UIC Spring Humanities Day
Date / Time
April 28, 2021
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Join us! Our events include a celebration of faculty and student accomplishments, a roundtable on innovative engaged undergraduate research, a film screening of A Tiny Ripple of Hope, followed by a conversation with Producer and Director Jason Polevoi, and a discussion with Professor John Modern of his new book Neuromatic, or; a particular history of religion and the brain.
We hope to see you at these exciting events!
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10 AM-12 PM
Welcome and Celebration of humanities research and awards: Mark Canuel (UIC)
Students Speak: Students present Research Projects from the Engaged Humanities Initiative
Moderator, Ellen McClure (UIC)
12:30 -2:00 Film screening: A Tiny Ripple of Hope (2021), produced and directed by Jason Polevoi (register by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org for link)
A Tiny Ripple of Hope documents the life and work of Chicago activist Jahmal Cole. While striving to build a better Chicago for the teens in his neglected community, Cole confronts the multilayered challenges to his home, family, and personal safety.
2:30-3:30 Film discussion: Jason Polevoi with Mark Canuel and audience
Jason Polevoi is a founding partner of the Chicago-based production company One City Films and the first-time feature Producer and Director of the Slamdance Film Festival premier A Tiny Ripple of Hope. Jason’s previous credits include the Chicago/Midwest Emmy-winning documentary F*** Your Hair, the Independent Lens series The Calling, and A Regional Taste, a first-of-its-kind docuseries for the James Beard Foundation.
4 PM John Modern: Presentation and Conversation: Neuromatic: or, a particular history of religion and the brain (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press)
John Modern is a Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College, where he teaches classes on American religious history, literature, technology, and aesthetics.
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