SMC to host international film festival

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) will host the World Cinema Festival from Jan. 27-Jan. 29 in Vander Vennet Theatre.Associate director of CWIL Mana Derakhshani said the College had offered a film festival to the community for over 10 years, beginning with a French film festival and transitioning to a variety of international films.Derakhshani said the film festival complements the work of the College to internationalize the campus.“[The festival] brings to campus major films from other countries that we don’t usually get to see in the U.S., particularly outside of a large metropolis such as New York or Chicago,” Derakhshani said. “In addition, screening foreign films on campus supports the larger college-wide learning outcomes of intercultural competence and global learning.”The festival will feature three films in their original languages, with English subtitles, over the course of three nights. Each film will start at 7 p.m., beginning with the Arabic-language film “Wadjda”, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour on Tuesday. On Wednesday, “Queen”, a Hindi-language film directed by Vikas Bahl, will be screened. The festival will conclude with “So Young”, a Mandarin-language film directed by Wei Zhao.​Derakhshani said she hopes students will attend and learn something about the perspective of other cultures.“Films are windows into particular cultures and allow us to gain some understanding of certain aspects of these cultures,” she said.Derakhshani said viewing these films is a way to engage with the larger world and prepare oneself to interact with different cultures.She said there would be much in the films that differ from the realities of Saint Mary’s students, though there may be some experiences that are similar.“These three films specifically portray young women or girls’ quest for agency and voice in three different cultures and in three different contexts,” she said. “Noting both differences and similarities will increase the audience’s ability to encounter difference with an ethnorelative perspective rather than a judgmental ethnocentric attitude.“Seeing the world through someone else’s cultural lens helps us understand our own culture and norms better.”Two of the films are in languages taught at the College, Arabic and Mandarin, Derakhshani said.“I hope students learning these languages — or wanting to learn them — will come to hear the language in an authentic context,” she said.Derakhshani said she hopes many students will take advantage of the opportunity to watch the films. The event is free and open to the public.For the complete schedule and more information on the films, visit center for women’s intercultural leadership, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Mana Derakhshani, Saint Mary’s College, Vander Vennet Theatre, Vikas Bahl, Wei Zhao, World Cinema Festivallast_img read more

Garden Lavender Pound Cake

first_img Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Garden Lavender Pound Cake by: – July 25, 2011 27 Views   no discussions This rich, buttery pound cake is prepared with sugar that has been infused with the flavor of dried lavender blossoms for a truly unique taste experience. The only embellishment this cake needs is a drizzling of simple icing made with powdered sugar, butter, and lemon juice. This recipe makes enough for two loaves of this fabulous pound cake.Top ideas for dinner tonight:•30-minute (or less) spring dinners•Quick and easy chicken dishes•Garden-fresh entrée saladsingredients1 recipe Lavender Sugar (see recipe below)4 eggs1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter3/4 cup dairy sour cream2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon vanilla1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel1 cup sifted powdered sugar1 tablespoon butter, melted3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juicedirections1.Prepare Lavender Sugar. Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Let eggs, the 1 cup butter, and sour cream stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and flour two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.2.In a large bowl beat the Lavender Sugar, granulated sugar, 1 cup butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until very light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down sides frequently.3.Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed about 20 to 30 seconds after each addition.4.Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until just combined. Stir in lemon peel. (Batter will be thick.) Stir in lemon peel. Spread mixture in the prepared pans. Bake about 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.5.In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon melted butter and enough lemon juice to make of drizzling consistency. Spoon over cake, letting some of it drip down the sides. Makes 24 servings (two 8-inch loaves).6.Lavender Sugar: In a spice grinder or food processor, grind 1/2 cup sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons dried lavender blossoms.Receipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Pirates Fall To Jets In Boys Soccer

first_imgOn Thursday evening, the Greensburg Pirates hosted the Hauser Jets in what would be the final home game for the Pirates. Seniors Jake Buening, Brady Niles, Francis Teague, Jose Rosales, Jordan Kramer, Aaron Sia, Logan Yeager, Andrew Schroeder, and Drew Reiger were all honored before the game and thanked for their effort over the years as members of the Greensburg soccer team.Goalie, Drew Reiger got the scoring started for the Pirates midway through the first half. A handball in the box allowed for a Pirates penalty kick and the Greensburg goalie was called upon to take it. It was Reiger’s first career goal. The Jets were able to answer back and tie the score up before halftime, but just before the end of the first half, Francis Teague played a cross into the Jets’ penalty box and Jose Rosales was able to finish with the header. The Pirates took a 2-1 lead into halftime.Throughout the second half, the Pirates had some more scoring opportunities with shots coming from Jordan Kramer, Jake Buening, Brady Niles and Francis Teague, but none were able to slip past the Hauser goalie. Hauser was able to grab two more goals before the game ended, Greensburg lost a hard fought match 3-2.Next game for Greensburg is their sectional opener against East Central, Wednesday, October 7th at 5pm. The match will take place in Batesville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

Indian Army team lifts Sudan Polo Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Army team lifts Sudan Polo Cup, one the most prestigious polo tournament, beating beats British Army team on Friday. The match took place at the Jaipur Polo Grounds in Delhi between both the polo teams. In a well-contested match, the Indian team won the match by 5-3 following which Vice Chief of Indian Army Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane felicitated the teams.The Sudan Cup is one of the most prestigious polo tournaments, played between the British Army and the Indian Army alternately in India and the UK. It was instituted in 1922.After Independence, this cup could not be played until it was revived in 1971 when an Indian Army polo team visited England and had been regularly contested till 1998.After a lapse of 21 years, the Sudan Polo Cup has been revived and played at Jaipur Polo Ground between visiting the British Army Polo team and host Indian Army Polo team on Friday.From Indian Army side Capt Raghav Raj Singh, Lt. Col. Vishal Chauhan, Col. Ravi Rathore and Sep. Ravinder Mang and from Hackett British Army Lt. Henry William Harvell Amor, Capt Patrick Guy Aylwon Selfie, Capt John Douglas Sleeman and Gaston Devrient played the match. IANSAlso Read: Minor Chess Player’s Father Complains to CCI Against AICF Also Watch: Assam is heating up, Lakhs of People take to street to protest against CAB on Saturday, Watch Herelast_img read more