Next Wednesday evening September 20, 7:00-8:30 pm in HSS 225, the Bunraku master Martin Holman will give a lecture and demonstration of Bunraku, a traditional form of Japanese puppetry. Bunraku puppets typically stand four feet tall and are manipulated by two or three puppeteers. The plots for the plays can be very complex, usually focusing on the intrigues and romances of samurai and courtesans. Mr. Holman was one of the first Americans to be trained in this art form. The Bunraku Bay Puppet Theater that he founded performs in top venues around the United States.

All are welcome to this demonstration. Vouchers will be available if students are coming as part of class activities.

Mindfulness Living Learning Community

Dr. Kim Weiner will be again offering mindfulness classes to students this fall. The workshop, called “Koru Mindfulness” was developed by researchers at Duke University to help college students (or other emerging adults) learn mindfulness skills. These skills have been demonstrated to help students to reduce stress, improve sleep, concentrate and improve attention, just to name a few benefits. The course is free of charge, and open to graduate and undergraduate students. Attendants need to commit to attending all four classes. Enrollment is limited to first come, first serve. See the attached file for dates, times, and location!