September 10, 2015 Newsletter

All Majors
Professor McMann will not be holding office hours during the week of 9/14-9/18 because she has meetings in Stockholm.

Peace Corps Volunteer Applications
The Peace Corps is accepting applications for volunteers through 10/1/2015. To view open positions and learn about the application process, click the link above. For questions, feel free to contact the CWRU recruiter, Annabel Khouri by email,, or phone, 216-527-8170.

Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor
September 11, 7:00pm, Morley Lecture Hall CMA
A comedy-drama in which a “23-year-old intern at an understaffed Paris hospital learns some unsettling truths about providing health care.” Tickets for students are $7.

Horse Money
September 12 at 9:30pm and September 13 at 6:30pm, Cleveland Cinematheque
An elderly émigré worker, Ventura, stars in this film that moves through Portugal’s tragic past. Tickets are $7 for students.

The Wedding
September 13, 4pm, Cleveland Cinematheque
This film version of the famous Polish play shows the late 19th-century wedding of an urban poet and a peasant girl being interrupted by ghosts of Poland’s past.

Paulo Coelho’s Best Story
September 16, 7:00pm, Morley Lecture Hall CMA
A film showing the life story of the best-selling Portuguese-language writers of all time, Paulo Coelho. Tickets for students are $7.

Cleveland Italian Film Festival
September 17, 7:30pm, Cedar-Lee Theatre
“The Human Capital” will be the first film shown during this year’s festival. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance.

Latin America and Caribbean

Sacred Memory and Ritual Revitalization: Remembering Lady K’abel of El Perú—Waka’, a Classic Maya City
September 11, 7:00pm, Recital Hall, CMA
Dr. Olivia Navarro-Farr, an archaeologist who in 2012 excavated a tomb that is speculated to contain remains of the royal woman, Lady K’abel, will present her findings at this free event.

Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
September 12, 10:00am-4:00pm
Archaeologist Phil Wanyerka will introduce the basic concepts in Maya hieroglyphic writing followed by a gallery-based exploration of Maya hieroglyphs and art. Registration is required. Tickets are $10 for students.

Breaking the Maya Code
September 13, 1:30pm, Morley Lecture Hall CMA
A documentary about 20th-century experts cracking the hieroglyphics of the ancient Maya. Tickets for students are $7.

Middle East
The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform
September 30, 5:30pm, The Union Club
Dr. Tarek Masoud, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, will explore the complex and frequently changing society within the Middle East and the new and growing challenges for U.S. foreign policy throughout the region. Registration is required. Tickets for students are $5.