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"Treading Lightly: Biblical Patterns of Earth Care," lecture, 1 p.m. today, Triton Room, Davina Lopez, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Eckerd College
Professor Lopez's research and teaching interests include Pauline studies; the Greek, Jewish, and Roman imperial contexts of the New Testament writings; and art and performance as critical modes of interpreting biblical texts and traditions. She also has interests and training in the interdependence of visual and literary cultures as well as the study of gender and sexuality. She is the author of several articles and reviews and currently serves as the student director on the American Academy of Religion's Board of Directors. Part of the Center for Spiritual Life Faculty Fellows Colloquia Program.
"Life is Like a Cup of Coffee: A Modern Forrest Gump Tells His Story" lecture, 7 p.m. today at Fox Hall with Jerry Nelson, Vietnam Veteran and cross-country cyclist
Nelson cycled more than 4,000 miles across America sharing his stories over a cup of coffee along the way. Hear him speak about his experience of camping out and working at the Vietnam Monument in D.C.
"The Sounds of the Motor City, " performance by Exposure Musical Revues, 7 p.m. Thursday, Fox Hall
Everyone loves Motown, a major thread in America's fabric. The sizzling sounds of the Motor City prompt remembrance of how music from the Motown era contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.
International Cinema Series presents Silent Light, 7 p.m. Friday, Miller Auditorium
Directed by Carlos Reygadas, in German, Spanish, French and English, 136 min., 2007. A Mennonite family is disrupted when the father finds himself unable to let go of his infatuation with another woman. Slow-paced and meditative in style, with stunning visual imagery, the film pays homage to Carl Dreyer's spiritual classic film Ordet.
"Eleventh Annual Environmental Film Festival," Feb. 21 to 28, 7 p.m. (Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.), Miller Auditorium
All programs will be preceded by a reception with the presenter and will feature an opportunity for audience questions immediately after the program. Refreshments will be available in the lobby of the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. For information, visit online at www.environmentalfilmfest.com.
Presidential events series — lecture/book signing on "Security: Terror and Consent," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Fox Hall with Philip Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School
Constitutional theorist Philip Bobbitt's interests include international security and the history of strategy. Bobbitt has published seven books: Tragic Choices (with Calabresi), Constitutional Fate, Democracy and Deterrence, U.S. Nuclear Strategy (with Freedman and Treverton), Constitutional Interpretation, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History, and, most recently, Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century.
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