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01/10/2005
Hudson Valley Community College Spring 2005 Cultural Affairs Calendar Listings

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 10, 2005

ART

Mauro Altamura – During a period of 15 months, Mauro Altamura re-photographed anonymous faces in the background of the main subjects of already published photographs in the New York Times. His images are about anonymity and explore the lack of power one person might have. His exhibit will be displayed in Hudson Valley Community College's Teaching Gallery from January 27 to March 3. The Teaching Gallery is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free. 629-8006.

Questar III - The Capital Region's best high school artists will exhibit works of all media in the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley's Marvin Library from March 10 to April 1. The Teaching Gallery is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free. 629-8006.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition – Hudson Valley's best art students will exhibit works of all media in the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley's Marvin Library from April 7 to April 22. The Teaching Gallery is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free. 629-8006.

LECTURE

Liberty and Justice Challenged: In Search of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Kenneth Durgans, Ed.D., vice provost for Institute Diversity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will examine Dr. King's complex transformation from 1964 to 1968 and explore lessons from his life that can be learned today. Durgan's lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Justice Outside the Box: A Community Prosecution Initiative – Albany County District Attorney David Soares will present current ideas related to practical implementation of a philosophy of community justice. He will discuss developing liaisons between the prosecutor and the community, as well as fostering community partnerships within the courtroom. Soares' lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 7, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Responding to Challenging Behaviors: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Nancy Cupolo, department chairperson of Hudson Valley's Teacher Preparation Department, will address the challenging behaviors sometimes demonstrated by children with autism. Cupolo's lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 28, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Pervasive Development Disorders – Kate Murray, Ph.D., an educational consultant, will identify and explain the five diagnoses under the Pervasive Developmental Disorder spectrum and provide an in-depth review of their core benefits. Murray's lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Kay Redfield Jamison – World-renowned psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison will speak about "Depression on Campus." Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an honorary professor of English at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, has authored several award-winning books on topics such as manic-depression, mood disorders and psychotherapy. She will speak at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7170.

The Art of the Tattoo – Journalist and author Margot Mifflin will speak about the tattoo subculture that dates back to the 19th century. She'll discuss her book, "Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo," which shows how women's interest in tattoo surged in the suffragist 1920s and the 1970s feminist movement. Mifflin's lecture will begin at noon on Friday, March 11, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7170.

Holding on to Historic Buildings – Restoration architect Jeff Baker will talk about the importance of preserving old buildings, especially those with historical or architectural significance. Baker's lecture will be at noon on Thursday, March 17, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Justice Delayed: Wrongful Convictions in New York State and Liberty Preserved: The Rescue of Charles Nalle, a Fugitive Slave – In his first lecture, investigative reporter Scott Christianson will discuss his new book, "Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases," and talk about how his project helped to gain the release of several innocent people. This lecture will begin at noon on Thursday, April 7. In his second lecture, Christianson will discuss his upcoming book about the adventures of a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad and the slave's rescue in Troy by Harriet Tubman on the eve of the Civil War. Christianson's lecture will begin at 1 p.mthe same day. Both lectures will be held in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

MUSIC

Broque: Bach, Blues and Beyond – Gideon Freudmann and Mark Herschler use their talents on the cello and guitar, respectively, to reinterpret Johannes Sebastian Bach's compositions. Broque will perform at noon on Thursday, January 20, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7170.

Musicians of Ma'alwyck – Several area musicians will present a concert of music by African-American composers, including Dorothy Rudd Moore, Albany native Adolphus Hailstork, and David Nathaniel Baker. The performance is scheduled for noon on Thursday, February 3, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-4TIX.

Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers - The premier zydeco band in Upstate New York, Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-4TIX.

THEATER

Yass Hakoshima Mime Theatre – World-touring Japanese mime artist Yass Hakoshima will present a program that is a fusion of East and West from hilarious, childlike dreams to the fatalism of Japanese theatre to thought-provoking dramatic themes. He will perform at noon and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Admission is free for the noon show and $10 for the 7 p.m. performance. 629-7170.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.