Celebrating the Humanities seeks to share our common ties and extend the collegiality of our academic community. Humanities is an area of study steeped by definition in life and history. As such its study extends beyond the Humanities Division; in some manner, each of us teaches and studies the Humanities.

EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
& ALL ARE OPEN TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC​
 
List of Celebrating the Humanities Events: Spring 2015
 
March 11 (6:00-9:0o; MENH 343): Screening of El Norte (1983), dir. Gregory Nava.  Fleeing political repression and violence, a brother and sister leave Guatemala for the United States. Presented by Prof. Adam Kaiserman.
 
March 25 (6:00 PM-7:30 PM; MENH 343): A reading by memoirist Thomas Larson. Presented by Prof. Joseph Voth
 
March 26 (9:30 AM-1:30 PM; UCEN 258): Writing Matters: Celebrating Student Success
 
April 15 (6:00-8:30; MENH 343): Screening of The Brother from Another Planet (1984), dir. John Sayles. A mute alien who looks like an African-American is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. Presented by Prof. Adam Kaiserman
 
April 23 (7:00-8:30; MENH 343): A reading by novelist Tanya Nichols. Presented by Prof. Joseph Voth
 
April 29 (6:00-9:00; MENH 343): Screening of The Great Dictator (1940), dir. Charlie Chaplin. A hapless Jewish barber is confused for the anti-Semitic dictator Adenoid Hynkel in this World War II Chaplin comedy. Presented by Profs. Adam Kaiserman and Joseph Voth
 
May 7 (11:00-12:30: BYKH 105): A reading by short story writer Michelle Latiolais. The stories in Latiolais’s Widow “bravely explore the physiology of grief through a masterful interweaving of tender insight and unflinching detail.” Presented by Prof. Adam Kaiserman
 
May 11 (6:00-9:00; HSLH 101)Screening of Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), dir. Marc Rothemund. Scholl, a German college student, resists the Nazi regime and pays the price for her idealism. Presented by Prof. Heidi Esslinger
 
May 21 (2:00-3:20; MENH 343): A reading by poet Jeff Schultz. Presented by Prof. Joseph Voth