All free unless otherwise noted
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Film: The OP hosts the Backcountry Film Festival, celebrating the fun and beauty of winter through seven short films. Tickets are free with Whitman ID or $5 without, and a portion of the proceeds will support the Wallowa Avalanche Center in Joseph, Ore. 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30.
Lecture: “Renaissance or Meltdown? The Economics of Nuclear Power After Fukushima.” A lecture by Charles F Mason of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy. Mason is an internationally known scholar and author of more than 50 publications. He specializes in environmental and resource economics. 7 p.m. in Olin 130. Reception to follow.
Symposium: "Entrepreneurship and a Whitman Education." The Student Engagement Center hosts a panel designed to bring together successful alumni from around the country to discuss how their Whitman education served as an important foundation for building their organizations. Sproxil CEO Ashifi Gogo '05 offers the keynote address, and students David McGaughey '13 and Sarah Cronk '15 serve as moderators. 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.
Lecture: “Wealth and Equality: Modern America, the Gilded Age, and the Purpose of an Economy.” Richard White, Margaret Byrne Chair of History at Stanford University, presents the Mary L. Bierman Lecture on the History of the American West. White is the author of several historical volumes including Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. 7 p.m. in Olin 130.
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.
Workshop: “If I Build [My Social Network], Will They Come? Job Hunting Using Social Media.” A workshop on social media and the job market with alumni association members Mary Deming Barber ’78 and Kirsten Adams Gable ’01. 2 p.m. in Reid Campus Center Room G02.
Global Studies Symposium: “Food in Global Perspectives.” Keynote speakers include David Kessler, the former commissioner of the USFDA; Peter Rosset, a professor at the Advanced Studies Institute of the Southern Frontier; and Jon Rubin, artist and associate professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. 1 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Storyteller: The Intercultural Center Storyteller Series presents Kathya Alexander, a writer, actor, poet, playwright and teaching artist. She will perform “With Hope and With Morning: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement” as the third installment of the series. Reception to follow. 7 p.m. in the Glover Alston Center.
Lecture: “Beyond the Border: Canada/U.S. Relations.” A talk by Denis Stevens, Consul General of Canada. Stevens is Canada’s senior representative in the Pacific Northwest, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2010. He has served with the Canadian government for 17 years. 7:30 p.m. in Young Ballroom B, Reid Campus Center.
Lecture: “From China to Apple: How a Liberal Arts Grad Can Thrive in Silicon Valley.” A discussion with Jason Copeland ’94, Group Product Manager at Apple. Copeland, a graduate of Harvard Business School who has lived and worked in China, will share his thoughts on careers, work-life balance and how a liberal arts grad can thrive in Silicon Valley. 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.