Deep Sea, Deep Space, and Everything in Between At Conn College

Events this week at Connecticut College in New London include an author talk with Julia Alvarez and a performance by Imani Winds, lessons from the deep sea and an evening of star gazing.

Imani Winds photo submitted.
Imani Winds photo submitted.

Here's what's happening this week at Connecticut College in New London.

Nov. 5: “Three Cheers for the Jellyfish: Writing the Life of Louis Agassiz,” the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment’s Lambert Environmental Lecture by Christoph Irmsher, 5:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room in Blaustein Humanities Center. Irmsher, provost professor of English at Indiana University, has recently published a biography of the 19th century anti-Darwinist Agassiz, which also explores the beginnings of graduate instruction in this country. For more information, contact Keleigh Baretincic at kbaretin@conncoll.edu.

Nov. 5: A Talk by Bestselling Novelist Julia Alvarez, 7 p.m., the 1962 Room of the College Center at Crozier-Williams. Alvarez, the author of 14 novels, including “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” and “In the Time of the Butterflies,” will speak on sustainability and writing. After her talk, she will sign copies of her books. For more information, contact Kim Wardlaw at kim.wardlaw@conncoll.edu.

Nov. 6: “In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Domestic Life in the Tlajinga District, Teotihuacan, Mexico,” a lecture by David Carballo, 11:50 a.m., Room 014 of Olin Science Center. Carballo, an assistant professor of anthropology at Boston University, will discuss recent archaeological research addressing the everyday lives of Teo people living in one of the most spectacular pre-colonial cities in the Valley of Mexico. For more information, call Professor Anthony Graesch in the Department of Anthropology at 860-439-2116.

Nov. 8: onStage at Connecticut College presents Imani Winds, 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Imani Winds is North America’s premier wind quintet and one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. The group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. For tickets and information, call 860-439-2787 or visit onstage.conncoll.edu

Nov. 9: “Nature’s Edible Art from the Sea," a workshop with Peg Van Patten of the Connecticut Sea Grant, 10 a.m., Room 101 of the science center at New London Hall. Van Patten will teach participants how to identify sea plants and learn which are edible and how they can be prepared. Registration is required and costs $7 for Arboretum members and $9 for non-members. To register call 860-439-5060.

Nov. 9: Fall Star Gazing, 7:30 p.m., Olin Science Center Observatory. Participants will view the moon, the Andromeda galaxy and more through the Thames Amateur Astronomical Society and Connecticut College telescopes, weather permitting. In addition, there will be talks on moon phases, meteorites and how the stars and constellations got their names, as well as hands-on astronomy activities for kids. The event will occur rain or shine. For more information, contact Leslie Brown at leslie.brown@conncoll.edu.



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