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Laura McClure: "Women and Theater in Classical Athens"

October 1, 20147:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Laura McClure: "Women and Theater in Classical Athens"

Laura McClure is Jane Ellen Harrison Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin. This lecture is sponsored by the Mellon Humanities Initiative--Studies in the Mediterranean, the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund, and the Department of Classics.

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The Mima Mounds Mystery- Solved?

October 2, 20144:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 016

The Mima Mounds Mystery- Solved?

Did generations of prehistoric pocket gophers create the vast fields of Mima mounds found in south Puget Sound,and around the world?

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Damnationland: Six Short Horror Films by Maine Filmmakers

October 2, 20147:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Damnationland: Six Short Horror Films by Maine Filmmakers

The Damnationland film series features six short horror films produced in Maine by Mainers... especially for the Halloween season.

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Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series (Film): Richard III (1995)

October 2, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series (Film): Richard III (1995)

The film, Richard III, is being presented in conjunction with Aaron Kitch's talk on October 9, "Looking for Richard: The Many Faces of Shakespeare's Stage Villain."

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Dynamical Models of Locomotion

October 3, 201412:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Dynamical Models of Locomotion

John Guckenheimer, Abram R. Bullis Professor in Mathematics, Cornell University, will present the Dan E. Christie Mathematics Lecture, "Dynamical Models of Locomotion."

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Ryan Cordell Lecture "Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship"

October 6, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Ryan Cordell Lecture "Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship"

Ryan Cordell will draw on the Viral Texts project at Northeastern University to demonstrate how computational methods such as text mining, mapping, and network analysis can illuminate nineteenth-century systems of circulation, reprinting, and remediation systemically and at scale.

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China in Africa: Think Again

October 6, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

China in Africa: Think Again

Deborah Brautigam is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the International Development Program (IDEV), and the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.

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Gallery Conversations: "Drawing a Line from Tuttle to Goltzius"

October 8, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversations: "Drawing a Line from Tuttle to Goltzius"

The prints of Hendrick Goltzius and Richard Tuttle will come to life in a gallery talk led by Carrie Scanga, Assistant Professor of Art, and Joachim Homann, Curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Alonzo Plough: "Building Together a Culture of Health"

October 8, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Alonzo Plough: "Building Together a Culture of Health"

Alonzo L. Plough, Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will discuss the Foundation's new vision for working together to create a culture of health so that everyone in our diverse nation can lead healthy lives now and in future generations.

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Pop-Up Museum: Wish You Were Here! Travel Souvenirs

October 8, 20146:30 PM – 8:30 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge

Pop-Up Museum: Wish You Were Here! Travel Souvenirs

A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up at a venue to display their objects and share information about them. It lasts a few hours and then it is gone!

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Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series

October 9, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series

Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series: Next Lecture

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Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"

October 16, 20144:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"

Linda Roth, '76, P '13, Charles C. and Eleanor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum and James Higginbotham, Associate Professor of Classics on the Henry Johnson Professorship Fund and Classics Associate Curator for the Ancient Collection in the Museum of Art, explore the long history and central themes associated with the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The discussion will examine the representations of this tale over time.

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Byrd and I: A Northern Evening with Rev. Robert Bryan

October 16, 20147:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Byrd and I: A Northern Evening with Rev. Robert Bryan

Rev. Robert Bryan, of "Bert and I," will talk about his work as a flying parson in Labrador and Quebec, and about his friendship with polar explorer Richard Byrd.

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Is War Between The Great Powers Still Possible?

October 20, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Is War Between The Great Powers Still Possible?

Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. He was a NATO Fellow in 1981, and served two terms on the Council of the Royal United Services Institute.

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Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

October 21, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

Professor Rogers of the University of Puget Sound will be joining the many conversations and debates we are having about the "usefulness" of a liberal arts education with his public lecture, "Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens: Classical Greek Perspectives on Freedom and the Liberal Arts." Support for this event provided by the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund.

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"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

October 22, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

Elizabeth Cleland speaks about Pieter Coecke van Aelst, a major figure of the Northern Renaissance who designed tapestries for the royal courts of Europe.

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Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"

October 23, 20147:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"

The Soviet poster, which addressed the broad masses, was a genre ideally suited to the state's imperative of molding Soviet identity and everyday values while propagating the political ideology that fueled them. Goscilo examines the genre's convergence with official dicta in its assignment of gender roles, focusing primarily on the Soviet era. She takes into account the relationship between women's functions and achievements as urged or claimed by posters, on the one hand, and their everyday reality, on the other.

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The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture"

October 23, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture"

Professor Laurent Dubois???s upcoming Golz lecture, "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture," explores three intertwined legacies of the Haitian Revolution on political thought and practice in the country.

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Exploring with Drosophila:  Lessons Learned on a Journey through the Fly Genome

October 24, 201412:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Exploring with Drosophila: Lessons Learned on a Journey through the Fly Genome

Research - We are interested in the role that chromatin structure plays in gene regulation, both effects from packaging large domains and local effects of the nucleosome array. e Speaker

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Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"

October 27, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"

This talk presents parts from the forthcoming book "Speaking Spirits: Ventriloquizing the Dead in Renaissance Italy" which investigates the rhetorical power harnessed by Renaissance authors who feign "speaking" with the spirits of the dead in ghost stories, dream visions, and journeys to the afterlife.

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Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

October 28, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

Nina Roth-Wells, '91, an independent painting conservator, and Andrea Rosen, Curatorial Assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, discuss the creation and restoration of the 15th century Italian tempera on panel paintings in the Museum's installation of Renaissance art, "Lovers and Saints: Art of the Italian Renaissance."

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Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca Goodale

October 28, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca Goodale

Book artist Rebecca Goodale discusses her project to create artist's books documenting all of the plants and animals on Maine's "Threatened and Endangered Species" lists.

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Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

November 4, 20147:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

In Peter Greenaway's imaginative portrait of the mannerist print maker, Hendrick Goltzius appears as an artist who stages his seductive Old Testament images to finance work with new printing technologies. The screening will be followed by a conversation with English professors Aviva Briefel and Aaron Kitch, and curator, Joachim Homann.

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The Warburg Institute Presidents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

November 5, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The Warburg Institute Presidents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

"The Warburg Institute presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941)" with Michael Berkowitz on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts Center at Bowdoin College.

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Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

November 6, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

Francis Naumann will address Marcel Duchamp's ties to the many artists in his family, including his brothers Jacques Villon and Raymond Villon-Duchamp, his sister Suzanne Duchamp, and her husband, Jean Crotti.

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Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

November 6, 20145:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

Enjoy refreshments and conversation after the lecture by Francis Naumann. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Collaboration and Collusions in Modern and Contemporary Art."

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Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon:  Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

November 10, 20144:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon: Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

Oshii Mamoru is one of anime's most recognizable directors worldwide. His films and his reputation are currency in the global circulation of Japanese animation.

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"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

November 11, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

Art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit the seminal Bowdoin exhibition, "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting" in the context of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts.

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From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts Court

November 12, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts Court

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Wendy Gilbert: "New regulatory functions for ancient RNA-modifying enzymes"

November 13, 20144:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Wendy Gilbert: "New regulatory functions for ancient RNA-modifying enzymes"

Wendy Gilbert, Professor of Biology, MIT, discusses research in the study of cellular form and function.

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Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

November 18, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

Susan Wegner, Associate Professor of Art History, and Davida Gavioli, Senior Lecturer in Italian, lead an interdisciplinary conversation about select works in the exhibition, "Revealing Mediterranean Women."

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"

November 20, 20146:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"

Museum members are invited to join in conversation and good cheer at a reception preceding the Thursday Night Salon on the exhibition "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth."

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Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

November 20, 20147:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

George Keyes, former chief curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Kurt Sundstrom, Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, Joachim Homann, Curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art present a close-up examination and discussion of the delightful prints and an astonishing painting by Hendrick Goltzius.

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Having it both ways: The developmental genetics of dimorphisms in true bugs

December 4, 20144:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Having it both ways: The developmental genetics of dimorphisms in true bugs

Developmental and molecular genetic aspects of morphological evolution.

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Second Friday ArtWalk BrunswickOctober 10, 2014
Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

Film: The Secret of the GrainOctober 15, 2014
Film: The Secret of the Grain

Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"October 16, 2014
Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"

Byrd and I: A Northern Evening with Rev. Robert BryanOctober 16, 2014
Byrd and I: A Northern Evening with Rev. Robert Bryan

Is War Between The Great Powers Still Possible?October 20, 2014
Is War Between The Great Powers Still Possible?

Charlotte Griffin presents: "Kaboom: The Making of a Contemporary Ballet"October 21, 2014
Charlotte Griffin presents: "Kaboom: The Making of a Contemporary Ballet"

Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-CitizensOctober 21, 2014
Brett Rogers: Tyrannical Teachers and Student-Citizens

Italian TableOctober 22, 2014
Italian Table

"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"October 22, 2014
"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

Economics Seminar: Stephen MorrisOctober 23, 2014
Economics Seminar: Stephen Morris

Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"October 23, 2014
Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"

The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture"October 23, 2014
The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture"

Exploring with Drosophila:  Lessons Learned on a Journey through the Fly GenomeOctober 24, 2014
Exploring with Drosophila: Lessons Learned on a Journey through the Fly Genome

Italian TableOctober 27, 2014
Italian Table

Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"October 27, 2014
Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"

Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"October 28, 2014
Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational SurrogacyOctober 28, 2014
Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy

Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca GoodaleOctober 28, 2014
Threatened and Endangered: Flora and Fauna of Maine: Artist's Books by Rebecca Goodale

John Fitzgerald presents: "Does Public Assistance Improve Long Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations"October 29, 2014
John Fitzgerald presents: "Does Public Assistance Improve Long Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations"

Dante's Fire-Breathing RainbowOctober 29, 2014
Dante's Fire-Breathing Rainbow

Santagata LectureNovember 3, 2014
Santagata Lecture

Dharni Vasudevan presents: "Contaminants in the Environment: Factors Influencing Chemical Fate, Effects, and Policies"November 4, 2014
Dharni Vasudevan presents: "Contaminants in the Environment: Factors Influencing Chemical Fate, Effects, and Policies"

Italian TableNovember 4, 2014
Italian Table

Economics Seminar: Getting the dirt: how soil variability limits social learning in rural KenyaNovember 4, 2014
Economics Seminar: Getting the dirt: how soil variability limits social learning in rural Kenya

Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"November 4, 2014
Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

The Warburg Institute Presidents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz LectureNovember 5, 2014
The Warburg Institute Presidents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

Bowdoin Has a Chapel, but Does Bowdoin Have Religion?November 6, 2014
Bowdoin Has a Chapel, but Does Bowdoin Have Religion?

Biology SeminarNovember 6, 2014
Biology Seminar

Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"November 6, 2014
Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis NaumannNovember 6, 2014
Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

Brodie Family LectureNovember 6, 2014
Brodie Family Lecture

Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon:  Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"November 10, 2014
Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon: Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

Lecture, Julie McGee, "Home and Away--Africa's Mediterranean"November 10, 2014
Lecture, Julie McGee, "Home and Away--Africa's Mediterranean"

"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"November 11, 2014
"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

Michael Birenbaum Quintero presents: "Teofilio Potes and the Counter-History of Black Politics in Colombia"November 12, 2014
Michael Birenbaum Quintero presents: "Teofilio Potes and the Counter-History of Black Politics in Colombia"

Italian TableNovember 12, 2014
Italian Table

Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul KaplanNovember 12, 2014
Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul Kaplan

From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts CourtNovember 12, 2014
From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts Court

Wendy Gilbert: "New regulatory functions for ancient RNA-modifying enzymes"November 13, 2014
Wendy Gilbert: "New regulatory functions for ancient RNA-modifying enzymes"

Italian TableNovember 17, 2014
Italian Table

Abigail Killeen presents: "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought"November 18, 2014
Abigail Killeen presents: "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought"

Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"November 18, 2014
Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

Biology SeminarNovember 20, 2014
Biology Seminar

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"November 20, 2014
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"

Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"November 20, 2014
Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

Economics Seminar: Apologies: Theory, Empirics and ExperimentsNovember 21, 2014
Economics Seminar: Apologies: Theory, Empirics and Experiments

Family Film: Disney's "Frozen"November 22, 2014
Family Film: Disney's "Frozen"

Italian TableNovember 25, 2014
Italian Table

Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"December 1, 2014
Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"

Erik Nelson presents: "Explaining Trends in the Phylogenetic Diversity and Richness of Food Production and Consumption Around the Globe"December 3, 2014
Erik Nelson presents: "Explaining Trends in the Phylogenetic Diversity and Richness of Food Production and Consumption Around the Globe"

Italian TableDecember 3, 2014
Italian Table

Having it both ways: The developmental genetics of dimorphisms in true bugsDecember 4, 2014
Having it both ways: The developmental genetics of dimorphisms in true bugs

Italian TableDecember 8, 2014
Italian Table

Benjamin Gorske presents: "'Neonatural' Architecture of Molecular Machines"December 9, 2014
Benjamin Gorske presents: "'Neonatural' Architecture of Molecular Machines"

Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George LopezDecember 11, 2014
Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George Lopez