Roberto Nardi, left, and Father Eftimios examine the mosaic of the Transfiguration. Nardi, who specializes in ancient and medieval mosaics, will give an illustrated presentation on his work Monday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m.
Music, theater, history, philosophy, psychology, diversity ... even Bob Dylan! There is something for everyone at Connecticut College this April. The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted: - April 1: onStage at Connecticut College presents "Radio Macbeth," a SITI Company production, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, 20 for general admission; $25, 21.50, 18 for seniors and $14, 12, 10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit onstage.conncoll.edu or call (860) 439-2787 (ARTS). - April 2: "The History and Future of Diversity at Connecticut College," a day-long conference sponsored by Connecticut College's Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center. - April 2: Holleran Center Program in Community Action and Public Policy Class of 2011 Conference, 3-5:45 p.m., various campus locations. The Holleran Center's senior scholars will present research and findings from their senior integrative projects in a series of five panel discussions. Click here for a full schedule of events. - April 4: "A Camera, Marker, Paper and Scissors," a New Media Colloquia Series lecture by filmmaker and artist Casey Neistat, 4:30 p.m., Silfen Auditorium. Neistat, a New York-based artist and filmmaker who grew up in Gales Ferry, Conn., will discuss how he taught himself everything from design to filmmaking using only common items. - April 4: "Rescuing the Transfiguration: The Documentation and Conservation of the Mosaics in the Monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai," an art history lecture by conservator Roberto Nardi, 4:30 p.m., Cummings Arts Center Room 308. Nardi, who specializes in ancient and medieval mosaics, will give an illustrated presentation on his work in the sixth-century monastery of St. Catherine on Mt. Sinai. - April 4: "Bob Dylan and the Poetry of the Blues," a lecture by critic, writer and broadcaster Michael Gray, 4:30 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. A Q&A, book signing and reception will follow the lecture. - April 4: "Evaluating Educational Programs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," a Psychology Colloquium Series lecture by Erik Mayville, clinical director of the Institute for Educational Planning, Connecticut Center for Child Development, 4:30 p.m., Bill Hall Room 106. - April 4: Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Convocation, 7 p.m., 1941 Room, Crozier-Williams. - April 4: "Obama's Sista Circle - Black Women in the Obama Administration," a lecture by Julia Jordan-Zachery, assistant professor of political science and director of the Black Studies Program at Providence College, 7:15 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. - April 5: Founders Day, a day-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of Connecticut College's charter. Founders Day is part of Connecticut College's year-long Centennial celebration. For a full schedule of Founders Day events, visit: www.conncoll.edu/centennial/11724.htm. - April 5: "The History of Connecticut College," a Connecticut College Founders Day Centennial lecture by education historian Linda Eisenmann '75, provost of Wheaton College, 1:15 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Eisenmann's talk will focus on Connecticut College's history in the broader context of higher education. - April 6: Senior Art Minor and All Student Exhibition Reception, 4:15 p.m., Cummings Arts Center. This exhibit is open April 4-26. - April 6: "A Conversation with Food Policy Expert, Author and Activist Mark Winne," 4:30 p.m., Olin Science Center Room 014. Winne is the author of "Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture" and "Closing the Food Gap." A reception and book signing will follow the talk. - April 7: "$500 to Attend This Lecture on Pharmaceutical Companies ... If You Qualify," a lecture by Suzanne Richmond '95, an economics major who worked in the pharmaceutical industry and is now completing her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 4:30 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 203. - April 8: "Social Construction and Social Critique: Debunking Myths," a lecture by Sally Haslanger, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4:15 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Faculty Lounge. - April 8: "Spring Log Jam," an annual benefit dinner hosted by Connecticut College's environmental student club, Forest Justice. Proceeds from the event, which features home-cooked food and student performances and talks, will benefit Decoin, a grass-roots environmental organization that works to conserve the unique biodiversity in the Intag area of northwestern Ecuador. Tickets are $8, 6 p.m., 1941 Room, Crozier-Williams student center. - April 8: "ConnChords Spring Concert," featuring Connecticut College's all-female a cappella group, 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel, free. - April 8: onStage at Connecticut College presents Phil Kline's "John the Revelator," performed by vocal ensemble Lionheart and string quartet Ethel, 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for general admission; $20 for seniors and $11 for students. For tickets, visit onstage.conncoll.edu or call (860) 439-2787 (ARTS). - April 11: "Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America," a lecture by Peter Andreas, professor of political science and international studies at Brown University, 4:15 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. - April 12: "Fortepiano Recital with David Kim," 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel, $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, free for Connecticut College students, faculty and staff. - April 13: "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims," a lecture by Faisal Alam, founder of the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of gay, lesbian and transgender Muslims, 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. - April 14: "1911 in Transnational Perspective," a Centennial Gender and Women's Studies panel discussion featuring Connecticut College faculty, who will discuss the year 1911 from the perspective of their particular disciplines, 4 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. - April 14: "The Work Can Never Die: Ida B. Wells, 1911 and the Quest for Immortality," a Centennial Gender and Women's Studies lecture by Paula J. Giddings, the Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor of Afro-American Studies at Smith College, 7 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. - April 14-16: "Imprint: A Senior Thesis Dance Concert," a dance performance featuring works choreographed and performed by Connecticut College students, April 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $6 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 860-439-ARTS (2787). - April 15: "From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer," a talk by Michael Buckler, who left his law firm - and lucrative salary - to volunteer for the Peace Corps in rural Malawi, 3 p.m., Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210. - April 15-16: Relay For Life, begins April 15 at 2 p.m. and concludes at 8 a.m. on April 16, Tempel Green. For more details about this overnight fundraiser for cancer research, visit www.relayforlife.org/conncoll. - April 16: "Earth Fest," Connecticut College's annual celebration of Earth Day, featuring environment-related activities, food and displays, 11-3 p.m., Tempel Green (Rain location is 1962 Room, Crozier-Williams.) - April 17: "The Power of Language: Careers that Require and Reward Foreign Language Proficiency," a panel discussion featuring Connecticut College alumni, 4 p.m., Cro's Nest, Crozier-Williams. - April 18: "Using the Psychology of Men and Gender Role Conflict Theory to Promote Comprehensive Service Delivery for College Men," a Psychology Department Spring Colloquia Series lecture by Bryce Crapser, a graduate student of counseling and counselor education at the University of Connecticut, 4:30 p.m., Bill Hall Room 106. - April 19: "The Intersection of Race and Gender in American Elections," a lecture by Evelyn Simien, associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, 1:15 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. - April 20: "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty," a lecture by Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, 4 p.m., Olin Science Center Room 014. - April 22: "Jazz Concert with Glen Wilson and Rory Stuart," 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center, $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, free for Connecticut College students, faculty and staff. - April 23: "Williams Street Mix Spring A Cappella Concert," 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel, free. - April 23-24: "Betrayal," a Theater Department independent study final performance, 4:30 p.m. on April 23 and 4:30 and 8 p.m. on April 24, Cro's Nest, Crozier-Williams student center. - April 28: "Co Co Beaux Spring Show," a performance by Connecticut College's all-male a cappella group, 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel, free. - April 29: "Psychology in the Early 1900's: Promising and Perilous," a Psychology Department Conference keynote lecture by John D. Hogan, professor of psychology at St. John's University, 9 a.m., Bill Hall Room 106. - April 29: "Shwiffs Spring Concert," a performance by Connecticut College's all-female a cappella group, 7 p.m., Harkness Chapel, free. Ongoing: - Now-April 29: "From Academy Girls to College Women: The Path to 1911," an exhibit that examines a century of higher education for women from the beginning of the 19th century through the early years of Connecticut College, Shain Library. For library hours, visit www.conncoll.edu/is/10318.htm. - April 4-29: "Senior Art Minor and All Student Exhibition," featuring works by Connecticut College students, Manwaring Gallery, Cummings Arts Center. For gallery hours, visit www.conncoll.edu/artsculture/artsculture_fac_art_galleries.htm.