NEWS & SCREENINGS
March 14 – Screening & Discussion at Utah Film Center Science Night
See Navajo Math Circles and participate in a post-film discussion with Dr. Hugo Rossi, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Utah, and Curtis Frazier, lecturer, Applied Science Technology and Education at Utah State University, Blanding Campus, on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The Utah Film Center event, presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library, will be held at The City Library, 210 E. 400 S. Salt Lake City.
March 4, 2017 – Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition
Navajo Math Circles screens at the Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition in Arivaca, Arizona, on Saturday, March 4, 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Mathematician Matthias Kawski of Arizona State University and film editor Asali Echols will participate in a Q&A following the screening. Admission is free.
February 22 and 25, 2017 – Two screenings at Sedona International Film Festival
Navajo Math Circles screens twice at the Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona -- Wednesday, February 22, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, February 25, at 3 p.m. Filmmaker George Csicsery and mathematician Matthias Kawski will be present at the Q&A sessions following the screenings, along with some Navajo students and parents appearing in the film.
For more information, see the festival guide and schedule (PDF).
February 6, 2017 – Free Evening Screening in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mathematician Tatiana Shubin will be present at the free screening of Navajo Math Circles on Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m., at Circle Cinema, 10 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma. A co-founder and co-director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles Project, Dr. Shubin will participate in a Q&A following the screening. The event is co-sponsored by Circle Cinema, the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle and the Tulsa Math Girls' Circle with support from the Flint Family Foundation. Visit the Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle site for more info.
February 1, 2017 – Free Evening Screening and Panel Discussion at Stanford
Stanford University Graduate School of Education presents a free, public screening and panel discussion of Navajo Math Circles on Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the CERAS 101 Learning Hall, 520 Galvez Mall, on campus. Panelists include Karen Biestman, associate dean and director of the Native American Cultural Center; Felicia Darling (Ph.D. '16), math education specialist, Monterey County Office of Education; film producer/director George Csicsery; mathematician Tatiana Shubin of San Jose State University; and Navajo-Hopi math teacher Duane Yazzie.
January 30, 2017 – Native America Calling Public Radio Features Navajo Math Circles
Native America Calling, a live call-in public radio program, asks the question: Can students love math? Tune in Monday, January 30, at 1 p.m. when several participants in the Navajo Nation Math Circles project will be featured, including Dr. Henry Fowler. Excerpts from Navajo Math Circles will be included.
December 10 and 11, 2016 – 40th Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Navajo Math Circles screens at the 40th Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market, presented by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary, on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, at 9 a.m. in the Community Center. [View the performers and film schedule (PDF).] The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is located at 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona. General admission is $10; museum members, $5; children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
November 16, 2016 – 19th Annual Native American Film & Video Festival of the Southeast
Navajo Math Circles was featured in the 19th Annual Native American Film & Video Festival of the Southeast, held in the Center of Excellence for Technology’s auditorium at Midlands Technical College’s Northeast Campus, Columbia, South Carolina. The film screened Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m.
November 9, 2016 – Screening at 2016 AISES National Conference
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s 2016 AISES National Conference (November 9-12) will include a movie night on Wednesday, November 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1301 Second Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN. Films will include Navajo Math Circles and Smoke Signals. Shirley Sneve of Vision Maker Media will attend the screening.
November 8, 2016 – 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival Screening
Navajo Math Circles will be featured as one of four films in Program 8 of the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival (November 4-11, 2016). The films will screen on Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day), from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at the AMC Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. The other films on the program include Bears Ears, The Marking of a Milestone, and Power Lines. Navajo Math Circles will be shown last.
October 22, 2016 – Navajo Math Circles Selected to Screen at 19th UNAFF
Navajo Math Circles screens at the 19th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:15 a.m., at the Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the festival runs from October 20 to 30, 2016, at Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco venues. View screening details. Filmmaker George Csicsery, mathematicians Tatiana Shubin and David Eisenbud, and Hopi-Navajo teacher Duane Yazzie will be present for a Q&A following the screening. Admission is free.
October 16, 2016 – Laughlin International Film Festival Screening
The 5th annual Laughlin International Film Festival (LIFF) (October 13-16) will screen Navajo Math Circles on Sunday, October 16, at 1 p.m., at the Laughlin Outlet Center, Theatre #3, 1955 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV. Visit the LIFF website for more information. Mathematician Matthias Kawski and Navajo professor Shawna Begay will attend the screening in person.
October 15, 2016 – SACNAS 2016 National Diversity in STEM Conference Screening
Navajo Math Circles screens at the SACNAS 2016 National Diversity in STEM Conference (October 13-15) in Long Beach, CA, on Saturday, October 15, at 6 p.m., Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Room 102A. The film’s editor Asali Echols and mathematician Joe Buhler, who appears in the film, will be present at the screening, which is included in the conference registration.
October 15, 2016 – Special Screening During Saturday Night Films at the Bluff Arts Festival
Navajo Math Circles screens October 15, 2016, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Bluff Arts Festival Saturday Night Film Festival in Bluff, Utah, with other indigenous films. The screening is at the Bluff Community Center, 190 N. Third Street East, Bluff, Utah. A $5 admission includes refreshments; students 17 years and under are free. Meet filmmaker George Csicsery and mathematicians Henry Fowler, Tatiana Shubin, Bob Klein and Hugo Rossi, along with Navajo students and their families. See the festival’s Facebook page for more information about events (October 14 to 16).
September 12, 2016 – Navajo Math Circles Premieres on PBS During Spotlight Education Week
Navajo Math Circles premieres on PBS during Spotlight Education Week, a special week of programming starting September 12 that examines the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system. View the Navajo Math Circles page on the PBS website featuring film trailers and photos. The film will re-broadcast on PBS channels over the following three years. (Check local PBS listings to find out when the film will be aired; some screenings will be later.)
August 10, 2016 – Special, Free Screening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Navajo Math Circles screens August 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., as part of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival, a program of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver American Indian Commission. The free, public screening will be in the museum's Gates Planetarium, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver. Please use the Will Call entrance on the north side of the museum. (See the museum's Facebook page for more information.)
June 25, 2016 - Canadian Math Society Summer Meeting Screening
Navajo Nation Math Circles co-founder and co-director Tatiana Shubin, mathematics professor at San José State University, will be one of the plenary speakers during the 2016 Canadian Math Society Summer Meeting in Edmonton, AB, on Saturday, June 25, 3:30 p.m., at the University of Alberta. Dr. Shubin will screen Navajo Math Circles and discuss the goals and positive outcomes of the project.
June 7, 2016 - National Museum of Mathematics Screening
The National Museum of Mathematics in New York City will screen Navajo Math Circles on Tuesday, June 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dr. Tatiana Shubin of San Jose State University, co-founder and co-director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles (NNMC) project, Dr. Robert Klein of Ohio University and co-director of NNMC, film producer/ director George Csicsery and six Navajo Math Circles students will be present for a Q&A following the screening. Register here for the screening. For more information, call 212-542-0566.
April 30, 2016 - Arizona International Film Festival Screening
The 25th Arizona International Film Festival will screen Navajo Math Circles on Saturday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m. at The Screening Room, 127 East Congress, in downtown Tucson. A Q&A will follow with producer/director George Csicsery, mathematician Matthias Kawski, and Navajo cast members.
April 28, 2016 – Screening of Navajo Math Circles at Stanford University Campus
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and the Stanford Math Circle will sponsor a free, public screening of Navajo Math Circles at Stanford University on Thurs., April 28, at 7:30 p.m. Mathematician Tatiana Shubin and filmmaker George Csicsery will be present. The film will be screened in Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, on the Stanford campus. For directions, visit Stanford's website. Parking permits are not required in "A" and "C" parking spaces in the evening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 20, 2016 – Evening Screening at the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley
Navajo Math Circles will be screened at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Theater, 2966 College Avenue (at Ashby), Berkeley, California, on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. MSRI Director David Eisenbud, Tatiana Shubin, and filmmaker George Csicsery will be present.
General Admission, $11.50; seniors and children, $9; students with valid ID, $9.
April 16, 2016 – Saturday Cinema at the Exploratorium, San Francisco
Navajo Math Circles will screen at the Exploratorium Saturday Cinema program on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in the Kanbar Forum. With San Jose State University Mathematician and Navajo Math Circles Director Tatiana Shubin and filmmaker George Csicsery in person.
$10 general admission. Free for members of the Exploratorium and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Archimedes Society members) with a reservation. Ticket is for the screening only; the museum requires separate admission.
Members must reserve a ticket online or by calling the Reservations office at (415) 528-4646. (More information at exploratorium.edu/calendar.)
April 6, 2016 – Special Screening at Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, Arizona
Navajo Math Circles will screen at The Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona, on April 6 at 9:45 a.m. Many participants in the film will be present for a discussion following the screening, including Dr. Henry Fowler, Tatiana Shubin, and director George Csicsery.
April 3, 2016 – Screening of Navajo Math Circles at the Museum of Northern Arizona
The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) will screen Navajo Math Circles, on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. in the museum’s Branigar Hall, in Flagstaff, Arizona. The event is included with museum admission. With Dr. Henry Fowler of Diné College and filmmaker George Csicsery in person.
April 2, 2016 – One Nation Film Festival Screening in Colorado Springs
Navajo Math Circles will be screened at the One Nation Film Festival on Saturday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. in the Cornerstone Celeste Theater of the Edith Kenney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The festival focuses on Native American and global indigenous issues. Representatives from the film will be present for the screening.
April 1, 2016 – Free Screening at Arizona State University Math Day
Navajo Math Circles will be screened at 1:30 p.m. as part of ASU Math Day, an outreach event for motivated high school students from across Arizona, at Arizona State University, Tempe, PSF166 (Bateman Physical Sciences Center F-wing). Admission is free.
March 31, 2016 - Free Public Screening at UC San Diego’s Calit2 Auditorium
UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute and its Information and Theory and Applications Center (ITA) will host a public screening of Navajo Math Circles at Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, on Thursday, March 31, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. With filmmaker George Csicsery, mathematician Joseph Buhler, CREATE director Mica Pollock, and Crystal Ben (UCSD grad student of Navajo heritage) in person. Admission is free.
March 12, 2016 - Navajo Math Circles Featured at Vision Maker Film Festival in Nebraska
Navajo Math Circles will screen at the Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival (March 11-13, 2016), at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday, March 12, at 4 p.m. Director George Csicsery will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
March 8, 2016 – Free Public Screening in Athens, Ohio
Navajo Math Circles screens at Athena Cinema on March 8 at 7 p.m. Dr. Bob Klein, Ohio University mathematics professor and co-director of Navajo Nation Math Circles, will be present. Admission is free.
January 25, 2016 - University of Utah's Work to Enhance STEM education
The University of Utah Center for Science and Mathematics Education, which has worked to enhance STEM education in the Navajo Nation since 2010, features Navajo Math Circles on its website.
January 6, 2016 - World Premiere Screening at 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle
Navajo Math Circles will be screened at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle.
6:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m.
Ballroom 6BC, Washington State Convention Center
AMS-MAA Special Film Presentation
October 31, 2015 - Preview of Clips at Celebration of Mind, hosted by MSRI
Director George Csicsery offers a special preview of clips from the film at Celebration of Mind, hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley on Saturday, October 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. See more details about this wonderful all-day event for ages 8 and up.
November 17, 2014 - Navajo Nation Sheep Problem in the New York Times Numberplay Column
The Navajo Sheep Problem was featured today in the New York Times' Numberplay Column. The Sheep Problem is one of the problems and activities collected by Dave Auckly, Ph.D., of Kansas State University for the Navajo Nation Math Circle Project. See if you can figure it out!