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Dance: “Concerto of Dance.” An evening of artistic collaborations with beautiful dance, breathtaking music and thought-provoking movement by two difference dance companies, the Performing Company and Coriolis Dance Collective. Choreography by Idalee Hutson-Fish. Tickets available at Earthlight Books or at the door; $20 general, $15 for students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. in Cordiner Hall.
Lecture: “Beyond Rio+20: Combating Environmental Crises Through Education and Action.” A talk by alumna Kim Smith '90, who teaches sociology at Portland Community College and specializes in environmental sociology and social movements. She discusses actions being taken around the world to combat climate change and how Whitman can join in this larger mission to foster healthy green economies, ecosystems and communities. 7 p.m. in Olin 157.
Film: “Trouble the Water.” Director Carl Deal screens this powerful documentary that takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen, incorporating home video footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th Ward. From the producers of “Fahrenheit 911” and “Bowling for Columbine.” Part of Whitman’s Cinema Arts Series. 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.
Lecture: “From Chimel to Nobel: The Story of a Maya Woman.” A talk by Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum, a Guatemalan indigenous K'iche' woman who has fought for justice and defended victims of discrimination and racism both in her home country and around the world. She will discuss race and ethnic relations, gender studies, social change and human rights. A simultaneous translation of her lecture will be provided in English. 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall.
Lecture: “UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka: Unfolding the Multi-faceted Personality of an Island Civilization.” A talk by Sudharshan Seneviratne, this year’s Edwin F. Arnold Visiting Professor of South Asian Archaeology at Whitman. He has held academic and diplomatic posts in Sri Lanka since the 1980s and is an archaeological consultant to several countries. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 245.
Lecture: “Imaging the Biology of Cancer.” A talk by Janet Eary, M.D., professor of radiology and orthopedics and director of the Molecular Imaging Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine. A leader in the development of positron emission tomography for cancer diagnosis and assessment of cancer therapies, she will discuss the development of imaging technology in oncology. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by Mat Johnson, author of the novels “Pym,” “Drop” and “Hunting in Harlem”; the nonfiction novella “The Great Negro Plot”; and the comic books “Incognegro” and “Dark Rain.” He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.
Lecture: “Poor Richard’s iPad: The Return of American Journalism to its Roots.” Terry Tang, deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times and this year’s Hosokawa Journalism Lecturer, discusses how blogging, tweeting and Facebooking fit into our press traditions – and also changes them. 7 p.m. in Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.
Lecture: “Nanoscience and the Future of the Global Carbon Cycle.” Professor A. Paul Alivisatos of the University of California, Berkeley, presents the Brode Lecture. His talk will provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts that underlie the emerging field of nanoscience and illustrate their impact on future energy technologies. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130. Reception with hot beverages and dessert to follow.