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Next Trains to Philly

10:25pm, 11:25pm, 5:41am, 6:14am, 6:49am

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OneCard Resources

  • Exhibition: Take the Plunge: Works of Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Monday, May 8th, 2017
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Lobby
    This exhibition highlights the creation of the newly released work Fish Girl, the first graphic novel for both David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli. This was an unusual collaboration for them. Wiesner typically creates picture books as both author and illustrator. Napoli typically creates novels, but when she does work on picture books, the publishers generally disallow interaction with the illustrators. Fish Girl, in contrast, called for interaction from the beginning to the end. It was a thrilling challenge. Materials on display include original paintings by Wiesner, the first draft of the novel, and notes between Napoli and Wiesner. The exhibition also features other works by Donna Jo Napoli, including drafts of the works and notes between the author and editors.
  • Dresden Memorial Lecture (View)
    When: All Day
    Where: Science Center 0 0, Science Center 0 0 - Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall
    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Swarthmore College invites all to The Dresden Memorial Lectures 2017. Robert Bryant Duke University Time: 4:15 Refreshments Lecture: 4:30-5:30pm Tuesday April 25 Title: On the geometry of geodesics on Finsler surfaces Abstract: In recent years, our understanding of how the geometry of 'geodesics' (shortest curves joining two points) generalizes from the familiar case of surfaces in space to a wider class of geometries has improved greatly. After giving a brief introduction to Finsler surfaces to familiarize the audience, I'll report on some of these developments and some surprising examples and relations between them. Emphasis will be on the geometry and the motivations rather than computations, but I hope to explain some very recent work I and my collaborators have done classifying the geodesic flow on Finsler surfaces of constant curvature. — Brief biography: Robert Bryant received his PhD in 1979 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working in differential geometry with applications to the geometry of systems of partial differential equations. He has served on the faculty at Rice University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Duke University, where he is currently the Phillip Griffiths Professor of Mathematics. He served as the Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute during 2007–2013 and as the President of the American Mathematical Society during 2015–2017. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. Professor Bryant’s research interests center on exterior differential systems and the geometry of differential equations, especially their applications to differential geometry, minimal submanifolds, special holonomy, integrable systems, and mathematical physics. He proved the local existence of and analyzed the generality of metrics with exceptional holonomy, producing the first explicit examples.
  • Hollyweird: Cult Classic Nonfiction About the Seedy Side of the Dream Factory - Talk / Exhibition (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Library, Cratsley Lounge
    "I am, and have always been, gloriously in love with the tawdry side of Hollywood....."

    Come hear Alessandra Ochiolini '17, winner of the 2017 Newton Book Collection Competition, talk about her book collection "Hollyweird: Cult Classics Nonfiction about the Seedy Side of the Dream Factory”, and enjoy some refreshments while you browse her collection now being exhibited at McCabe Library! 

    Thursday, April 27
    Time: 4:30 - 5:30
    Where: 2nd Floor of McCabe Library (next to the globe)

    The A. Edward Newton Student Book Collection Competition is the longest-running collegiate book collecting competition in the nation. Started in the 1930s by a renowned Philadelphia book collector, A. Edward Newton, the competition anually awards cash prizes to the three Swarthmore College students who submit the best essays and annotated bibliographies of their book collections.

  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zumba
    Zumba (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0
    Zumba is a Latin-inspired, high energy, calorie torching, dance party of a workout! There are many dance styles incorporated in a Zumba class so there is something for everyone. All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • 12:00pm - 12:55pm Stretch, Relax, & Restore
    Stretch, Relax, & Restore (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 12:00pm - 12:55pm
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0
    Discover more flexibility and ease in your body by stretching and using simple myofascial release exercises. We will use foam rollers, balls, and therabands to reduce tension and stress. As you increase flexibility, you will find more strength and balance in all parts of your life. This class is designed for everyone, so take a break in the middle of your day to increase energy and reconnect with yourself. All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • 1:00pm - 1:55pm Intermediate Pilates
    Intermediate Pilates (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 1:00pm - 1:55pm
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0
    Pilates is a progressive system of exercises designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance both mind and body. Benefits include increased core strength, better posture and balance skills, more physical and mental energy, and improved sports performance. This class is designed for more experienced Pilates students and is also appropriate for those with yoga, martial arts, dance, or athletic training. All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • "The Ends of Nostalgia: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary." (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 4:15pm - 6:00pm
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Lobby
    "The Ends of Nostalgia: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary."

    Across the former Soviet bloc, nostalgia for the socialist past has been a common response to the frustrations of postsocialist transformation.  In Hungary, however, the nostalgia that emerged in the early years of transition was driven more by capitalist triumphalism than wistful longing.  Inspired by outdated fashions, soda pop, Trabant automobiles, and other once-reviled remnants of state socialist mass culture, Hungarians used nostalgia not to mourn the socialist era, but to celebrate their distance from it, by commodifying its relics and recuperating them as an ironic form of cultural heritage.  And more recently, the experience of economic crisis and political disappointment has not fueled Hungarians’ desire to return to the past, but rather overturned nostalgia’s very conditions of possibility.

    Maya Nadkarni's lecture examines the temporal and historical imaginings that underpin the shifting manifestations—and disappearance—of socialist nostalgia in Hungary over the past two decades. This research is drawn from my book manuscript, /Remains of Socialism/, which investigates the fate of the socialist past after the fall of communism in Hungary.  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in Budapest and a village in northeastern Hungary, the book introduces the concept of “remains”—both physical objects and symbolic remainders—to analyze how Hungarians have struggled in politics, media, and everyday life over the ambivalent legacies of state socialism.  These heated attempts to master the obstinate remainders of an ambiguous past have also become battles to determine the future—and to mourn the futures that never materialized.

    Nadkarni is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Interpretation Theory Program Coordinator for Sociology & Anthropology.
  • 4:45pm - 5:15pm SwatHIIT
    SwatHIIT (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 4:45pm - 5:15pm
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0
    Swarthmore High-Intensity Interval Training (SwatHIIT) is a challenging and fun 30-minute total body workout that combines intense bursts of exercise, followed by short and less intense periods of rest and recovery. The class will use a combination of body weight movements, plyometrics, and weight training.All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • Join President Valerie Smith in San Francisco (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum 0 0

    Watch a film about Swarthmore students and how the College has shaped their lives. Enjoy the museum’s galleries and a cocktail reception. Mix and mingle with Swarthmore alumni, parents, and friends.

    Hear about the College’s comprehensive campaign and the difference it will make for:

    • Connecting the liberal arts

    • Building a more inclusive community

    • Enhancing our social impact

    • Creating vital campus spaces



    April 25
    6–8:30 p.m.
    Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Contemporary Jewish Museum
    736 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Please RSVP by April 11

  • Jazz Workshop with Noah Jarrett and Dallas Vietty (View)
    When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Where: Lang Music Building 0 0, Lang Music Building 0 0 - Lang Concert Hall

    "Creating your Own Voice within Improvisation and Composition” 
    with Noah Jarrett & Dallas Vietty.
    Through a process of listening and analysis of progressive jazz composers of the late 60’s (i.e.-Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers), harmonically sophisticated rock (i.e.-Radiohead, Thundercat), and inherent concepts and musical language therein, we will learn how to improvise and compose using some of these innovative musical tools.  

    This workshop will open up a new landscape of possibilities and perspectives within jazz harmonies, allowing a holistic and personal view of improvisation and composition, within most any genre.

    Noah Jarrett was born and raised in New Jersey, as well as New York City. He began study of the electric bass at the age of nine, after five years studying the violin. With initial interests in the many forms of "rock," Noah spent most days after school playing music in his basement with his musician friends.

    Noah is an upright bassist/composer for his own sextet, Knu Gmoon Project, a member of a few Brooklyn/NYC outfits including Brooklyn Qawwali Party, a Pakistani/jazz brass band that plays the music of late great Sufi singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mamadou Diabate, one of the pre-eminent virtuosos of the kora, and The Inbetweens, an explosive and dynamic electric guitar trio based out of Brooklyn, NY.  Noah presently co-leads Triage, a free jazz saxophone trio out of the Philadelphia/Baltimore area.  Triage plays locally and tours up the northeast a few times a year. Noah has played many clubs and festivals both nationally and internationally over the last 15 years.  

    A graduate of New England Conservatory with a B.A. in Double Bass Jazz Studies, Noah has studied with some of most innovative jazz musicians of our time: Gary Peacock, Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, Bob Moses, Danilo Perez, John Abercrombie, and George Garzone, to name a few.  Noah teaches upright bass, electric bass, guitar, and a multitude of other instruments and styles.  He resides in Buckingham, PA with his wife and two girls.

    Award-winning accordionist and educator Dallas Vietty is one of the most in-demand young accordionists performing jazz and swing in the United States today. Dallas’ unique style comes from his background in the American jazz tradition, as well as deep study and immersion in the European swing tradition of Django Reinhardt (Gypsy Jazz) and the French musette and jazz accordionists.
    As band leader of three groups (Hot Bijouxx, Musette Project, Tempus Fugit) Dallas remains very active on the East Coast concert and festival scene. His groups have performed at some of the top U.S. festivals: Djangology NYC, TEDx Philly, Djangoary Festival, to name a few. As a sideman his performances have taken him to legendary venues such as The Iridium Jazz Club NYC, BB King’s Time Square, The Highline Ballroom NYC, and the Philadelphia Kimmel Center Verizon Hall.
    Along with his passion as a performer, Dallas is equally dedicated to providing innovative accordion education. Since 2011, he has been conducting workshops and publishing teaching materials for the American Accordion Musicological Society, American Accordionists' Association, Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society, and many more groups. Dallas has been invited 4 consecutive years as teaching artist at the internationally-renowned Django in June summer Gypsy Jazz intensive. In early 2013, Dallas founded the popular online teaching platform RebelReed, which has educated and provided private accordion instruction to scores of students across the US, Canada, Germany and Australia. He holds a position as Visiting Instructor at Lafayette College, and is co-leading a series of master classes in Philadelphia. With his breadth of professional teaching practice, Dallas Vietty has arisen as a foremost expert in the realm of Gypsy Jazz for piano accordion.
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Student Government Organization

Student Government Organization meets Sunday at 7PM in Parrish Parlors for executive board meetings and in Science Center 104 for full general meetings. Visit sgo.swarthmore.edu for more information and a contact form for anyone who would like to send the Chair of Student Outreach questions, comments, or concerns.