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February 2020

Reporter as Receiver: Storytelling, Journalism, and the Tendency to Prejudge

February 20 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – Holman Room, Norton, 02766 United States

Please join us for a conversation with Torey Malatia, President and General Manager of the Public’s Radio, Southern New England’s NPR. You are also invited to join us for a reception in the Woolley Room will immediately following the event. This visit is sponsored by a Mellon grant supporting integrative learning in the humanities and directed by Nancy Kendrick. 

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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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Virtual Community Conversation – Understanding and Preventing Hate Speech & Crime

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

Please mark your calendars for this on-line community event! Please join us virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesday, March 31st, 5-7pm for a community conversation on understanding and preventing hate speech and crime. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and DEAL (Diversity, Equity, & Access Leadership). RSVP:  Please complete this form to RSVP by Friday, March 27th During this community conversation faculty, staff, and students will have an opportunity to engage with each other and a panel of…

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May 2020

Honors Thesis Parade

May 11 @ 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Save the date for a Zoom Thesis Parade honoring the 25 seniors who wrote honors theses this year.

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Virtual Commencement

May 16 @ 10:00 AM

After considering the guidance from government and public health officials, we concluded that it will not be possible to have a face-to-face Commencement and Reunion on May 16. Since this is the day that degrees are officially conferred, we will have a virtual ceremony at 10 a.m. on that day. More details will be coming soon.

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