Water on Stage, Screen and Canvas: Events

Upcoming Events water_logo

Fall 2015

Events, unless noted otherwise, are open to Fairfield University students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

Beyond H20: the Science of Water

September 15-December 20, 2014
Exhibit in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library featuring faculty research from the School of Engineering, the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis

Christiana Peppard, assistant professor of theology, science and ethics at Fordham University
Wednesday, September 17 at 8 p.m.
Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies

Watermark

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Documentary directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky (2013). Post-film discussion with Professors Jo Yarrington & Cheryl Yun.

The Pirate Plays

September 24-26, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Wien Experimental Theatre 
Quick Center for the Arts
Tickets: $20

Steve Bonnet, Gentleman Pirate, and Anne Bonny, Pirate Queen, relive their colorful lives in Adjunct Professor Steve Otfinoski’s award-winning The Pirate Plays.. Based on historical fact, the production is directed by Kelly DiMauro and features Fairfield actors Alexander Kulcsar and Sally Arlette-Garcia. A faculty panel will follow each performance. 

Florence: Days of Destruction (Per Firence)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free

Documentary directed by Frank Zeffirelli. Post-film discussion with Professor Shannon Kelley.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Directed by Werner Herzog (1972). Post-film discussion with Professor David Lerner. 

Still Life

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke (2006). Post-film discussion with Professor J. Xiao. 

National Day on Writing: Water-Themed

October 20-24

Terraferma

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Directed by Emanuele Crialese (2011). Post-film discussion with Professor M. Carolan. 

Life of Pi

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8pm
Gonzaga Auditorium
Free 

Part of Fairfield at Night. Directed by Ang Lee (2012). 

The Impossible

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Directed by J.A. Bayona. Post-film discussion with Julie Mughal. 

Finding Nemo

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8pm
Gonzaga Auditorium
Free 

Part of Fairfield at Night. Directed by Andrew Stanton (2003). 

Blue Gold: World Water Wars 

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Documentary directed by Sam Bozzo. Post-film discussion with Professor Gita Rajan and Dean Bruce Berdanier. 

Connecticut (un) Bound

November 7
Off-Campus Exhibit: Artspace, 50 Orange Street, New Haven.

Connecticut (un) Bound features 8 Connecticut artists that recieved funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to create work in response to the Chasanoff Book Work Collection at Yale University Art Gallery. Press Release.

Jo Yarrington, Morgan Post, Samuel Dole: Containment and Spillage. This collaborative will create a containment system of books and covers made of glass, lead, paint and paper as well as lens and a magic lantern which can alter its function to that of a presentation device. The work explores the history of the nuclear industry in CT beginning with its origins as an element used in photography and the printing and reproduction of images. The artists will use uranium printing to make their sculptural book which addresses the problematic history of containing waste and the invisible threats which plague our water, air and environment. The artists will delve in to the rise and fall of photographic manufacture in the state and investigate specific sites of nuclear power plants and the various events, statistics and situations that reveal the possible long term environmental and physiological impact of radioactive leakage. In alluding to the title of Artspace’s exhibition, CT(un) Bound, the project underscores the difficulty of containing such potent and dangerous materials and their inevitable spillage and seepage into our natural world.

Water: Exposed

November 13 - 20, 2014
Experimental and Gallery 10, Loyola Hall
Opening reception, November 13, 5pm-7pm 

Even the Rain

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free 

Directed by Iciar Bollain. Post-film discussion with Professor J. Johnson. 

Ethics and Water

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road 

Panel discussion Fairfield Rotarian members and Fairfield University faculty David Schmidt and Bruce Berdanier

Water first: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7pm
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
Free

Documentary directed by Amy Hart. Post-film discussion with Professor Jessica Planas

Spring 2015

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6&8 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 5&8 p.m.

$30 ($5 FFLD Students)
Wien Experimental Theatre
Quick Center for the Arts

Winner of the best solo show at the New York International Fringe Festival, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a tiny tale set in the deepest dark blue oceans. Seas have risen, billions have died. Alvin Sputnik is our only hope. He must venture to the bottom of the ocean to find his wife’s lost soul and save humanity. 

Created by master storyteller Tim Watts of Perth, Australia, thie endearing tale is the highly imaginative story of a brave explorer told through the fusion of animation, mime, bubbles, puppetry, projections, and song. Through all the darkness, Alvin takes us on a journey of hope and discovery. 

Bio-physical Modeling of Photosynthesis in the Souther Ocean: Implications for Carbon Sequestration?

February 25, 2015 
Robyn Smyth, PhD  Assistant Professor at the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room at 12 p.m.

Using Next Generation Sequencing Technology to Answer Questions in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

March 25, 2015 
Gary LeCleir, '98, Ph.D  Research Scientist, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room at 12 p.m.

Jeffrey D. Sachs

“The Age of Sustainable Development”
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8 p.m.
$45 

Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute and world-renowned author, is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty. His work has taken him to more than 125 countries with more than 90 percent of the world’s population. Sachs is the recipient of many awards and honors, including membership in the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Society of Fellows, and the Fellows of the World Econometric Society. 

The Denizens of the Deep Revealed: A Global Look at Shark and Ray Tapeworms

April 29, 2015 
Janine Caira, PhD  Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room at 12 p.m.

Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Idea of Classical Landscape 

May 21
Off-campus Exhibit: Yale Center for British Art

Past Events

Jason Peters: Refraction

Thursday, April 24 -- Friday, June 27, 2014
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

Jason Peters creates illusory spaces and alternative realities through his work, amassing vast quantities of discarded objects that he configures in surprisingly unexpected ways. He create site-specific installations at the Walsh Art Gallery, one of which responds to the glass works on view at the Bellarmine Museum of Art and a few of which involve dozens of buckets.

The World Without Clean Water 

Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
BCC Lower Level 

Dr. William Vasquez, Professor of Economics
Professor John Powers, Professor of Public Relations, Quinnipiac University

Sponsored by JUHAN, this event is about the vital importance of clean water in the developing world. Raffle tickets available! Proceeds will be used to purchase clean water filters for families in the Dominican Republic