Larry Polansky, the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor in Music, and Mary Essex, a visiting scholar in American Sign Language (ASL), have invited ASL poetry duo The Flying Words Project to perform at Dartmouth on Saturday, November 6. This invitation is part of Polansky’s effort to increase awareness of deaf and ASL poetry both at the College and in the Upper Valley.
Dartmouth College is hosting several programs related to ledger art of the Plains Indians during the fall term. The Hood Museum of Art has two exhibitions on display, and the Leslie Center for the Humanities is devoting its fall institute to the topic.
When a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy in April 2009, the University of L'Aquila was left in ruins. All but two of the buildings were deemed structurally unsound, including the library. “Without a library, we can’t work,” says Valentina Martemucci, a graduate student at the University of L’Aquila.