Blue Jazz Strings and Combos

Student Ensemble directed by Paula Zeitlin

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

In our Fall concert, the BlueJazz Strings and Combos take you on an exciting journey through the scoundscape of improvised jazz and world music, and especially focusing on Latin Jazz in the 2015-16 season. Our instrumentalists , and vocalists create the interplay between group and individual expression in the best of small ensemble jazz. Join us for a lively evening of music for all.

Widows Fall Concert: Dress Rehearsal tes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Orlando Consort: Newhouse Salon/Workshop

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 4:30pm
GRH-235 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-240 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-237 Newhouse Lounge

This Newhouse Salon performance and discussion offers the ensemble an opportunity to discuss the genesis of their musical accompaniment for the film La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc and its place in the world of early music.

The Orlando Consort is one of Britain's most important chamber music ensembles, performing repertoire from teh yeras 1050 to 1550. Their work combines captivating entertainment with fresh scholarly insight. 

All Orlando Consort residency events are generously supported by a gift from Kathryn Gaubatz '63, the Moffett Fund, and The Florence Jeup Ford '22, Mary M. Crawford '22, and Virginia Ford '48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund. 

Track and Field @ Ocean Breeze Park

ECAC Indoor Championships

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:00am
Off-Campus Location

TCO Nightmarket

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Wang Campus Center Cow Chair Room (104), Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

A fun night of food and performances

CSA Culture Show

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Come join Wellesley CSA for a night of excitement with spectacular performances from fellow Wellesley students as well as talented groups from off campus.

Michele Longino Talk

Michele Longino: Writing about Travel Writing: The French and the Ottomans in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:30pm
GRH-235 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-240 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-237 Newhouse Lounge

RAST Lecture: Valerie Sperling,PhD Clark

Sex, Politics, and Putin: Masculinity and Russian Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room

Masculinity has long been Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calling card.  At the center of Putin’s macho aura is his image as a tough guy who will not allow Western countries to weaken Russia or dictate what Russia’s domestic and foreign policies should look like.  Sperling will discuss the role of masculinity in the Putin regime’s legitimation strategy, and how it became more obvious during the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine in 2014 and the Russian annexation of Crimea.  

Valerie Sperling is Chair and Professor of Political Science at Clark University (Worcester, MA). She is the author of Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Her new book, Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (Oxford University Press, 2015) explores the use of gender norms and sexualization in Putin-era Russian politics, with a focus on pro- and anti-regime organizing and feminist protest.

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Benjamin Powell

"Are Sweatshops Defensible"

A Freedom Project Lecture with Benjamin Powell

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
Pendleton East 239 Amphitheater Classroom

Benjamin Powell is the inaugural director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, the Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, a libertarian think tank in the United States. and a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. Prof. Powell is the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his  B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he taught economics at Suffolk University and San Jose State University. Using economic and sociological theory, he argues that global activism against sweatshops would harm workers and undermine development, with serious negative human consequences.
The author of over 50 scholarly articles and policy studies, Dr. Powell published his book, Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy in 2014 (Cambridge University Press, 2014); the book builds upon more than a decade of his previously published writing and research concerning sweatshops. He has also edited two books, Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development ((Stanford University Press, 2008) and Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis with Randall Holcombe (Transaction Publishers, 2009). His primary fields of research are economic development, Austrian economics, and public choice.
Powell’s research findings have been reported in more than 100 popular press outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He also writes frequently for the popular press, including a regular op-ed column for The Huffington Post. His  popular writing has appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times (London), the Christian Science Monitor, and many  regional outlets. Dr. Powell has appeared on shows such as “The Situation with Tucker Carlson” on MSNBC, CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” and Fox Business Channel's "Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano," and he has debated economic issues on numerous radios shows. (


Jeanne d'Arc

The Orlando Consort: Voices Appeared

Sound and Visions; Vocal Soundtrack to the 1928 Film "La Passion de Jeanne d/Arc"

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

RESERVATIONS available, register here

The Orlando Consort is considered one of Europe's most expert vocal groups performing repertoire from the years 1050 to 1550. Their work combines captivating entertainment with fresh scholarly insight, marking them as outstanding leaders of their field. The Consort's performances also embrace the spheres of contemporary music and improvisation, performing over 30 world premiers and creating striking collaborations with groups of other genres. Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 silent film La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc is widely recognized as a cinematic masterpiece and regularly appears in lists of the top ten greatest films ever made. Inspired by Dreyer's vision, the award-winning Orlando Consort presents an entirely new, carefully crafted soundtrack of music from the era in which the film is set. The intricate beauty of works by Binchois and Dufay, animated motets and elegant chansons by lesser-known 15th-century composers, and haunting plainsong combine to produce a unique and highly evocative accompaniment that both amplifies and illuminated Joan's interrogation and suffering.