“Prunelle et Mélodie” by Mathieu Simonet (film/lecture)
4:35 p.m., McGraw-Page Library, Audio Visual Room
French film director/screenwriter and actor Mathieu Simonet will present his award-winning
film short, “Prunelle et Mélodie,” a story of two exceptional young women. Prunelle
is blind, Mélodie deaf and mute. Having met at an education center that is preparing
them to adapt to daily life, they quickly become friends, learning how to communicate
with one another in spite of their handicaps; in the process, they discover that
they share a dream of living in a world where they are no longer limited. With ingenuity
and determination, their dream becomes a reality. (In French with English subtitles.)
This event is free and open to the public.
Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series
An Evening with Charles Krauthammer
7:30 p.m. Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (lecture)
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Commentator Charles Krauthammer will present “Miracle Cures,
Favored Diseases, Government Control and Tort Reform: the Politics of Healthcare.”
America has the best healthcare in the world but also the most expensive. Why? Krauthammer
will discuss the United States health care inefficiencies, irrationalities and ideological
distortions—and what should be done about them.
Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post since 1985 and
in 1987 won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. His weekly column is
published in more than 250 newspapers worldwide. He is also a contributor to FOX
News, appearing nightly on the evening news program Special Report with Bret Baier;
a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic; and a weekly
panelist on Inside Washington. His New Republic writings won the 1984 National Magazine
Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.
For three decades, his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of
American foreign policy. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (Time, April
1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in The Unipolar Moment (Foreign
Affairs, Winter 1990/1991), and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign
policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol Lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI Press,
Krauthammer earned his B.A. from McGill University, was a Commonwealth Scholar in
Politics at Oxford University, and earned a M.D. from Harvard. In 1978, he quit
medical practice and moved to Washington, D.C. to help direct planning in psychiatric
research in the Carter administration. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice
President Walter Mondale.
An Evening with Charles Krauthammer is sponsored by R-MC’s Arthur McKinley Reynolds
Lecture Series. Past guest speakers include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Will. Both spoke to standing-room-only
Arthur McKinley Reynolds is a retired ophthalmologist who earned a bachelor’s degree
in physics from R-MC in 1947 and a degree in medicine from VCU School of Medicine.
He is a member of the Randolph-Macon Presidents and Heritage Societies, serves on
the Boydton Society Executive Committee and previously served on the Society of
Alumni Board of Directors.
This event is free and open to the public. General admission tickets must be
Radium Girls by D. W. Gregory
8:00 p.m. Cobb Theatre, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (drama presentation)
Set in 1926 and inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace
Fryer, a watch-dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary
is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself
to believe that the same element—radium—that shrinks tumors could have anything
to do with a terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. This production is
directed by Annamaria Diaz ’12, as her senior project in drama.
The Box Office (a phone mailbox) begins taking reservations at 10:00 a.m. on October
10 at (804) 752-7316. Tickets are $5 per person, free to R-MC faculty, staff and
Richmond Symphony Orchestra: Metro Collection
Series 2 – Classical Symphony (music presentation)
2:00 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture, Thomas Branch Atrium (Free)
3:00 p.m. Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (Ticket required;
(sponsored by Anita and John Werner '53)
2:00 p.m. - Get up close and personal with Music Director Steven Smith and Conductor
Erin Freeman of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. R-MC Professor of Music James Doering
will lead a pre-concert discussion before each concert at R-MC.
This discussion is free and open to the public.
3:00 p.m. - Join Music Director Steven Smith and Associate Conductor Erin R. Freeman
for a season of engaging chamber orchestra concerts designed to introduce you to
both new orchestral favorites and time-tested treats. Enjoy these musical delights
at Randolph-Macon College – the other home of the Richmond Symphony.
RSO music director and conductor Steven Smith will lead the orchestra as they present:
Revueltas Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca (Homage to Lorca)
Mozart Concerto TBD
Sibelius Pelleas and Melisande
Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Special pricing will be offered for the performances and subscription prices are
also available at greater savings. To purchase,
click on RSO or contact the Richmond Symphony Box office
at (804) 788-1212. Admission at the door: $20 for adults, $18 for
seniors, $10 for children, $5 for students with valid college ID. Seating is on
a first-come, first-served basis.
Impact Makers: A New Business Model
Speaker: Rodney Willett, Impact Makers
7:00 p.m. Topping Room of Old Chapel (lecture)
Rodney Willett is Vice President, Business Strategy for Impact Makers, a Richmond-based
IT consulting firm. Impact Makers competes head-to-head for contracts in the highly
competitive professional services consulting world, with one critical difference:
“profits,” by corporate charter, go directly to its non-profit community partners.
A licensed Virginia attorney, Willett has more than 20 years of experience working
with government and commercial entities and helping to meet their management and
technology needs, including working for the global management consulting company
North Highland, and directing Virginia’s state government Internet portal (www.virginia.gov).
He is also on a number of local community boards and organizations.
This talk is part of Social Entrepreneurship Week and is co-sponsored by
R-MC’s Social Entrepreneurship Program, the economics/business and political science
departments, and the ethics minor.
Speaker: Martha Rollins, Boaz & Ruth
7:00 p.m. Topping Room of Old Chapel (lecture)
Martha Rollins is founder, CEO, and self-described “head cheerleader” for Boaz &
Ruth, a non-profit located in Richmond’s historic Highland Park neighborhood. Boaz
& Ruth helps some of the 200 people released from prison each week in the Richmond
area, spurs commercial rehabilitation in a crime-ridden neighborhood, and forms
healing cross-cultural bridges in the racially divided city. Today Boaz & Ruth
maintains a used- furniture store, a café and catering operation, a clothing thrift
shop, and moving and construction businesses, all to provide jobs and job training
for ex-convicts, revitalization for the neighborhood, and revenue to run the program.
A Carytown antiques dealer for decades, Rollins is a 2006 recipient of the Purpose
Prize, a $100,000 award from Civic Ventures for people in their 60s and beyond who
are tackling society’s toughest problems.
This talk is part of Social Entrepreneurship Week at R-MC, and is sponsored by R-MC’s
Social Entrepreneurship program.
Speaker: Raj Patel, Ph.D.
7:30 p.m., Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (lecture)
Raj Patel, controversial author, journalist and food policy expert, continuously
challenges our presumptions about the global food economy with his work both as
a policy analyst and activist. He has worked for some of the most prestigious international
organizations and protested against them, and constantly works to find ways to improve
the global food system.
His most recent book, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine
Democracy, has been hailed as a thought-provoking piece that deeply probes
the nation’s economic structure, explores the economy’s collapse, and paints a clear
picture of how achieving a fairer society and sustainable economy are possible.
He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle
for the World Food System, which discusses the growing worldwide food crisis
and what needs to be done to solve it.
The J. Earl Moreland Lecture on Asia brings a distinguished expert to the Randolph-Macon
campus for a public lecture. The purpose of the lecture is to create greater student
understanding and interest in Asian affairs through direct contact with distinguished
scholars and prominent professionals. The lecture series was established through
the generous donation of the late Dr. Lik Kiu Ding ’49 to commemorate Dr. J. Earl
Moreland, who served as president of R-MC from 1939-67.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
A question and answer period and book signing will follow the lecture.