Moderated by Matias Bianchi. Participants include Pedro Isern, Carla Musto, Marcela Vasquez and Eduardo Vergara.
Sponsored by LAS, SGPP, Asuntos del Sur and The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry

The Documented Border: An Open Access Digital Archive is an effort dedicated to providing access to images, oral histories and other research efforts on the US-Mexico border. Its aim is to advance understanding and awareness of the border and its people. Contributions to the archive will include audio interviews conducted by UA Associate Professor, Celeste Gonzales de Bustamante, and UA Assistant Professor, Jeannine Relly, with reporters discussing difficulties in reporting in the US-Mexico borderlands. The Archive will also include illustrations by Artist and UA Associate Professor Lawrence Gipe of "Operations Streamline" proceedings created in courts and detention facilities where photography is prohibited.

Throughout the 1960s-70s, U.S. Black Power activists traveled to Havana, Cuba where they helped build a global revolutionary movement called the Tricontinental. This movement, which produced films, posters, and magazines in four languages, played a central role not only in U.S. civil rights but also in the defeat of apartheid in South Africa and in the emergence of the anti-globalization movement. In this talk, Spanish professor Anne Garland Mahler guides us through a geography of Cold War radicalism from Harlem to Havana, Hanoi, and Cape Town sharing the Tricontinental’s politically charged and artistically innovative cultural production and reflecting on its relevance today.

Shakespeare turned 450 this year, and it’s never too late to celebrate.What is it about the immortal Bard that has captivated audiences throughout the ages? What is it about his language that continues to inspire composers. Can we light 450 candles in his honor? Cakes welcome! Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Medine(English) is our leader as we brush up on Shakespeare.

The appearance of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ groundbreaking book On Death and Dying in 1969 addressed a subject avoided by many physicians. How did her theories change the way we approach the terminally ill today?  “Everyman” and the stages of his journey are explored in song by the distinguished Welsh baritone, Jeremy Huw Williams, and in story by Palliative Care and Hospice specialists.

School of Theatre, Film and Television faculty Peter Beudert and Michael Mulcahy are making a film that explores the influence of one of the University of Arizona’s greatest treasures: The Steward Observatory. The original observatory was conceived and built by A. E. Douglass nearly 100 years ago. The influence and presence of both the Observatory and Douglass are the bedrock of modern astronomy at the University, in Southern Arizona, around the world and even in space. Come to see excerpts of this film and hear how The Steward Observatory changed the world.

Veteran vaudevillian and Regents’ Professor Dr. David Soren (Classics) joins the inimitable pianist-singer Professor Emeritus Jeff Haskell to examine a time in American song when the classical and popular turned their backs on each other. Join us for some musical snapshots of one of the most engaging periods in all of music.