All free unless otherwise noted
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VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Johanna Stoberock, novelist and adjunct assistant professor of English. Stoberock is the author of “City of Ghosts” (W.W. Norton) and has been published in Copper Nickel, Eclipse, The Wilson Quarterly, Seattle Weekly and The Seattle Times. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “The Pigeon and the Grid: Animal Locomotion, Comparative Biology and the Genesis of Ecological Consciousness.” John Ott presents a tale of Gilded Age Philadelphia in eight acts concerning stop-motion photography, corpuscles, the carnivore house, trichinosis, hippophagy, chickens scared by a torpedo, a veterinarian in a pelvis cloth, a kangaroo with a bloody nose, etc. 7 p.m. in Olin 157.
Lecture: “How to Make Money Then Give It Away.” Trustee Bill Way ’80 presents the Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture. Way is a former partner at Accenture and a part time pro bono executive, board member and C.O.O. with MicroCredit Enterprises. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre. Reception to follow in Hunter Foyer. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “Astronomy, Space and Time in Medieval Churches.” A talk by history professor emeritus Stephen McCluskey of West Virginia University. Part of a series of lectures sponsored by the department of anthropology for the Archaeological Institute of America. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 157. For more information, click here.
Thursday, 2/7 to Sunday 2/10
Theatre: Annual One-Act Play Contest. HJT presents a Whitman tradition in which students submit original scripts and the top three are selected for production. The audience is the judge. Tickets available Jan. 25. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey.” A talk by Spencer Wells, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor at Cornell University. He leads The Genographic Project, which is collecting and analyzing hundreds of thousands of human DNA samples in order to learn more about how our ancestors populated the planet. 7:30 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Heather McHugh, a MacArthur Fellow, essayist and former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She is the author of multiple poetry and essay collections and has edited two anthologies. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “Building a Movement to End Poverty: An Evening With 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential Nominee Cheri Honkala.” A talk by anti-poverty activist and former Green Party running mate Cheri Honkala. She offers an insider’s look at leading a poor people’s social movement and discusses practical, impactful ways to create social change and battle poverty. 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. For more information, click here.
Wednesday, 2/27 to Sunday 3/3
Theatre: “The Tempest.” HJT presents Shakespeare’s classic play, a magical tale of romance, political intrigue and drunken louts. Prospero, after being trapped on an island by his power-hungry brother, finally gets a chance for revenge when a ship carrying his brother passes by on its way to Naples. An enchanted tale filled with humor, romance and adventure. Tickets available Feb. 15. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “Digital Return: Cultural Heritage and the Ethics of Cultivating Indigenous Knowledge.” A talk by Kimberly Christen, associate professor of critical culture, gender and race studies at Washington State University. Dr. Christen’s academic research focuses on the intersection of digital technologies, archival practices, cultural heritage movements and intellectual property rights within indigenous communities and the global commons. 7 p.m. in Olin 130.