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Lectures- February 2003

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Printmaker and German professor Meinard Tebben will lecture at Towson University's Center for the Arts, Room 241 on Thurs., Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the silkscreen printmaking process and show slides from Oldenburg University, Towson's European exchange university. Admission is free. For more information, call the box office at 410-704-2787.

Visual artist Emily Jacir, who uses installation, video, and sound to explore the ongoing nature of the Palestinian experience in terms of displacement, exile, and continuing occupation, presents a lecture at MICA on Thurs., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by MICA's sculpture department, takes place in the Mount Royal Station Auditorium located at 1400 Cathedral St. across Mount Royal Ave. from the Lyric Opera House. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-225-2300 or visit

Contributors to the Maryland Poetry Review, the Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society's flagship publication, participate in Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) "Spectrum of Poetic Fire" reading series on Fri., Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. The reading, which is free and open to the public, takes place in the Mount Royal Station Auditorium located in MICA's Mount Royal Station at 1400 Cathedral St. across Mount Royal Avenue from the Lyric Opera House. For more information, call 410-225-2300 or visit

A protest of cuts in funding for the "Child First" program will be held Sun., Feb. 9 at City College (near 33rd st. and The Alameda) from 4—5:30 p.m.

The A-Z Kabbalah Forum was founded to offer classical and authentic kabbalistic studies on Torah and Judaic thought. The Forum meets in Baltimore several times each year to introduce the basic principles of Judaic wisdom teachings. The Forum programs are taught by Rav Brandwein. The next Forum begins Mon., Feb. 10. Call Sandee Falls at 410-367-7300 to register or for more information.

Join the "Clarification of Thought" discussions held at Viva House. On Sun., Feb. 9 from 7—9 p.m., see a slide lecture on liberation struggles by artist Jim Harney. For more information, call 410-233-0488.

To educate the public about Maryland's death penalty, the Maryland State Bar Association is presenting a free public law forum on Wed., Feb. 12 at the University of Maryland School of Law from 12:15—1:30 p.m., in classroom 205. The pros and cons of Maryland's death penalty will be discussed from the defense and prosecution perspectives. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch, and light refreshments will be served. All attendees must show photo ID to enter the University of Maryland School of Law.

Richard Glen Boire, writer, social analyst and legal scholar, will be speaking at Goucher College on Thurs., Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. Mr. Boire will be providing an informative lecture highlighting issues related to cognitive liberty. He is the director of the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics (CCLE), a non-profit organization working to foster intellectual freedom and the right to think independently. For more information contact the local event coordinator, Peter Addy, at (410)769-4529 or mail

On Thurs., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., Dr. Mario Livio, head of the Institute Science Division at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, kicks off the "Conversations" Series Honoring Dr. Richard Kalter, MICA's philosopher-in-residence for the past 25 years. Mount Royal Station Auditorium located at 1400 Cathedral St. across Mount Royal Ave. from the Lyric Opera House. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-225-2300 or visit

Dr. Osman Faruk Logoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States, will deliver an address, "Turkey's Role in International Politics" before the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, on Thurs., Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at the WTC Baltimore. Reservations are required. Members free of charge. Membership is open to the public. $15 fee for non-members. For membership and ticket information, call 410-727-2150 or email

Tony Proscio, a freelance writer and a consultant to foundations and nonprofit organizations, will discuss the relationship among inner-city revitalization, community-based development, and the interests of wider metropolitan areas on Thurs., Feb. 13 from 12:30—1:30 p.m. at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro) The Smart Growth Speaker Series is free. No registration required.

David Sterritt, film critic for the Christian Science Monitor and author of The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, will present a lecture entitled: "High Art, Low Art, Hitchcock's Art," followed by a screening of Hitchcock's movie "North by Northwest" with Cary Grant on Fri., Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Maryland Institute College of Art Station Auditorium, Mt. Royal Ave. All Welcome. Free. For information, contact Dr. Stephen Whitman, author of the book The Price of Freedom, discusses some of the unique aspects of slavery in Maryland that made it different from other slaveholding states, on Sun., Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. He will also be talking about his recent research into runaway slaves at Hampton. Hear how the Hampton workforce changed over the years. There will also be time for questions and answers. Hampton National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, hosts a series of free family events on the second Sunday of each month. No reservations are required, first come, first served. The park is located at 535 Hampton Lane. For a complete list of Hampton's upcoming programs or directions, check out the park website or call (410)823-1309.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) hosts "Brunch with the Ambassador" on Sun., Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, James F. Collins will speak at the gathering. The event includes brunch, lecture and a tour of museum galleries. Tickets are $35 and can be reserved by calling 410-727-4808 ext. 133. BMI is located at 1415 Key Highway, Inner Harbor Baltimore. Free parking.

Printmaker James Brown discusses his experiences in classical printmaking and his collaboration with other artists in creating fine art books on Mon., Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. "Carpe Diem: Forgetting Preconceived Ideas" is sponsored by MICA's Printmaking Dept. and takes place in the Mount Royal Station Auditorium located in MICA's Mount Royal Station at 1400 Cathedral St. across Mount Royal Avenue from the Lyric Opera House. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-225-2300 or visit

Digital media professor at NYU Alex Galloway discusses a new technique of "game remixing" that enables two or more multiplayer game servers to be collaged together in real time, "How to Hack Multiplayer Games." Tues., Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Royal Station Auditorium located at 1400 Cathedral St. across Mount Royal Ave. from the Lyric Opera House. Free and open to the public.

Towson University's Department of Art spring lecture series presents artists David Plunkert and Joyce Hasselberth of Spur Design for a lecture on the uneasy relationship of art to commerce, how illustration differs from design and why the best things in life are free. The lecture is Thurs., Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in room 241 in the Center for the Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-704-2787.

Dr. Eric Foner, esteemed historian and distinguished scholar, will discuss "The Story of American Freedom" as Part II of the Maryland Historical Society's Signature Lecture Series, Fri., Feb 21, 7:30 p.m. at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Marc Steiner from WYPR's The Marc Steiner Show, will host the lecture and Dr. Foner will sign copied of his books, available for purchase at the lecture. Admission is $15 for general public and $10 for students. Call 410-685-3750 ext. 321, or visit to purchase tickets.

The Evergreen Society of Johns Hopkins University will offer daytime classes in the spring for retired and semi-retired individuals at the Baltimore and Columbia branches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and at Grace United Methodist Church at Charles Street and Northern Parkway on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on Tues., Feb. 25—May 15. Wed. programs are offered at the Columbia Center at 6740 Alexander Bell Drive. For course fees and listings, call 410-309-9531.

Towson University's Department of Art spring lecture series presents "The Curatorial Process," Dr. Susan Isaacs for a lecture Thurs., Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 241 in the Center for the Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-704-2787.

The Associated Writing Programs brings its annual conference to Baltimore's Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Wed., Feb. 26 - Sat., March 1, 2003. Come to the conference and participate in over 100 scheduled events and 200 book fair exhibits, and meet award-winning authors. For more information, call Un Lee, director of conferences, at 703-993-4301, email at, or visit their website

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This story was published on March 5, 2003.
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