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Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow comes to RU

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Stuart Diamond

Musician and composer Stuart Diamond will join the Radford University faculty for a residency as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow (WWVF) from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21.

Diamond has composed over 100 works in a plethora of styles such as symphonic and chamber music, theater, dance, film and video. His ensemble, Electric Diamond, has been performing continuously since 1977, specializing in live classical electronic music concerts, with a repertoire covering a wide spectrum of music, from the Medieval to Baroque, and Romantic to Native American.

For more than 35 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other nonacademic professionals to campuses throughout the U.S. for week-long residential programs to explore and consider new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.

Diamond will spend the week of his residency interacting with RU faculty and students in pursuit of further understand the role of the arts in society.

As part of the WWVF week, there will public screenings and panel discussions of two Charlie Chaplin films, Modern Times and City Lights. Diamond will serve on a panel with several RU faculty members following each of these screenings discussing some of the intersections of arts, technology and society as seen through these films. 

"Chaplin was a highly recognized writer, actor, performer, businessman and political activist. A new media mogul of his day, but also mired in scandal - political and personal," Diamond said.

Diamond's residency and the WWVF week events are sponsored by Office of the Provost and the Scholar-Citizen Initiative.

For more information or to discuss scheduling Diamond, faculty can contact Tim Filbert in the Office of Community Engagement at tfilbert@radford.edu or (540) 831-6529.

Mar 4, 2014