1. Apophatic Discourse Beyond Theism and Atheism: Falsification And Demarcation in Late Derrida


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    Dr. Charles Stein, hosted by J.I. Abbot, Associate Professor of English and Philosophy, Tunxis students Zachary Omichinski and Jack Giesselman, and Tunxis alumnus and current Trinity College student Darren Bruno. Poet and independent scholar Charles Stein is the author of eleven books of poetry including From Mimir’s Head (2011), The Hat Rack Tree, and Parts and Other Parts (all from Station Hill Press, and part of a larger project, theforestforthetrees). In 2008, he completed and published his translation of Homer’s Odyssey (North Atlantic Books) (described by Don Byrd, Professor of English at SUNY Albany, as “a Homer that is surely as like the real Homer as any of our other translations . . .[Charles Stein] gives us poetry that might reawaken many ears to what poetry really is.” Stein’s vision of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Persephone Unveiled (2006), has been lauded by many readers, including Peter Manchester, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, who characterized the text as “the most powerful and authoritative book I have ever read on the nature and consequence of divine revelation.” Stein holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in ancient Greek from Columbia University. He lives in Barrytown, New York, with classical guitarist Megan Hastie.

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    • Spirituality: Theology or Philosophy?


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      On Wednesday, April 18th, local spiritual leader and Tunxis adjunct faculty member Rabbi Howard Herman spoke in our Proof & Possibility lecture series. His talk was be on ways that thinkers address the relationship between the human and the divine – and the relation between philosophy (the love of wisdom) and theology (the study of God). In his talk, he explored how in religious and spiritual circles, it has often been suggested that human beings are from two different worlds – living half in heaven and half in earth. However, he notes, it has also been speculated that mortals are not quite at home in either place. If one attempts to reconcile heaven and earth, at what point does mystical union with the divine and personal integration of the different parts of oneself become one and the same?

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      • Crisis in the Ukraine: A Panel Discussion


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        Tunxis Faculty and students attempted to gain insight on the Ukrainian crisis and the subsequent challenges facing Europe and the United States. Aspects of the crisis including the historical origins, the current geopolitical dynamics, and the possible end results were discussed. Panelists included Bob Brown, Professor of History/English; Dr. Fran Coan, Professor of History (moderator); Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Assodate Professor of History; Andre Blaszczynski, Professor of Business/Economics; and Mark Milewski, Lecturer in Business.

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        • Jazz at Noon with featured performer Kris Allen


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          The afternoon of April 2, 2013 featured performances by Kris Allen’s saxophone, guitar, drum and bass ensemble, interspersed with discussion. A young protege of the great Jacki McLean, Allen has performed and recorded with jazz legends such as Gerald Wilson, Illinois Jacquet and Mario Pavone, as well as modern stars like Winard Harper, Andy Laverne and Helen Sung. He teaches saxophone at Hartt School, University of Hartford. He was accompanied by Kevin O’Neil (guitar), Brian Jenkins (bass) and Tido Holtkamp (drums). This event was free and open to the public.

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          • Jazz Night 2012


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            Tunxis held their 4th Annual Jazz Night on April 11, 2012. The guest performer was Khalim Zarif who performed on keyboard and between sets, shared some of his experiences working as a professional jazz musician over the years. He was accompanied by a local group that features Kevin O’Neil on guitar. Dr. Kevin O’Neil is the teacher of the Tunxis Jazz class and students in this class also performed as a group at Jazz Night.

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            • Tunxis Graduation Class of 2015


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              The Keynote Speaker this year was Senator Richard Blumenthal. Elease Wright from the Board of Regents was also a Guest Speaker.

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              • Luiz Castro - Piano Recital


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                Luiz Castro performed at Tunxis on August 18, 2015 as part of the CT Virtuosi Summer Music Institute.

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                • Constitution Day 2013 at Tunxis Community College


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                  The Constitution and War Powers. A discussion featuring panelists Professor Robert Brown, Dr. Francis Coan and Dr. Rafaele Fierro.

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                  • Jeff Borden


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                    Dr. Jeff Borden is Vice President for Instruction and Academic Strategy at Pearson. He’s also a dynamic speaker, professor, researcher, comedian, trainer, and dad. Jeff recently spoke at the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) annual conference, testified before the U.S. Congress’ Education Committee, keynoted a 6,000 audience member conference in Asia, and presented in the New Media Consortium (NMC) Virtual Symposium for the Future. With a diverse and rich background, Jeff comes to Tunxis knowing that very few people will spend their time, energy or money on a technology asset or application that doesn’t “get” them something meaningful in the end. For Jeff, technology should excite, save time, and provide meaningful assistance and experiences. He will talk about how to make technology work more effectively for you and your students.

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                    • Goza Latin Jazz Concert


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                      In celebration of National Latino-Hispanic month, Tunxis Community College presented the Latin-Jazz sounds of Goza on September 22, 2011. The Office of Minority Affairs, Alumni Association, SGA, and the Office of the Dean of Students teamed up to bring this wonderful performance, featuring the beautiful talents our own Tunxis student, Cristina! Donations from the event will be used toward the purchase of discounted bus passes for our commuter students. If you'd like to make a donation, please send care of the Tunxis Alumni Association, PO Box 481, Bristol, CT 06010- The video runs 1 hour 20 minutes

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