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Lecture: “The Great Migration from a Demographic Perspective: How and Why the Diaspora Occurred.” Professor Stewart Tolnay of the University of Washington explores 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: “Election 2012: The American Political Landscape.” 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 sponsored 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. This year’s speakers include Aya Hamilton, Northwest region head for private wealth management at Goldman Sachs; Fidelma McGinn, vice president of philanthropic services at The Seattle Foundation; and Deborah Streeter ’85, board president of iLeap and president of The Hans & Elizabeth Wolf Foundation. 4 p.m. in Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center. For more information, click here.
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.
Sixth Annual Gender Studies Roundtable: “Theory, Practice, Praxis: Gender Studies and Activism.” Participants in this year’s Gender Studies Roundtable include Julie M. Bacon, an activist and doctoral student in environmental studies at the University of Oregon; Karma R. Chávez, professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison and member of Against Equality; Rabab El-Mahdi, Egyptian opposition member and professor at the American university in Cairo; and Patrick J. Lemon, co-founder of Men Can Stop Rape. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130. For more information, click here.
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.
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