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Each slab in Sera Boeno’s exhibit “Kelimeler Kiyafetsiz (:Words Naked/Are Not Enough)” weighed between 50 to 120 pounds.

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Rotunda exhibition explores gender roles in Turkey

Concrete slabs reminiscent of ancient Middle Eastern tablets stand alone in the Barrows Rotunda, the circular glass gallery space that students pass by as they enter the Hopkins Center. These imposing slabs are a part of studio art intern Sera Boeno’s ’14 politically and personally charged piece “Kelimeler Kiyafetsiz (:Words Naked/Are Not Enough.)”


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“Poseidon” exhibit to open at Hood Museum

Poseidon: shaker of the earth, bringer of storms, tamer of horses, ruler of the seas. Beginning on Jan. 17, the Dartmouth community will be able to explore the spiritual and secular majesty of the Greek god Poseidon at the Hood Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition “Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life.”


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Award-winning short films play at Loew

Hopkins Center film director Bill Pence founded the Telluride Film Festival in the 1970s as a sort of happy accident — he and his wife arranged for two silent films to be screened at a local theater over Labor Day weekend, and one successful event grew into a robust annual tradition. For nearly 30 years, Pence has organized for Dartmouth to screen selections from the festival, and this fall, he and Hop senior film intern Varun Bhuchar ’15 arranged for several shorts to be screened on campus as well.


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Film students will screen final projects

Documentary films and found footage films involve incredibly disparate processes. While documentaries are based on presentating fact, found footage films are based on distorting and altering pre-existing footage. Where one is logical and informative, the other is whimsical and entertaining. Tonight, two film classes — Film Studies 30, “Documentary Videomaking,” and Film Studies 47, “Found Footage” — will screen their term projects in Loew Auditorium.


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Exhibition, symposium honor Budd Schulberg '36

“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.” So says Marlon Brando in his infamous lines from “On the Waterfront” (1954). Playing a former boxer, Brando tells his brother how his life could have been different if his brother hadn’t pressured him to fix a fight.


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Student Spotlight: Desmond Fambrini '16

Desmond Fambrini ’16 said he realized the significance of the performing arts in his life while he was deciding where to attend college. Having danced for more than a decade, performing with the Oakland chapter of Culture Shock Dance Troupe and participating in various national and international dance competitions, he knew that he wanted to continue to perform and sought a college that fit both his academic and creative needs. Dartmouth was and continues to be this school, he said.


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Profs talk new ways to teach ‘The Bard’

Called “The Swan of Avon,” “The Bard of Avon” or simply “The Bard,” William Shakespeare and his plays and poems remain a staple in English literary education. Dartmouth marked the 400th anniversary of the poet’s death with a symposium on Friday and Saturday in the Haldeman Center that focused on how to teach his works today.


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Short film screening highlights nature

A high-adrenaline avalanche encounter, nature’s pristine splendor and warm scenes of community were among the highlights of the 2014 Mountainfilm screening at the Hopkins Center, which presented attendees with a sense of nature’s power and beauty as well as perspective on those who make their home in the world’s most remote locations.


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Series explores use of long takes in eight films

Though the apartment overlooks the Manhattan skyline, the cocktail party feels airless. The guests wonder aloud, just where is David Kentley? Filmed in real time with the illusion of a single take, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” (1948) continues to enthrall viewers with its murder-mystery. The film is one of eight included in the Dartmouth Film Society’s “The Long Take” series this term, which celebrates the difficult cinematic technique of filming scenes — or whole movies — without cutting.