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An Evening with Independent Animators Paul & Sandra Fierlinger & Software Developer Fabrice Debarge of TVPaint, France - Tuesday, March 13, 4:15 p.m.; Stokes 102. Organized by Jon Appel '12, this event includes a special one-hour screening of the Fierlinger’s current work-in-progress, Slocum a Man at Sea With Himself. Our guests will discuss what today’s animators need to know about using the Internet for generating income and how choosing the right software contributes to a project’s success. MORE

"From Anti-War Politics to Anti-Torture Politics" - Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 p.m.; Stokes Auditorium. The Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program, in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program, presents a talk by Sam Moyn, professor of history at Columbia University. His recent book, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History, challenges us to rethink our ideas about where human rights come from, and what they can mean for us now. MORE

Public Observing Family Night, For Astronomers of all Ages - Tuesday, March 13, 8:00 p.m.; Strawbridge Observatory. Weather permitting, we will observe objects in the night sky with our telescope after the talk. Crafts and activities for young children will also be available. MORE
ALSO: Public Observing Program Presents: A Screening of The City Dark - Sunday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.; Stokes Auditorium. The City Dark chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney, who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. MORE

Strange Truth: Screening of Fig Trees (2009) and Conversation with Director John Greyson - Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.; KINSC Sharpless Auditorium. A documentary opera about AIDS activists Tim McCaskell in Toronto and Zackie Achmat in Capetown, as narrated by an albino squirrel, an amputee busker and St. Teresa of Avila. Screening and Q&A with director John Greyson to follow. MORE

Jack Carnell Artist Talk: "Color Photographs From My Travels in the South 2006-2008" - Wednesday, March 14, 4:30 p.m.; Marshall Fine Arts Center. The Department of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program presents a talk by Jack Carnell, associate professor, School of Design and Media, Philadelphia University. His lecture coincides with a one-person exhibition of his color photographs, Jack Carnell: Authentic America, Color Photographs 2006-2008, on view in the Atrium Gallery through April 22. MORE

Yiddish Culture Festival: Selected Video & DVD Clips of Klezmer, Folk & Theater Songs Presented by Bob and Molly Freedman - Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.; Chase Auditorium. The Freedmans are the founders and curators of the Jewish Sound Archive at the University of Pennsylvania, which is the beneficiary of their more than fifty years of collecting and thirty years of cataloging over some 33,000 songs. MORE

Bitter Pills: A Conversation about Film, History, Politics, and AIDS with John Greyson, Neville Hoad and Jesse Weaver Shipley - Thursday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.; Stokes CPGC Cafe. The recipient of the 2000 Toronto Arts Award for film/video and the 2007 Bell Award in Video Art, John Greyson is a filmmaker, video artist, writer, activist and educator whose productions have won accolades at festivals throughout the world. Neville Hoad is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality and Globalization.  Jesse Weaver Shipley is an assistant professor of anthropology at Haverford College. MORE

"En verhuddeldi Schprooch?: Pennsylvania Dutch, Past and Present" - Friday, March 16, 4:30 p.m.; Chase Auditorium. The Department of German in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program presents a talk by Dr. Mark Louden, professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison. MORE

And the Winner Is... Gallery Opening - Friday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.; Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. And the Winner Is... investigates competition, cooperation and community through a series of artist residencies, curricular interventions and a massive skee-ball tournament involving all members of the Haverford community: the faculty, students, staff and visitors. MORE

Dakshina - Saturday, March 17, 3:00 p.m.; Roberts Marshall Auditorium. Come watch the Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, the DC-based dance company that blends traditional Indian dance forms, such as Bharata Natyam, with modern dance, mirroring the multiple identities of second generation South Asians. This event is free, but Rsvp is required: Call 215-557-0455 or visit respond online. MORE

Fords and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Conference - Saturday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.; Stokes Auditorium. Join us or this day-long conference, where current students can engage first-hand with alumni who have launched (and sustained) successful new initiatives. The day offers a series of alumni panels on raising and investing funds, "Social Entrepreneurship as an Agent of Social Change" and the early years of start-ups. MORE

Presidential Social Justice Speaker - Peter Brown '61 - Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m.; Stokes Auditorium. Friend in Residence Peter Brown '61 will deliver a Presidential Social Justice Speaker Series lecture on the topic of alternative economics and building a "whole earth" economy. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the talk at 6:30 p.m. MORE

Ghanaian Music, Global Entrepreneurship Symposium - Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 23; check schedule for times and locations. GMGE is a tri-college symposium that explores questions and creative practices concerning global entrepreneurship in Ghanaian music scenes. The program features some of the most exciting and innovative Ghanaian musical artists and groups today: V.I.P., F.O.I., Soulfège & Paapa. A teach-in on Ghanaian music and pop culture will be held Wednesday; a screening of HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana and a Q&A with the artists will take place Thursday; a concert by Ghanaian artists will be held on Friday. MORE

"Are Economies Resulting in the Decline of Earth's Life Support System: Can Science, History, and Ethics Help Find a Way Forward?" - Thursday, March 22, 2:30 p.m.; Chase Auditorium. The Department of Economics and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program present Robert L. Nadeau and Joshua C. Farley's talk. MORE

"Analysis of Ancient DNA" - Thursday, March 22, 4:30 p.m.; KINSC Sharpless Auditorium. The Department of Mathematics in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program presents a talk by Nick Patterson, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Until recently the only disciplines providing significant information about the pre-literate human past were archaeology and linguistics. Now genetics is making important contributions. We survey recent progress. MORE

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