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Show & Tell: Grad Jam

April 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Poetry, Pancho Villa and an app to learn an Indigenous Language intersect at this month’s Show & Tell multimedia event! On Wednesday, April 15, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is showcasing three of its Graduate Fellows presenting projects created and produced due to Confluencenter funding.

Researchers and topics include:

·  Eric Magrane
“Woven Words at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum” – Encounters with poetry: scorpions, water policy and line breaks; how animals interact with Magrane’s poetry installations at Southern Arizona’s favorite wildlife museum.
Magrane is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Geography and Development.

·  Marco Macias
“Francisco ‘Pancho’ Villa in Collective Memory and Popular Culture” – Reflections on the infamous bandit Revolutionary leader are covered in Macias’ new documentary.
Macias is a Ph.D. candidate in the UA History Department.

·  Edward Polanco
“Empowering and Revitalizing an Indigenous Language with Technology” – Nahuatl Naman App (Nahuatl Today) is a new app designed to help users learn this indigenous Mexican language with memory games, flashcards and pronunciation.
Polanco is a Ph.D. candidate in the UA History Department.

The free, multimedia event takes places at Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St., where food and beverages are available for purchase.

Show & Tell is presented by UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, whose mission is to create boundless possibilities for excellence through innovation, collaboration and community engagement at the University of Arizona and beyond.

The center serves the colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences. Confluencenter funds Faculty Collaboration Grants and offers Graduate Fellowships for interdisciplinary research. More details are available at Confluencenter.arizona.edu.