Critical exploration of ‘Utopia’ examines what it takes to make a better world

“Utopias” are societies, both literary and lived, imaginary and actual, that strive for the creation of a more ideal community and world. While utopias are often built upon problematics, philosophical inconsistencies, and tensions, the study of these attempts causes one to pause and consider how to make our reality a better place for all.

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‘Unveiling Supergroovalistic Funk’ celebrates funk, culture and artistry

Unveiling Supergroovalistic Funk

“Supergroovalistic Woman” is a ceramic female nude sculpture by visual artist Michael Chukes which has been acquired by the Center for Creativity and the Arts on behalf of Fresno State. The sculpture, along with other works by Chukes, will be on display from Thursday, Nov. 15 until Jan. 15 in the Pete P. Peters Ellipse […]

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Friends of the Madden Library present panel on fake news

Faith Sidlow, an assistant professor in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, will moderate a panel discussion on “Fake News, Alternative Facts and Media Bias,” with The Fresno Bee Executive Editor and Senior Vice President Jim Boren, journalist and writer Lloyd Carter, and PowerTalk 96.7 radio host Trevor Carey. This event is presented by Friends of the Madden Library.

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Laureate Lab: spaces for creativity — 4 poet laureates at open house

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com For the past year, Fresno State has been hatching a unique project with one of its most famous sons, United States Poet Laureate-emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera – the Laureate Lab Visual Words Studio located in the Henry Madden Library. Opened in the fall, the Lab has undergone a […]

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Celebrations set for U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Herrera May 9 and 11

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Two events honoring Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Emeritus, are scheduled for this week at Fresno State. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall, the Fresno State Chamber Singers will reprise a command performance from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., where they performed for […]

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Fresno State to dedicate Philip Levine Reading Room

Poet Philip Levine

~ By Jefferson Beavers, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State will mark the opening of the Philip Levine Reading Room inside its Henry Madden Library with a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The dedication will be co-hosted by the College of Arts and Humanities, the library and Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny. The ceremony […]

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Madden Library Noontime Concert Series hosts Eva Scow Trio

Flyer for Eva Scow Trio Noontime Concert

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State continues the eighth season of its Noontime Concert Series with a free, public performance by the Eva Scow Trio at 12:10 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the library’s Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room (third floor, North Wing). The Eva Scow Trio is made up of Eva Scow on mandolin and violin, […]

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Noontime Concert Series continues with Chika Inoue and Mary Au March 17

Flyer for Noontime Concert

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State continues the eighth season of its Noontime Concert Series with a free, public performance by Chika Inoue (saxophone) and Mary Au (piano) at 12:10 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the library’s Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery. This event ties in to the library’s ongoing “9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside” exhibition. The duo will perform “Japanese American Incarceration 1942-1946” […]

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