Wake Forest’s new Divinity School will celebrate its inaugural convocation Oct. 12 during two days of events, including seminars, lectures and a worship service. “Theology at the Threshold of the 21st Century” is the theme of events held Oct. 12 – 13. Divinity School Dean Bill J. Leonard will present the convocation address titled, “Not Instruction, but Provocation: Doing Theology at a New Divinity School,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Wait Chapel. Poet Maya Angelou, Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest, will also present a reading during convocation, which is open to the public. For more information about convocation events, contact the divinity school at 336-758-3957. To interview Bill Leonard, call 336-758-4315.
Research chemist and executive Alfred Bader will discuss his collection of Dutch art in “Adventures of a Chemist Collector,” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. Bader has collected art since his childhood. The Austrian native fled his country to escape Nazi persecution. He graduated from Harvard and went on to found the Aldrich Chemical Company, which merged to become Sigma-Aldrich, the world’s largest supplier of research chemicals. Bader will also present a chemistry lecture, “Credit Where Credit is Due: Kekule, Couper and Loschmidt,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 in Salem Hall, Room 10. Bader’s lectures are part of a yearlong series of events celebrating “Science and Technology: The Next Millennium.”
Famous Italian filmmaker Francesco Rosi will be in Winston-Salem until Oct. 3. He will lead a question-and-answer session following the showing of his 1987 film, “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Tribble Hall, Room B-216. Rosi will also lead workshops at the North Carolina School of the Art’s School of Filmmaking. Rosi is the father of “Cinema Civile (Civil Cinema),” a type of socially engaged filmmaking that tries to uncover the facts behind complex and mysterious events. The latest among Rosi’s 16 films is “The Truce” starring John Turturro.
From flying fox teeth to African rat traps, the Museum of Anthropology will display non-traditional currency from around the world in its new exhibit, “Shelling Out: Buying and Selling Through Time.” The exhibit opens Oct. 1 and features interactive activities as well as unusual objects used for money, including shell money made in the Middle East 5,000 years ago. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
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