Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 10/24/11

Not to freak anyone out, but Thanksgiving is basically a month a way. The semester is more than half way over. That’s okay. Have some fun instead of spending outrageous numbers of hours in the library.

Week of October 23-29

From Fukushima to Indian Point: A Report from the Field — Monday, 10/24 @ 6pm, Pillow Room
Dr. Valerie Kuletz will give a lecture tomorrow that establishes links between the recent Fukushima catastrophe that resulted from the earthquake in Japan last Spring and current domestic projects to construct nuclear power plants. Her talk focuses particularly on why comparative analysis between Fukushima and current domestic projects has not figured in discourse or discussion. Sponsored by Barbara B. and Bertram J. Cohn Professorship in Environmental Studies and the Marilyn Simpson Trust.

The New York Consort of Viols in Fine Companions — Tuesday, 10/25 @ 1:30pm, Reisinger
Come hear English music from a number of eras composed for old instruments (at least in design). Brought to you by the SLC Music Department, this concert brings together music from throughout history, performed by some of the most talented viol players out there.

Translating Together: Paris-Marrakech-New York — Thursday, 10/27 @ 4pm, Pillow Room
Omar Berreda and Sarah Riggs, both professional translators, are coming to SLC to talk about their trade. Berreda works out of Marrakech at a library and translation center. Riggs teaches at the NYU in Paris program and is involved with the bilingual poetry collective Double Change. The event promises to be a riveting discussion of how we communicate across cultures.

Loose Knit — Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (10/27, 10/28, 10/29) @ 7pm, Cannon Theater
Loose Knit, written by Theresa Rebeck, fits into the Theater Departments first cycle of fall semester plays. The play centers around five knitting women, disrupted by two talkative men. Sweaters and arguments guaranteed. Roxy MtJoy directs and the cast features Jesse Heffler, Finn Kilgore, Emma O’Connor, Madalina Ripanu, Shay Roman, Mariah R. Smith, and Shayna Strype.

Sign up for seats 10/25 and 10/26 in the PAC Lobby

ALL WEEK: SLAC sponsored Harry Potter Week
From magic wand making, to a screening of the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1, to Butter Beer at this Thursday’s Open Mic (9pm, Black Squirrel), SLAC is bringing Hogwarts to SLC.  Tear yourself from analyzing the social ills of capitalism (or you know, whatever applies) and make a magic wand capable of smiting the ultimate forces of evil.  Perhaps most exciting of all, is Quidditch coming to SLC.  This Tuesday at 4pm, head to the Sports Center to learn some basic skills.  Next week brings an actual match…

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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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