Wellesley Widows Teaser

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Pomeroy Residence Hall Living Room

CS Club Technical Workshops #3

UBER Resume and Coding Workshops

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Science Center 278 Classroom

Worldwide Tribe: Jaz O'Hara

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room

Jaz O'Hara is the founder of The Worldwide Tribe, a movement of people who care about the world and the people we share it with.

The Worldwide Tribe is an organisation and online community working to raise awareness about the refugee crisis, as well as supporting those caught up in it. The Worldwide Tribe began after a post Jaz wrote about her first trip to the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp (in July 2015) went viral. Since then, Jaz has worked tirelessly in camps across Europe and the Middle East to tell the stories that otherwise go unheard.

The Worldwide Tribe has run many projects on the ground, from installing wifi in camps in France and Greece, to organising a football tournament in Dunkirk, funding a fire truck in Calais, run art projects in Za'atari camp in Jordan, supported a Search and rescue in the Med, coordinated food, clothing, shelter and much much more. Jaz and her team are dedicated to challenging the fear-based narrative of much of today's media and society"

Softball vs. Emerson

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Keohane Sports Center Softball Field

Softball vs. Emerson

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Keohane Sports Center Softball Field

Ken Euno

Excerpts from Aeolus: Ken Ueno

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Aeolus is written by composer-performer Ken Ueno in collaboration with poet Robert Hass, architect Thomas Tsang, and vocalist Majel Connery. It is inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and the epic meeting between Odysseus and Aeolus, the keeper of the winds. Reimagining these mythic personalities in a series of performance diptychs, the opera pits Ken Ueno’s extended vocal techniques (as Aeolus) against Majel Connery’s fluid vocalise (as Odysseus). Hass’s libretto is comprised of pre-recorded prose poems, read by Hass, suspending the action between scenes to meditate on the nexus of breath, body and death.

Commissioned by Opera Cabal, Aeolus has received work-in-progress showings at Switchboard Music Festival (SF) and High Concept Labs (Chicago). In 2016–17 it is supported by a residency at the Starline Social Club (Oakland) and a Mellon Visiting Artist Residency administered by the Newhouse Center at Wellesley College. This music preview of the opera is presented by the Wellesley College Concert Series with FLUX Quartet and The Living Earth Show.

Generously supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Memorial Fund and the Mellon Artist in Residence Program of the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities.

Photo: Ken Ueno

Family Day at the Davis (2012)

Family Day at the Davis

A Grand Tour of Italy

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Davis Museum Lobby, Davis Museum Plaza

The Davis welcomes visitors of all ages to participate in programming and activities inspired by Italian art and culture. Join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, art making, and performances that will entertain the whole family. Free and open to the public.

Generously supported by The Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.

Ma Carillon Recital

Lilian Ma, carillon

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Galen Stone Tower

A Study of Partitas (and others), Lilian Ma is a member of the class of 2017.  She is a Computer Science and Economics major, and studies carillon with Margaret Angelini.

Orlando (1992)

Cinéphile Sundays: Orlando

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Collins Cinema

Sally Potter's visually sumptuous Orlando (1992) is the cinematic adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender- and history-bending novel of the same name. Beginning in the era of Queen Elizabeth I (played with gusto by writer and performer Quentin Crisp) and rolling down the centuries to end in contemporary London, Orlando is faithful to the spirit of a book that was regarded as impossible to adapt for the screen. 

This semester's Cinéphile Sundays film series is titled Where Do We Go Now?. Although films made by women have already figured in our Cinéphile Sundays series, the time has come to dedicate a five-film cycle to women directors. The series’ title is the English translation of the title of one the films, Nadine Labaki’s Et maintenant on va où? (2011).

Photo: Orlando, film still | © Pinterest

William Julius Wilson

The 2017 Wilson Lecture

William Julius Wilson: Reflections on Race, Class and Cumulative Adversity

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium (201)

This lecture will revisit some of the major arguments advanced in William Julius Wilson’s seminal books, The Truly Disadvantaged (1987) and When Work Disappears (1996), to elucidate problems associated with the increased income segregation in communities of color since 1970, including low-income neighborhoods where the growing income segregation is exacerbated by racial segregation. In the process he will reflect on issues of race and class that are important to the nation, including social and public policy challenges, as we enter an era of uncertainty under a Trump administration. 

This program is generously funded by an endowment from Carolyn Ann Wilson, Class of 1910.

Photo: William Julius Wilson