News Briefs 01/30

| 1/29/17 9:32pm

Arts at Noon concert series to present Almava Trio

In continuation of the Arts at Noon concert series, the Almava trio will perform Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The trio consists of violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud, pianist Sookkyung Cho and violist Jia Kim.

The concert series will last through April with the remaining performances occurring on different Wednesdays throughout the semester. The next performance will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, featuring the Hildegard Singers. Each concert is free and open to the public and will feature a different group of performers.

For more information about the Arts at Noon concert series, visit gvsu.edu/artsatnoon.

Two new provost candidates to be interviewed

Two new candidates will be interviewed for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs after one of the original candidates withdrew from consideration. 

The two new candidates are James E. Hinterlong, special assistant to the provost at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Ian R. Davidson, dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Central Michigan University.

Hinterlong will give a public presentation and Q&A session Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room and will be available for an open meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the DeVos Center Regency Room.

Davidson will give his public presentation and Q&A session Monday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room and will be available for an open meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the DeVos Center Regency Room.

OSU professor to give talk on civil rights under Trump administration

Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at Ohio State University, will give a lecture entitled “Remaking History: The Civil Rights Movement and the Age of Trump” at the Cook-DeWitt Center Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.

In his lecture, Jeffries will focus on potential pitfalls and promises that have come with grassroots activism, addressing issues such as racial and economic inequality, as well as the Civil Rights Movement during the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

'Unnatural Causes' documentary series to be shown in Kirkhof Center

Part of the documentary series “Unnatural Causes” will be shown in the Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. The documentary examines the effects that social factors like race, socioeconomic standing, geography and gender have on health and health care in the United States as it attempts to answer the age-old question, “Is inequality making us sick?”

The series includes seven short documentaries that will be played throughout February until the series is complete. After each viewing, there will be an instructor-led discussion on the contents and the application of items brought up in the documentary.

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