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On Campus – February 2013 Preview

Pianist Todd Crow, professor of music on the George Sherman Dickinson Chair, will play with the acclaimed Shanghai Quartet on February 23.

Friday, February 15

The Biology Department presents “Landscape Effects on Pollination: The Presence of and Distance to Natural Habitats is Important for Native Pollinators,” a lecture by Dr. Helen Young, professor of biology at Middlebury College.

Saturday, February 16

The Music Department presents an organ recital by internationally acclaimed organist James David Christie, distinguished artist-in-residence at the College of the Holy Cross, professor of organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and college organist at Wellesley College, featuring works by Sweelinck, Bach, and Buxtehude.

Tuesday, February 19

The Palmer Gallery presents a collection of biblical oil paintings illustrating Genesis: Creation and Flood by artist Cynthia Harris-Pagano.

The Italian Department presents a lecture by Millicent Marcus, professor of Italian at Yale and author of numerous books on Italian cinema.

Saturday, February 23

The Music Department presents a recital of string quartets by Beethoven and Bartók, and Brahms’ powerful Piano Quartet, performed by faculty member Todd Crow and the Shanghai Quartet, whose members include Weigang Li, violin; Yi-Wen Jiang, violin; Honggang Li, viola; and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello.

Sunday, February 24

The Music Department presents the Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble, conducted by James Osborn.

Monday, February 25

The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program presents “The Magic and Poetry of Havana,” a lecture by Harvard professor Julio César Pérez.

Tuesday, February 26

The President’s Office presents a lecture by Jonathan Karp, associate professor of history at Binghamton University, focusing on the roles that Jews have played as both economic and cultural middlemen and the question of how the modernizing circumstances of capitalism have come to influence economic perceptions held by and about Jews.

Wednesday, February 27

The South Asian Students Alliance and QCVC present a lecture by Gayatri Gopinath, associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, who specializes in queer theory in a South Asian context.

Thursday, February 28

The Earth Science and Geography Department presents “Fatal Invention: The New Biopolitics of Race,” a lecture by University of Pennsylvania distinguished professor Dorothy Roberts.