Today, October 13
Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who has criticized the weapons-of-mass-destruction rationale for the invasion of Iraq, speaks at 4:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, HUB. Congressional candidate Joe Driscoll introduces him. Free.
Thursday, October 14
Suheil Bushrui, University of Maryland, a scholar of the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran and translator of William Butler Yeats into Arabic, also has been honored for his work in conflict resolution. He will discuss the Middle East and his own vision for creating a culture of peace. 7:30 p.m., Prosser Auditorium, HUB. Free.
Friday, October 15
The fifth Alumni Awards observance begins with dinner (6:00 p.m.) in Payne Gallery and moves (7:30 p.m.) to Peter Hall, where five remarkable alums will be honored. (See Page 1.) Free. Ext. 1366.
Sunday, October 17
The faculty string quartet plays Schumann and Shostakovich; tenor Gregory Oaten sings “On Wenlock Edge” by Vaughan Williams. 4:00 p.m., Peter Hall. $12, $6 seniors/students. Ext. 1650.
Tuesday, October 19
“Blog the Vote” presents political bloggers Ana Marie Cox of wonkette.com, Markos Moulitsas of dailykos.com, and John Hinderaker of powerlineblog.com. They’ll talk about blogging—the mix of politics, journalism, and the Internet—as a factor in the upcoming election. Sponsored by the Morning Call. The audience is invited to bring laptops and blog along. 7:00 p.m., Foy Hall. Free. Ext. 1491.
Thursday, October 21
We celebrate the centenary of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) with a lecture by Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University called “Remembering the Shtetl.” 8:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium. Free.
Saturday, October 23
The Celebration Ball is a black-tie dinner-dance to raise money for Comenius scholarships. 6:00 p.m., cocktails to music by South Side Brass; 7:00 p.m. dinner. (See Page 2.) Dancing until midnight to Bigg Romeo. Johnston Hall. $150 per person. Ext. 1368.
Sunday, October 24
Neil Wetzel, director of jazz studies, picks up his sax and wails away in recital. With Debra Torok, piano, he’ll play the sax sonata by Erwin Schulhoff, a composer of the Terezín concentration camp. The second half is classic jazz with colleagues Skip Wilkins, piano, Paul Rostock, bass, and Gary Rissmiller, drums. 4:00 p.m., Foy Hall. $12, $6 seniors/students. Ext. 1650.
Tuesday, October 26
Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson from CNN’s Crossfire will duke it out as this year’s Cohen Arts & Lectures speakers. 8:00 p.m., Johnston Hall. Free to campus community; $10 general public. Ext. 1491. Friends of Reeves Library will hold a reception beforehand for their members (old and new), 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the library. Ext. 1542.