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January 2020

The Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, and Hate Crimes Today

January 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – Holman Room, Norton, 02766 United States

Join special guest speaker, Dr. Alexandra Herzog, Assistant Director of the American Jewish Council of New England along with a panel of Wheaton faculty in remembering the tragedy of the Holocaust as well as recognizing its lasting impact.

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Discussion of Greta Gerwig’s new Little Women movie

January 31 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Have you seen the new film of Little Women? Would you like to discuss it? All members of the Wheaton community are welcome at an informal open discussion of the film. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Friday, January 31st, 12:30
Trustees Conference Room
(formerly the President's Dining Room)
in the Emerson Dining Hall building.

Contact: Bev Clark
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Bev Clark at bclark@wheatonma.edu by January 27th.

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February 2020

Children’s Concert: The Carnival of the Animals

February 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This children’s concert features music inspired by circus animals. It will be performed by the 12-member chamber music group from Wheaton College.
The concert will feature woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments, and it is appropriate for children of all ages.

Join us at 10:30 a.m. for fun activities and refreshments prior to the performance.

Parking in Lot 2

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Where It Used to be Home: Writing Russia and Ukraine under the Trump Administration

February 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – Holman Room Norton, 02766 United States
Russian-American Poet

Poet Olga Livshin will discuss culture, translation, history, current events, and share her experiences of living as an immigrant under the Trump Administration and with Putin's war on Ukraine looming as this year's Davis Memorial Guest Lecturer.

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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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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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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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