April 11th, 2009
[ April 11, 2009; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Holi Festival
Saturday, April 11
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is a popular Indian Spring festival that’s celebrated by people throwing colored powder and water at each other. It’s a really fun annual event organized by Vanderbilt’s Masala-SACE, the South-Asian group on campus. This year, not only will we [...]
[ April 15, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Playing the Victim
Presented by: Irina Makoveeva, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian in the Germanic and Slavic Languages Department and Leah Marcus, Edwin Mims Professor of English & Director of the Program in Jewish Studies
Russia (2006) Dir: Kirill Serebrennikov.
This black-humored adaptation of Hamlet follows a young Muscovite who “plays the victim” in video re-enactments [...]
[ April 18, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] White Rainbow
114 Furman Hall
Presented by: Suhas Ketkar, Professor of Economics
India (2005) Dir: Dharan Mandrayar.
Inspired by true events, this touching drama depicts the experiences of Priya, an affluent young widow who finds herself stripped of her rights, stigmatized by society, and forced to surrender the colors that signify her identity and social status. She travels to [...]
[ April 19, 2009; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] VandyGets Reel: 3rd Annual Vanderbilt Student Film Festival
12:00 Noon-10 p.m.
“Vandy Gets Reel” – showcases films by Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students. The festival is sponsored by Film Studies Program and the Office of the Dean of Students. For additional information on submission deadlines and the schedule of film screenings visit www.vanderbilt.edu/filmstudies/vsff
[ April 20, 2009; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 4/20/2009
Presented by: Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville and the ZEN Production Committee
Japan (2009) Dir: Banmai Takahashi.
Based on the true story of the founder of Zen Buddhism (Zen Master Dogen), this lush, tranquil drama, set in 13th century Japan, brings to life Dogen’s search for enlightenment and the challenges he faced from the established Buddhist [...]
[ April 18, 2009; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
Nashville Public Square (In front of Metro Courthouse)
The planting ceremony, featuring remarks from Mayor Karl Dean and Consul-General Hiroshi Sato, will be followed by a dynamic concert by the Japanese drumming group, Kaminari Taiko. This engaging performance is one not to be missed! For more information, visit
[ April 21, 2009; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] International Stress Fest
Student Life Center
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will hold its annual “INTERNATIONAL STRESS FEST” this year from 3PM-6PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in the Student Life Center (SLC) ballroom and adjoining yard. International Stress Fest offers ways to relax from around the world before final exams. Pet therapy, massages, meditation, dance performances [...]
[ April 15, 2009; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] World on Wednesdays: Brazilian Misconceptions
Student Life Center Meeting Room
Andrew Melo, PhD Candidate in Physics, will speak about his experience with Brazil and generally held misconceptions.
[ April 11, 2009; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ]
Shade Tree Trot
Saturday – April 11th 2009 – 10AM
The first annual 5K run/walk and fundraising event to benefit The Shade Tree Family Clinic, supporting the uninsured and under-served population of East Nashville
This race is a special opportunity to promote The Shade Tree Clinic and fundraise for operating expenses, prescription medications, medical supplies, and social work, [...]