Weekly Feature

2007-10-24 / Entertainment


thurs. 25 Irene Khan - The Secretary General of Amnesty International, the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head the world's largest human rights organization, will present a lecture, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 106 O'Brien Hall, University at Buffalo, Amherst Campus; free. www. buffalo. edu Is Investment Banking A Profession? - A lecture given by Jonathan Knee, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Center for the Arts' Screening Room, North Campus, Amherst; free. www. buffalo. edu Interpreting and Reinterpreting Slavery - A lecture given by Peter R. Kolchin, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St., Buffalo; free. 888-2790, www.canisius.edu Presidential Power: Greatness or Weakness - A lecture given by John C. Yoo, 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Canisius College's Richard E. Winter Student Center, 2001 Main St., Buffalo; free. 888-2790, www.c anisius.edu Shapeshifters and Skinwalkers: A Native American Halloween - A lecture given by Michael Bastine, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Cornell Cooperative Extension Center at Roycroft, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-6663 fri. 26 Gerald Jones - Author and journalist will discuss "Rockefeller Money and the Rise of Modern Science." Dinner, presentation, and reception/book signing, Friday, Oct. 26, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, Main Street Campus; $. 829-3900, Ext. 136, lalohr@buffalo.edu sun. 28 Secular Sundays - The platform is designed to encourage ethical reflection and practice, with Dr. Paul Kurtz exploring the topic of "The New Secularism," 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst; free. 636-4869, Ext. 409 tues. 30 The Holiday Dilemma - Panel discussion of the positive and negative aspects of holiday celebrations in a mixed family, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Broder Education Center, 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. 836-6565 Buffalo State College Hosts Chinese Art and Experts - In conjunction with artwork by Chinese students and lectures by their professors from Capital Normal University in Beijing. Speakers include Xueting Hao (graphic design), Wei Chen (oil painting) and Yen Bai (traditional Chinese painting), 12:15-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Upton Hall 203 of Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Reception at 6 p.m. in Upton Gallery; free. 878-4012, rossrj@ buffalostate. edu wed. 31 Lilian Fairchild Series - "A Native Halloween," with Mason Winfield, supernatural historian/author, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.buffalomuseumofscience.org

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