Upcoming Events: ‘Careers for the Common Good’ Symposium


Dartmouth Now offers a weekly roundup of noteworthy events on campus. 

The Tucker Foundation presents “Breaking the Mold: Careers for the Common Good,” a two-day symposium of presentations and workshops offering support for creating a career that makes a difference. On Thursday, April 9, Katherine Collins, CEO and founder of Honeybee Capital and author of The Nature of Investing, presents the conference keynote address, “Evolution of an Investor,” at 4:30 p.m. in Carson L01. Her address will be followed by a panel presentation on “The Who, the How, the What, and the When of a Career for the Common Good” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday’s events are open to all. An RSVP (through the conference website) is requested for events held on Friday, April 10at the Tucker Foundation, which include a “Lunch and Learn” session with workshop speakers; workshops on career fields, including education, public health, and nonprofit support organizations; and a resume-review session facilitated by the Center for Professional Development.

Image removed.The second annual Edible Book Festival is April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library’s Berry Main Street. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Thursday, April 9: Events for Islam Awareness Week begin with “We’ve Got You Covered,” a conversation on modesty in Islam hosted by Al-Nur Muslim Student Association, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Collis Center. Joseph Lumbard, assistant professor of classical Islam at Brandeis University, speaks on “Islam: A Religion of Restraint, Mercy, and Love,” at 5 p.m. in Room 002 of the Rockefeller Center. Events, including Friday prayer, a hands-on calligraphy workshop, and the one-act play Unveiled, by Ronina Malik, continue through Sunday, April 12.

Thursday, April 9: “World War I: History, Memory, Event,” a two-day conference on the war’s cultural and literary legacy, begins with a keynote address at 6:30 p.m. in the Paganucci Lounge of the Class of 1953 Commons, when Michèle Barrett of Queen Mary University of London presents “Race, Religion, and the Politics of Memory: Africa and the First World War.” Conference events will continue from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 10.

Friday, April 10: Dartmouth Ventures is an annual daylong conference on entrepreneurship and a startup competition held at the Hanover Inn. Register for this year’s edition, “Entrepreneurial Journeys,” by Thursday, April 9, on the event’s website.

Friday, April 10: Wesleyan University’s Mary-Jane Rubenstein speaks on “Multiverse Cosmologies and the Entanglement of Religion and Science,” at 4:15 p.m. in 006 Steele Hall.

Saturday, April 11: Hundreds of students from Dartmouth and beyond converge on Thayer School of Engineering for HackDartmouth 2015, Dartmouth’s inaugural student-run, around-the-clock hackathon. Following judging, the event’s closing ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12. 

Sunday, April 12: This week’s Rollins Chapel service offers prayer, song, and contemplation in the manner of the French Taizé Community, with reflections by the organization’s Brother Emile, at 5 p.m. 

Monday, April 13: The University of Minnesota’s Karen Ho, author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street, speaks on “Recalculating Wall Street Rationalities: A Rethinking of Financial Risk,” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 002 at the Rockefeller Center.

Monday, April 13: The Dartmouth Library invites you to “eat your words” at the second annual Edible Book Festival, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library’s Berry Main Street.

Tuesday, April 14: Douglas Irwin, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, moderates a Political Economy Project debate with Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law) and Steven Kaplan (Booth School, University of Chicago) addressing the question, “Are CEOs Overpaid?” The event, which is the Portman Lecture in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship, begins at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall. 

Tuesday, April 14: German Counsel General Rolf Schütte speaks on “Fifty Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Germany and Israel,” at 4:30 p.m. in Haldeman 041.

Wednesday, April 15: Executive Vice President Rick Mills invites the Dartmouth community to a Town Hall meeting, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium.

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