FARMINGTON — The University of Maine Farmington has announced its events for November. All events free unless otherwise noted.

Glimpses of Iran: A Presentation by Parivash Rohani — 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Parivash Rohani will present “Glimpses of Iran.” A member of the Baha’i faith, Rohani shares her thoughts on how Iran today is different from the Iran of her childhood and discusses the larger human rights issues such as the ongoing persecution of individuals who practice the Baha’i religion.

To Light a Candle: A film by Maziar Bahari — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, Thomas Auditorium, UMF Preble/Ricker Hall. The Baha’i are a religious minority in Iran who are systematically imprisoned, tortured and killed by the Iranian government. The Islamic regime bans them from studying or teaching in Iranian universities. But since 1987, the Baha’is have been running BIHE, an underground university with hundreds of students in Iran and dozens of teachers in Iran and around the world. “To Light a Candle” shows how a small minority has defied the brutal systematic religious persecution through non-violent resistance and educating their youth.

Sustainability Carnival — 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. This event shares common sustainability myths while gaining knowledge through activities and trivia. There will be live music and free food.

UMF Arts and Crafts Show — 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, UMF Olsen Student Center. UMF Annual Arts and Crafts Show, where artists and crafters from across Maine exhibit and sell their original and creative works.

From Legos to Self-Driving Cars — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, UMF Emery Community Arts Center. In this talk, Lane Neeper, UMF assistant professor of special education, explores accessibility using a wide-lens and a variety of media with the goal of opening up dialogue related to community access for all citizens. Part of the Public Classroom UMF Faculty Speaker Series. This event is sponsored by UMF Office of the President.

Panel Discussion on Sound — 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Performance Space, UMF Emery Community Arts Center. Panel discussion on sound moderated by Nate Aldrich. Part of the Sound Forum Co-Lab. A UMF Co-Lab is an experiential learning opportunity that brings together students from different courses and disciplines–often in concert with community members and organizations–to pursue a challenging issue or to undertake a shared project. This event is sponsored by Office of the UMF Provost and the Sound Forum Co-Lab sponsoring divisions.

College to Career Symposium — 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. A panel discussion with representatives from various business and non-profit sectors to discuss career opportunities and how to be successful in the today’s job market. The panel will be followed by a meet and greet, where participants will have the opportunity to engage in further discussions with our panel members. Business attire is suggested.

Deep Listening Workshop with Pauline Oliveros — 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Performance Space, UMF Emery Community Arts Center. There’s more to listening than meets the ear. Deep Listening, as developed by Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature — exclusive and inclusive — of listening. This event is sponsored by Office of the UMF Provost and the Sound Forum Co-Lab sponsoring divisions.

UMF Experimental Arts Ensemble: Music of Pauline Oliveros and others — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. A performance by UMF’s Experimental Arts Ensemble. This event is sponsored by Office of the UMF Provost and the Sound Forum Co-Lab sponsoring divisions.

UMF Instrumental Ensembles Performance — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall.  A performance by UMF’s Instrumental Ensembles featuring works for orchestra, band, jazz/funk groups and smaller chamber ensembles. Featuring Eric Thomas, conductor. This event is sponsored by Office of the UMF Provost and the Sound Forum Co-Lab Sponsoring divisions.

Anti-Gravity Center — Noon, Sunday, Nov. 22, Fitness and Recreation Center. Participants will experience anti-gravity at the anti-gravity complex. Join the fun, grab your friends and use the climbing wall or state of the art trampolines to reach new heights. Wear comfortable clothing. Climbing gear is provided participants can bring your own. Registration is required by Friday, Nov. 20, by calling 207-778-7495 or stopping by the FRC front desk.


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