|11:10 am||Islamic law & feminist scholar, Roshan Iqbal '00 gives lecture on marriage Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
On Wed, Oct 15th Islamic feminist & law scholar Dr. Roshan Iqbal ('00) lectures on "Temporary Marriage in Islam - Obsolete or Cutting Edge?" Hear Roshan @ 11:10 am in Hall-Perrine as she explores Shi’a Islam's unique institution of temporary marriage, and whether it has liberating potential for women.
Dr. Iqbal earned her doctorate from Georgetown University, and undergraduate degree from Cornell College. She specializes in Islamic Law, Modern Muslim Intellectuals, and Gender and Sexuality. Presently she teaches Religious Studies at Agnes Scott College.
|11:15 am-12:45 pm||What Major Should I Declare? Career & Major Exploration Workshop Cole Library|
Not sure what major to declare? Thinking about changing yours? Afraid of choosing the "wrong" one? This workshop will guide you through exercises to help you gain more clarity and reduce anxiety about selecting a major or career. Grab takeout and come to this interactive workshop in the Cole Library computer lab. Geared toward sophomores but all students are welcome.
|1:30 pm-3:30 pm||Early Out Movie Cole Library|
We will show "Deep" at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Popcorn and a drink for each person is provided. This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District. Families must call 895-4271 to reserve a seat.
|3:15 pm-4:15 pm||Spiritual Autobiography& Tea with Islamic Feminist Scholar & Cornell Graduate, Dr. Roshan Iqbal '00 Allee Chapel|
3:15-4:15 p.m. in Allee Chapel
Everyone is welcome to attend this event as Dr. Iqbal shares her spiritual journey as a Muslim Pakistani woman, former Cornell student, Islamic law and feminist scholar, and as a Muslim women living in post 9/11 U.S. society.
Dr. Iqbal earned her doctorate from Georgetown University and undergraduate degree from Cornell College ('00). She specializes in Islamic Law, Modern Muslim Intellectuals, and Gender and Sexuality. She presently teaches Religious Studies at Agnes Scott College.
~Sponsored by The Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office.
|4:00 pm||Visiting Poet D.A. Powell Van Etten-Lacey House|
D.A. Powell will read and discuss his work. Powell earned an MA at Sonoma State University and an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first three collections of poetry, "Tea" (1998), "Lunch" (2000), and "Cocktails" (2004), are considered by some to be a trilogy on the AIDS epidemic. "Lunch" was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, and "Cocktails" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. His next two books were "Chronic" (2009), which won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys" (2012), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.
|4:30 pm||Off-Campus Study Student Worker Application Due|
The Office of International & Off-Campus Studies has an immediate opening for a part-time student worker. Responsibilities include updating and maintaining social media accounts, assisting with fairs and events, creating posters and flyers for courses, and general outreach. Interested students with work study eligibility should contact Anna Butz for information and an application. Applications are due before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
|5:00 pm-6:00 pm||German Stammtisch Hilltop Cafe|
A Stammtisch is a dinner table around which friends join for fun and conversation. At Cornell, our Stammtisch meets in the dining hall (look for the German flag) every Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. and offers you the chance to speak and listen to some German. All abilities are welcome! Come and enjoy!
|7:00 pm-9:00 pm||German Film Festival, Film #4: "Watani. My Homeland" Zamora's Market|
The German Film Festival will feature four recent, critically-acclaimed films from Germany, each one engaging with the topic of immigration, multiculturalism, and outsiders in Germany and Europe. This fourth and final film, "Watani. My Homeland" (2016), is a new documentary, filmed over three years, about one family's escape from war-torn Syria to Germany. Hammoudi, Helen, Farah, and Sara are the young children of Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali. They live on the frontline of the civil war in Aleppo, the only family living in a derelict warzone that was once a busy residential neighborhood. After Abu Ali is captured by ISIS, the family is forced to flee their homeland and to start a new life in a small, medieval town in Germany. Trailer here: http://www.watanifilm.com. Documentary, English and Arabic (subtitled).