Upcoming Events: V-February; Presidential Faculty Lecture

Dartmouth Now offers a weekly roundup of noteworthy events on campus. 

V-February 2015, sponsored by V-Day Dartmouth and the Center for Gender and Student Engagement, continues through the month. Events will include a panel on gendered spaces at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in One Wheelock, and the “Speak Out” forum, set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Collis Common Ground. 

A tour of the Hood Museum of Art exhibit “About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art” takes place on Feb. 21. From the exhibit: Jeff Wall, “Double Self-Portrait,” 1979, from the portfolio The Renaissance Society, negative 1979; print 2011, inkjet print mounted on archival board. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through gifts by exchange, including gifts from Morton D. May, Class of 1936; Mrs. Walter L. Weil; Vernon F. West, Class of 1909; Sarah Branch Jackson Coonley Morgan Doyle, daughter of Robert Jackson, Class of 1900; 2014.26.12. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Thursday, Feb. 19: Science Pub takes on the topic of food safety. Come with questions for a community nutritionist and Dartmouth biologists who will help make sense of what studies on arsenic, mercury, and other substances have to say about what you put on your plate. The conversation starts at 5:30 p.m. at Salt Hill Pub, on the Mall (2 W. Park St.) in Lebanon, N.H.

Friday, Feb. 20: The Department of Theater opens its winter main-stage production, a fresh take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Professor of Theater Peter Hackett ’75, the show starts at 8 p.m. in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater today and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, both this weekend and next.

Saturday, Feb 21: The Hood Museum of Art offers a tour of its current exhibit “About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art,” at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 22: The Dartmouth Film Society screens a masterpiece of the silent film era, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), at 4 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium at the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Monday, Feb. 23: Dartmouth alumni who work on environmental and social sustainability in business share their experiences during a panel discussion at 4 p.m. in Haldeman 41 in the Kreindler Conference Hall.

Monday, Feb. 23: Calling all experienced typesetters: The Book Arts Workshop is building a specimen book to document its large collection of typefaces, and invites all current and previous workshop participants to help. The project starts at 6 p.m. in Baker Library Rooms 23 and 25. New to the Workshop? Attend an introduction and tour in Room 21 of Baker Library at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 24.

Tuesday, Feb. 24: Michael Rubenstein, a researcher at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, presents “Taming the Swarm: Control and Design of Multi-Robot Systems,” at a computer science colloquium at 4:15 p.m. in Carson L01. 

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Nina Pavcnik, the Niehaus Family Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, presents the 27th Presidential Faculty Lecture at 4 p.m. in the Hood Auditorium. Pavcnik will speak on “The Tradeoffs of Trade: Lessons from 30 Years of Policy Reforms in Developing Countries.” Her talk will be followed by a reception.

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Grammy-nominated jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant performs with the Aaron Diehl Trio at 7 p.m. in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium. A discussion with performers follows immediately after the show, at 9 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb 24, observers are welcome to watch a master class as McLorin Salvant coaches student vocalists from the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble at 4 p.m. in the Hopkins Center’s Faulkner Recital Hall.