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February 2020

Lyons Lunch and Learn webcast – Social entrepreneurship

February 26 @ 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

President Hanno and Imran Chowdhury, the inaugural Diana Davis Spencer Chair of Social Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Business and Management, will discuss current social entrepreneurship initiatives and how they fit into the mission of the college’s liberal arts curriculum and, specifically, within Wheaton’s historic focus on experiential learning as an integral part of students’ education.

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The game is rigged! Mathematics for cheaters and scoundrels

February 27 @ 5:00 PM
Science Center – Hindle Auditorium, Norton, 02766 United States

Professor Zeitz of the University of San Francisco will explore a variety of wagers and games that practically guarantee a win for the player who makes the best mathematical analysis—and will demonstrate why this is the case.

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Tales from Mongolia: Adventure in Social Entrepreneurship and Public Health

February 27 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Knapton Lecture Hall Norton, Massachusetts 02766

Ms. Munkhbayar will discuss why and how she chose the path of entrepreneurship and social business, her personal and professional experiences connected to social entrepreneurship in Mongolia, and what she is trying to achieve in Mongolia and elsewhere after her Fulbright Scholarship period in the United States is complete.  Dr. Bromage will discuss how he got interested in Mongolia during his doctoral studies and the nutrition situation in the country, his current efforts in Mongolia and related efforts elsewhere, and where what his next career steps might be following his postdoctoral work at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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March 2020

Stakeholders in the British Shipbreaking Industry

March 2 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – Woolley Room Norton, MA 02766 United States

Digital History at Wheaton College presents Stakeholders in the British Shipbreaking Industry: A Critical Practice of Digital History into Text Encoding and Semantic Web by Naoki Kokaze, University of Tokyo and Kiyonori Nagasaki, International Institute for Digital Humanities.

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Applied Ethics in the Hardest of Places by LTC Nathaniel B. Davis

March 4 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – Holman Room Norton, 02766 United States

Despite the recent urging of high-profile figures like Pope Francis and Senator Bernie Sanders to establish a “moral economy,” we have not. Free-market advocates hold fast to justifications that amount to variations on the “invisible hand” theory of Adam Smith — that the economy is not a moral space, but one that relies on a free and fair market, self-interested (as opposed to selfish) actors and amoral (as opposed to immoral) calculation to arrive at the most efficient and innovative…

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French Cabaret

March 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Balfour-Hood – Lyons Den Norton, 02766 United States

A night of music and comedy with performances by students, faculty and special guests Les Frères Manouche.

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Community Conversation – Understanding and Preventing Hate Speech & Crime

March 31 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please mark your calendars for this community event! We will be gathering together on Tuesday, March 31st, 5-7pm (location TBD) for a community conversation on understanding and preventing hate speech and crime. Reception to follow in Davis Spencer Cafe, Mars Center for Science and Technology. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and DEAL (Diversity, Equity, & Access Leadership). Please complete this link to RSVP by Tues, March 17th During this community conversation faculty, staff, and students…

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April 2020

Faculty Speaker Series – Dr. Francisco de Alba

April 9 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Dr. Fran de Alba will discuss sex, drugs, and fashion in 1970s Madrid on April 9, 2020.

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May 2020

Commencement

May 16 @ 10:00 AM
The Dimple, Norton, 02766 United States

The 184th Commencement Ceremony of Wheaton College will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. outside on the Dimple.

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