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Friends and Neighbors Calendar

October 10 – December 7, 2019

Confluence: Tradition in Contemporary Art

Tuesdays-Saturdays: This exhibition features work by more than 30 artists and designers who broadly and boldly respond to tradition while creating new and unique expressions.  The artists and designers in the exhibit were selected from the faculty and staff of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in China and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Exhibited works include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and videos.

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Confluence exhibition graphic

October 16, 2019

Pollack Speaker Series: The Ambassador of Ecuador to the United Nations

H.E. Luis Gallegos Chiriboga (born 13 December 1946), is an Ecuadorian diplomat. At present, he is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York. Gallegos served as the Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva three times. He was a member of the UN Committee against Torture. Prior to his appointment to the United Nations, Gallegos served as Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2011.

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Luis Callegos, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United Nations

October 16, 2019

Strings Recital

This event is part of the Cali School’s Wednesday at One series. This series presents a wide variety student and faculty vocal and instrumental performances throughout the academic year.

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Leshowitz Recital Hall

October 16, 2019

The SCM Colloquium Series presents: Provoking the Press

Join us for a conversation with Kevin M. Lerner, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Marist College in New York about the evolution of distrust in journalism and mainstream media through press criticism and magazines.

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Graphic portraying aspects of media

October 16, 2019

The Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration

Terry Hart (Former Space Shuttle Astronaut & Lehigh Professor) relates the historical progress, current initiatives, and future of manned space flight and provides personal recollections of his career as an Air Force pilot and Space Shuttle Astronaut.

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Terry Hart

October 16, 2019

Baroque Symposium

We are pleased to present our second Baroque Symposium in Cali School of Music this Fall. Performing Baroque Music based on historical performance practice has been a new fashion in the classical music world.

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Open piano

October 17, 2019

Public Telescope Night

See the night sky and learn about what you’re really looking at from professionals with professional equipment.

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The Science Quad outside of the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences

October 17, 2019

Live Literature: Poetry and Language

Please join us in the Kasser Theater Lobby on Thursday, October 17 from 4:00-5:15  for a Live Literature celebration of poetry and language. With Special Guests Poet Sasha LaPointe and Dimitri Reyes, Roberto Carlos Garcia, and Hugo Dos Santos from the Brick City Collective.

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October 18, 2019

Teaching the Holocaust: Life and Legacy of Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s life and words continue to have powerful meaning for young people around the world. During this program, discover ways to prepare students to read and comprehend The Diary of a Young Girl within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust. Led by facilitators from Echoes & Reflections and the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, this program guides participants through antisemitism in Europe and the historical events that impacted Anne and her family, the enduring socio-emotional lessons of her life, and how to use the diary as a historical and literacy classroom resource.

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Anne Frank

October 18, 2019

Masterclass with Cali School of Music Artist-in-Residence Wu Han

Named Musical America’s 2012 Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today, appearing regularly in the world’s most prestigious venues as both soloist and chamber musician. With duo partner David Finckel, she serves as Artistic Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Today, and founding director of Music@Menlo. Her vast catalog of recordings can be found on the ArtistLed label.

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Wu Han

October 20, 2019

Be More Creative in Your Daily Life! Chris Opperman Lecture and Piano Recital

Essential lecture for all creative persons who want to be more creative in their lives including a brief piano recital.

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Chris Opperman

October 21, 2019

The SCM Colloquium Series presents: Health News Deserts: A Matter of Life, Death and Media Literacy

Does diet soda cause dementia? Will dark chocolate reduce your risk of cancer? Join us for a discussion about the perils and pitfalls of truth in health information but especially in health news headlines. This event commemorates National Health Literacy Month and U.S. Media Literacy Week.

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Health News Deserts event flyer

October 21, 2019

Finding Success as Food Entrepreneurs (Women Entrepreneurship Week)

Opening a restaurant or launching a food-related venture sounds like an enticing proposition. But what does it take to succeed as a food entrepreneur? Our female founders will tell their startup stories, and share tips for making it in the food industry.

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Table of food

October 22, 2019

Films and Filmmakers Series

Jeff Ayars and Simone Policano are producers and actors living and thriving in New York. SCREENING: “This Is Our Home”

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"This is Our Home" film

October 23, 2019

Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference

Be inspired and hear practical advice as female founders take the stage to share how they did it while launching a startup. Conference will feature short TED-style talks from successful women entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, and a panel of tech entrepreneurs. Last year, more than 500 people attended the conference, and the event offers some of the best networking in New Jersey. Men are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

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Women Entrepreneurship Week

October 23, 2019

Brass Recital

This event is part of the Cali School’s Wednesday at One series. This series presents a wide variety student and faculty vocal and instrumental performances throughout the academic year.

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Leshowitz Recital Hall

October 23, 2019

The SCM Colloquium Series presents: Becoming a Media Entrepreneur

What does it take to conquer all media platforms? Lisa Marie Latino is a hip media entrepreneur — from TV production to web production to radio, Lisa Marie has her hands in all aspects of media including working for New York Giants Radio Network. She’s a 2006 graduate of Montclair State University.

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Lisa Marie Latino

October 23, 2019

Physics Colloquium: Topological Dynamics from life science to metamaterials

Presented by Camelia Prodan, NJIT

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Camelia Prodan

October 24, 2019

Poetry Reading by Leonita Flynn, Queen’s University Belfast

Leontia Flynn, born in County Down, Northern Ireland, will read from her most recent volume of poetry, The Radio, which won the Irish Times Poetry Now Prize and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.  Her earlier volumes have won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish poetry, and many other honors.  She lives in Belfast and teaches creative writing at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Leontia Flynn

October 24, 2019

The SCM PR Speaker Series presents: Global Brand PepsiCo Storytelling Strategies Focus on Growth, Innovation, Culture and Community

Susan Novak, Vice President, PepsiCo Brand and Key Capabilities Communications,
will discuss her role in leading communications for PepsiCo’s innovation capabilities including Design, e-Commerce, Insights and Research & Development. In addition, she will address her work in quarterbacking the communications strategy for PepsiCo’s corporate narrative, where she is focused on proactive storytelling globally and in PepsiCo’s top 20 markets, helping to burnish PepsiCo’s reputation as an industry leader.

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Susan Novak

October 24, 2019

Public Telescope Night

See the night sky and learn about what you’re really looking at from professionals with professional equipment.

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The Science Quad outside of the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences

October 25, 2019

SCM Information Session & Tour

We look forward to welcoming you to our School on the Montclair State University campus.

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Exterior shot of the School of Communications and Media building.

October 25, 2019

Dr. Mark Solms to speak at Montclair State

World-renowned neuropsychologist/psychoanalyst, DR. MARK SOLMS, Chair, Neuropsychology, University of Cape Town & Groote Schuur Hospital, to speak at MSU

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Mark Solms

October 27, 2019

Fall Graduate School Open House

Find out how The Graduate School at Montclair State can help you achieve your professional goals and earning potential.

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Graduate students working together around a table wiht laptops and papers.

October 27, 2019

Sundays featuring Streep: Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice is a 1982 American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who adapted William Styron’s novel of the same name.  Meryl Streep stars as Sophie, a Polish immigrant who shares a boarding house in Brooklyn with her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline in his feature film debut), and a young writer, Stingo (Peter MacNicol).

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Scene from the movie "Sophie's Choice"

October 29, 2019

Live Literature: Literacy Narrative Story Slam

Please join us in the George Segal Gallery on Tuesday, October 29 from 2:30-3:45 for the first Live Lit event of the season! Hosted by No Dominion Theatre Co. (MSU grads!), this event will be a story clam in the style of The Moth featuring work from MSU Writing 105 Students.

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Live Literature events flyer

October 29, 2019

The Paradox of Urban Greening: Does it Harm the Very People Who Need it the Most?

Presented by Juliana Maantay, M.U.P., Ph.D.

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graffiti "Gentrification... just say no"

October 29, 2019

Films and Filmmakers Series

Nanfu Wang, a Chinese-born American filmmaker based in New York City, returns to our Film Forum with her newest film. Her feature documentary I Am Another You premiered at SXSW 2017. Her feature debut Hooligan Sparrow was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for best documentary feature and was honored by the International Documentary Association with the 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Award.

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Nanfu Wang

October 30, 2019

Woodwinds Recital

This event is part of the Cali School’s Wednesday at One series. This series presents a wide variety student and faculty vocal and instrumental performances throughout the academic year.

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Leshowitz Recital Hall

October 30, 2019

The SCM Colloquium Series presents: How to Succeed in Public Relations in Your 20s, 30s and Beyond

From Co-op internship to big firm job to in-house to becoming your very own boss. MSU Alum Caryn Carmer Previdi ‘93 will share the secrets to her success in the communications world.

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Public Relations word cloud

October 31, 2019

Public Telescope Night

See the night sky and learn about what you’re really looking at from professionals with professional equipment.

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The Science Quad outside of the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences