Symposium Hosted by the Mahaney Center for the Arts
in Honor of Its 20th Anniversary
Middlebury’s annual Nicholas R. Clifford Symposium kicks off each academic year by giving the campus community rich opportunities to discuss and experience timely topics from many perspectives. This year’s symposium, entitled “Creativity and Collaboration,” is hosted by the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts in honor of its 20th-anniversary season. The Symposium features over 30 events starting September 27, 2012, with an impressive lineup of speakers, performances, and panel discussions, in both arts and non-arts disciplines.
Other Symposium highlights include colloquia in environmental studies and political science; talks and panels on storytelling, economics, poetry, neuroscience, playwriting, and improvisational theater; open art studios, and presentations on jazz, social entrepreneurship, film direction, world music, and the intersection between theater and mathematics. Among the accomplished guest speakers are Dr. W. P. Seeley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bates College and professional sculptor; Oscar-winning film designer Rick Heinrichs of “Sleepy Hollow” and “The Big Lebowski;” filmmakers Markell Kiefer ’96.5, Tyson Lien ’98, and Tenzin Ngawang of “Buddha Prince Backstage;” and video set designer Tim Bartlett ’99 speaking about his collaboration with Middlebury faculty member and composer Su Lian Tan on the chamber opera “Lotus Lives.”
A full schedule of symposium events is posted at http://go.middlebury.edu/clifford.
Most events will be held at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, for more information, call 443.3168 or go to http://www.middlebury.edu/arts.