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Lucy Guerin: Choregraphy Workshop

Lucy Guerin is an Australian choreographer dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance. Committed to the exploration of everyday...

 Bread and Puppet Theater: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus

Reed Theatre welcomes back Bread and Puppet Theater with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, which they will perform in Greenwood Theatre with the...

Dance Artist Talk: Lucy Guerin

Lucy Guerin has been creating dances for the last 30 years. In this talk, she will discuss her choreographic work, what has shaped it, and how her interests...

A presentation by Master Book Binder and Book Conservator Arini Esarey ‘05

Arini Esarey received a BA in studio art from Reed College in Portland, OR and a Bookbinding Diploma from North Bennet St School in Boston, MA. She studied...

Meditation

An open invitation to members of the Reed community and campus guests to join in silent sitting meditation. Bells are rung from 12:10pm to 12:40pm, but...

Anthropology Symposium: Mrinalini Tankha

Join us for a lecture by Mrinalini Tankha as part of the fall Anthropology Symposium. Free and open to the public. "The Heads and Tails of Cuba's Dual...

Solomon Northup’s One Percent: Liberal Citizenship, Racial Freedom, Attenuated Anarchisms 

Chris Taylor presents the David Eddings Lecture. In the Antebellum US, both liberal and republican political philosophies apotheosized a racialized freedom...

Who Is a Modern Muslim? Voluntary Associations and the Construction of Islamic Identities in Colonial North India

Join us for a religion department symposium with Maria-Magdalena Fuchs, doctoral candidate in religion at Princeton University. Maria's research...

"I Can Test Myself": Experiences and Insights from the Scale-Up of HIV Self-Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Kristen Little is a senior research adviser at Population Services International (PSI), where she conducts operational and implementation science...

Symposium on Multiracial Identity

Join us for a series of panels featuring speakers holding multiracial identities; discussions of colorism; a plenary session with Julie Lythcott-Haims,...

Friday @ 4 Recital

We invite you to join us for our regular Friday @ 4 recital series. This 45-minute concert features Reed student musicians. Admission is free. *Please note...

10/26 4:00pm
 
Apartheid's Lessons: Transnational Networks and US Evangelical Politics in the Cold War

Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University, will deliver this year's Wallace T. McCaffrey...

Rap Guide to Consciousness

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist and award-winning playwright. His play Rap Guide to Consciousness explores the material basis of human experience in...

Canyon Day

You are invited to join in and help celebrate Reed College's oldest tradition as we clean and restore a portion of the Reed Canyon. This event is part of our...

Anthropology Symposium: Senior Seminar

Join us for a senior seminar as part of the fall Anthropology Symposium. Free and open to the public. Anthropology seniors Alex Gomez-Lacayo and Jacob...

Light and Surface

Join us for a Visiting Artist Lecture by Megan Ledbetter. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the studio art department.

Stanley Kubrick: New York Jewish Intellectual

This illustrated lecture will explore the life and work of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick and how he can be considered a New York Jewish...

Beautiful, Meaningless Letters? Abstraction and Calligraphy in Medieval Manuscripts and Modern Painting

Did abstract art exist before the 20th century? Focusing particularly on the calligraphy and ornament of medieval manuscripts from the British Isles and...

Continuing Research on the Fistfights of the Surrealists

LA-based artist Shana Lutker will present a talk with emphasis on her current body of work: The History of the Fistfights of the Surrealists. Lutker’s works...

Reed on the Road - Seattle

Please join us at Atlas Workbase for Reed on the Road, an evening with Acting President Hugh Porter and Dean for Institutional Diversity Mary James. Hear...

Performance: Fefu and Her Friends

When a group of women gather in their friend Stephany Beckmann’s New England home in 1933 to discuss education reform and the role of art in learning, they...

Thucydides and the Tyrant-Slayers Tradition: Excavating the Text

Brian Lavelle, Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, Loyola University Chicago, delivers the Rumpakis/Dussin Classics Lecture. Though not...

Surveillance and the Racialization of Religion in the National-Security State

Sylvester Johnson will present the Thomas Lamb Eliot Lecture on Religion. Among the pivotal developments in the twentieth-century history of American...

Visiting Writers Series: Renee Gladman

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose....

Portland Gay Symphonic Band: Juxtapose

The Portland Gay Symphonic Band is pleased to present “Juxtapose,” where contrasting musical styles, effects, and eras, will be performed in this fabulous...

Anthropology Symposium: Anna Eisenstein

Join us for a lecture by Anna Eisenstein as part of the fall Anthropology Symposium. Free and open to the public. "Pregnant Pauses: Waiting on the Will of...

Consciousness and Its Place in Nature

Christof Koch, Chief Scientist and President at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, will speak about how human and non-human animals not only...

Psychology Colloquium: Christof Koch, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science

Neuroscience of Consciousness: Six years ago, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, a non-profit medical research organization, embarked on an ambitious...

Everyday Contains All of History

Join us for a Visiting Artist Lecture by Jared Thorne. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by studio art department.

Reed on the Road - San Francisco

Please join us for Reed on the Road, an evening with Acting President Hugh Porter and Dean for Institutional Diversity Mary James. Hear from campus...

Visiting Writers Series: Esther G. Belin

Esther G. Belin is an award-winning Diné poet and multimedia artist. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the Institute of American...

Reed Orchestra Fall Concert

We invite you to join us for the fall Reed Orchestra concert featuring Reed student musicians. The concert will be conducted by David Schiff, and admission...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: An Empire of Silver & Gold, Music of 18th Century Latin America

PBO welcomes Dr. Daniel Zuluaga back to PBO to lead this trailblazing program of music that was gathered from the archives of Latin American cathedrals. Five...

Anthropology Symposium: Carolyn Stephens

Join us for a lecture by Carolyn Stephens as part of the fall Anthropology Symposium. Free and open to the public. "Sound as Control in Japan" Sound, as...

Reed Music Recital

Reed College private music instructors will present a concert. These are the musicians that teach and train Reed's young musicians. Represented will be...

Theatre Thesis: “Late: A Cowboy Song”

Late: A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl Mary's life is hurtling by, each year marked by the birthday she shares with her boyfriend, Crick. When Mary connects with...

Reed Chorus and Collegium Musicum: "Vox Sibyla: Voice of the Prophetess"

The Reed College choirs perform music on the theme of female prophecy. The concert will feature Lassus' setting of the ancient Jewish sibylline texts...

Archaeological Steps into the Valley of the Kings and Queens

The Archeological Institute of America presents a lecture by Rasha Solima of Lewis & Clark College and Misr University for Science & Technology. Free and...

Winter Dance Concert

The Reed College Dance Department presents the 2018 Winter Dance Concert, featuring choreography by students and faculty in Greenwood Theatre. The box...

"December's Tale" by John Vergin '78

In his annual performance, John Vergin '78 presents a theatrical telling of 24 hours in the life of a young musician, beginning at midnight on Christmas...

Senior Dance Thesis Performances

Reed dance students will present their senior dance theses in Greenwood Theatre. The event is open to the public. Tickets are required and may be purchased...

Voces8: Friends of Chamber Music Concert

The British vocal ensemble Voces8 has inspired people throughout Europe, North America and Asia through their music and their joy of singing. The group...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach & The Young Prince

Pondering the impact of Bach’s influence on all of music, Beethoven once said, “His name shouldn’t be Brook, but Ocean.” Bach’s concerti from time spent in...

Connecting the Dots: New Perspectives on Mobility and Gathering in Ancient Mediterranean Sanctuaries

The Archeological Institute of America presents a lectue by Troels Myrup Kristensen of Aarhus University. This lecture presents results from a recently...

Dance Concert: Minh Tran & Company

Minh Tran and Company presents a dance concert feature choreography by himself and fellow team members in the Massee Performance Lab. This event is...

Visiting Writers Series: Safiya SInclair

Safiya Sinclair is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters...

Western Early Keyboard Association Workshop

MY SECRET VALENTINE: Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre and François Couperin – A lecture-recital with Arthur Haas This lecture recital will explore the...

Visiting Writers Series: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize) and Rocket Fantastic,...

Vistiing Writers Series: Jess Arndt

Jess Arndt received an MFA at Bard College and was a 2013 Graywolf SLS Fellow and 2010 Fiction Fellow at the New York Foundation of the Arts. Arndt’s writing...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: The Road to Dresden

Acclaimed British and Brazilian violin virtuoso Rodolfo Richter studied with Monica Huggett at the Royal Academy of Music. Experience his PBO debut as he...