Welcome to WITF’s Local Events Calendar!
Renowned microbiologist Jo Handelsman will present the 68th Annual Joseph Priestley Award Celebration Lecture at Dickinson, “Microbial Communities—The Original Internet of Everything,” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium, 360 W. Louther St. The event is free and open to the public. Handelsman will discuss how recent knowledge about microbiomes has proven that microorganisms drive processes as diverse as human disease and climate change. She will explain how research on microorganisms in isolation…Find out more »
Philosopher, ethicist and African studies scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of The New York Times Magazine’s “The Ethicist” column, will deliver Dickinson College’s Morgan Lecture. The talk, “Identity at Home and in the Wider World,” will take place Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium, 360 W. Louther St. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture. It is free and open to the public. Appiah will explore the idea of identity philosophically,…Find out more »
Zaneta Thayer, Dartmouth College Thayer, a biological anthropologist, will look at how social inequalities can create health inequalities. She will describe the hormonal and molecular mechanisms through which environments can become embodied. Thayer is interested in understanding how stress exposures, particularly in early life, shape patterns of human biology and health, as well as the evolutionary basis for that sensitivity.Find out more »
Kathryn Abrams, University of California, Berkeley Law Abrams will explore three practices that have helped form a new social movement around undocumented immigrants. Her lecture draws on four years of observation and interviews with undocumented activists in Phoenix, Arizona. Abrams teaches constitutional law, feminist legal theory and law and social movements.Find out more »
Contributing faculty members Dave Zygmunt (drums), Greg Strohman (trombone) and Jeff Wohlbach (trumpet) will be joined by members of Harrisburg’s River City Big Band for an evening of big-band jazz. Made up of the finest Central Pennsylvania musicians, the band plays charts from the books of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones and Stan Kenton, as well as originals from members and the local jazz community.Find out more »