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Arts, Lectures, & Athletics Brochure

Fall 2018

See what major events are happening this semester at Beloit College.


The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal

Thursday, 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
Nov. 11.

Tabias Olajuawon Wilson, Ousley Scholar-in-Residency Keynote

Friday, 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.

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The Nexus of Hydrogeosciences and Green Energy

Thursday, 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 Weekend

Sept. 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.

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David Boonin, Crom Philosopher Keynote

Wednesday, 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.

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Performances 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).

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Dani Rodrik, Miller Upton Keynote

Friday, 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.

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