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Four women reveal themselves, their histories written on the body. Compulsion and Embarrassment wander the garden in their socks. They rage at the humdrum,...

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Days of Engagement 

Each year on the third Monday of January, schools, federal offices, post offices, and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life, and the...

Burn Your Draft: Podcast Debut

The Center for Life Beyond Reed and Reed College present the debut of Burn Your Draft, a new podcast in production at Reed College focused on the senior...

Meditation

Silent meditation sessions are open to all members of the Reed community and campus visitors. Drop-ins are welcome! Please visit A Quiet Place for more...

Brennan Center Lecture—Stop the Bleeding: Bold Plans to Prevent Violence

Nearly 50 people are murdered every day in the United States. Thomas Abt argues that a handful of targeted, cost-effective strategies can halve that number....

So You Want To Talk About Race? A Conversation with Author Ijeoma Oluo

MLK Day of Engagement Speaker A book signing and reception will follow the public lecture, in Vollum lounge. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker,...

Physics Seminar - Student Summer Research Talks

Beatrice Barrar '20, Amelia Chambliss '20, Ely Eastman '20, Matthew Hwang '21, and Sushruta Chandramouli '21 will talk about their summer research.

Chemistry Seminar: "Data Science, A.I., and Atmospheric Chemistry"

Sam Silva is currently a Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in Environmental...

Biology Seminar: Melvin Rouse

Dr. Melvin Rouse looks at how hormones, the brain, and reproductive behavior interact uainf songbirds as his model system. This model system allows him to...

Brennan Center Lecture—Election Expert Richard L. Hasen on Voters’ Distrust

Join your fellow New York Reedies for a stimulating talk by law professor Richard L. Hasen and Victoria Bassetti about how Americans are increasingly...

Physics Seminar: "Is Every Soap Bubble a Round Sphere?"

Greg Drugan, Oregon Episcopal School A soap bubble is in equilibrium if and only if it has constant mean curvature, so the question of whether every soap...

Black Celebration Month: Amazing Grace

Film screening: Amazing Grace (2018) Directed by Sydney Pollack Released in 1972, Aretha Franklin’s double LP Amazing Grace was recorded live over the...

The Colors of the New World

Diana Magaloni is Deputy Director, Program Director and Dr. Virginia Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas, and Director of Conservation at the...

An Archaeology of the Bronze Age Senses

The tastes, smells, and colors of new finds from east Cretan excavations. Presented by Thomas M. Brogan pf INSTAP Study Center for East Crete. Co-sponsored...

Dance Thesis Productions Spring 2020

The Reed College Dance Department is proud to present the Spring 2020 Dance Thesis Productions, including works by senior thesis candidates. Get your tickets...

Philosophy Colloquium: Rebecca Copenhaver

Berkeley and Reid treat perception as a developmental ability by which typical humans acquire greater perceptual sensitivity to a greater range of features...

Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Sarah Luna

Join us for a presentation from Sarah Luna as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

CRES Colloquium Series: Senior Showcase

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student...

Chemistry Seminar: "Using naturally inspired network design principles to rewire the behavior of human cells"

Caleb Bashor ('99) received his BA from Reed College in Biochemistry and Ph.D from the University of California at San Francisco, where he used synthetic...

Biology Seminar: Tim Nice

Dr. Tim Nice studys the biology of the intestinal innate immune cells and cytokines – how they promote intestinal health and resistance to infection. He uses...

Western Early Keyboard Association Recital

Get your tickets here. Julia Brown, Harpsichord All My Children: the Bach Legacy Saturday, February 15, 2020, 2-4pm Join us for an afternoon of the music...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Trousers & Tiaras: Gender Roles in Handel Operas

For centuries, opera has manipulated gender: men playing women, women singing “trouser roles” as men. In this production, contralto Vicki St. Pierre sings...

Black Celebration Month: Leslie M. Alexander

Fear of a Black Republic: US–Haitian Relations in the Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution January 12, 2020 marked ten years since a massive earthquake...

Politics and Policy Lecture Series: Stefan Dolgert

Ichneumenoid Athena: The Posthuman Origins of 'The West' and the Xenopolis to Come Most 20th century political theorists presumed that the ancient Greeks...

Missing Babies & the Tacit Tolerance of Infanticide in Early Modern Europe

Aggressive criminal prosecution of unwed mothers who killed their newborns in early modern Europe (1550-1750) has led historians to assume that Europeans...

Chemistry Seminar: Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell graduated with a BS in chemistry from Portland State University, during which time he worked as a Research Assistant. After university, he...

Black Celebration Month: Algorithms of Oppression

Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the departments of information studies and African American...

Friday @ 4 Music Series

We invite you to join us for our regular Friday @ 4 Music Series. The program features 45-minute recitals featuring Reed student musicians, film screenings,...

Brennan Center Lecture—Journalist Adam Cohen on Injustice at the Supreme Court

In recent years, the Supreme Court has empowered moneyed interests to wield disproportionate influence in elections, gutted the Voting Rights Act, and upheld...

Visiting Writers Series: Janice Lee

Janice Lee is a Korean-American writer, artist, and editor. She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, plants & personhood,...

Biology Seminar: Martin Venturas

Dr. Martin Venturas's research focuses on plant hydraulics and forest ecophysiology. Currently, he is working on modeling how different plant hydraulic...

Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Senior Thesis Presentations

Join us for thesis presentations from department seniors as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be served. Free and open...

CRES Colloquium Series: "Marta Savigliano, Tango and the Political Economy of Passion"

with Reed Dance Professor Victoria Fortuna Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic...

Politics and Policy Lecture Series: Peter Gordon

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the political science department.

From Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan: The Biggest Cities in the Ancient New World

Presented by Michael E. Smith of Arizona State University. Co-sponsored by the Reed College classics department and the Archaeological Institute of America....

Biology Seminar: Lisa Mangiamele

Dr. Lisa Mangiamele is an integrative neurobiologist interested in animal communication. Her research uses behavioral, physiological, molecular and...

30 Years of Theorizing Justice: Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory and Contemporary Challenges

Looking back on its journey in the 30th year, Kimberlé Crenshaw will expound on intersectionality through the lens of personal narrative, reflecting on...

Biology Seminar: Harmit Malik

Our genomes are a tenuous conglomerate of different genetic entities, each trying to maximize their own evolutionary success, often at great cost to their...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Theatrical Concerti: Comedy, Delight, and Drama

PBO Concertmaster Carla Moore leads a program of pure fun! Musical characters abound as the orchestra explores the less serious side of the Baroque, with...

Politics and Policy Lecture Series: Barbara Arneil

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the political science department.

Visiting Writers Series: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge '69

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge '69 was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of 12 books of poetry including Empathy, Four Year Old Girl, I...

Portland Gay Men's Chorus: "Reflections"

Our spring concert, and the inaugural concert for PGMC’s newest Artistic Director, will reprise some of the best musical moments from our past 40 years, and...

Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Darren Byler

Join us for a presentation from Darren Byler as part of the Anthropology Roundtable Symposium Series! Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the...

Visiting Writers Series: Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home. Nominated two-years running for the John C. Campbell Award for Best New Writer...