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  • The Philosophy club meets every Tuesday at 5pm in Chapman 045. Open to anyone to come and discuss philosophy.
  • 2017 Reading TUgether selection - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Read along with the Trinity community. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., Desmond will deliver the Reading TUgether keynote lecture in Laurie Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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MAS Alvarez Seminar 2018: “Latina Poetry Across the Americas”

Classical Receptions Film Series Spring 2018: "Ancient Images in Modern Lives"

 

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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Feb. 16-18 and 21-24 (varying times), Stieren Theater

TU Theatre presents Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.  Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

Tickets can be purchased here


"Jerusalem of Argentina"

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM in the Chapman Auditorium

Next Thursday, February 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a screening of "The Jerusalem of Argentina," a documentary highlighting Moisés Ville, a rural village in Argentina.  The Director, Iván Cherjovsky, will be present for Q&A following the film.   The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles.  This event is free and open to the public. 
 


Classical Receptions Film Series: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Mitchell 2001)

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 PM in RCC 320

The Classical Receptions Film Series presents “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (Mitchell 2001) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in RCC 320. The seminal rock opera and '80s period piece, exploring a transgender life in the shadow of the Cold War and in the light of Plato's Symposium. Questions? Contact Benjamin Stevens, bstevens@trinity.edu.


Mocha Life 2018

Friday, Feb. 23, 7-8:30 PM in Laurie Auditorium

Trinity University’s Black Student Union presents Mocha Life 2018! Mocha Life is a showcase of black arts through poetry and music. The line up will include the Sam Houston High School Band, praise dance, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc Step Show, poet Anthony Gordon and many more! The event will be held on Friday, February 23rd, at 7:00pm in the Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University. This is free and open to the public.


TU Choral Union: Haydn's "The Creation" 

Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30-9:30 PM

The 2018 Trinity University Choral Union presents Haydn's "The Creation" Parts I and II.

Sarah Joanne Davis, soprano
José Holland-Garcia, tenor
Chaz Nailor, bass-baritone
Gary Seighman, conductor
Trinity Symphony Orchestra (Joseph Kneer, dir.)


Sikhlens: Sikh Art and Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 24, 5-8:30 PM, Laurie Auditorium

Join TDC and the local Sikh community for Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival! This is a FREE event open to the public! The event will take place in Laurie Auditorium on February 24th with doors opening at 5 PM. The festival will start at 5:30 PM. The event will also feature local artists and their work. Make sure to stay after as there will be a reception with food. 


Stieren Arts Enrichment Series: Jennifer Egan

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 8-9 PM in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

The Trinity University English Department presents a reading by Jennifer Egan. Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Good Squad, The Invisible Circus and Look at Me will give a reading and talk on February 27th, 2018 as part of the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, made possible by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren. This event is free and open to the public. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University.


Food for Thought: Nicolle Hirschfeld presents, "A Tale of Two Fateful Trips: the Uluburun and Cape Gelidonya Shipwrecks"

Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5:30-7:30 PM, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

The Late Bronze Age - the era of Tutankhamun and Ramses, Homer and the Trojan War - was one of glittering overseas exchange at its height and upheaval at its end. Nicolle Hirschfeld, Ph.D., Trinity Associate Professor of Classical Studies participated in the excavation of two of the three known shipwrecks from that time and is involved in the continuing research of both. This illustrated lecture provides a glimpse into the glamor and drudgery of seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean ca. 1400-1200 BC, and the work of learning about it.


Future Events

Excerpt from "The Canción Cannibal Cabaret"

Thursday, March 1, 6:00 pm (light refreshments at 5:30) in Northrup Hall 040

Amalia Ortiz performs work from her forthcoming book of poem-songs and prose
poems, "The Canción Cannibal Cabaret." Part radio play, part concept album, this punk rock musical experiments with poetry at the intersection of performance. Inspired by current issues of social injustice, the manuscript is a refugee, POC, feminist, LGBTQ call to action, set in a not-so-distant dystopian future.


Women's History Month: Intersectionality in STEM Panel

Monday, Mar. 5, 7-8 PM, CSI 256

The theme of this year's women's history month, "Nevertheless, She Persisted" has inspired the members of Trinity Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) to focus on intersectionality. This year's Women's History Month Panel will focus specifically on how intersecting identities affect a woman's journey in STEM fields.


Aquila Theatre in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Monday, Mar. 5 at 7:30-10:30 PM in Stieren Theatre

Our Trinity Theatre Stieren Guest Artists, Aquila Theatre, willl present Shakespeare's Hamlet in a one-night-only special performance. 

Aquila’s productions of Shakespeare have been critically acclaimed by The New Yorker as “beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” The New York Times says that Aquila “makes Shakespeare perfectly comprehensible” and hails the company as “an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.” Directed by Desiree Sanchez, Aquila’s Hamlet will seek to shed new light on this tragic story. The production will use Sanchez’s innovative use of movement, design, sound, and superb acting to vividly explore the depths of rage, madness, love and death brought about by a culture of obsessive personal ambition.

Admission is free but reservations are strongly recommended and seating will be assigned. Reservations can be made online or by calling 210-999-8515.


Aquila Theatre in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

Tuesday, Mar. 6 at 7:30-10:30 PM in Stieren Theatre

Our Trinity Theatre Stieren Guest Artists, Aquila Theatre, present Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in a one-night-only special performance.

Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy. Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound. D.C. Metro said “Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully” and NY Theater Review says “her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction.”

Admission is free but reservations are strongly recommended and seating will be assigned. Tickets can be obtained online or by calling 210-999-8515.


Stieren Arts Enrichment Series: William Wylie and Jae Emerling

 Wednesday, Mar. 7, 6:00-8:00 PM, Dicke Smith Building Foyer

The Trinity University Art and Art History Department welcomes guest artists William Wylie and Jae Emerling as part of the 2017-2018 Stieren Guest Artist Series, made possible by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. The lecture will be held in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Dicke Smith Building Foyer.


Margaret Atwood at Trinity University

Thursday, Mar. 8th, 7:00 PM in Laurie Auditorium

Margaret Atwood, world-renowned novelist and author of The Handmaid's Tale—now an acclaimed Hulu series—will present a public reading, Q&A, and book signing at 7 p.m. on March 8 in Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium as part of Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series. The free reading is made possible by Gemini Ink in partnership with Trinity University Press. 

The reading and conversation is free and open to the public, but it will be ticketed. Tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. February 15.


Faculty Recital: Zachary Ridgway, piano

Tuesday, Mar. 20, 7:30-9:00 PM, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

Zachary Ridgway will give a solo piano recital in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Free and open to the public.


Percussion Ensemble Concert

Friday, Mar. 23, 7:30-9:00 PM, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

The Trinity University Music Department presents a concert by the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Lopez. The performance is free and open to the public.


Christopher Merrill at Trinity University

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 6-8 PM in the William Know Holt Center

Christopher Merrill, author of "Self-Portrait with Dogwood", directs the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa. He serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, he has conducted cultural diplomacy missions in over thirty countries for the U.S. State Department, and in April 2012 President Obama appointed Merrill to the National Council on the Humanities. He will be at Trinity University at the William Knox Holt Center as part of the Words Matter series presented by Trinity University Press and Gemini Ink for a talk on cultural relations and being an artist in the era of Trump. Free and open to the public.


Jean MacIntosh Turfa: “The Secret Lives of Etruscan Wives”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Chapman Auditorium

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, a Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present "The Secret Lives of Etruscan Wives”. This lecture is sponsored by the Southwest Texas Archaeological Society, and is free and open to the public.


Religion and Climate Change: Taking Our Planet Back

Apr. 13-14, CSI 200 Atrium

The intersection of faith and climate change. This is a conference that will discuss climate change, health, and other topics through a religious and scientific lens.


Lysistrata

Apr. 13-15, 18-21 (various times) in the Stieren Theater

Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
Inspired by the comedy by Aristophanes
Directed by Stacey Connelly

Frustrated by a war that will never end, the women of Athens decide to employ a secret weapon until the men end the fighting once and for all. More than just tensions swell as the women, led by Lysistrata, hold out the allure of a peaceful climax. Will their seductive strategy defeat the combatants or just stiffen their resolve? Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


Virgin Territory: Latinidad, Femininity & Artistic Practice

Thursday, April 19, 6:00 pm (light refreshments at 5:30) in the Holt Center

If the books we are reading do not tell a story we recognize, it is up to us to write those stories. Virgin, by Trinity alumni Analicia Sotelo, is a collection of poems that creates its own mythology: a “virgin territory” that can describe what is like to be a young Latinx woman grappling with power dynamics within the confines of a Westernized experience. Sotelo will explore how you can craft your own space as artists and intellectuals, and how writing can sharpen our awareness of ourselves and our communities.

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