Arts, Lectures, & Athletics BrochureFall 2018
See what major events are happening this semester at Beloit College.
The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from SenegalThursday, Sept. 6, 4 p.m., North Gallery, Wright Museum of Art
The Wright Museum of Art is the first stop for the American tour of this exhibition, which premiered at the Waru Studio in Dakar, Senegal in May. The opening ceremony and reception features art historian and curator Joseph Underwood of Kent State University, who will discuss the exhibition’s conception and its presentation in Dakar. The exhibit will run through
Tabias Olajuawon Wilson, Ousley Scholar-in-Residency KeynoteFriday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Tabias Olajuawon Wilson, the 2018 Ousley Scholar-in-Residence, is an author, consultant, speaker, scholar-creator, and Ph.D. student, who was selected as one of BlogHERs 2017 Voices of The Year. Wilson’s work focuses on the intersections and compounded effects of race, law, sexuality, and gender in the United States.
The Nexus of Hydrogeosciences and Green EnergyThursday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Room 150, Sanger Center for the Sciences
The Earth is warming at an unprecedented pace due to the release of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, and our society is in the great transition to a green and more sustainable energy supply. The 2018 Geological Society of America Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture by David Boutt, associate professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will focus on the multifaceted role of groundwater.
2018 Beloiter Days: Homecoming and Family & Friends WeekendSept. 21, 22, and 23
Join us for Beloiter Days: Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend 2018. All day Sept. 21, 22, and 23; campuswide. Cost varies by event.
David Boonin, Crom Philosopher KeynoteWednesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
The 2018 Crom Visiting Philosopher David Boonin is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado-Boulder and director of the department’s Center for Values and Social Policy. Boonin’s keynote “Sexual Consent and Non-Physical Coercion” will present and defend a general account of coercion and use that account to help answer the questions raised by cases of non-physical coercion.
KissPerformances Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6 & 11-13 7:30 p.m., Neese Theatre
The play “Kiss” follows the well-meaning but mistaken efforts of an American theatre troupe as they stage a Syrian soap opera script they discovered online. When the play’s author agrees to Skype into a performance, they realize they have misinterpreted the original intentions. Kiss addresses Syria’s civil war in a meta-theatrical, self-interrogating way.
Directed by Visiting Professor Alex Burkart. Admission: $10 (Senior, faculty, and staff $7, students $5).
Dani Rodrik, Miller Upton KeynoteFriday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Sanger Center for the Sciences Atrium
Dani Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Rodrik’s research covers globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Science Research Council, and holds honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and Latin America.