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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Wed, March 18th - 7:30pm
George Orwell's 1984
George Orwell's 1984

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Description: In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth, and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings “1984,” George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the stage for the 19-20 season. As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of “1984” provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought — an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression. Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash. Written in 1944 near the end of World War II, “1984” depicts a society controlled by a perfectly totalitarian government bent on repressing all subversive tendencies. “Big Brother” is always watching and technology is wielded as a weapon to inundate citizens with propaganda and to monitor thoughts and actions. Imagined before the existence of computers, this dystopian future explores the power of technology as a mental manipulator and source of curated information. The resurgence of “1984” marks a widespread desire to understand the present moment by looking back… as a means to look forward. How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we already there? Can there be more than one truth, more than one set of facts? Parental Advisory: Some material may not be appropriate for children under 14. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Wed, March 18th - 7:30pm

 
Wed, March 18th - 7:30pm
KU Wind Ensemble with special guest Joseph Alessi, trombone
KU Wind Ensemble with special guest Joseph Alessi, trombone

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Description: Seasoned trombonist Joseph Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He was appointed principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic in 1985 and has been a guest soloist with countless symphony and philharmonic orchestras all over the country and globe. In 2002, Alessi was awarded an International Trombone Association Award for his contributions to the world of trombone music and playing. He continues to travel the world as a master teacher and recitalist and is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Wed, March 18th - 7:30pm

 
Wed, March 18th - 7:30pm
Science On Tap: Wastewater - Resource Production from the Bottom Up
Science On Tap: Wastewater - Resource Production from the Bottom Up

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Description: In the last 20 years, environmental engineers have pushed the boundary of wastewater treatment beyond public health protection. Today, treatment plants are referred to as “Water and Resource Recovery Facilities”. The N-E-W purpose of wastewater treatment is to recover Nutrients - Energy - Water, increasingly limited resources for our increasingly urban and populated societies. Learn how engineers turn waste into resources and how this scientific transformation impacts us all, with special guest Dr. Belinda Sturm, KU Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering & Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum

Wed, March 18th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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