Members of the UW-Green Bay community were treated to a night of music, traditional food, and education, during the latest UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series event highlighting the country, Slovakia. An Associate Professor of Music and Women’s and Gender Studies, Sarah Meredith Livingston was the featured presenter during the March 31 event. She was introduced to the country in 2001, and since then has performed, traveled, and brought students to the small Eastern European country. Livingston has also served as a guest professor at the Academy of Music and Dance in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava.
Guests were treated to a meal consisting of traditional Slovakian soups, entrees, and dessert. During dessert, Livingston shared the rich musical traditions of the country, by performing Slovakian art songs from the late 19th and early 20th century. Livingston also took the opportunity to discuss the possibilities for the future of this small country that has experienced profound political and cultural changes since 1933.
Livingston has performed as a soloist, recitalist, master class teacher, and adjudicator across Europe, the U.S., and South America. She is the founder and director of the Montreal International Czech/Slovak Voice Competition Semi-finals, the only competition promoting Czech or Slovak music in the United States, which was held for the sixth time at UW-Green Bay in October 2013.
The UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series, presented by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, highlights UW-Green Bay faculty expertise on various projects and interests in a socially accommodating, friendly, learning atmosphere for the greater Green Bay community.
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UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston will share her insights into the country of Slovakia and its Roma communities during a UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series event Tuesday, March 31. A professor of Music and Women’s and Gender Studies, she has performed, traveled in and brought students to the small Eastern European country, having served as a guest professor at the Academy of Music and Dance in its capital, Bratislava. The menu includes Privarok (heavy soup), Šošpvicový (lentil soup); Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo (pork with dumplings and cabbage), Kurací Paprikáš with Halušky (chicken paprikash with potato gnocci); roasted root vegetables, beverages and a dessert of poppy seed cake with whipped cream topping. See more details on the Outreach-organized event.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston will share her insights into the country of Slovakia and its Roma communities during a UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series event Tuesday, March 31.
Meredith Livingston, Music and Women’s and Gender Studies, has performed, traveled in and brought students to the small Eastern European country, having served as a guest professor at the Academy of Music and Dance in its capital, Bratislava. Last summer, she and Nursing Associate Prof. Janet Reilly took a group of students to Slovakia to work with and offer aid to its marginalized Roma people. Meredith Livingston’s talk will explore how Slovakia is a place of truly rich musical traditions, and she will present art and sing songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She will talk about the exciting possibilities ahead for this transformed country and why it is a place attendees should visit.
The menu for the March 31 event includes Privarok (heavy soup), Šošpvicový (lentil soup); Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo (pork with dumplings and cabbage), Kurací Paprikáš with Halušky (chicken paprikash with potato gnocci); roasted root vegetables, beverages and a dessert of poppy seed cake with whipped cream topping.
The Dinner Lecture Series event, presented by UW-Green Bay Outreach, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 with a reception gathering, featuring live music by the Sounds of Silver Community Flute Choir, and cash bar in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The dinner and presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m.
Registration and additional information is available at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/dinner/.
UW-Green Bay’s Dinner Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, returns on Thursday evening, Sept. 25, with a visit to the nation of Turkey and a presentation by Associate Prof. Atife Caglar of Natural and Applied Sciences. She’ll share stories, photographs and the cuisine of her native land in the program “Turkey: Funny and Interesting Facts About Turkey the Country and Turkish Culture.” On the menu are rosemary chicken, Mediterranean salad, a dish called kabak mucveri, baklava and more. More details.
The UW-Green Bay Outreach dinner lecture series resumes with a timely bit of programming: an evening featuring the soon-to-be-recipient of the UW System’s top teaching award. Historian Clifton Ganyard, an associate professor of Humanistic Studies, will present “Japan: A Cultural Perspective” Wednesday, June 4, in the Union’s Phoenix Room. The event includes social time, dinner and program, all between 6 and 8 p.m. There are details online.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Mathew E. Dornbush will be the keynote speaker for the next installment of UW-Green Bay’s Dinner Lecture Series.
Dornbush, Natural and Applied Sciences, will present “The Green Republic: Tropical Conservation and Ecology in Costa Rica” Thursday, March 13 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. A gathering with cash bar will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner and presentation to follow from 6:30-8 p.m.
For the last decade, UW-Green Bay students and faculty have participated in a collaborative program with Carara National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse and uniquely protected areas. In Dornbush’s presentation, he will highlight the principal ecological factors promoting Costa Rica’s, and Carara’s, unusually high biodiversity, and some of the interesting natural history tropical travelers can discover. He also will cover the various challenges that Carara and related tropical preserves face, as well as how UW-Green Bay students help Carara meet its conservation objectives while gaining invaluable hands-on experience in conservation biology.
The menu for the dinner-lecture event will focus on the typical meal, or casado, the name referring to the eternal “marriage” of its components. It will include arroz con pollo (rice and chicken); gallo pinto (black beans and rice); hearts of palm salad; platanos maduros (fried plantains); and tres leches (a light and fluffy cake).
Tickets for the March 13 Dinner Lecture Series event, presented by UW-Green Bay Outreach, are $29 per person. Registration and additional information about the series is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/dinner/.
“The Green Republic: Tropical Conservation and Ecology in Costa Rica” is the topic of biologist and ecologist Mathew Dornbush, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, on Thursday night, March 13. The evening in the Phoenix Room is the next installment in the Dinner Lecture series organized by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access. Tickets are $29 per person. For info, www.uwgb.edu/outreach/dinner/.
Associate Prof. Katia Levintova will headline the first UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series event of the 2013-14 academic year, presenting “Russia Today” Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs, will focus on numerous aspects of Russia’s diversity, from climates, landscapes and cultures to traditions, history, language, customs and more. A native of Moscow, Levintova spends time there during the summers, visiting family and doing research. In addition to her talk, Levintova helped shape the menu for the Sept. 26 event, which includes Russian potato salad (a personal favorite), Borsch, beef stroganoff, stuffed cabbage roll and more. Details and registration.