Afternoon Tea with Prof. Irina Marinov

Web_Tea_Small4:00pm Friday, March 28th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Prof. Marinov studies climate change, principally through her work with oceanography. Naturally, she’s interested in the political influence that climate-change scientists can exercise. Even more naturally, she just got back from an expedition to Antarctica. Come learn about climate change in the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic lifestyle, and when the hell we’ll do something about rising sea levels.

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Annual Oration: Julian Treasure

Website7:00pm Tuesday, March 25th | Huntsman Hall G06

Do you hear that? Come and listen about how sound impacts every aspect of your life from bird song and ocean waves to that ambient music in Starbucks. Discover the ways in which it impacts your health, business, and even your daily routine in unexpected ways; learn the techniques to harness the power of sound.

Julian Treasure is author of the book Sound Business, the first map of the exciting new territory of applied sound for business, and he has been widely featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Economist, The Times, UK national TV and radio, as well as many international trade and business magazines. His three TED talks have been viewed an estimated four million times.

Julian is chairman of The Sound Agency, a UK-based consultancy that helps clients like BP, Harrods, Helm Bank, Sonae Sierra, Nokia, Honda, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, London InterContinental Hotel Park Lane, Saga, Colgate-Palmolive, Nestlé and BAA achieve better results by optimizing the sound they make in every aspect of business.

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Meeting the Fifth: Industrialization and the Chinese Hand-Reeled Silk Industry

Web7:30pm Friday, March 21st | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Does ‘Silk Road’ sound familiar to you? Ever been intrigued by the elegant fabric the famous trade route’s been named after? Like to know how it’s produced and where? Join the Philomathean Society and our senior Yingnan Xu this Friday to learn more about the art of handcrafting and machine reeling silk. Join in as we explore the modern as well as historical themes that revolve around the precious fabric: silk.

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Valerie Ross

Web_Tea4:00pm Friday, March 21st | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Have you ever wondered what’s up with Critical Writing Seminars? Where have they been and where are they going? Join the Philomathean Society for an afternoon tea with Valerie Ross, the Director of the Critical Writing Program and an English professor specializing in cinema studies. Come and partake in the discussion: “The Case of Woody Allen: should we take the biography of an artist into account in judging his or her work?”

We’ll also explore Prof. Ross’s previous incarnations as a literary editor, a business writer, a management consultant, and a founder of a nonprofit jazz school and a co-founder of TIMBA, a nonprofit afterschool academy for West African children of the diaspora (an invisible immigrant/ minority community for which there is currently little other support).

Suggestions for tea? Email tea@philomathean.org!

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Solistimum III: Applicants’ Reception

Web_Solistimum8:30pm Wednesday, March 19th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Join Philo this Wednesday, March 19th, for our Applicants’ Reception. Though the express focus is on our dear prospectives, all are welcome to come. There will be food, drink, music, and delightful conversations to be had.
The reception will begin at 8:30 in the halls. Please come as you wish to be seen.

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Tea with Philo

tea with philo4:00pm Friday, March 7th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Come tea with us, and be our guests

And we will all the pleasures prove

That stairs and censors, halls and fields,

Woods, or sleepy scribas yield…

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Solistimum II: Masquerade

Web_Solistimum_28:30pm Wednesday, March 5th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Join the Philomathean Society on the 4th floor of college hall for the second Solistimum of the semester. Come disguised, or borrow a mask from us to mingle with current Philos and phellow prospective members over food, drink, and conversation.

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Meeting the Fourth: Spy vs. Son: Finding the truth in first person narratives

48:00pm Friday, February 28th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Wolfgang Lotz led a pretty fantastic career as an Israeli spy. He infiltrated the highest echelons of the Egyptian army and discovered Egyptian aircraft and missile plans, all while living the high life masquerading as a fabulously wealthy ex-SS German horse trader horsing around with the German expatriate community of Cairo. But when someone is so good at lying, how do you use his memoirs to write an accurate historical account? And when an estranged son produces his own documentary his father with a very different story to tell, who does should a historian believe: the spy or the son?

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Afternoon Tea with Prof. Karen Rile

Web_Tea_Rile4:00pm Friday, February 28th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Join the Philomathean Society for an afternoon tea with Prof. Karen Rile, a great journalist, an essayist (The New York Times, The Southern Review, etc), the founding editor of an independent literary magazine, Cleaver, a winner of the Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching & Mentoring, and a Senior Member of the Society. Let’s talk about how to break into publishing, and how teaching writing affects one’s wordsmithery.

Suggestions for tea? Email tea@philomathean.org!

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Hacking Language: A Conversation on New Frontiers in Linguistics, Math, & Everything Else with Mark Liberman

HLS7:30pm Thursday, February 27th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Can cellphones save endangered languages? What can regression analysis tell us about State of the Union addresses? Does the rhythm of our speech reflect natural rhythms in the brain? How can grammar be taught cogently in public schools–and should calculus be required at all?

Join us for a discursive conversation with Prof. Mark Liberman to learn where new technological advances are taking the field of linguistics and what we can know about reproducible research (and why most of today’s science isn’t).

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