Upcoming Events: A Conversation with Gov. Maggie Hassan


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

New Hampshire’s Gov. Maggie Hassan will be on campus this week to talk about her vision for the Granite State. Charles Wheelan ’88, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, will moderate the conversation with Hassan, who is a member of Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees. The event takes place May 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 028 at Silsby Hall.

Thursday, May 14: The DEN Innovation Center continues its spring series of workshops on  “Start-up Essentials,” with a review of “Formation Basics: Entity, Team, Legal,” at 4:30 p.m. in the center’s space at 4 Currier Place. The series concludes Thursday, May 21, with a workshop titled “Funding.”

Thursday, May 14: Author Meg Kearney hosts the Department of English’s Creative Writing Awards, at 4 p.m. in Sanborn Library.

Thursday, May 14: Salt hill Pub in Lebanon, N.H., is the site for the Science and Technology Outreach Office’s next Science Pub. Discussion leaders Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathaniel Dominy, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Ryan Calsbeek, and Long Trail Brewery brewmaster Dave Hartmann invite the public to consider “The Science of Beer,” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Additional lectures and seminars today include “Teahouse, Warped Space, and Self-Mourning,“ with Rutgers’ Weijie Song.

Friday, May 15: The opening event for the Hood exhibition “Ukara: Ritual Cloth of Ekpe Secret Society” includes a performance and panel discussion with members of the Ekpe secret society of Maryland. Eli Bentor, a professor of art history at Appalachian State University, will talk about the history of ukara cloth. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Hood.

The Hopkins Center’s pianist-in-residence Sally Pinkas performs May 19 in Spaulding Auditorium. (Photo by Rob Strong ’04)

Sunday, May 17: Today’s Vaughn Recital in Rollins Chapel features Dartmouth’s Matthew Marsit, Nicholas Graham, and Scott Smedinghoff. The recital begins at 2 p.m.

Monday, May 18: There are several lectures today, including a talk by Robert Bjork from UCLA on “The Increasing Importance of Knowing How to Learn.” Bjork’s lecture is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room B03 at Moore Hall.

Tuesday, May 19: The GRID spring seminar and lecture series continues today with a talk by singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Toshi Reagon from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Moore Hall’s Filene Auditorium. Also today, author Gioia Timpanelli speaks in Room 001 at the Rockefeller Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Timpanelli is an American Book Award winner and author of What Makes a Child Lucky and Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily. Also tonight, the Hopkins Center’s pianist-in-residence Sally Pinkas pairs Shostakovich’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-minor, Op. 61 with the world premiere of SyncopaXiones, a new work by composer Dan Román. The concert is at 7 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium.

Wednesday, May 20: The New York Times’ David Leonhardt gives a lecture today at 4:30 p.m. in Room 003 at the Rockefeller Center. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Leonhardt is the managing editor of the Times’ website, The Upshot. Comedian Tig Notaro takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Spaulding Auditorium tonight. Tig is one of Rolling Stones’ “50 Funniest People Now.”

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