109th Convocation gets Conn’s academic year off to a sharp start
September is filled with cultural events and lectures at Connecticut College. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.
The schedule of events is:
- Sept. 14, Latino Heritage Month Convocation 2009, "Telling Our Stories, Sharing Our Lives," 7 p.m., 1941 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams. This event, which begins a month-long celebration of Latino heritage, will feature guest speaker Jorge Vega, a 1997 Connecticut College graduate and accomplished writer, educator and public speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel, "Gunplay."
- Sept. 15, "Biomimetic Catalysis in Organic Synthesis," a Chemistry Department lecture by Scott Miller, the Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, 4:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium, Hale Laboratory. For more information, visit http://aspen.conncoll.edu/news/5503.cfm.
- Sept. 16, Art Department Fall Faculty Exhibition Gallery Talk and Reception, 4 p.m., Cummings Arts Center. Featured artist Professor Ted Hendrickson will speak about "At Home And Abroad," which features photography from his Irish Triptych Landscape and From the Porch series. For more information, visit http://aspen.conncoll.edu/news/5484.cfm.
- Sept. 17, "What to Eat: Personal Responsibility vs. Social Responsibility," a lecture by nationally recognized nutritionist Marion Nestle, 7:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University, will speak about the intersection of government policy and personal responsibility in nutrition. This is an annual lecture sponsored by the Sound Lab Foundation.
- Sept. 18, String Quintet Concert, 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Featuring Adjunct Assistant Professor Anthea Kreston and guest artist Theodore Arm on violin, Adjunct Assistant Professor Jason Duckles on cello, guest artist Joseph Gottesman on viola and Adjunct Professor Mark McCormick on bass. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors and free for Connecticut College students.
- Sept. 21, Nohgaku Performance, featuring members of the Kasyu-jyuku demonstrating this traditional Japanese performance art, 4:15 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. For more information, visit http://aspen.conncoll.edu/camelweb/index.cfm?fuseaction=ccnews&id=5520.
- Sept. 22, "Sea Spray from a Molecular Point of View," a Chemistry Department lecture by Ephraim Woods III, assistant professor of chemistry at Colgate University, 4:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium, Hale Laboratory. For more information, visit http://aspen.conncoll.edu/news/5503.cfm.
- Sept. 24, "The Legacy of British Sodomy Laws in India," a lecture by Jyoti Puri, professor of sociology and women´s studies at Simmons College, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. This talk is part of the "International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Human Rights" lecture series.
- Sept. 26, "Using Weeds, Trees and Fungi to Color Fiber," a Connecticut College Arboretum workshop, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Buck Lodge, Connecticut College Arboretum. Participants will collect weeds from the campus and learn to extract color pigments from the samples. The cost of the workshop is $45 for arboretum members and $52 for the general public. For more information, visit http://www.sksystems.org/arbo/dyeingFibers.html.
- Sept. 26, "Fall in Love - A Concert of Art Songs and Arias," 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Connecticut College voice instructor Jurate Svedaite Waller, accompanied by adjunct instructor Patrice Newman, will present art songs by Debussy and Straus, and arias by Massenet, Mozart and Leoncavallo. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for students and seniors and free for Connecticut College students.
- Sept. 29, "Thermal Chemistry of Monocyclic Vinycyclobutanes," a Chemistry Department lecture by John Baldwin, distinguished professor of chemistry at Syracuse University, 4:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium, Hale Laboratory. For more information, visit http://aspen.conncoll.edu/news/5503.cfm.