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Friday, February 3rd

OPT Workshop + Lunch with ISS (12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. @ GCC Conference room D)

An introduction to Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization available to international students on F-1 visas. This session is designed for students interested in learning about their options to use OPT before or after graduation. We will discuss the purpose of OPT, the three categories available to students, eligibility and participation requirements, application process and timing, and will include time for audience questions. 

ISS will provide lunch for attendees to eat during the session or pack for take away.

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Reed Forum for Foreign Affairs – John Lewis Gaddis (12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. @ Eliot 216)

Join our meeting this week as we welcome the first speaker in our Spring Speaker Series, Professor John Lewis Gaddis from Yale. Professor Gaddis is a distinguished historian of American diplomatic history and has also contributed to strategic studies. During this meeting, Professor Gaddis will discuss pressing issues in contemporary foreign affairs and answer questions from the audience. We will also have snacks and refreshments.

Honor Council Public (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Student Union)

Honor Council Public is your monthly opportunity to attend an Honor Council meeting, ask any questions you may have about Honor at Reed and the Accountability Process, and get to know your Honor Councilors!

Friday @4 Music Series (4:00 p.m. @ Eliot Chapel)

Join us for regular recitals, lectures, and other special events that are part of the Friday@4 Music Series. We invite you to attend any of our upcoming recitals. Note that the date and location may change so please check for updates here before you head to any event.

Program features private music instructor (staff) performances.

Biology Seminar: Dr. Derek Applewhite (4:10 p.m. @ Psychology 105)

Dr. Derek Applewhite’s lab seeks to understand the regulation of the cytoskeleton. Just as we have bones and muscles that give our bodies shape and allow us to move, cells have analogous structures known as the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is critical to the shape change or morphogenesis cells undergo during development, immune functions, the path finding that developing neurons undergo when establishing connections, and in cases where the cytoskeletal machinery works aberrantly, metastasis during tumorigenesis.

Chess Club (6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ PAB, 332)

Are you interested in playing chess? Then join chess club! We meet weekly in the PAB on Fridays from 6- 8:30 PM. For more info, join our mailing list by contacting Conor ( or Kellen (

House Advisor Info Sessions (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. @ GCC-D)

Being an HA as a Student of Color, with the MRC – Friday, Feb 3rd from 6-7pm

Residence Life partners with the Multicultural Resource Center to host an event where you can hear from current HAs who are students of color. You can learn what the position entails, what support in this role looks like, ask any questions you might have, and begin to imagine yourself in the HA role.

Saturday, February 4th

As You Like It Auditions (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. @ PAB 104)

At the event, students will do cold readings of scenes from As You Like It! The student production process will involve rehearsals several times a week, culminating in a show at the end of March.

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Sunday, February 5th

Gryphon Group AA (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ Psychology 108)

The Gryphon Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open meeting that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:15pm via Zoom and in person on Sundays from 4:30-6pm. We welcome all who seek to know more about alcoholism. We share our experience, strength and hope. Gryphon was founded by Reed students in 1982. As an open meeting we invite all who seek answers to addictions. If you would like further information contact Mike Sweeney at 503-821-9526 or

Monday, February 6th

STEMGeMs Speaker: Michelle Nijhuis ’96, Science Journalist (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. @ Psychology 105)

STEMGeMs is honored to host award-winning reporter/author Michelle Nijhuis ’96. During her talk, Michelle will tell us about her academic and professional journeys as a Reed alum and delve into some of her work as a science author and journalist (

There will also be an opportunity to engage in casual conversation with Michelle over lunch from 12-1 PM! All students who identify as a gender minority are encouraged to participate, and you don’t need to be a STEM major!

Anthropology Symposium: Emma Johnson (4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. @ Vollum, 116)

Emma Johnson, a Cowlitz Tribal member, received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from Washington State University Vancouver. She is currently finishing her Master of Science in sociocultural anthropology at Portland State University, where she is also an instructor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Department. In this role, she focuses on Indigenous Traditional Ecological and Cultural Knowledge (ITECK) programming. Emma is extremely passionate about place-based education and connecting people to the landscape by introducing them to plant and animal relatives. She feels at home in the world of tribal food sovereignty and strives to support the reclamation and restoration of traditional foodways in Indian Country.

Senate Public Meetings (4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. @ Student Union)

Student senate’s weekly public meeting for questions and concerns from the community and hearing about our ongoing projects!

Writer’s Bloc Weekly Meetings (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ Vollum 120)

We’re an on-campus writer’s group dedicated to making time for creativity during the semester. Come and find us Monday nights, 6:30 -8:30 PM, for snacks, time to write, and time to share your work with other writers!

Tuesday, February 7th

Student Artist/Musician Showcase: Emilie Kelly (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. @ GCC Foyer)

Learn more about character design and surreal concept art with Reedie, Emilie Kelly! Support Emilie’s art and purchase a piece of artwork too! 

Wednesday, February 8th

Physics Seminar: Dinesh Martien (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Physics, 123)

Optical measurements of materials in condensed matter is a growing field. In particular, pump-probe measurements enable researchers to probe the dynamics of excitations in many materials. Many such research directions require a magneto-optic cryostat to reach low temperature and high magnetic field. Traditional cryostats use liquid helium, which is costly and inconvenient. Closed-cycle cryocoolers eliminate the need for liquid helium, but introduce vibrations, so care must be taken to reduce vibrations. The development of a low-vibration, cryocooled magneto-optic cryostat (<1.7 K and 7 tesla) will be presented. Measurements of the dynamics of spin-polarized excitons in InSe, measured in the cryostat, will also be shown.

Marketing + Event Planning Basics Workshop (5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to GCC-D)

Join Student Engagement Program Coordinator, Amanda French, for a workshop on marketing and event planning, specifically for student organization/club leaders and anyone who enjoys hosting on-campus events. Learn more about how to create a marketing plan, discuss tips and tricks for planning on-campus events, and get acquainted with project management tools to streamline your planning process. A Q+A will be held after the presentation. 

Free pizza and drinks will be provided. Contact to learn more. 

Greenboard Meeting (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. @ GCC, Info Shop)

Join us in the Info Shoppe to work on sustainability initiatives at Reed! This semester we will focus on expanding existing sustainability initiatives and putting on Canyon Day.

Thursday, February 9th

Math & Statistics Colloquium: Noah Charles, Reed College (4:40 p.m. @ Eliot 314)

Bringing Down Cancer’s Most Evasive Target (5:30 p.m. @ Vollum lecture Hall)

Shokat is a chemist who researches pharmaceutical treatments against some of the most common drivers of human cancers. He is best known for targeting a mutation that drives more than 1 in 10 lung cancers, which opened up a new arena of cancer treatment discovery. The target, K-Ras, is the most common driver of cancer and was considered “undruggable” by most cancer researchers after 40 years of failed attempts to block its function. Shokat’s discovery of a K-Ras blocker broke through this decades-old barrier and threw open the doors to a new class of cancer treatments.

Reed YDSA General Weekly Meetings (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ PAB 332)

Join Reed YDSA and help build socialist power on campus, in the community, and beyond! Discuss political issues, organize campaigns and actions, and join the shared struggle!

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