Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 10/3/11

Yes, October is upon us. 4 weeks down.  Don’t want to count how many left (not enough).  It finally feels like fall.  It’s kind of distracting.  Here are some stimulating events for the days between your weekly apple-picking trips.

Week of October 2-8

Why Can’t I Forget?  The Mystery of Superior Autobiographical Memory — Tuesday, 10/4 @ 12:30pm, Science 103
Are you wondering right now what “Superior Autobiographical Memory” even is? Jackie Assar (’14) can answer all your questions.  Assar spent the summer working in Los Angeles on the fundamental questions associated with human memory by examining the particular cases of people who remember everything.

Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America, Wednesday, 10/5 @ 12pm, Pillow Room
Morely Winograd and Michael D. Hais, co-authors of the book “Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America” are here to explain just how all of us are changing the world.  Everything is in flux: how we work, how we communicate, how we govern and these authors explore precisely what changes are occurring, where, and how.

Poetry Reading by Stacy Gnall — Wednesday, 10/5 @ 3:30pm, Heimbold, Donnelley Lecture Hall
SLC alum (class of 2005), Stacy Gnall just had her first book, Heart First into the Forest, published.  Come hear her read and discuss both her poems and the world of poetry post-SLC (and at SLC — she studied with much of the current poetry faculty).  This event is part of Jeffery McDaniel’s Living Poets seminar.

Rebuilding the Lives of Women and Girls in the Wake of Natural Disaster — Wednesday, 10/5 Heimbold, Donnelley Lecture Hall
Juliana Konteh and Savithri Wijesekera, the United Nations Population Fund’s International Honorees of 2011, are coming to SLC this Wednesday evening to share each of her life’s work dedicated to addressing the special circumstances facing women and girls post-disaster situations.  Konteh is the Director of the Women in Crisis Movement in Sierra Leone; Wikjesekera the Executive Director of Women in Need in Sri Lanka Come hear these women share their stories and work as activists.

OFF-CAMPUS (ish): Trader Joe’s Shopping Trip! — Saturday, 10/8 @ 11am, meet at Andrews Parking Lot
Grocery shopping without a car kind of sucks.  Sometimes bags break on the way back from the A&P (my Friday) and it just makes you wish you could drive.  Or maybe you just need those honey mustard pretzel bites and that one TJ’s salsa (not necessarily for simultaneous consumption).  Either way, sign up outside Student Affairs for this week’s shopping trip to Trader Joe’s!  The trip will be happening every Saturday, but sign-up is weekly.

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Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

1 Comment

  • Reply October 3, 2011

    Ari Jones

    Lovin’ all of the amazing talks we have on campus, but I have to suggest some fun :)

    Big Tree is playing this Friday and SLAC is hosting an awesome after party dance, all in the Blue Room.

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