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Submitted By Anya MetzerSunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:04pm

Professor Veronica Vegna's Italian students were treated to a night at the opera to see Verdi's Nabucco at the Lyric Opera Chicago. This immersive experience in Italian language and culture provided an opportunity for the students to hear poetic Italian sung by professionals, acting as audience to one of Italy's most revered artistic forms.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerFriday, February 19, 2016 - 10:27am
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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, February 15, 2016 - 2:59pm

The film screening of Blaxploitalian and following discussion with director Fred Kuwornu (February 3, 2016) provided insight into the past and present reality of Italian cinema. I found it particularly interesting to hear the individual historical accounts of the underrepresented actors who have starred in Italian films. These accounts coupled with Mr. Kuwornu's own story gave a very tangible image of these situations.

By: Marco Martin

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Submitted By Anya MetzerThursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:31pm

A handful of students in my Field Research in Public Policy class, taught by Charlie Barlow, traveled together to the Gene Siskel Film Center for a screening of Ronit Bezalel’s 70 Acres in Chicago, sequel to her 1999 documentary Voices of Cabrini.

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Submitted By Anya MetzerMonday, February 1, 2016 - 3:15pm

On January 30, the students of Advanced Russian Through Media took an excursion to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier to see a performance of "Measure for Measure". Actors from the troupe based at the Pushkin Theatre in Moscow performed a modern rendition of one of Shakespeare's most divisive plays. The entire play was performed in Russian and featured a minimal set, with four red cubes placed on the slanted stage.

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Submitted By Tyler TennantSaturday, November 28, 2015 - 5:58pm

Professor Cécile Fromont took students from her “Introduction to Art” class to visit the Robie House on November 17th in an attempt to link the class closely to the artistic environment that the students can experience in Chicago in general and on campus in particular. It accompanied other trips to the Art Institute, the Smart Museum, and the Oriental Institute.

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Submitted By Tyler TennantSaturday, November 28, 2015 - 5:54pm

Professor Larisa Jasarevic took students from the Global Studies Department to a field trip to LaBagh Woods on November 17th. Students in the “About Nature: From Science to Sense” traveled from Hyde Park to LaBagh Woods on the North Side and were led on a journey through the area by a group guide from the Illinois Mycological Association, and meals were provided.

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Submitted By Tyler TennantSaturday, November 28, 2015 - 5:46pm

On November 12th, students from the Slavic Department’s First, Second, and Third Year Polish levels went to see the Polish film “King of Life” at the Polish Film Festival in Chicago at the Facets Cinematheque on Ashland. Before the film, Professor Kinga Kosmala took students to the Polish restaurant Staropolska. Watching one of the newest films from Poland gave students exposure to and contact with current events and trends in the Polish culture, and the meal provided the students the opportunity to practice the language in its natural environment.

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Submitted By Tyler TennantSaturday, November 28, 2015 - 5:39pm

Students from the History Department’s “Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations” went on a field trip to a screening of “Suffragette” on November 26th. Tara Zahra and Amy Lippert, and their TA Katya took students to the screening at the ShowPlace Icon Theatre to see the women’s history film, a well-researched historical representation of the 1912-1913 period in London, the year leading up to the end of the women’s suffrage campaign in which civil disobedience was at its height.

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Submitted By Tyler TennantSaturday, November 28, 2015 - 5:34pm

Professor Angelina Ilieva took students from the “Gender in the Balkans: Wounded Men, Sworn Virgins, Eternal Mothers” from the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department on a field trip to see the Chicago Film Fest screening of Albanian feature film “Sworn Virgin,” based on the novel by Elvira Dones on November 26th.

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