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Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for all events held at Drew University are general admission.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

All events are held in the Concert Hall of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted. You may reach the Concert Hall box office at drew.edu/boxoffice or 973-408-3176.

Lectures, panels and workshops covering a wide range of topics in history, pop culture, literature and education.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Students, faculty and theatre professionals showcase their talents in an eclectic mix of modern performances.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students, unless otherwise indicated. For ticket reservations, email keanboxoffice@drew.edu. Questions? Call Drew’s box office at 973-408-3030.

Visual Arts

All visual art exhibits are held at the Korn Gallery of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m., select weekends and by appointment. For information, visit drew.edu/korngallery or call 973-408-3758.

Writers@Drew events are co-sponsored by the Casement Fund and the English Department and are always free.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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March 2020
Free

Dr. Hasia Diner: America and its Jews in the 1930s

March 11 @ 7:00 pm
Rainis Auditorium, College of St. Elizabeth,
2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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The United States during the 1930s, as Nazism came to power in Germany and spread to Central Europe, itself was the scene of heightened action and talk against “the Jews.” Who were the Americans who joined in this chorus, some of which extolled Hitler and what motivated them? Did they actually represent a real threat? This talk explores 1930s America and the ways some Americans pinned the blame for their unease and distress on Jews, those at home and those…

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$60

CMS “Young Musicians” Recitals

March 12 @ 2:15 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert presented by Drew University Since 2006, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been a residency partner with Drew University, bringing distinguished classical artists to the Concert Hall at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts. This partnership is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation. Single tickets are $60. Groups of 10 are $50 each. A limited number of educational tickets are available for…

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$20

19th Annual Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: Assembling Futures: Economy, Ecology, and Democracy

March 13 - March 15
Drew University,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
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$20, Free to Drew students, faculty and alumni. The Drew University Graduate Division of Religion is pleased to announce its 19th Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium to be held on March 14th and 15th, and corresponding Graduate Student Symposium on March 13th, 2020. The conversations will be centered around our conference theme: Assembling Futures: Economy, Ecology, Democracy. What is the relationship of religion to economy, ecology, and democracy? In our fraught moment, what critical questions about democratic processes, ecosystems, and economic structures…

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Music at Noon

March 13 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by the Drew Music Department Take a midday break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction class.

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Opera’s Ultimate Odd Couple

March 15 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Two operatic legends come together for the first time as Wagner’s monumental drama meets the tragic pathos of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present these two magnificent operatic staples—an unlikely couple united by the tragedy and trauma of forbidden love.

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$80

Google Certification (Level 1) and Google Applications for the Classroom

March 18 @ 4:30 am - 8:30 pm
Drew University,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Drew University Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | via Zoom DrewTEACH Series Both dates $80 total Through this two-part course, teachers will earn their Google Educator Certification and participate in a follow-up session focused on using Google apps in the classroom or field. Designed for K-12 educators in all content areas. Learn more at drewTEACH.org/workshops and register here.

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Free

Generations of the Holocaust: Myths and Realities

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Mead Hall – Founders Room,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Dr. Eva Fogelman is a psychologist in private practice in New York City. She is the author and co-producer of the award-winning Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust (PBS, 1984) and the Pulitzer-Prize nominee of Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. Dr. Fogelman is the founding director of the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers (currently Jewish Foundation for the Righteous) and co-director of Psychotherapy with Generations of the Holocaust and Related Traumas at the Training…

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Free

Jamfest

March 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by 36 Madison Avenue The Drew a cappella groups present their first concert of the semester. Hosted by 36 Madison Avenue, “Mad Ave” is proud to be Drew’s only all-male group. Formed around 1987 by four guys in a dormitory bathroom, 36 Madison Avenue was Drew University’s first a cappella group.  Look for 36 Madison Avenue’s upcoming 8th album that they began recording last year!

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Transcendence

March 21 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

Brahms in his most introspective mood, and Stravinsky nodding to the Classical style, lead to Messiaen’s mesmerizing, mystical depiction of the apocalypse, amid bird calls, the sound of seven trumpets and a final, hypnotic affirmation of immortality.

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Free

Arts for All Piano

March 22 @ 2:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Sponsored by Arts for All Inc. Presented by Drew University

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Free

Documenting the Second Generation: Daughters of Holocaust Survivors

March 25 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Aliza Augustine is an artist whose fine art narrative photography confronts the Holocaust, feminism, genocide, gender, and race. In this talk, she will explore her current project, which continues the memory of the Holocaust by combining new portraits of the children of survivors (the second generation) with vintage photos of their family and backgrounds set in Europe. Her website is http://alizaaugustine.com. This talk is part #2 of this year’s three-part study seminar devoted to exploring the second generation. Dorothy Young…

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$80

Google Certification (Level 1) and Google Applications for the Classroom

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
via Zoom

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Drew University Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | via Zoom DrewTEACH Series Both dates $80 total Through this two-part course, teachers will earn their Google Educator Certification and participate in a follow-up session focused on using Google apps in the classroom or field. Designed for K-12 educators in all content areas. Learn more at drewTEACH.org/workshops and register here.

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$125

Social-Emotional Learning Seminar

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drew University,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
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DrewTEACH Series In this one day, fac-to-face seminar, we will examine both the tenets of restorative justice and teaching tolerance management styles. This seminar will be interactive and teachers will leave with an actionable toolkit. PK-12 teachers welcome! Lunch included. Learn more at drewTEACH.org/workshops and register here.

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Free

TedX Drew University

March 28 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by TedXDrewUniversity TEDxDrewUniversity is an independently organized TED event that welcomes people from a broad range of disciplines to share ideas worth spreading. At this event, TEDxDrewUniversity will present a forum for fostering curiosity, excitement and conversations that matter. Tickets available at tedxdrewuniversity.com.

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April 2020
Free

Uncovering My Family’s History in the Holocaust

April 1 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Barbara Gilford, who is currently finishing a hybrid memoir about her family’s history in the Holocaust, is a former educator, social worker, and freelance writer for the New York Times. In this talk, she will discuss the process of researching the relationship between her father, who survived, and his mother, who perished in Auschwitz. She will be joined by Kerstin White, who helped translate documents and letters. This talk is part #3 of this year’s three-part study seminar devoted to…

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Free

Drew’s Got Talent

April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by Drew University

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40*

Contrasts

April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

Amy Yang, Piano | A da Camera concert presented by Drew University, pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m.

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Emma Cline

April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Drew Library – Kean Reading Room,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

Emma Cline is the author of The Girls and the winner of the Plimpton Prize. Her story collection Daddy will be published in 2020. The Girls was an international bestseller, and was a finalist for a National Book Critic’s Circle Award, the First Novel Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. In 2017, Cline was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Her short stories and essays have appeared in…

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$35

Digital Argument as Activism and Sustaining Practice

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
via Zoom

DrewTEACH Series This session considers various digital spaces and their potential for youth activism. Our inquiry will begin outside of school, examining the ways that youth participate in impactful, extracurricular digital argument. Inspired by these models, we will collaborate to develop classroom instruction that sustains the digital potential of youth. Learn more at drewTEACH.org/workshops and register here.

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$35

It Takes a Village to Mend a Village: Reimagining Service Learning

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
via Zoom

DrewTEACH Series Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon, co-founders of Erase the Space, engage students from disparate backgrounds in a yearlong learning experience that encourages democratic discourse. We will discuss how our project evolved over four years and how it differs from similar models that may unintentionally reinforce negative stereotypes. We will candidly share some specific examples of how our work has been misinterpreted and could have caused serious harm to our students. Finally, we will help teachers make small shifts…

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Last Class Jam

April 17 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by All of the Above.

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Free

Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Concert

April 18 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by the Drew Music Department Jill Spurr Titus graduated from Drew University in 1989 with a double major in music and psychology. She was enrolled as a graduate student at Lesley College in the Creative Arts Therapy Program when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident.  It is the wish and hope of the Music Department, together with Jill’s parents, who have made this scholarship possible, that the memory of Jill and her remarkable spirit may continue here…

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Free

Chinese American Cultural Association

April 19 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Sponsored by Chinese American Cultural. Presented by Drew University.

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Free

Surviving the Holocaust as a Hidden Child in Hungary

April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Mead Hall – Founders Room,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This talk by Judith Bihaly is in commemoration Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Her mother survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen because she was a well-known tailor, but her father died on a death march. Judith Bihaly was among the earliest groups of children to arrive in Israel after the end of WWII. She also had a twin brother who survived while being hidden in a juvenile detention center. She has been featured in the documentary Remember Us: The Hungarian Hidden Children…

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Free

Drew Orchestra Concert

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Michael Avagliano, Conductor Presented by Drew University Music Department Orchestra members are musicians from the community and Drew students from all majors and departments who share a common love of music.

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Free

Jurgen Moltmann: The Spirit of Truth

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seminary Hall – Craig Chapel

Jurgen Moltmann, the leading theologian of our day, came to international fame with his book Theology of Hope in 1967. As an emeritus professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Tubingen, Germany, he has written over 40 books, many of them classics of their field, yet the majority widely readable. Moltmann was an early contributor to a political theology of liberation. His next major work, The Crucified God, envisions divinity not controlling history but suffering with the poor, the…

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$35

Creating Online Communities: Fostering Understanding of Ethics and Digital Citizenship

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
via Zoom

DrewTEACH Series Understanding the rights and responsibilities of being a digital citizen is a requirement for students participating in online communities.  This workshop will aid teachers in how to build and promote digital etiquette in an online learning environment with the goal of encouraging positive, constructive, and participatory student interaction. Learn more at drewTEACH.org/workshops and register here.

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Free

Drew Composer’s Concert

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by Drew University Music Department The concert features new chamber music works inspired by Drew Senior Studio Art students.

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Music at Noon

April 24 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by the Drew Music Department Take a midday break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction class.

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$5

Drew University Chorale and Choral Union Concert

April 25 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Matt Webb, Conductor Presented by Drew University Music Department $5 general admission, free for Drew students The Drew University Chorale and Choral Union join forces in celebration of music.

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Free

Drew Flute Ensemble

April 26 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Elise Carter, Conductor Presented by Drew University Music Department The Flute Ensemble combines the talents of both students and community members. This concert features works from a variety of composers.

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Free

Drew Jazz Ensemble

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Jim Saltzman, Director Presented by Drew University Music Department The jazz ensemble includes the dedicated and experienced student musicians who focus on repertoire from the swing, bebop, and hard bop eras.

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Free

Encouraging Racial Respect Through Holocaust Music: An Educational Workshop

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ehinger Center, Crawford Hall

Dr. Tamara Freeman will be facilitating a 3-hour workshop on the Holocaust and music. Children caught in the fascist grip of the Holocaust created music and lyrics to help them cope with unspeakable hardships in the ghettos and concentration camps. Archival Holocaust music can encourage students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides because hearing history through a child’s perspective brings alive the culture, voices and feelings of Hitler’s most vulnerable victims. Dr. Freeman is a violist, ethnomusicologist, and…

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May 2020

Morris Music Men

May 3 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Presented by Morris Music Men The Morris Music Men are an award-winning a cappella choral group made up of over 50 members ranging in age from 19 to 91, all with an irresistible urge to sing and “Make People Happy!”  As Morris County’s representative in the Barbershop Harmony Society, they’re the fastest growing chapter in the Mid-Atlantic Region and were named the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Northeast Division AA Champions for 2017. Their wide-ranging repertoire features America’s most popular music, from…

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New Jersey Festival Orchestra Season Finale: Russian Nights

May 31 @ 8:00 pm

The Slavic influence in music, whether full-blooded Russian or Central European in nature, has captivated audiences with its brooding, vivid romanticism. From the roaring Moldau River to the seductive mystique of Scheherazade herself, Slavic music lends itself to stories, simply because it’s so evocative. Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson joins New Jersey Festival Orchestra to present the thrilling centerpiece of the program: Rachmaninoff’s unassailable epic Concerto No. 2., surely one of the most powerful works in the entire piano repertoire.

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June 2020

ResMed 2020: Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry and Biology in Drug Discovery

June 7 - June 12
Hyatt Regency Morristown,
3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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ResMed is a graduate level course designed for chemists and biologists interested in broadening their understanding of the fundamental principles of drug discovery research and pre-clinical development. Scientists from related disciplines would also gain a clearer appreciation for the processes and methods important to drug discovery through clinical development. Learn more and register.

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