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International Sculpture Conference Keynote Lecture: Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew is known for creating reflective abstract sculptural works that play upon the dystopic tension between order and chaos. His work recalls Post...

Latinx Heritage Month: Things My Mami Taught Me about Mi Cuerpo

A talk about sex, babies, bodies, and the courage to defy gendered expectations. Mia Bonilla '19 is an artist and amateur sociologist interested in the...

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...

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party

Join us on Tuesday starting at 4:30 p.m. for a Democratic presidential debate watch party in Vollum Lounge. Open to the entire Reed community, we'll have a...

melting, asexually

Ianna Hawkins Owen is assistant professor of English at Williams College. She earned a PhD in African diaspora studies at the University of California,...

An Iliad

One man (with live cello accompaniment) performs this tour-de-force modern retelling of Homer's epic tale of love, battle, gods, and honor. Has anything...

A Crane’s Tombstone: Monument, Landscape, and Calligraphy in Sixth Century China

Eulogy for Burying a Crane is a sixth century inscription once carved on a cliff of Jiaoshan Island in the Yangzi River. Its ruins were discovered in the...

Community Dance at Reed

The Reed College Dance Department is excited to announce open community dance sessions. These sessions are a collective forum for moving and talking about...

Hernan Reinaudo: Master of Tango Guitar

Join us for a pop up concert featuring world-class tango guitar virtuoso Hernan Reinaudo interpreting classic and original works, accompanied by Mirta...

Visiting Writers Series: Jos Charles

Jos Charles is author of feeld, a National Book Award long-listed finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: The Brandenburgs

Monica Huggett leads all six of J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos while playing violin, viola, and violino piccolo. Harpsichordist Byron Schenkman,...

Portland Chamber Orchestra: Classical Meets Jazz with Special Guest Ken Peplowski, Clarient

Portland Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Yaacov Bergman, performs in Kaul Auditorium. Click here for tickets. Program includes: Appalachian Spring...

Collective Voices Solidarity Series: Cascades Abortion Support Collective

Discuss local efforts to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion with a team of organizers. Presented by SEEDS (Students for Education, Equity,...

Psychology community event: Halloween Studies

Halloween snacks and discussion of Psychology's "Halloween Studies"

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,...

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Seminar: Kelly Monk, PhD

Dr. Kelly Monk is a senior scientist and co-director of the Vollum Institute. Her research uses mouse and zebrafish models to better understand how...

Simon Tam - Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court

When Simon Tam started an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants, he didn't realize that he was starting an entire movement around freedom of...

Linked Jades: Creativity and Reciprocity in Chinese Calligraphy

A cursive-script letter by the renowned eighth-century statesman Yan Zhenqing is the original work in a long handscroll that also includes a colophon by the...

Lecture-Demonstration with Reggie Wilson

The Company: Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company whose mission is to create, research, develop, and present new...

Choreography Workshop with Reggie Wilson

Join us for a choreography workshop for dancers (mixed-level). Space is limited. Sign up here. The Company: Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is...

Nailed It with Adele Pham

Join us for a screening of this documentary film followed by a Q&A with director Adele Pham. In virtually every city, state, and strip mall across the U.S.,...

Heaven on Earth: Justinian's Hagia Sophia

This talk addresses the transformation of the basilica as an architectural form and its subsequent impact on architecture in the eastern Mediterranean....

Psychology Colloquium: Beth Green

"Using Research to Improve Practice in Community-Based Early Childhood Programs" Join us for a talk by Beth Green, PhD, Director of Early Childhood & Family...

Anthropology Roundtable Symposium: Alex Blanchette

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

Visiting Writers Series: Hilary Plum

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose (2018); the work of nonfiction Watchfires (2016), winner...

Archaeology and Politics in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Newly Discovered Results of the 1951-53 Excavations at Sinop, Turkey. Presented by Ulrike Krotscheck of Evergreen State University. Co-sponsored by the Reed...

Comedy and Climate Action with the Stand-Up Economist

Yoram Bauman ’95 has a PhD in economics but makes a living doing stand-up comedy about economics and politics. He also writes cartoon books—most recently The...

Biology Seminar: Saumya Gopalkrishnan, PhD

Dr. Gopalkrishnan studies fundamental issues in the molecular biology of gene expression in bacteria using cutting edge biochemical and genetic techniques.

Philosophy Colloquium: The Epistemology of Interpersonal Relations

Join us for a talk by Matt Benton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. Epistemology has focused primarily on propositional...

The Present Life of Blasphemy: Kanye West in American Popular Culture

Thomas Lamb Eliot Lecture on Religion Is Kanye West the problem or the solution? Is Kanye a self-hating misogynist or a sui generis artist—or both, or...

Reed Theatre presents Euripides' "Medea"

"What’s next, my friends, is clear. I must kill the children quickly and be gone. I gave them life and now I’ll give them death—my heart all dagger. Do it....

Western Early Keyboard Association Recital

Get your tickets here. Gregory Crowell, Harpsichord Flights of Fancy: Music by Byrd, Frescobaldi & Bach Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2-4pm Reed College,...

Chemistry Seminar: “Exploring the Chemical Origins of Biopolymers”

Nicholas Hud received his B.S. degree from Loyola Marymount University. His Ph.D. was conferred by the University of California, Davis for investigations of...

Visiting Writers Series: She Who Has No Master(s)

She Who Has No Master(s) is a project of multi-voiced collectivity, hybrid poetics, encounters, in-between spaces and (dis)places of the Vietnamese diaspora....

Biology Seminar: Anna Jacobsen, PhD

Dr. Jacobsen examines the structure of the three-dimensional vessel network of woody plants (i.e. how vessels develop and connect with one another throughout...

Joel Alden Schlosser: Herodotus in the Anthropocene

We are living in the age of the Anthropocene, in which human activities are recognized for effecting potentially catastrophic environmental change. In his...

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party

Join us on Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m. for a Democratic presidential debate watch party in Vollum Lounge. Open to the entire Reed community, we'll have a...

Gender Bending in the Stories of Joseph and Esther in the Hebrew Bible

As feminine figures, Joseph and Esther are groomed to please, concealing their identities in the foreign imperial court. Yet Esther gradually sheds her...

Biology Seminar: Lauren Shoemaker, PhD

Dr. Shoemaker's lab studies how spatial structure, landscape heterogeneity, and movement patterns alter population dynamics and community stability. We apply...

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Crossing The Channel: Immigrant Composers in London

18th century London was one of Europe’s great cultural capitals, thanks in part to a tide of immigrant composers. In Crossing the Channel, guest director and...

American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration

The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is not only a tale of injustice; it is a moving story of faith. In this pathbreaking...

Renew Oregon: Coalition for Clean Energy

Renew Oregon is a clean energy advocacy coalition of businesses and workers, healthcare professionals and parents, farmers and ranchers, faith and community...

Theatre Thesis Performance

Join us for the upcoming theatre thesis performances. Details about the performances will be made available in early November. If you have any questions,...