Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 9/18/11

The semester is underway. We are all a little surprised how much work we already have. Take an afternoon, or an evening, or two, off and make time for a different kind of stimulation.

Week of September 18-24

THIS AFTERNOON: Sailors & Dreamers Open Dress Rehearsal – Sunday, 9/18 @ 3pm, Reisinger
SLC Faculty Chester Biscardi and Shirley Kaplan are having an open dress rehearsal of their latest work, commissioned by the Library of Congress, this afternoon.  The World Premier is later this week at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, but hear it first this afternoon.

Science Seminar presents: You Don’t Need a Prescription to go Gluten Free – Tuesday, 9/20 @ 12:30pm, Science Center 103
Curious about celiac disease?  Curious about how we diagnose ourselves versus how we are diagnosed?  Think you might have a gluten allergy?  SUNY College at Brockport professor of Sociology Denise A. Copelton will be able to provide you with a wealth of information not only about celiac, but also about the sociology of diagnosis.  Whether you are concerned with gluten intolerance or not, this talk will take the issue of diagnosing celiac to address bigger questions about the diagnostic process.

Gastropolis: Food and New York City and Talk with Book Editor Annie Hauck-Lawson – Tuesday, 9/20 @ 7pm, Faculty Dining Room
A co-editor of Gastropolis: Food and New York City, Annie Hauck-Lawson, is coming to SLC to discuss all things New York through the lens of food.  A composter, farmer, bee keeper and Brooklynite, Hauck-Lawson definitely has a different take on the possible.  Maybe we’ll glean a few ideas for on-campus initiatives…
RSVP recommended: (914) 395-2693, free for students and faculty

An Evening with Beau Sia – Friday, 9/23 @ 7:30pm, Reisinger
Poetry is nothing new to SLC and if you’re a fan of slam, don’t miss this one.  From winning a TONY to touring with Def Poetry Jam, Beau Sia has made his mark.  This Friday, he is coming here, headlining what promises to be an electric evening. Current students Bekkah Olson, Kittie Walsh, Arhm Choi, Bettina Harriman, and Kyla Marshall open.  Literature professor Alwin Jones will also read.  Hosted by Jeffery McDaniel; sponsored by Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement, Office of Student Activities, and the Writing Program.

SLC Food Systems Colloquium – Saturday, 9/24 @ 10am, Heimbold
Do you wonder where your food comes from?  Have you thought about who picks your tomatoes?  How about the fact that we even have tomatoes in February?  Even if you haven’t thought about these questions, come to the Food Systems Colloquium this Saturday.  With speakers ranging from SLC faculty, to Shanya Cohen of Wholesale Greenmarkets, to Lucy Jarosz from the University of Washington, this all-day event will make you think and engage with crucial issues facing society in new and invigorating ways.  Lunch is provided!  RSVP to

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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.

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