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April 29, 2018

Song and Dance: A History of Film Musicals

Brandeis University Alumni Association - Faculty in the Field with Professor Paula Musegades

From "The Jazz Singer" (1927), to...

Song and Dance: A History of Film Musicals

April 29, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis
Admission is complimentary. Light refreshments will be served.

Brandeis University Alumni Association - Faculty in the Field with Professor Paula Musegades

From "The Jazz Singer" (1927), to "Singin’ in the Rain" (1952) and "Grease" (1978), to "Across the Universe" (2007), the film musical has been a staple genre in the movie industry since the advent of the "talkies." A natural extension of the stage musical, the genre tells stories through song and dance, and brings grand, lavish spectacle to the American public. Through select film clips, Professor Musegades will trace the genre's development from the early kaleidoscopic production numbers of Busby Berkeley to the frenetic pacing and colorful excitement of "Moulin Rouge," in turn highlighting the transformative films of each decade.

Paula Musegades, MA'08, PhD'14 is assistant professor in the department of music and the American studies program at Brandeis. One of the courses she teaches is "Music in Film: Hearing American Cinema."

Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome!

Open to all TCAN members.

May 06, 2018

Twin Cities Harper Lecture: An Unsentimental Education

Empathy has been receiving a lot of attention recently, its importance urged not only in national politics but also in the workplace, schools,...

Twin Cities Harper Lecture: An Unsentimental Education

May 06, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
W Minneapolis - The Foshay
$20, $10 for recent grads, Free for current students.

Empathy has been receiving a lot of attention recently, its importance urged not only in national politics but also in the workplace, schools, between friends, and among strangers.

But what if we are wrong? What if empathy isn’t what we need, but unsentimentality? This talk by Deborah Nelson describes the ethics and aesthetics of unsentimentality as practiced by some of the late 20th century’s most notable women artists and intellectuals: Susan Sontag, AB’51, Diane Arbus, Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Mary McCarthy, and Simone Weil. Drawing upon her recent book, Tough Enough (University of Chicago Press, 2017), Nelson will consider what it would mean to have an ethics without empathy even in the face of extreme suffering. 

Deborah Nelson is a professor of English and chair of the English department at the University of Chicago, where she studies late 20th-century US culture and politics. Her book Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil, published in 2017 by the University of Chicago Press, focuses on six women whose work coheres in a style and philosophical viewpoint that challenges the preeminence of empathy as the ethical posture from which to examine pain. Nelson’s first book, Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America, examined the discourse of privacy beginning with its emergence as a topic of intense anxiety in the late 1950s.

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May 08, 2018

American Lifestyle: Guns, Pills, and Sofas

The Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest invites you to our spring lecture: Sten Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, on...

American Lifestyle: Guns, Pills, and Sofas

May 08, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Minneapolis Club
$25-45

The Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest invites you to our spring lecture: Sten Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, on "American Lifestyle: Guns, Pills, and Sofas"
Dean Sten Vermund, a Minnesota native and now the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, will talk on current crises in American public health: gun violence, opioid addiction, and obesity.

5:00 pm: Cocktail hour with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
6:00 pm: Presentation by Dean Vermund

Alumni and friends: $45
Recent alumni (2008 and later): $25
Current students (undergraduate and graduate): $25

Register at http://bit.ly/YAANW-vermund

Our Mission

Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) is a collaborative network of bona fide local alumni organizations affiliated with select small and midsize colleges and universities located outside the Midwest. Its mission is to facilitate social interaction and professional networking among members through the coordination, communication and sponsorship of special events.

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Become a TCAN Member

Interested alumni organizations must meet each of the requirements listed below to qualify for membership in TCAN. All new applications are reviewed by the TCAN membership board. To learn more about our association or to request affiliation, please contact us.

New to the area? We invite interested alumni to contact their local affiliated clubs for membership and to receive upcoming TCAN event notifications. You're also invited to join our TCAN LinkedIn Group.

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Nationally Ranked

We believe that the overall ranking number is a sufficient surrogate for a measure of quality. Therefore the college or university must have been nationally ranked as a top‐50 college or university, according to U.S. News and World Report, within each of the last three years.

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Located Outside of Minnesota

TCAN was founded as a support group for university alumni organizations from colleges located primarily outside the Midwest. A geographical eligibility criterion ensures that alumni groups with a significant membership base will not dominate TCAN events.

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Undergrad Population of Less than 10,000

We believe that the size of a college's undergraduate program offers a surrogate measure of not only the quality of the school, but also the type of cultural experience that embodies a program of liberal arts education and instills a love of learning.

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Alumni Org. must be a Bona Fide Club

We feel it is important that all member clubs are sanctioned, well‐established, and able to contribute to the Network upon admission. Therefore all organizations seeking membership must typically have at least 10 members and 2 years of operating history.

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