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Vivian Lang / Thresher

By Hadley Medlock     1/23/24 10:01pm

Humanities Now

As part of “Les Mis” week, hosted by the Rice French Club, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures and the School of Humanities, Humanities NOW is presenting a talk by Philip Wood called “Art Versus Entertainment: Les Miserables.” This event will be Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Kraft Hall 130 and is free to attend.


HACER is hosting their annual cultural showcase, Ritmo, Jan. 27 in the Grand Hall at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for HACER members, $10 for non-members and $15 at the door, and the event will feature food and various performances.

Rice Cinema

On Jan. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., Rice Cinema is hosting the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour in Sewall Hall 301. Since 1964, this festival has been presenting a tour of selected works to various galleries, theaters, universities and more, and this stop will feature a collection of eight short films. 

Climate and Migration

The Center for Environmental Studies and Diluvial Houston Initiative is hosting a symposium on climate and migration with Air Alliance Houston and the Houston Climate Justice Museum. The Feb. 2 session will be hosted at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend. 

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