A Look at Some of Dartmouth’s Upcoming Events


May is a busy month at Dartmouth, with conferences, symposiums, and performances scheduled across campus. Dartmouth students’ work is in the spotlight, as well. Here is a look at some of the upcoming events.

(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00 )

May 19: The Dartmouth Argentine Tango holds its final spring term tango course. Instruction, led by Marta Ceroni and Armin Helisch, runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Occom Commons. While there is a fee for the class itself, the practica afterwards is free for all, with experienced dancers available to coach learners.

May 19-22: As spring term heads into its final weeks, Dartmouth seniors who have prepared honors theses are presenting their work to the public. Scheduled for May 19, an honors thesis in government; for May 20, thesis presentations by students in government, chemistry, and linguistics and cognitive science. May 21 has two sessions in sociology, and May 22 offers student honors work in chemistry and classics.

May 22: The Department of English welcomes writer Emily Raboteau (The Professor’s Daughter, Searching for Zion) for a reading and to present the department’s Creative Writing Awards, for which she was the judge. The event takes place in Sanborn Library at 4 p.m.

May 22: Dartmouth holds its annual celebration of undergraduate scientific research, the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium, in the Oopik Auditorium of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. A keynote address by Ayorkor (Mills-Tettey) Korsah ’01, Thayer ’03, “Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Education: Fostering Innovation in Africa,” opens the program at 4 p.m., followed by a poster session. Korsah is an assistant professor of computer science at Ashesi University in Ghana and cofounder of the African Robotics Network (AFRON).

May 23: Students in the spring-term course Film Studies 39, “Advanced Video Making,” will present their class project, a biopic on the life and work of New Hampshire comedian and author Cindy Pierce. Class members will screen Good Vibes and Duct Tape: Stories with Cindy Pierce as well as a behind-the-scenes “making of” video. A discussion with Pierce follows. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

For more upcoming events, visit the Dartmouth events calendar.

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