Event Calendar

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Weekly Writing Group

Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.

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Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table for Russian conversation and conviviality! Grab your lunch and head upstairs. We hope to see you there! In case you prefer to use a tray, please ask a Valentine staff member.

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Photograph of Emily Dickinson

CHI Salon: Emily Dickinson's Birthday Party

We are celebrating Emily Dickinson's 189th birthday! Please join us for poetry readings, period music, tapas, wine and birthday cake! Childcare is available.

Black-and-white photograph of a cook standing at a window, below which is a sign reading, "PEACE Homecooked Meals 10 & 15 [cents]"

"Embodied Taste" Opening Reception

Embodied Taste explores art that takes food, in all its complexities, as a starting point, and sees how collaborations, connections, sensual experiences and stories are consumed every time you take a bite. This exhibition was organized by students enrolled in “Eat! An Exhibition Seminar at the Mead,” a course led by Amy C. Hall, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, and Emily Potter-Ndiaye, the Dwight and Kirsten Poler & Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs.

Join us for the opening reception of Embodied Taste to learn more about this exciting exhibition directly from student curators.

Free and open to all!

Beading Night with INCA (Indigenous Native Citizens Association)

Join INCA (Indigenous Native Citizens Association) in celebrating the last day of classes by making beaded hoop earrings! An Indigenous foods dinner from Sly Fox Den will be served. Everyone is welcome! We ask nicely that the (Indigenous) knowledge learned at the workshop will not be used for profit. Supplies is limited. First come, first served.

Gingerbread Science Center mock-up

Build a Gingerbread Science Center

Join us in the Science Center Living Room on Wednesday evening for building a Gingerbread Science Center (at a slightly reduced scale). Bring your gingerbread creative vision to the team to construct our new Science Center in structurally sound candy form. Gingerbread Building Guides from Prof. Pat O’Hara’s First-Year Seminar course will lead the effort.
And yep, there’ll be holiday cookies, hot cocoa and cider to consume as per gingerbread union guidelines.
The Gingerbread Science Center will be on display through the end of the semester in the Living Room. Call it meta-edible art.