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Travels at 12:30: Summer Gardens of Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire Valley
03/12/2015
12:30 PM
1:30 PM

In June- July 2014, 20 Scott Associates visited 18 gardens in 11days on a tour of France. Gardens, large and small, modern andtraditional, public and private were visited and will be revisited inthis program; all were exceptional gardens! Come see with ClaireSawyers, director.

Free and open to the public, Travels at 12:30 isan informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in variousgardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Heldfrom 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema atSwarthmore College.

scott@swarthmore.edu, (610) 328–8025
Lang Performing Arts Center : Cinema
Public Events, Scott Arboretum
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
The Public
03/12/2015
AAPT/SEPS Colloquium: Dr. David Chuss, Villanova University
03/06/2015
7:30 PM
9:00 PM
AAPT/SEPS COLLOQUIUMDr. David Chuss, Villanova University\"Exploring the Infant Universe\"Modern cosmological observations have elucidated the history and composition of our universe with remarkable precision. In addition to quantifying the parameters of the Big Bang, these observations imply that in the first tiny fraction of a second, the universe underwent a rapid exponential expansion called \"inflation\" that seems necessary to explain such phenomena as the initial homogeneity, flatness, and large scale structure of the universe.Key contributions to this effort have come from observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the light emitted from the so-called \"Epoch of Recombination\" in which the cooling associated with the expansion of the universe instigated the transition from an opaque plasma to a transparent hydrogen-dominated gas. Recently, the Planck satellite has released the most sensitive large-scale survey of the CMB to date. Beyond Planck, more sensitive measurements of the CMB are planned that will measure polarization with unprecedented sensitivity. The goal of these experiments is to detect and measure a faint polarization pattern that is predicted to be generated by gravitational waves from inflation. In doing so, the next generation of instruments may be able to probe the universe at an epoch when it was as young as ~10^-36 seconds.
mklasse1@swarthmore.edu
Science Center : Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Academic Departments & Programs, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Public Events
The Public
03/06/2015
Travels at 12:30: Denver: Gardening at a Mile High+
03/05/2015
12:30 PM
1:30 PM

Experience the plant life at a mile plus above sea level with BeckyRobert, PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator. Hike trails throughColorado Springs and Vail. Enjoy the abundant gardens of Betty FordAlpine Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens. See delights alpine gardeninghas to offer.

Free and open to the public, Travels at 12:30 is aninformal way to share what has been seen and discovered in variousgardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Heldfrom 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema atSwarthmore College.

scott@swarthmore.edu, (610) 328–8025
Lang Performing Arts Center : Cinema
Public Events, Scott Arboretum
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
The Public
03/05/2015
Artists Lecture: George Nakashima Mira Nakashima: Keisho/Continuance
03/04/2015
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
This exhibition brings together numerous signature works by legendary woodworker and designer, George Nakashima (1905-1990), and new designs by his daughter, Mira Nakashima (born 1942), who has continued the Nakashima atelier since her father’s death. The exhibition also features designs such as Claro Walnut Tsuitate, 1989, which reflect the designers’ belief in art as an expression of both spirituality and peacemaking. As George Nakashima once stated, “We have the audacity to work this material. In a sense it is our yoga, our union with The Divine. …We roam the world to search our own relationships with these trees.” George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington in 1905 and grew up in the forests of the Olympic Peninsula. He received a Bachelor's Degree in architecture at the University of Washington as well as the Prix Fontainebleau from L'Ecole Americaine des Beaux Arts in France in 1929 and a Master's from M.I.T. in 1930. Mira Nakashima graduated cum laude from Harvard University in1963 and earned a masters in architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. In 1970, she returned to work in her father’s studio. After his death in 1990, she continued to create works according to his designs and instituted her own series, titled “Keisho” meaning “continuation” or “succession.”
Betsy Lee, elee1@swarthmore.edu, 610-328-7811
Lang Performing Arts Center : Cinema
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Public Events
The Public
03/04/2015
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