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Wpg Free Press: Rising from the ashes

January 23, 2017 — 
German synagogue exhibit reconstructs aspects of Jewish history destroyed by Nazis

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Paul Duncan as Manus, Melanee Deschambeault as Bridget, Becky Zacharias as Sarah, Glorya Thompson as Maire, Ian Bastin as Hugh, Sherab Rabzyor Yolmo as Jimmy and Patrick Bellemare as Doalty IN "TRANSLATIONS" // PHOTO CREDIT: BLACK HOLE THEATRE COMPANY

Curtains up

January 18, 2017 — 
The Black Hole Theatre Company is raising the curtains on 2017 with Translations. The play is set in 1833 in the rural townland of Ballybeg/Baile Beag (literally, "small town") in county Donegal in Ireland

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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Kerensa Peters and Nicholas Groulx perform in The Sea

Black Hole Theatre Company opens new season

November 23, 2016 — 
Personal experience for director Robert Smith reignites 29-year desire to stage The Sea

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The Manitoban: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Opens At The Royal MTC

October 27, 2016 — 
There is good representation of University of Manitoba alumni and instructors involved in the Royal MTC production of The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night

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Our inheritance was left to us without a testament—or is it the other way around?

October 24, 2016 — 
Rebecca Comay, scholar of comparative literature, philosophy, literary theory, and criticism, will deliver a free public lecture on Oct. 27

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Associate Professor Neil McArthur created the Fringe show called Let Me Freeze Your Head.

Head to the Fringe

July 14, 2016 — 
Associate Professor Neil McArthur got the idea for his Fringe Fest show after a trip to Los Angeles. He had an opportunity to meet with people who were leaders in the cryonics movement

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J. M. W. Turner's representation of the mass murder of slaves, inspired by the Zong killings

Professor finds and publishes lost 233-year-old letter condemning slave massacre

July 14, 2016 — 
For 233 years the true sentiments of Britain's leading abolitionist were lost, until a University of Manitoba professor accidentally came across them in the British Library

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Free Press: Grim financial world grist for Hollywood’s mill

June 23, 2016 — 
English, Theatre and Film department head, Brenda Austin-Smith analyses the rise of financial corruption in film

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Photo from Ian Ross’ personal fonds (U of M Special Collections and Archives)

Ian Ross – In his own words

March 14, 2016 — 
Ross speaks on the transformative powers of art

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