Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/21/02

MARLBORO, VT ­ What follows is a listing of calendar events for Marlboro College for the month of November. The following events are free and open to the public.

Film Screening
"The Sound of the Violin at My Lai"
Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Apple Tree Building
"This [film] is not to reopen wounds but to reopen minds. This film will serve the cause of mankind for many generation," said Pete Peterson, former US ambassador toVietnam. Says Director Tran Van Thuy, "The pain of each culture is different. I think not all of us can share the wounds in the American veteran's heart. A great culture knows to be sorry for the crime they caused to their own species." This half-hour long film is being shown as part of the Marlboro College Asia Project.

Mike Boehm
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.
Apple Tree Building
Mike Boehm, project director for Madison Quakers, Inc. is a Vietnam veteran and has devoted the last ten years to improving the lives of the poor people of My Lai and elsewhere in Vietnam. The Madison Quakers' projects include revolving loan funds in My Lai and eight other villages. These funds have provided loans for more than 1,500 poor women. Other projects include new primary schools for My Lai, the My Lai Peace Park, ethnic minority projects, and art exchanges between American and Vietnamese children. Mike Boehm is featured in Tran Van Thuy's film, "The Sound of the Violin at My Lai." This talk is part of the Marlboro College Vietnam Lecture Series.

Alex Ogle
Sunday, Nov. 10,
3 p.m.
Whittemore Theater
Flutist Alex Ogle is a senior lecturer at Dartmouth College and teaches flute at Amherst College and the Brattleboro Music Center. He has participated in the New England Bach and Marlboro Music festivals. He has also played principal flute for groups as varied as the Grand Teton Music Festival, the D'Oyly Carte Opera, and the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Prof. Jennifer Ramstetter
Monday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.
Apple Tree Building
Jennifer Ramstetter, a professor of biology, will give a talk titled ³Ecology and Conservation of a Rare Orchid in New England.² This talk will come as part of the J. Birgepatil Faculty Forum. Ramstetter graduated from Marlboro with a B.S. in biology and went on to earn an M.A. in botany at the University of Montana. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts with a study of the dynamics of pollination and fertilization in two wild plant species. After a year of postdoctoral research on rare plants in France, she returned to Marlboro to teach.

Dr. Charles Wheeler
Monday, Nov. 11, 7 to 9 p.m.
Apple Tree Building
Dr. Charles Wheeler, assistant professor of history at University of California at Irvine, will offer a Veteran's Day lecture titled, "A Chinese Monk in the Court of Nguyen: Buddhism in the Making of Modern Vietnam." Wheeler's areas of interest are Southeast Asia, Vietnam, and the maritime. He is also interested in China and cross-cultural exchange and trans-state networks. Wheeler's talk will explore Buddhist monastic networks that helped to fuse the interests of merchants and monarchs in Vietnamese history. This talk is part of the Marlboro College Vietnam Lecture Series.

Student Production
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Nov. 14 through Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Whittemore Theater
Marlboro College Senior Nicole Reinsel directs and performs in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" as part of her Plan in women's wit in Shakespeare's comedies. Student actors include: Colin Bonnington, Seán Bryant, Joshua Burns, Jude Coulter-Pultz, James Garren, Stephanie Krutsick, Alex Lehman, Jenny Marchand, Hesse Phillips, Gayle Schecter, and Liene Verzemnieks.

Nancy Birdsall
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
Whittemore Theater
Nancy Birdsall, President of the Center for Global Development, will speak on globalization in a talk entitled "Asymmettric Globalization: Unequal Opportunity in the Global Economy". Prior to launching the center, Birdsall served for three years as Senior Associate and Director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her work at Carnegie focused on issues of globalization as well as inequality and the reform of international financial institutions. Birdsall is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs, including, most recently, Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth and Poverty in the Developing World, Washington
Contentious: Economic Policies for Social Equity in Latin America, and New and Social Mobility in a Changing World. She has also written more than 75 articles for books and scholarly journals published in English and Spanish. Shorter pieces of her writing have appeared in dozens of U.S. and Latin American newspapers and periodicals.

Gallery Exhibit
Nancy Eisenfeld
Nov. 3 through Nov. 27
Drury Gallery
The Drury Gallery will feature the work of Nancy Eisenfeld, a Connecticut based painter. Eisenfeld creates wall-sized images which are a composite of many smaller pieces evoking water as it falls and drips across a surface. Eisenfeld creates small paintings and drawings using watercolor, pastel, ink, charcoal and graphite on paper while at the source of the water. "The procedure has been to paint separate sections or incidents of the landscape and to develop a totality or large painting through collage," Eisenfeld says. Eisenfeld received a bachelor of arts degree from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, and a master of art education from Tyler Art School and Temple University in Philadelphia. Eisenfeld, whose work has been commissioned by Stamford Hospital and Yale Psychiatric Institute, received a fellowship from the New England Foundation for the Arts for Drawing in 1994. Her work has been shown in one-person shows at Studio 368 in New York and Erector Square in New Haven. Her work has appeared in group shows at Artspace in New Haven, the Chinese Cultural Institute in Boston and the Washington Art Association in Washington, Conn. She will be be on campus to speak about her work in the Marlboro College Drury Gallery at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. All are welcome. Gallery hours are Sunday through Fridays between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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