Courtesy of Anne-Marie Cannata from the Buttonwood Tree:
Indie rock band Alex Vans & the Hide Away is coming to the Buttonwood Tree TONIGHT!
Alex Vans turns his keen pop culture observations into guitar laden indie rock with tight melodic hooks and sincere lyrical sensibility. His genre-bending music celebrates the musical diversity of artists like Bob Mould and Buffalo Tom, all tied together by Vans’ lyrical wit and cynicism.
Date: February 21st Time: 8PM-10PM Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St. Cost: $10
Science is an incredibly powerful tool … can it make religious explanations obsolete? Is the Bible inconsistent with science? Are science and faith at war? Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, will be sharing his perspective atThe Veritas Forum at Wesleyan University.
We are anticipating a full house for Ian Hutchinson’s presentation! The event is open to the public, but student ID holders will be given priority seating so that Wesleyan students have the first opportunity to see Ian Hutchinson.
Check out this cool lecture by Professor Kitcher today. From Hilda Vargas ’15:
Professor Kitcher’s many published books in the philosophy of science include Science in a Democratic Society, Living with Darwin, InMendel’s Mirror, Science, Truth and Democracy, and The Advancement of Science.
Date: Today, Feb 21 Time: 4:15-6 p.m. Place: Russell House (350 High St) Cost: Free
2011. Israel. Dir: Yair Qedar. Documentary. 50 min.
“This is the story of the loves, poems, and fears of the woman who chose Hebrew and Hebrew chose her.” Five acts interweaving animation, interviews, photos, and original music tell the tale of the beloved and yet very much enigmatic life of renowned poet Lea Goldberg. Speaker: Sami Berdugo, Visiting Professor. Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
D. Steve: Like a hydro-electric Mothra rising from the ashes of an African village burned to the ground by post-rock minotaurs, the music of Delicate Steve will literally make you the happiest person who has never lived.
Robert’s Don: They’ve been described as irish pirate rockabilly, but still don’t know what that means. Bandcamp link here.
Date: February 21
Are you interested in improving yourself physically and mentally? Becoming more centered? Have you seen too many kung fu movies and want to see what the real thing is? The Small Forest Temple holds weekly sessions for those interested in learning meditation and self-defense skills. All are welcome.
Both sessions are held every Thursday in Freeman.
-Tai Chi class meets from 6:30-7:30 in the multipurpose room
-Kung Fu meets from 7:30-9:00 in the wrestling room next door
For more information, please email Alex Hunt ’13at ahunt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Thursdays Time: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Place: Freeman MPR and wrestling room Cost: Roughly $50/semester
Peacekeeping missions, which originally responded to global and regional politics during the Cold War, have since evolved into
strategic tools to address diverse international conflicts. This talk will discuss the shape of peace operations today and what the future might hold.
Professor Bill Flavin is a professor at the U.S. Army War College and the Division Chief of the Doctrine, Concept, Education, and Training Division in the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.
This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Government Department and organized by students on the Government Majors’ Committee.
Date: Thursday, February 21 Time: 4:15 p.m. Place: PAC 002
Straight from Angus McLean ’16 and Rachel Lindy ’15:
Right now there are 256 campuses across the country that have started movements to get their administration to divest away from fossil fuels. Despite being renown for its student activism, Wes has so far failed to step up to the plate. So come on down to the UOC to help kick off Wesleyan’s very own divestment movement and make that number 257.
We can’t fight climate one pipeline or coal plant at a time, and some of us just don’t have the time or criminal record chain ourselves to a bulldozer. But it is possible to loosen the grip the fossil fuel companies have on our political and financial system by speaking to them in terms they understand- like their share price. This is a really exciting opportunity to join a movement that was worthy of the NY Times front page, so don’t pass it up!
Date: February 21st Time: 8:30PM-9:30PM Place: UOC