Events at Reed

  • trumpeteer playing
  • dancers
  • art exhibit
  • play scene
  • cast bowing

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for the array of lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming presented throughout the year. All events listed below are open to the public and are free, unless noted otherwise.

If you are planning to attend an event and need accommodations or assistance with access, please call conference and events planning at 503/777-7522.

August 26

Lecture: Ivan Sutherland, "Computers Yet to Come"

7:30 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Ivan Sutherland, visiting scientist at the Asynchronous Research Center, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, will briefly review his history in computer graphics—a history that spans five decades—and will offer ideas about the structure of computers for the near future.


August 30–September 1

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

3 p.m., Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Portland Actors Ensemble presents the perfect play for viewing on the lawn, A Midsummer's Night Dream, directed by Douglas Lay for the ensemble's 45th annual performance.


September 9

Lecture: Iris Müller-Westermann

7 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel

Iris Müller-Westermann, senior curator of international art at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, lectures on the work of pioneering Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint.


September 11

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium Lecture: Lauren Berlant, "Structures of Unfeeling: Mysterious Skin"

7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the English department at the University of Chicago, talks about flat affect, anachronism, and the history of the present.


September 26–28

Juggling Festival 2014

Friday, 6 p.m., to Sunday, 3 p.m., sports center

Presented by the Portland Juggling Club, the festival is one of the largest regional juggling events in the United States.


October 15

Lecture: Alexandra Stern, “The Legacy of Eugenics in the Contemporary Era of Human Genomics”

4:30 p.m., Psychology 105

Alexandra Stern is a historian of science and medicine and a professor in obstetrics and gynecology, American culture, and history at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.