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Oct. 15, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Bradbury Gallery,  "Artists at Play: The Art of the Toy," through Friday, Nov. 14

Fine Arts Center Gallery,
Dan Addington's "Monument and Memory," through Friday, Oct. 31


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Dr. Gill to present at VSMM 2008 conference in Cyprus
Dr. Alyson Gill, Art History, will present a paper entitled "Digital Delphi: The 3D Virtual ReDr. Alyson Gillconstruction of the Hellenistic Plunge Bath at Delphi" at the VSMM 2008 Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia Dedicated to Digital Heritage in Cyprus on Saturday, Oct. 25. This current work includes two reconstructions by ASU students: a reconstruction of the Greek bath by Art graduate student  Richard Taylor and a reconstruction of the lion's head spout by undergraduate David Mitchell. The conference is under theDavid Mitchell's reconstruction of lion's head spout. patronage of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, and it is one of the premier European conferences on 3D modeling of digital heritage sites. Gill's paper has been accepted for the peer-reviewed publication of the conference proceedings. This construction of a 3D model of the site of Delphi is ongoing, and in the spring of 2009, ASU students will continue this work in the Digital Delphi lab in the ASU library.

Graffe String Quartet, pianist Michiko Otaki to perform
The Graffe String Quartet and pianist Michiko Otaki are the featured performers in the third event of ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series. The quartet and Otaki will present “An Evening with the Graffe Strings” on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. This performance, like every performance in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free, and the public is invited. The Graffe String Quartet ranks among the best and most promising ensembles of its generation. The Graffe String Quartet is Štěpán Graffe, violin; Lukáš Bednařík, violin; Lukáš Cybulski, viola; and Michal Hreňo, violoncello. Japanese-American pianist Michiko Otaki, who has performed with the quartet at international festivals, is touring with the group. Dr. Otaki has been active in playing chamber music in addition to her solo career. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Science Flicks series features 'Outbreak,' Tuesday, Oct. 21
"Outbreak," a movie focusing on the outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus and the steps military and civilian agencies might take to prevent it from spreading, is number 12 in the film series, "Science Flicks," presented by the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University. The film will be shown Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. Admission is open to ASU students and the general public and is free of charge. Following the film, Dr. David Gilmore, Biology at ASU, will serve as a panelist to discuss the validity of the movie and the impact of the set of circumstances it portrays. For details, see the NewsPage release.

'Howl at the Moon' 5K run scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25
ASU’s fourth annual Howl at the Moon 5K run and walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:15 p.m. The event is hosted by the Physical Therapy Student Association and HealthSouth and is the final event in the 2008 Ridge Rider Athletic Club’s running and walking series. Registration is 5-6 p.m. Entry fee is $15 if postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 15. Entry fee postmarked after Wednesday, Oct. 15 is $20. Several events are being held in conjunction with the race, including a costume contest for all entrants. Kids entered in the Kids Fun Run for ages nine and under will have trick-or-treat stops along the route. Light snacks and punch will be provided at the finish as well as live music before and after the race. For details, contact Jim Farris or Roy Aldridge at ext. 3591. For other details, see the NewsPage release.

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