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Aldrete-Bartell LInothorax Project in the News… Again

Professor Greg Aldrete and Scott Bartell’s  linothorax collaborative research project is gaining national and international attention.  During a session taped by a German news crew for a European TV series, Green bay Channel 2 and Channel 11 reported on the project:

And see Professor Aldrete shoot Scott Bartell with an arrow at Channel 2:

Full stories available at Channel 2 and Channel 11.

Faculty Forum: Virginal Grandmothers and Nutty Professors

Of Virginal Grandmothers and Nutty Professors:
Social Satire in the Works of Rodolfo Santana and Juan Rivera Saavedra

Professor Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Friday, April 30
2:00-3:00 pm
University Union
Phoenix A
UW-Green Bay Campus

This work-in-progress lecture will discuss the major themes in two plays: Rock para una abuela virgen (1988) by the Venezuela playwright Rodolfo Santana and Los profesores (1958) by the Peruvian Juan Rivera Saavedra.  Both of these works have enjoyed an unexpected resurgence in popularity in the last few years: Santana’s social farce was recently adapted to the silver screen garnering rave reviews, while Rivera Saavedra’s previously banned absurdist commentary on Peruvian academia was finally staged in Lima three years ago.

Great Books Fall 2010

The Department of Humanistic Studies and the Brown County Library invite you to participate in the spring semester’s Great Books Discussion series.  On the second Tuesday of each month, a member of UW-Green Bay’s Humanitistc Studies faculty will lead a discussion on one of the “great books” of western and world culture.  The schedule for the fall semester 2010 is…

September 14, TOPIC: NATURAL LAW/RELIGION, Leviathan, Hobbe Chapters 6, 12 and 14, Presented by Professor Derek Jeffreys

October 12, TOPIC: UTOPIANISM, Utopia, Thomas More, Presented by Professor Kevin Kain

November 9, TOPIC: LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY, Open Veins of Latin America Presented by Professor Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

December 14, TOPIC: RUSSIAN DRAMA, The Cherry Orchard, Chekov Presented by Professor Heidi Sherman

The discussions are free and open to the public.  Faculty, students, and community members are encouraged to attend.  Of course, we encourage you to read the “great book” before attending the discussion, but even if you cannot finish the work, you may find the session enlightening.

The Great Books Discussion series is held on the Lower Level of the Brown County Library (Central Branch – 515 Pine St., Downtown Green Bay).  Discussions begin at 6:30 p.m.

See you there!

Aldrete-Guided Linothorax Project in the News

The Discovery Channel recently reported on Professor Greg Aldrete’s linothorax faculty/student collaborative research project.  The poster referred to was designed by UWGB graduate Scott Bartell (history and humanistic studies) and last week won the Best Poster Prize at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. More info, including the poster and video, can be found on the project’s website.

The Pope’s Toilet

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

The Pope’s Toilet
Uruguay, 2007

In 1988, Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all—he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use.  His efforts bring about unexpected consequences, and the final results will surprise everyone.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

Lockard’s Last Lecture

“Crossing Borders: Disciplines, Cultures, and Histories”

 A lecture by Craig Lockard

November 19, 3:30
Christie Theatre, University Union, UWGB

 Please join Social Change and Development as we honor our retiring colleague Craig Lockard. Professor Lockard has served the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as a dedicated teacher, scholar, and institutional and intellectual leader. To our benefit, he has also served the larger academy and intellectual world as a distinguished historian and theoretician of world history.

Co-sponsored by the History Department and the Center for History and Social Change. Please contact Kim Nielsen at with questions or if accommodations are needed.

Emma’s Bliss

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

Emma’s Bliss
Germany, 2006

Max, a car salesman, has been diagnosed with cancer and faced with the knowledge that he doesn’t have much longer to live. He impulsively steals money and a car and sets out to flee. By chance he encounters Emma, an eccentric young woman who lives alone on a farm with a different conception of life and death. Director Sven Taddicken’s odd and wondrous film about death and dying pointedly contrasts Western medicine’s sometimes intrusive approach to prolonging life by any means necessary with a graceful acceptance of the inevitable.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

Kevin Soucie

French Club Soucie


The Grocer’s Son

Le fils de l’épicier (2007) [“The Grocer’s Son”]

Tuesday, November 17th at 2p.m.
Christie Theatre
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence.  His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed—driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants.  Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing.  Ultimately, this surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside. (96 min.)

–Michelle Orange, The Village Voice – Review

–Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International – Review

–Jim Van Maanen, Green Cine – Review

–Prairie Miller, News Blaze – Review

–Ronnie Scheib, Variety – Review

“Like taking a vacation to the French countryside and meeting people there of whom you grow extraordinarily fond, The Grocer’s Son is an unalloyed pleasure, start to finish.”
– Green Cine Daily

Sponsored by Le Cercle Français and the French Program of HUS unit, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

Francophone Culture


2:00—4:00 International French Film The Grocers Son in the Christie Theatre
Sponsored by the French Program and Cercle Français.

5:00—6:00 Food for Thought
Come enjoy great international food and learn firsthand what it means to be a part of the global community.
Sponsored by the Ecumenical Center and the International Club—Ecumenical Center

7:00 Kevin Soucie French Concert in the Christie Theatre
Sponsored by the Cercle Français.



11:30-12:30 La Table Française avec Marie Gauvain

4:00—6:00 International Film  L’Auberge Espagnol in the Christie Theatre
Sponsored by the Spanish Program & the Spanish Club.

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