Join faculty and students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in a celebration of Brazilian music and poetry: Noite de Música e Poesia Brasileira (Night of Brazilian Music and Poetry). Performances will include music in the styles of bossa nova, tropicália, música popular Brasileira, and more.
Sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Phi Lambda Beta, and the Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos.
Wednesday, 9 April
Make your best salsa and enter it into our competition. Great prizes will be awarded to the makers of the judges’ favorite salsas. Join the competition by entering your contact information at the link on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/byusalas. You don’t have to enter the competition to enjoy the party and pick your favorite salsa. There will be games, food catered by El Azteca, music, and an enjoyable evening among friends.
Do not miss an event this hot and spicy!
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“From Acorn to Oak Tree: The Beginnings of the Remarkable Growth of the LDS Church in Brazil” is the next lecture in the series and will be presented by Frederick G. Williams on Wednesday, 9 April at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Williams is the Gerrit de Jong, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies at Brigham Young University, and he also serves as a faculty affiliate of the Kennedy Center and has previously served on the advisory board for both BYU Studies and the Kennedy Center’s International Study Programs.
For twenty-seven years he Read More…
James M. Dorsey will discuss “Soccer: A Middle Eastern and North African Battlefield” on Wednesday, 9 April at noon in 238 HRCB.
Dorsey is a senior fellow in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he focuses on political and social change in the Middle East and North Africa; the impact of change in the Middle East and North Africa on Southeast and Central Asia; and the nexus of sports, Read More…
Guest speaker: Florian Solzbacher, president and CEO, Blackrock Mircosystems, 11:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M., nonrefundable $12 for WTA of Utah Members or $15 nonmembers, RSVP required by Monday, 28 July
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948, 89 mins), NOON, 238 HRCB; a poor man requires a bicycle in order to get a job. His bicycle is stolen by a band of street urchins, which leads to adventure and desperation on the streets of a Roman suburb. The most well-known neorealist film of all time, Bicycle Thieves made this gritty style of film-making mainstream; see flyer
Barfi! (Hindi): Wednesday, 30 July, 5:00 P.M.; Friday, 1 August, 7:45 P.M.; Saturday, 2 August, 5:45 P.M., see flyer
The Tree of Life (English), Wednesday, 30 July, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 1 August, 5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 2 August, 3:00 and 8:45 P.M., see flyer
Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950, 206 mins), NOON, 257 HRCB; a desperate World War II refugee from northern Europe marries an Italian fisherman to escape a prisoner of war camp. Alienation and frustration ensue as the educated and high-class heroine, played by Ingrid Bergman, suffers an existential crisis. Set against the alien and rugged terrain of the volcanic island Stromboli, the film captures the daily life of local fishermen and an actual volcanic eruption; see flyer
Miracle in Milan (Vittorio de Sica, 1951, 96 mins), NOON, 257 HRCB; this is a fairy-tale story of a magical young man and his spiritual connections that help him and his community out of poverty and into heaven. The Franciscan-like tale ends with a magical scene of the vagabonds of Milan flying to heaven over the Gothic cathedral, due to their innocence, optimism and gratitude for the simple life; see flyer
Umberto D. (Vittorio de Sica, 1952, 89 mins), NOON, 3183 JFSB (Education in Zion auditorium); an old, retired public servant is living a simple life in Rome with his dog Flick and a simple housemaid. Times turn tough and Umberto D. is about to be evicted. This heartbreaking tale was seen as impractically sentimental and failed to help the social reality of post war hardships. This film ended the neorealist period of Italian film; see flyer