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Pedro dos Santos and Asha Aden

'What's to Be Done? Humanizing the Syrian Refugee Crisis'

Since 2011, the arrival of refugees from the Syrian conflict has provoked anti-refugee and pro-refugee movements that either "demonize" or "idealize" them. Ashalul Aden, Luther sophomore, and Pedro dos Santos, assistant professor of political science, will present the first Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the spring semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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Brass Trio

Faculty Artist Series

The premiere performance of the Luther College Faculty Brass Trio is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, on the Luther campus.

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Ecology Poster

Luther College students win second place at research poster competition in Denver

Luther College students Shannon Meehan, senior; Elizabeth Glennon, junior; and Anna Li Holey, senior; and alumni Laurie Adrian, Luther class of 2016; and Brian Gerike, Luther class of 2012; won second place in the undergraduate student ecology poster competition at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Denver, Colorado, in November.

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Unison Piano Duo

Faculty Artist Series

With 20 fingers and one passion, the Unison Piano Duo comprised of Luther College piano faculty members Du Huang and Xiao Hu will present a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, on the Luther campus.

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'Timbre|ine'

Challenging the boundaries of classical music, saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and Luther College Assistant Professor of Music Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, will present a selection from "Timbre|ine," a project by Hulting-Cohen.

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Nancy Gates Madsen

Luther's Nancy Gates Madsen wins MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize

The Modern Language Association awarded the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures to Luther College's Nancy J. Gates Madsen for her book "Trauma, Taboo, and Truth-Telling: Listening to Silences in Postdictatorship Argentina," published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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David Pilgrim, Ferris State University's vice president for diversity and inclusion, and founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum

'Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors'

David Pilgrim, one of the country's leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity and race relations, will present "Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Luther College's Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Sponsored by Luther's Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and Diversity Center, the lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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