Spring 2012 Events - Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2012


Earth Matters on Stage Playwrights' Festival and Symposium (EMOS) 2012

May 31-June 3 2012, Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Wendy Arons

The mission of Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) Ecodrama Playwrights' Festival is to call forth and nurture new dramatic works that respond to and interpret the ecological crisis.


Conflict Kitchen

Wednesday, April 18th, 5:00pm-6:30 PM
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, Room 111

Please join Associate Professor of Art Jon Rubin and Culinary Director Robert Sayre for a discussion on Conflict Kitchen, a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.


"Director John Sayles: Critical Realism and New Left Cinema"

Monday, April 16, 4:30 PM, Giant Eagle Auditorium

David R. Shumway
Professor of English and Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English


Cipriana Jurado Herrera

Monday April 9, 4:30-5:50 PM, Porter Hall 100

Cipriana Jurado Herrera, a human rights activist from Ciudad Juárez who recently received political refugee status in the United States due to her persecution by Mexican military and security forces.


"A Dance to the Music of Bernard Herrmann: A Figurative Dance Suite."

A lecture by David Cooper

April 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM
CFA Kresge Theatre


Animation Symposium

Erin Cosgrove, Animator
Chris Sullivan, Animator
Tom Sito, Animator and Animation Historian


El Sicario

(France/US, 2011) is presented in conjunction with The Center for the Arts in Society and the 2012 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, Faces of Others.

Special Screening, Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM with a post-screening discussion moderated by Paul Eiss, director Center for the Arts in Society.


Fiction / Nonfiction

Filmmaker, writer and activist Tom Kalin will discuss the tension between fact and fiction in his films.

Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:30pm


“Signs of Violence: Messaging, Media and Politics in Mexico’s ‘Drug War’”

Paul K. Eiss
Associate Professor of Anthropology and History
Director, Center for the Arts in Society

Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136A
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 4:30pm


Typescript Books and the Moment of Microform

Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor, Departments of English and of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:00pm


New Media/News Media: How Technology is Changing the Aesthetics of the News

Panel Discussion Co-led by Kathy Newman, English professor, and James Duesing, professor of Animation and video artist

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
Wednesday, February 15th, 4:45pm


Out of Rubble

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art Susanne Slavick discusses her recent book and curatorial project on the aftermath of war.

McKenna Peter Wright Room, 2nd floor University Center
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 5:00pm