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Film: The Glass Menagerie

University Events - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:15

Nov 7 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Glass Menagerie

Starring Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy.

Playwright Tennessee Williams wrote the screenplay (with Peter Berneis) for this first filmed version of his hit Broadway play about a shy, disabled girl’s awareness of the world around her in St. Louis and her efforts to free herself from her mother’s sad life. The film, according to Newsweek, “has a soundness that is not very often achieved in film rewrites of such delicate stage material.” Not on video.

Warner Bros. 1950. 1 hr. 47 mins.

Director: Irving Rapper.

 

Film: The Adventures of Mark Twain

University Events - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:15

Nov 21 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Mark Twain

Starring Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale.

America’s most celebrated humorist and satirist is given top treatment in this biographical saga. One New York City critic wrote, “This is a picture not to be missed. Irving Rapper, one of Hollywood’s most sensitive directors, made the film, and Jesse L. Lasky, of Sergeant York note, produced it. This is screen 
biography at its best.”

Special Guests: Composers John Morgan and William Stromberg, who restored Max Steiner’s music score.

Warner Bros. 1944. 2 hrs. 10 mins. 

Director: Irving Rapper.

Film: Christmas in Connecticut

University Events - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:15

Dec 5 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Christmas in Connecticut

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardner.

A popular New York City food columnist—who can’t cook—must host a war hero and her unknowing publisher at her mythical Connecticut country home for Christmas. The single writer must also have a husband and a baby. Having written herself into this career-threatening corner, she must think fast. The top-flight cast provides masterful comedic timing in whatThe Hollywood Reporter judged to be “an audience winner from way back in the balcony. What can you lose?”

Warner Bros. 1945. 1 hr. 42 mins.

Director: Peter Godfrey.

Film: Miracle on 34th Street

University Events - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:15

Dec 11 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Miracle on 34th Street

Edmund Gwenn is Kris Kringle, and the motion picture industry agreed when it awarded him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his winning portrayal of Christmas’s kindly benefactor. This contemporary tale is set around Macy’s department store in Manhattan, its annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and a “modern” mother and daughter jaded to the notion of Santa Claus. The film also won an Oscar for its writer, Valentine Davies, for Best Story.

20th Century-Fox. 1947. 1 hr. 36 mins.

Director: George Seaton.

Men's basketball Cougar Tipoff

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 29

Education & Democracy Mini-Conference

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 30

William Damon, of Stanford University, and Dave Matthews, of the Kettering Foundation, will speak at the Wheatley Institution's mini conference, "Education & Democracy: Educating Citizens for a Life of Virtue & Purpose"

One of the world’s leading scholars of human development, William Damon is Professor of Education at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence. Prior to joining Stanford in 1997, he was University Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Human Development at Brown University.

David Mathews is president and chief executive officer of the Kettering Foundation. The foundation expanded its focus to look beyond scientific solutions, recognizing that problems like world hunger are not technical problems, but rather political problems. In the 1970s, the foundation began to concentrate on democratic politics, particularly the role of citizens. Mathews was elected to the Kettering Foundation board of trustees in 1972, and in 1981, he became its president and CEO.

Raymond E. & Ida Lee Beckham Lecture in Communications

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 30 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Curating the Internet: How and Why Pinterest Works​

Marc Olivier, M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of French Studies, Dept. of French & Italian

 

Open to the public.

Raymond E. Beckham was a leader in education at BYU for 42 years. He was the driving force behind the BYU Evening school program, the BYU Travel Studies program, Aspen Grove, and founded the New York Internship program for Communications majors. The lecture was established in 1995 in honor of Ray Beckham’s late wife, Ida Lee.

LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 30 - 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Fresh Utah Produce!
Fresh and baked goods, arts, and crafts booths are available for BYU students, faculty and staff, and surrounding community members.

Women's volleyball at Santa Clara

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 30 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women's soccer at Saint Mary's

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 30 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

International Affairs Lecture: West Point's Col. Suzanne Nielsen

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Oct 30 - 7:30 PM

Col. Suzanne C. Nielsen of West Point Academy will be the speaker for the Wheatley Institution Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs.

Nielsen is an associate professor and the director of the International Relations Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Responsible for an academic major and associated electives, as well as a core course taught to every cadet, she teaches courses in international relations theory and national security. She also chairs the Academy’s Scholarship Committee, which selects and prepares cadets to compete for the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and other nationally-competitive scholarships. 

Women's volleyball at San Francisco

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 1 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Football at Middle Tennessee

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 1 - 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Televised by CBS Sports Network

Women's soccer at Pacific

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 1 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Devotional: Elder David F. Evans

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 4 - 11:05 AM

Elder David F. Evans, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.

If you miss Elder Evans’ remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu

Elder Evans was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 2, 2005. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Missionary Department. Elder Evans has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Japan Mission, bishop’s counselor, Scoutmaster, stake Young Men president, bishop, stake president’s counselor, stake mission president, stake president, president of the Japan Nagoya Mission (1998-2001), counselor and president of the Asia North Area, and Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary and Priesthood Departments.   In 1976, Elder Evans received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Utah in community health education. In 1979, he received his Juris Doctor in law from Brigham Young University. His professional career involved being a partner/attorney for several law firms in Utah. He also served as an executive for an investment banking firm.   David Frewin Evans was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 11, 1951. He married Mary S. Evans in 1973. They are the parents of eight children and 20 grandchildren.

 

Wheatley Forum in International Affairs: James Patton

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 5 - 4:00 PM

James Patton is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD).

Mr. Patton is experienced in the fields of international development, conflict transformation and social reconciliation, having lived and worked over two decades in more than a dozen countries on three continents, building networks, consensus and programs with the entire range of social and political actors in complex conflict environments.

Mr. Patton began his overseas work as a Peace Corps volunteer, conducting sustainable development programs in rural Paraguay. His subsequent work ranged from assessing the impact of drug policies and military responses on indigenous communities in Bolivia to training Buddhist communities in Cambodia on what they could do to address the enormous post-conflict and human rights challenges they were facing. Based in Colombia, he coordinated human rights and conflict transformation efforts throughout the Andean region as Deputy Regional Director for Latin America for the American Friends Service Committee; and as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the US Department of State, he led stability operations teams in South Sudan, before, during and after their referendum for Independence in 2011.

As EVP/COO of ICRD, Mr. Patton explores the relationship between religious motives and religious actors and key areas of instability worldwide, seeking ways in which this central source of inspiration for many people can play a constructive role in reducing conflict and violence. He is actively expanding the reach of ICRD’s work by exploring ways in which shared values in Abrahamic religious traditions and indigenous spiritual traditions in Latin America can be brought into collaboration in addressing the challenges of violent conflict. In Colombia, for example, he is working to bring together women leaders, indigenous Shamans, and other established religious leaders in support of the stable reintegration of former combatants.

Mr. Patton holds a Master of Law and Diplomacy degree from The Fletcher School of Tufts University and a Master of Divinity degree (focused on social justice theology) from Harvard Divinity School, where he received awards for preaching. He has spoken in a wide range of forums, including with US Government leaders, foreign Militaries, foreign government Ministries, the United Nations and many Universities. He has also has shared his work through the arts, including producing photography exhibitions and consulting on a PBS WideAngle documentary on the Bolivian coca conflict. He is fluent in Spanish, with practical experience in a number of other languages

Women's volleyball vs. Saint Mary's

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 6 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live on BYUtv

Acoustics Demo Show: Sounds to Astound

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 7 - 7:00 PM

Prepare to be entertained and educated by dancing fire, the ripple tank and maybe even a singing aluminum rod at Sounds to Astound, a free demo that creatively illustrates the role of sound in everyday life. This demo is part of the outreach program of the BYU Physics Department and is open to students, faculty and anyone interested in a good show about acoustics.

Click the "More Information" link below to learn more and register for free.

Women's volleyball vs. Pacific

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 8 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Live on BYUtv

Women's soccer at Pepperdine

University Events - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:15

Nov 8 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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