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5400 Club for August


Aug. 7No Program


Aug. 14 – Dr. Nelly G. Kupper (virtual), Professor of French and Russian, Northern Michigan University, “Russian Culture through the Arts.”

Dr. Kupper will examine various arts like music, folk and classical, as well as dance folk and ballet that have shaped and represent Russian culture and its people.

She is a generalist in French literature with a second specialty in Russian literature.  Her research has involved examining literature in conjunction with other disciplines.

Some of her other research involved examining literature in combination with visual art, as with the paintings of Georges Seurat.

Her most recent interests, however, focus on the intersection of neuroscience and fiction. This topic appears in her published article in Orbis Litterarum, and is discussed more extensively in her recently published book, “Gaze, Memory, and Gender in Narrative from Ancient to Modern,” Peter Lang Publishing.

Dr. Kupper was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Moscow State University, Summer Program for Faculty of Russian.

Aug. 21 –  Todd Schall-Vess  (in-person)

“Flicks- The Picture On The Big Screen.” He will discuss how did we get from Nickelodeons to here? And what’s next? A capsule look at the movie industry over the last 135 years.

Aug. 28 – Heidi Barshinger  (in-person), Henrico County Circuit Court Clerk, “Probate and Estate Administration.”

In her presentation, she will unravel some of the mysteries around Probate. Heidi will present an overview and answer questions such as: “is Probate always required?” or “what happens if you don’t have a will?” or “are there costs involved with Probating an estate?”

The session is designed to be interactive—your questions are welcome. Heidi has served as the Henrico Clerk of Court since 2016.  Prior to that, she worked as a criminal defense attorney, guardian ad litem, and a contract attorney for UNFI for 4 years.

She began her career as a prosecutor for the first 25 years.

For more information, contact Shari Menlowe-Barck at (804) 545-8611 or sbarck@weinsteinjcc.org