The Experience


January 29
A Walk in a Victim’s Shoes

This event will give students insight about complex situations victims of Human Trafficking face every day.
6-10 p.m. – Campus Center South Lounge - West

February 2
The Purity Myth

This is a screening & discussion of the Media Education Foundation’s documentary “The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women”, based on the book by feminist blogger Jessica Valenti.
7-9:30 p.m. – Klein Lecture Hall

February 13
The Rise and Demise of Bella Yellah Prison; Liberia's Alcatraz of the Rainforest
Bella Yellah Prison operated as a military prison in a remote district of Northern Liberia from around 1910 until its demise at the beginning of the Liberian civil war in 1990. This presentation examines the history of the institution as a place to isolate and punish political prisoners, drawing numerous parallels to California's notorious Alcatraz Prison. It is based on both archival and oral history accounts and claims that for several decades in the mid-twentieth century, Belle Yellah prison represented the "most feared place" within the national polity.
4–5:30 p.m. – Klein Lecture Hall

February 13 - 22
Beauty and the Beast - A Domino Players production in collaboration with Children's Theatre of Albright, directed by Danny Campos 
Based on the legendary story, The Masque of Beauty and the Beast is a fanciful tapestry of theatrical enchantment, retelling the ageless fairy tale for audiences of all ages.  Magic is created on all levels in this stunning verse play filled with sprightly dialog, delightful and varied characterizations.
Feb 13 - 7 p.m.
Feb 14 - 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Feb 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Feb 22 - 2:30 p.m.
Wachovia Theatre

February 14
3rd Annual Improv Festival Workshop  

Love is in My Hair- Improvisational comedy troupes from the area's regional colleges will join us for a day of laughter and learning to be followed by a performance of those troupes along with a headlining, professional troupe to be announced.
1-5 p.m. - Campus Center South Lounge

February 16
Miss Representation

This is a screening & discussion of the documentary “Miss Representation: by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, which examines how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
7-9:30 p.m. – Klein Lecture Hall

February 17
Bertrand Tavernier’s Life and Nothing But

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures will screen Bertrand Tavernier’s award winning film.  The film investigates the traumatic aftermath of World War I, as individuals grapple with the immensity of the war’s toll and attempt to put what remains of their lives back together.  The film is in French with English subtitles.  After the screening, there will be a discussion.
6-9 p.m. – Klein Lecture Hall

February 18
When Black Ain’t Beautiful: Hair, Skin Color, and the Politics of Black Beauty

In the historical climate of global White supremacy, “beauty” inasmuch as it is defined by hegemonic cultural ideals, is itself a political construct.  For people of African descent, and more specifically women of African descent, there are negotiations of power at play in the naming and claiming of our beauty.  With specific attention given to Black women’s relationships with our hair textures and skin tones, this lecture presentation examines the enduring impact of White supremacy on the aesthetics of Black beauty.
6-8:30 p.m. – Campus Center South Lounge

February 19
Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity
The development of new catalytic systems for small molecule transformations that employ non-precious metal complexes is a central challenge in chemistry.  Aluminum is one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust.  Aluminum is therefore, an attractive choice for catalyst development because it is readily available, inexpensive, and non-toxic.
8-9:30 p.m. – Klein Lecture Hall

February 23
On Genocide and its Denial: A Conversation on the 1915 Armenian Genocide

Dr. Sylvia Alajaji, Associate Professor of Music and Rev. Dr. Susan Minasian, College Chaplain both of Franklin & Marshall College, will explore the Armenian Genocide and its denial over the past 100 years. The Armenian massacres received international press in 1915 but today the genocide is rarely discussed and often forgotten.
7–8:30 pm – CFA 235

February 24
International Film Series #11
7:30 p.m.- Klein Lecture Hall

March 3
34th Black Maria Film & Video Festival

A traveling show of (juried) prize winning films & videos from one of America's oldest & most respected festivals showcasing recent works by non-commercial, independent, film & video artists.
7:30 – 9:30 pm – CFA 235

March 5
Killing Us Softly 4
This is a film screening/discussion of the Media Education Foundation documentary "Killing Us Softly 4," sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies program. The synopsis of the film is as follows: "Breaking down a staggering range of more than 160 print and television ads, media activist Jean Kilbourne uncovers a steady stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and women in the real world. At once provocative and inspiring, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge yet another generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence, and contemporary politics."
7–9:30 pm – CFA 235

March 6 - 7
Once again, this year's V-Day events will raise money to help end voiclence against women and young girls, both locally and globally.  For information contact thespians@albright.edu or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACThespianSociety.  Suggested donation $5 at door.
Mar 6 - 7 p.m.
Mar 7 - 2:30 p.m.
Wachovia Theatre

March 7
Choral Ensemble
7:30 p.m. - MPK Chapel

March 26
Kristen Woodward: Hunter-Gatherer

Hunter-Gatherer, a new work started during Woodward's fall 2013 sabbatical, explores intuitive and symbolic predator-prey relationships. Throughout the exhibit found objects and decoys are used alongside more traditional encaustic paintings, as animals, fruits and figures intermingle with ancient weapons and technological wonders.
Artist lecture - March 26 - 4-5 pm Klein Lecture Hall
Reception - March 26 - 5-7 pm - Freedman Gallery

March 26
Protein Electrostatics through a Crystallographic Lens

Essential biochemical processes ranging from catalysis and redox reactions to ligand recognition and binding are governed by protein electrostatics. Gain, movement, and loss of charge in the protein, while energetically destabilizing remain essential for function. To identify determinants of protein electrostatics behavior, a collection of variants of Staphylococcal nuclease has been created and characterized using biophysical techniques that include fluorescence, circular dichroism and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography, and molecular dynamics simulations.
4–5:30 pm – Science Lecture Hall – room 256

March 26
After Tiller

This is a film screening and discussion sponsored by the Women's and GenderStudies program. According to the film synopsis, "Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex compassionate portrait of these physicians, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sellac who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients lives."
7–9:30 pm – CFA 235

March 26
Welcome Home, Tour Concert

Albright Angels and Mane Men Spring Tour Finale
7:30 p.m. - MPK Chapel

March 30
The Arab Influence on Spanish Culture

Spanish idiosyncrasy is very rich and unique, shaped by the many different people who once lived on the Peninsula. Come and experience the great impact that the Arabs made on the Spanish language, architecture, music, cuisine and other cultural aspects. You will be amazed at their legacy!
6–7:30 pm – Science Lecture Hall – room 256

March 31
11th Annual Richard J. Yashek Memorial Lecture

Musicologist James A. Grymes will discuss his new book, Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour.  A Stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.
7-8:30 p.m. – Wachovia Theatre

April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 and 19
Brighton Beach Memoirs
A Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis.  The first play in Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy presents a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up.  Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character.  Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley.  Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.
April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 - 8 p.m.
April 19 - 2:30 pm
Wachovia Theatre

April 18
Step Afrika
Celebrate "Diversity Week," April 12-18 with one of the most highly anticipated and energetic performances to grace our stage. Organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
7 p.m. - MPK Chapel

April 21
Leo Camp Lecture: Art Spiegelman
7:30 p.m. - Wachovia Theatre

April 23
Inside the Hotel Rwanda

"The Hotel Rwanda", the alleged true story of the refugees surviving the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda, is now the Africian film to which many high school and college students are exposed—including Albright students at an Experience Event in November 2014. Are the events portrayed in the film true?
7–9 pm – CFA 235

April 25
Sounds of Spring
Symphonic Band Concert
7:30 p.m. - MPK Chapel

April 26
String Chamber & Big Cat Jazz Concert
3 p.m. - MPK Chapel

May 4 & May 6
Green & Growing
S student projects
7:30 pm - Wachovia Theatre

May 7
Juried Student Exhibition Awards & opening reception

5 p.m. - Freedman Gallery

May 7
Albright Student Film Showcase
7:30 p.m. - Wachovia Theatre

May 9
Annual Fashion Showcase & Runway Show
4 p.m. - Bollman Gym

May 9
Celebrate Spring
Choral ensemble
7:30 p.m. - MPK Chapel