All free unless otherwise noted
Lecture: “An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson.” Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Whitman’s 2012 Summer Read Program selection The Warmth of Other Suns discusses the Great Migration, social justice and urban affairs. 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall. For more information, click here.
Slideshow: Brien Sheedy, director of the Outdoor Program, presents a slideshow of his 2011 expedition to Tibet. The video presentation will be followed by a Q&A with Sheedy. 7 p.m. in Olin 130. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “Inside the Gender Jihad: Voices of Gender Reform from Within.” Amina Wadud, author and scholar of Islam, presents an analysis of gender as a category of thought in Islamic intellectual history. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Lecture: “Death and Sacrifice at Midnight Terror Cave.” Anthropologist James Brady of California State University, Los Angeles, explores the sub-discipline of Mesoamerican Cave Archaeology and the role of ideology in complex societies. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 157.
Music: The Fridays at Four Recital Series presents “Stories and Songs,” a faculty recital with Michael Simon and guest artist Eric Stepanian. 4 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Music: “From Delta Blues to Chicago Blues – The Great Migration of American Music.” Legendary blues musician Mac Arnold offers a masterclass on Southern blues music. Arnold will address the significant cultural shift in music which occurred during the Great Migration. Moderated by Doug Scarborough. This event is part of the 2012 Summer Read Program. 7 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “Consuming Embryos in China.” Lynn Morgan, Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College, explores the history of fetal politics and reproductive rights. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Music: The Fridays at Four Recital Series presents guest artist Michael Partington, classical guitar. 4 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Music: The music department presents a violin recital by Josh Melander ’14. 7:30 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall.
Lecture: “What it Means – The 2012 Election and the Future of America.” New York Times political analyst and bestselling author David Brooks presents the first lecture in a two-part political speaker series hosted by the Office of the President. Moderated by Shampa Biswas. 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall. For more information, click here.
Special event: The politics department hosts a live streaming of the U.S. presidential debate, which covers issues of domestic and foreign policy. Followed by a town hall discussion moderated by Susanne Beechey. 6 p.m. in Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center. For more information, click here.
Film: “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts.” Whitman alumna Annie Howell ’90 screens her 2011 film about motherhood and coming of age in the internet era. Part of the film and media studies program’s Cinema Arts Series. 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Thursday 10/18 - Sunday 10/21
Theatre: “Noises Off.” HJT presents this comic masterpiece about a mediocre touring company staging a terrible new farce and making a hilarious mess of it. Tickets available Oct. 5. For more information, click here.
Lecture: Frank Costigliola, U.S. foreign relations expert and professor of 20th century American history at the University of Connecticut presents this year’s Skotheim Endowed Lecture. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Music: The Fridays at Four Recital Series presents a faculty recital with Amy Dodds, violin, and Jackie Wood, piano. 4 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall.
Music: The music department presents a sampler concert with the Whitman chorale and chamber singers, directed by Jeremy Mims; orchestra, directed by Paul Luongo; wind ensemble, directed by Gary Gemberling; and jazz band, directed by Doug Scarborough. 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall.
Lecture: “The Great Migration from a Demographic Perspective.” Professor Stewart Tolnay of the University of Washington will explore the causes of the Great Migration from a demographic perspective, examining the characteristics of migrants and their impact on northern and western U.S. cities. This event is part of the 2012 Summer Read Program. 7 p.m. in Olin 130. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “An Evening with Ray Suarez.” Award-winning journalist and political commentator Ray Suarez presents his perspective on the 2012 presidential election. Suarez is the senior correspondent for The NewsHour on PBS. This is the second lecture in a two-part political speaker series hosted by the Office of the President. Moderated by Paul Apostolidis. 5 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. For more information, click here.
Women in Leadership Symposium: Noted Seattle philanthropist and former Whitman trustee Colleen Willoughby ’55 hosts an annual gathering of women leaders in various professional fields. 4 p.m. in Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.'
Lecture: “Nuclear Energy – Leading the Way or a Legacy Left Behind?” Dr. Frances Smith of the Radiochemical Science and Engineering Group of the Energy and Environmental Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Labs presents a talk on nuclear energy. 8 p.m. in Brattain Auditorium.
VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by poet and editor Brenda Shaughnessy, whose book was a finalist for the 2008 NBCC Award. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Music: The Fridays at Four Recital Series presents a faculty recital with Melissa Loehnig and Jeremy Mims. 4 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall.
Music: The music department presents the Fall Composers Concert, where composition students present their work. 7:30 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall.
Lecture: “Euripides’ Bacchae as Dramatic Hymn.” Professor Mark L. Damen of Utah State University explores the narrative structure of The Bacchae, an ancient Greek tragedy based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.