dance Project 2014” performances, a variety of other dance activities will be held throughout campus that week, including original choreography, open dance classes, dance on the Sutter Oval and a guest workshop by renowned choreographer Claire Porter.
Performances of “The Dance Project” are Tuesday, April 29 through Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.
General admission is $10. Call the Wagner College Theatre box office at 718-390-3259.