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Events for February 4, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Dennis Andrejko: "Sustainable Architecture"
Feb 4 @ 12:15pm

The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "Sustainable Architecture: Exploring and Unraveling Elements of Healthy, Livable and Resilient Buildings and Communities," with Dennis Andrejko from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability's Department of Architecture.

Service to society is at the core of the architectural profession. In a multitude of ways, the architectural design process explores methods and suggests solutions to enrich and improve not only buildings, but also regions, communities, and neighborhoods. Sustainable architecture provides an opportunity to provide cutting-edge design that is high performing, energy efficient, environmentally sensitive, and contextually driven. This presentation shares ideas centered on forward-thinking sustainable built environments that ultimately enhance the health, well-being, resiliency and vibrancy of those we serve.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for February 7, 2019 x
Kimiko Hahn
Public Reading: Kimiko Hahn
Feb 7 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome poet Kimiko Hahn for a public reading in celebration of her new chapbook, (Write It!), published by Wells College Press.

The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 in the Faculty Parlors lounge in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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Events for February 8, 2019 x
Master Class: Kimiko Hahn
Feb 8 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome poet Kimiko Hahn, who will conduct a master class, "The Sensationally Short Poem," on Friday, Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Main Building's Faculty Parlors. 

Kimiko Hahn will also give a public reading of her work on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., also in Faculty Parlors.

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Science Colloquium: Shawn Wilczynski
Feb 8 @ 12:30pm

For this week's Science Colloquium, we welcome Shawn Wilczynski, manager of the Cargill Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, N.Y. He will give an overview of the Cargill salt mine, discussing the need for salt, the history of the salt industry in New York and of Cayuga Mine, as well as techniques, planning and permitting associated with the mine.

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Wells College Theatre: "As the Ivy Grows"
Feb 8 @ 7:30pm

The Wells College Theatre and Dance Department is proud to present "As the Ivy Grows," a new play created and written by six Wells College students in the Devised Theatre course during the fall 2018 semester. "As the Ivy Grows" will be performed in Phipps Auditorium in Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. The box office will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. for each performance. Admission is free and open to the public.

"As the Ivy Grows" takes as its subject matter famous 19th-century Wells graduates Frances Folsom Cleveland and Emma Lampert Cooper (from the classes of 1885 and 1875, respectively). The play is made up of scenes inspired by these women's lives and intermingles them with contemporary Wells students and politics.

Please note that the audience will move locations during the performance. The travel is indoors, but does involve a flight of stairs. Patrons with mobility challenges are strongly advised to alert the box office in advance.

Admission to "As the Ivy Grows" is free and tickets are available at the door or by calling the box office at 315.364.3456. For more information, please contact Professor Siouxsie Easter at seaster@wells.edu or 315.364.3232.

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Events for February 9, 2019 x
Wells College Theatre: "As the Ivy Grows"
Feb 9 @ 7:30pm

The Wells College Theatre and Dance Department is proud to present "As the Ivy Grows," a new play created and written by six Wells College students in the Devised Theatre course during the fall 2018 semester. "As the Ivy Grows" will be performed in Phipps Auditorium in Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. The box office will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. for each performance. Admission is free and open to the public.

"As the Ivy Grows" takes as its subject matter famous 19th-century Wells graduates Frances Folsom Cleveland and Emma Lampert Cooper (from the classes of 1885 and 1875, respectively). The play is made up of scenes inspired by these women's lives and intermingles them with contemporary Wells students and politics.

Please note that the audience will move locations during the performance. The travel is indoors, but does involve a flight of stairs. Patrons with mobility challenges are strongly advised to alert the box office in advance.

Admission to "As the Ivy Grows" is free and tickets are available at the door or by calling the box office at 315.364.3456. For more information, please contact Professor Siouxsie Easter at seaster@wells.edu or 315.364.3232.

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Events for February 11, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Art DeGaetano: "Change Is in the Air"
Feb 11 @ 12:15pm

The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "Change Is in the Air: Global Climate Change from a New York Perspective," with Art DeGaetano from the Northeast Regional Climate Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Historical climate observations and climate model projections will be used to show how global climate change is affecting New York and the Northeastern United States. Future projections rely heavily on simulations from climate models. To gain an appreciation for the accuracy of these model projections, an introduction to the Earth's climate system and the basic working of a modern climate model will be discussed.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for February 15, 2019 x
Science Colloquium: Sean Gardner
Feb 15 @ 12:30pm

For this week's Science Colloquium, we welcome Sean Gardner, senior research associate in the Integration Technologies department at Corning, where he has worked on a variety of innovations within the company including polymer electro-optic modulators, microLED displays, fuel cells, and Corning®Willow® Glass. The title of his talk is "Flexible Glass Applications and Process Scaling."

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Events for February 18, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Rachel Partington '13: "The State of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Land Use"
Feb 18 @ 12:15pm

The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "Sustainable Architecture: Exploring and Unraveling Elements of Healthy, Livable and Resilient Buildings and Communities," with Dennis Andrejko from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability's Department of Architecture.

Rachel Partington, a 2013 Wells College graduate and an attorney with Knauf Shaw LLP, returns to campus to explain the current state of environmental policy in New York State. Her talk will explore how state policies can serve as a backstop to the rollbacks of environmental protections by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration, and how effective land-use policy can shape sustainable community development.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for February 22, 2019 x
Science Colloquium: David Yule
Feb 22 @ 12:30pm

For this week's Science Colloquium, we welcome David Yule, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), for a  talk entitled, "Calcium: More Than Just Bones and Teeth." At the URMC, he studies intracellular calcium signaling in the liver, pancreas, salivary glands and various cells in the blood, and how increases in intracellular calcium are fundamentally important for diverse processes including secretion of digestive enzymes and fluid, glucose metabolism together with cellular growth and differentiation.

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Events for February 23, 2019 x
Black Expo: A Celebration of Black History Month
Feb 23 @ 7:00pm

Join us for a celebration of Black History Month! Black Expo takes place on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall.

Highlights will include:

  • Poetry by Malik Abdus-Sabr '22
  • Drum solo by Evan Cummings '19
  • Rap performance by the Mighty Quinn (Rochester, N.Y.)
  • African dance performance by Dyna Umutoni '22
  • Hip-hop dance performance by Nabetreus Cross of Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fashion show by Angelina Shubria Mushala (Bowie, Md.)

Black Expo is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Prodigy, Collegiate Cabinet and Dance Collective.

For more information, please contact Latesha Fussell, director of campus life for diversity and inclusion, at lfussell@wells.edu or 315.364.3313. 

 

Events for February 25, 2019 x
*CANCELED* - Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Kate Winnebeck: "Be an Informed Consumer"
Feb 25 @ 12:15pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Feb. 25 talk has been canceled. 

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The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "Be an Informed Consumer: How the Purchases We Make Affect Health and the Environment," with Kate Winnebeck, senior program manager at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. 

How can we make a difference every day in our health and the environment? This talk will provide valuable information about where toxins may be in our everyday lives, what's being done to reduce them, and recommend best practices to make informed decisions about the products we buy.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for February 26, 2019 x
David Lloyd
Public Reading: David Lloyd
Feb 26 @ 7:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome author and poet David Lloyd for a public reading and master class on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

The master class, titled "On Sestinas and Stories: Writing across Genres," will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge, located on the first floor of the College's Main Building. The public reading will take place the same evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free for both events, and all are welcome.

The author of ten books, David Lloyd's published fiction includes "Boys: Stories and a Novella" (2004); his 2013 novel, "Over the Line"; and a new story collection, "The Moving of the Water." His poetry collections include "Warriors" (2012), "The Gospel According to Frank" (2009) and "The Everyday Apocalypse" (2002). In 2001, he was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Bangor University, Wales. In 2000, he received the Poetry Society of America's Robert H. Winner Memorial Award, judged by W. D. Snodgrass.

Lloyd's articles, interviews, poems, and stories have appeared in numerous journals, including "Crab Orchard Review," "Denver Quarterly" and "TriQuarterly." He currently directs the creative writing program and is professor of English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

David Lloyd
Master Class: David Lloyd
Feb 26 @ 5:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome author and poet David Lloyd for a public reading and master class on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

The master class, titled "On Sestinas and Stories: Writing across Genres," will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge, located on the first floor of the College's Main Building. The public reading will take place the same evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free for both events, and all are welcome.

The author of ten books, David Lloyd's published fiction includes "Boys: Stories and a Novella" (2004); his 2013 novel, "Over the Line"; and a new story collection, "The Moving of the Water." His poetry collections include "Warriors" (2012), "The Gospel According to Frank" (2009) and "The Everyday Apocalypse" (2002). In 2001, he was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Bangor University, Wales. In 2000, he received the Poetry Society of America's Robert H. Winner Memorial Award, judged by W. D. Snodgrass.

Lloyd's articles, interviews, poems, and stories have appeared in numerous journals, including "Crab Orchard Review," "Denver Quarterly" and "TriQuarterly." He currently directs the creative writing program and is professor of English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Film Screening: "Cronos"
Feb 26 @ 6:00pm

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, the first of three films of the Hispanic Film Series for the spring 2019 semester will be presented by Alexander Torres, visiting assistant professor of Spanish. Cronos (1993), a horror/thriller by famed director Guillermo del Toro, will show at 6:00 p.m. in Stratton 209. All are welcome!

Synopsis

About Cronos: "'Cronos' begins with the legend of a 14th-century Spanish alchemist who invents a device both elegant and horrifying: a small golden machine, looking like a scarab beetle from Faberge, which unfolds its beautiful claws and sinks them into the flesh of its user, injecting a substance which will impart immortality. Centuries later, we learn, a Mexican earthquake shakes down the building where the alchemist . . . was still alive.

"The body of the alchemist is found dead in the rubble, his heart pierced by a stake, of course. The Cronos Device, hidden inside an ancient wooden statue of an archangel, is purchased by an antiques dealer named Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi), who finds the diabolical toy, winds it up, and watches with terror as it attaches itself to his skin and makes him, he later discovers, immortal.

"This is the stuff of classic horror films, and 'Cronos,' written and directed by a 29-year-old Mexican named Guillermo del Toro, combines it with a colorful Latin magic realism. There is also an undercurrent of fatalism and sadness in the film, flowing from the relationship of the old antiques dealer and his granddaughter Aurora (Tamara Shanath), who loves the old man even after an embalmer makes some gruesome alterations on his undead body.

"Elsewhere in the city, a dying industrialist (Claudio Brook, favorite Mexican actor of Luis Bunuel) obtains the journal of the ancient Spanish alchemist, and learns of the Cronos Device. He imports his American nephew (Ron Perlman, of TV's 'Beauty and the Beast') to track down and obtain the device, setting the plot into motion. Perlman brings a comic element into the film, whistling 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' in a way that for the first time finds sinister undertones in the tune."

Source: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/cronos-1994

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Questions?

For more information, contact Professor Torres at alextorres@wells.edu or 315.364.3305.

Events for February 27, 2019 x
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