Book jacket of Lucian: Three Menippean Fantasies, depicting an angelic character in faded orange and red, holding something over its headJoin us for the sixth Faculty Speaker Series event, celebrating the scholarly research and creative works of Wheaton’s faculty members.

Dr. Joel C. Relihan, Professor and Chair of Classics, will give a talk titled “The Latest from Hades: Menippean Dispatches from the Other Side,” based on his forthcoming book, Lucian: Three Menippean Fantasies.

This hour-long event will feature Dr. Relihan’s talk and a Q&A moderated by Dr. Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus.

Location or Zoom link forthcoming.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Megan Brooks at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu by October 27, 2021.

Join us for the fifth Faculty Speaker Series event, celebrating the scholarly research and creative works of Wheaton’s faculty members.

Dr. Jessie Knowlton, Assistant Professor of Biology, will present a talk titled “Birds, bees, and humans: why we should care about all species.” Dr. Knowlton will talk about her research with Wheaton students on the impacts of environmental change on bird and bee communities in Ecuador. She will also explain why what happens to other species can make a big difference to humanity as well, and what we can learn from paying attention to the diversity of life on our planet.

Dr. Jani Benoit, Professor of Chemistry, will moderate the Q&A.

This hour-long talk and moderated Q&A will take place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Megan Brooks at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu by September 15, 2021.

Join us for the fourth Faculty Speaker Series event, which celebrates the scholarly research and creative works of Wheaton’s faculty members.

Dr. Francisco de Alba will explore how Madrid’s collective sensibility changed in the last part of Franco’s dictatorship. Sex, drugs, and fashion were ways in which people engaged in new behaviours that made the authoritarian and Catholic outlook of the regime obsolete, creating the basis for the transition to democracy.

This hour-long talk and moderated Q&A is based Dr. de Alba’s recently published book, Sex, Drugs, and Fashion in 1970s Madrid.

Pre-registration is required for this virtual event, which will be held via Zoom.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Megan Brooks at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu by November 4.

Depending on your political leanings, your expectations for this talk are diametrically opposed. If you are a liberal, you’re likely prepared to enjoy a tirade against right-wing politicians. If you are a conservative, you are probably ready to get outraged by an unhinged leftist ranter. Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, plans to disappoint you. The very title of this talk is an example of its content. It’s intended to prime you and trick you into believing what is not so.

The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from all over the political spectrum. Cairo will use these examples to equip you with a solid understanding of “graphicacy,” the word he uses to refer to visual literacy. He believes a literate, numerate, and graphicate citizenry is the best antidote for a world where trumpery runs rampant.

Sponsored by Wallace Library, Computer Science and Kappa of Massachusetts.

Don’t leave campus without it! Drop by the Library Atrium for our end of the semester New York Times Sign-up Event on Weds. 6th December 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

We’ll help you sign up and give you a free gift, plus some treats, too! If you have a current Wheaton New York Times account, stop by, say hi, and receive a free pen.

The Wallace Library has a license for campus-wide access to the New York Times. All current Wheaton faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive free access – read it on a computer, tablet and/or smart phone.