Events Calendar 10/6



Friday, October 06, 2023

Biology Seminar: Dr. Daniel Dashevsky ’14 (12pm to 1pm @ Biology, Biology 19)

“Boiga: Venom and Invasion”

Brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) are a notorious invasive species responsible for several extinctions and extirpations after their introduction to the island of Guam. This talk will delve into the specialized toxins of these snakes to address whether this invasion was a product of chance or a historical inevitably.

Daniel Dashevsky’s research focuses on the evolution of snake and wasp venom.

11:50 am- Snacks & Socializing noon- Talk Begins

Exhibition: Jesse Murry: Rising (12pm to 5pm @ Cooley Art Gallery)

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in partnership with Converge 45: Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship.Nestled in the Reed library, always free and open to the public.The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and Converge 45 are proud to present Jesse Murry: Rising—the first west coast showing of the poetic landscapes of American painter, poet, and art critic Jesse Murry (1948–1993).

The exhibition is curated by renowned American painter Lisa Yuskavage, and 2022 Kennedy Scholar Jarrett Earnest, and is part of Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship—Converge curator Christian Viveros-Faune’s city-wide initiative. The exhibition is organized for the Cooley by curator Stephanie Snyder and Converge artistic director Derek Franklin.

Jesse Murry: Rising presents a group of the artist’s oil paintings created between 1988 and 1993, the last five years of Murry’s life, when he was confronted with the reality of his impending mortality from AIDS-related illness. The works testify to Murry’s lifelong belief in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning—at the meeting of a material fact and a location within the mind.

At the heart of Rising, dwells the intimate and devoted friendship between Jesse Murry and Lisa Yuskavage. The two painters met at the beginning of their tenure at the Yale School of Art, where they received their MFAs in 1986. In the midst of Yale’s notoriously difficult environment, they developed an ar […]

Field Day (4pm to 6pm @ Quad)

The Student Engagement Program Board is bringing back its elementary school-style relay event, but even better! Join the team for a fun afternoon of parachute games, capture the flag, potato sack races, scooters, hula hoops, tug of war, cornhole, temporary tattoos, snacks + treats, and so much more! We all need a break. Come by and have some childlike fun!

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Exhibition: Jesse Murry: Rising (12pm to 5pm @ Cooley Art Gallery)

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in partnership with Converge 45: Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship.Nestled in the Reed library, always free and open to the public.The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and Converge 45 are proud to present Jesse Murry: Rising—the first west coast showing of the poetic landscapes of American painter, poet, and art critic Jesse Murry (1948–1993).

The exhibition is curated by renowned American painter Lisa Yuskavage, and 2022 Kennedy Scholar Jarrett Earnest, and is part of Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship—Converge curator Christian Viveros-Faune’s city-wide initiative. The exhibition is organized for the Cooley by curator Stephanie Snyder and Converge artistic director Derek Franklin.

Jesse Murry: Rising presents a group of the artist’s oil paintings created between 1988 and 1993, the last five years of Murry’s life, when he was confronted with the reality of his impending mortality from AIDS-related illness. The works testify to Murry’s lifelong belief in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning—at the meeting of a material fact and a location within the mind.

At the heart of Rising, dwells the intimate and devoted friendship between Jesse Murry and Lisa Yuskavage. The two painters met at the beginning of their tenure at the Yale School of Art, where they received their MFAs in 1986. In the midst of Yale’s notoriously difficult environment, they developed an ar […]

Gray Fund Outdoors: Kayak Day Trip to Ross Island (9am to 4pm @ NA)

Head out with Reed’s kayak instructor Nathan Watt for an all day kayak excursion to explore Ross Island! The group will bring packed snacks and lunch so they can have a picnic lunch during the day. This is sure to be a fun trip you won’t wanna miss! 

Lottery Link: https://forms.gle/MJZFX9RpVwx5i3af7 (closes on Tuesday 10/2 at 12PM)

Leta McCollough Seletzky on Blackness in America and Her Father’s Legacy (4pm to 5:30pm @ Vollum College Center, Vollum Lecture Hall)

“The Kneeling Man: My Father’s Life as a Black Spy Who Witnessed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.” is the intimate and heartbreaking story of a Black undercover police officer who famously kneeled by the assassinated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a daughter’s quest for the truth about her father. Join Reed’s Black Student Union to hear guest speaker Leta McCollough Seletzky discuss the contents of her book and blackness in America at large.

Y2K Slumber Party! (7pm to 9:30pm @ Gray Lounge)

Join the Gray Fund team for a fun evening of Y2K-themed games, pillow forts, self-care activities, crafts, lots of free food + drinks, and more! Wear your pajamas or don’t! We won’t be staying the night, but we will be having the best time. Bring your friends!

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Exhibition: Jesse Murry: Rising (12pm to 5pm @ Cooley Art Gallery)

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in partnership with Converge 45: Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship.Nestled in the Reed library, always free and open to the public.The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and Converge 45 are proud to present Jesse Murry: Rising—the first west coast showing of the poetic landscapes of American painter, poet, and art critic Jesse Murry (1948–1993).

The exhibition is curated by renowned American painter Lisa Yuskavage, and 2022 Kennedy Scholar Jarrett Earnest, and is part of Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship—Converge curator Christian Viveros-Faune’s city-wide initiative. The exhibition is organized for the Cooley by curator Stephanie Snyder and Converge artistic director Derek Franklin.

Jesse Murry: Rising presents a group of the artist’s oil paintings created between 1988 and 1993, the last five years of Murry’s life, when he was confronted with the reality of his impending mortality from AIDS-related illness. The works testify to Murry’s lifelong belief in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning—at the meeting of a material fact and a location within the mind.

At the heart of Rising, dwells the intimate and devoted friendship between Jesse Murry and Lisa Yuskavage. The two painters met at the beginning of their tenure at the Yale School of Art, where they received their MFAs in 1986. In the midst of Yale’s notoriously difficult environment, they developed an ar […]

Peer Career Drop-in Advising (6pm to 8pm @ Aspen Multipurpose Room)

Do you have questions about job searching, fellowships, or career development? Do you need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn page? Join our Peer Career Advisors (PCA), a group of current Reedies who are experts in supporting you with your career exploration, for drop-in advising. No need to make an appointment; stop by Aspen Multi-Purpose room to chat with a PCA between Sunday and Thursday from 6-8pm.

Monday, October 09, 2023

Peer Career Drop-in Advising (6pm to 8pm @ Aspen Multipurpose Room)

Do you have questions about job searching, fellowships, or career development? Do you need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn page? Join our Peer Career Advisors (PCA), a group of current Reedies who are experts in supporting you with your career exploration, for drop-in advising. No need to make an appointment; stop by Aspen Multi-Purpose room to chat with a PCA between Sunday and Thursday from 6-8pm.

Study Sesh Social at the DoJo (3pm to 4pm @ DOJO, Conference Room)

Body doubling is a productivity technique where individuals work alongside others, either physically or virtually, to enhance focus and accountability. It creates a supportive environment that encourages concentration and minimizes distractions, making it easier to tackle tasks and study effectively.

Join us for a productive and collaborative Study Sesh Social! Need a boost in your study motivation? We’ve got you covered. Bring your textbooks, laptops, and study materials to this interactive session where you can work alongside fellow students. Together, we’ll conquer assignments, share ideas, and create a supportive academic environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make studying a little less daunting and a lot more enjoyable!

Every Monday  (Starting September 25th) – 3 PM – 4 PM

Every Wednesday (Starting September 27th). – 10 AM – 11 AM

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Peer Career Drop-in Advising (6pm to 8pm @ Aspen Multipurpose Room)

Do you have questions about job searching, fellowships, or career development? Do you need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn page? Join our Peer Career Advisors (PCA), a group of current Reedies who are experts in supporting you with your career exploration, for drop-in advising. No need to make an appointment; stop by Aspen Multi-Purpose room to chat with a PCA between Sunday and Thursday from 6-8pm.

Computer Science Colloquium: Phil Gibbons, Carnegie Mellon University (4:40pm @ Eliot 314)

Making Processors Robotics Friendly – The advancement of robotics technology is rapidly changing the world we live in. Most of this growth is in autonomous robots (pilotless drones, driverless vehicles, home assistants) that require performing complex AI tasks in real-time. While the computing industry has made recent strides developing (often proprietary) hardware accelerators for robotic tasks, what’s needed are open-source efforts that engage the broader computer systems/architecture community.

In this talk, I will describe our research on two fronts. First, we have created RoWild, the first comprehensive, open-source, high-performance, cross-platform robotic benchmark suite. Our choice of implemented tasks and algorithms stems from a comprehensive analysis of 29 industrial robots, encompassing a diverse range from arm manipulators and home-cleaning robots to self-driving vehicles, as well as state-of-the-art research algorithms. Second, our study using RoWild has revealed the performance bottlenecks in both individual tasks and end-to-end robot software pipelines, highlighting the need for architectural advancements that satisfy the primary requirements of robotic tasks. I will present some preliminary results addressing these bottlenecks, primarily from our extensive study of path planning, a key robotic task basically ignored in all the machine learning hype.

This talk is designed to be understandable to a general computer science undergraduate audience—no prior […]

“…read it again, slowly…” (6:30pm @ Eliot Hall, Chapel)

Celebrating the art and poetry of Jesse Murry (1948–1993) Readings by Brittney Corrigan ’94, sidony o’neal ’26, and Rosie Stockton ’12

Celebrating sidony o’neal’s Natural Log DOGS—an object poem consisting of works from the Reed College Art Collection, in the Cooley’s library vitrines.

Eliot Hall chapel opens for book sales: 6:00 pm Introductions and reading: 6:30 pm. 

Free and open to the public. Refreshments in the library after the reading and a DJ set by Bogosi Sekhukhuni. Sponsored by the Cooley Gallery.

Brittney Corrigan (Reed, 1994) is the author of the poetry collections Daughters, Breaking, Navigation, 40 Weeks, and most recently, Solastalgia, a collection of poems about climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene Age (JackLeg Press, 2023). Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection.

sidony o’neal (Reed, 2026) is an artist and writer based in Portland, OR. o’neal’s work has been presented at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; City SALTS, Basel, Switzerland; Dracula’s Revenge, New York, Veronica Project Space, Seattle, Washington; SculptureCenter, New York, and ILY2, Portland, Oregon, among other venues. Performances as a part of non-band DT have been presented with Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Volksbühne Berlin, and Performance Space New York. o’neal is a co-founder of INFANT design comp […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Peer Career Drop-in Advising (6pm to 8pm @ Aspen Multipurpose Room)

Do you have questions about job searching, fellowships, or career development? Do you need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn page? Join our Peer Career Advisors (PCA), a group of current Reedies who are experts in supporting you with your career exploration, for drop-in advising. No need to make an appointment; stop by Aspen Multi-Purpose room to chat with a PCA between Sunday and Thursday from 6-8pm.

Study Sesh Social at the DoJo (10am to 11am @ DOJO, Conference Room)

Body doubling is a productivity technique where individuals work alongside others, either physically or virtually, to enhance focus and accountability. It creates a supportive environment that encourages concentration and minimizes distractions, making it easier to tackle tasks and study effectively.

Join us for a productive and collaborative Study Sesh Social! Need a boost in your study motivation? We’ve got you covered. Bring your textbooks, laptops, and study materials to this interactive session where you can work alongside fellow students. Together, we’ll conquer assignments, share ideas, and create a supportive academic environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make studying a little less daunting and a lot more enjoyable!

Every Monday  (Starting September 25th) – 3 PM – 4 PM

Every Wednesday (Starting September 27th). – 10 AM – 11 AM

Book Giveaway (3pm to 5pm @ Student Union, Porch)

The Reed College Swap Shop and Sustainability team are hosting a book giveaway on Wednesday, October 11th. Stop by and pick up FREE, used books of all kinds!

2024 Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Virtual Info Session – Reed (4pm to 5:30pm @ Virtual Event)

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is a chance to teach and to represent the United States as a cultural ambassador to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field by the time of departure for the program and Coordinators for International Relations must also have a high level of proficiency in the Japanese language. Before logging into the info session please watch an important video on how to write a great JET Statement of Purpose at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eaq-rxLLUg4 For more information contact Matt Turner at: matthew.turner@se.mofa.go.jp or visit https://jetprogramusa.org

Making Counter-plantation in Twenty-first Century Caribbean Philosophy and Visual Art (4:30pm to 6pm @ Library, 41)

A workshop of scholarship in process open to faculty, staff, and students.

The counter-plantation, as Jean Casimir describes about Haitian revolutionaries, is a form of self-reliance that expands day-to-day living against state-enforced slavery. In considering contemporary post-disaster experiences in Puerto Rico and Haiti, we can see similar counter-plantation dynamics unfold where local community action creates modes of survivance against a state apparatus of abusive neglect. In this workshop we will consider two twenty-first century visual artists—Miami-based Haitian artist Édouard Duval-Carrié and Puerto Rican Rosaura Rodríguez—whose work makes visible how Caribbean peoples in continuing colonial situations also continue to engage counter-plantation traditions. While counter-plantation practices are wide-ranging and constantly evolving, they have in common an interdependence with local plant and earth matter, community resources, and peer-group education as the basis for the autonomous organization of reciprocal solidarity. To open up a discussion about the philosophical bases that sustain Caribbean traditions of counter-plantation, this workshop offers as a starting point Duval-Carrié’s “Soucouyant” series, where the folk figure of the soucouyant is composed of a collage of images of bacteria and plant matter, and Rodríguez’s practice of making her own pigments from the plant and earth matter found around Campo Tabonuco, the mountain farm and education center in th […]

Physics Seminar: “What is Quantum Cosmology” David Craig PhD (4:30pm to 5:30pm @ NA)

“Quantum cosmology” might sound like an oxymoron, pairing as it does quantum mechanics, our physical understanding of the very smallest things in nature, with cosmology, our attempt to model the universe at the largest scales. This colloquium will explain why this is actually a reasonable thing to try, how physicists go about it, and some key results from one approach known as loop quantum cosmology.  Along the way we’ll discuss some questions about the foundations of physics that naturally arise in this setting.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Exhibition: Jesse Murry: Rising (12pm to 5pm @ Cooley Art Gallery)

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in partnership with Converge 45: Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship.Nestled in the Reed library, always free and open to the public.The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and Converge 45 are proud to present Jesse Murry: Rising—the first west coast showing of the poetic landscapes of American painter, poet, and art critic Jesse Murry (1948–1993).

The exhibition is curated by renowned American painter Lisa Yuskavage, and 2022 Kennedy Scholar Jarrett Earnest, and is part of Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship—Converge curator Christian Viveros-Faune’s city-wide initiative. The exhibition is organized for the Cooley by curator Stephanie Snyder and Converge artistic director Derek Franklin.

Jesse Murry: Rising presents a group of the artist’s oil paintings created between 1988 and 1993, the last five years of Murry’s life, when he was confronted with the reality of his impending mortality from AIDS-related illness. The works testify to Murry’s lifelong belief in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning—at the meeting of a material fact and a location within the mind.

At the heart of Rising, dwells the intimate and devoted friendship between Jesse Murry and Lisa Yuskavage. The two painters met at the beginning of their tenure at the Yale School of Art, where they received their MFAs in 1986. In the midst of Yale’s notoriously difficult environment, they developed an ar […]

Peer Career Drop-in Advising (6pm to 8pm @ Aspen Multipurpose Room)

Do you have questions about job searching, fellowships, or career development? Do you need feedback on a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn page? Join our Peer Career Advisors (PCA), a group of current Reedies who are experts in supporting you with your career exploration, for drop-in advising. No need to make an appointment; stop by Aspen Multi-Purpose room to chat with a PCA between Sunday and Thursday from 6-8pm.

Quantitative Skills: Logs and Exponents (2pm to 3pm @ DoJo , Conference Room)

Headed into your Math class and need a review of logarithms or exponents to help you remember and become familiar with these concepts. Come to this workshop to review logarithms, exponents and their applications – we will practice the skills, work on problems these concepts may show up in so that you are prepared when these skills are needed in your class.

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