Markus Baenziger: Wayside
12:00 PM
5:00 PM
This event recurs daily until 9/10/2014.
Markus Baenziger's sculptures integrate his love of nature with his immersion in a gritty, imperfect, and industrialized world. His exhibition of new works takes its title from a six foot-wide wall relief that evokes leafy tendrils spreading like wings on either side of a distressed piece of cardboard. Approaching the work from a distance, one realizes that these naturalistically rendered forms are actually made of bronze. Such works call attention to the continuum between decay and new growth, neglect and care, mechanization and craftsmanship. Baenziger’s mastery of design and attention to detailproduce works that appear both familiar and emblematic of larger forces.
Betsy Lee,
Lang Performing Arts Center : List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center : LPAC List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center,
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Joseph Leidy Exhibit: Oct. 1-31
All Day
Thisevent and exhibition celebrate the science of Joseph Leidy,Swarthmore's first professor of Biology (i.e., Natural History). Leidywas one of America's leading paleontologists, protozoologists, andparasitologists during his years at Swarthmore. He mounted the firstdinosaur skeleton (ever) and was the firstperson to solve a murder mystery using the microscope (when he was anassistant coroner in Philadelphia). He was also an amazing scientificillustrator, and although his beloved museum was destroyed in theParrish fire, his hand-drawn teaching charts remain. Many of these willbe displayed on the main floor along with some of the specimens hecollected. 

Brief talks by historian of science and exhibit curator Carin Berkowitz andProfessor of Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania biologyprofessor Leonard Warren will be followed by a reception. The reception and talks will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2nd.

This event is one of several planned during the 2014 calendar year tocelebrate Swarthmore's Sesquicentennial. Explore the full list at:
Susan Dreher,, (610) 328-7324
McCabe Library
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Community Collection, Hosted by the Presidential Search Committee
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
The Presidential Search Committee invites the entire campus community to continue its conversation about Swarthmore's 15th president. Light refreshments provided.
Ed Rowe,, 610-328-8314
Clothier : Tarble-in-Clothier All-Campus Space
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Swarthmore Campus Community
Colloquium: Ben Vigoda '96
12:45 PM
2:00 PM
Ben Vigoda '96\"Probability Processing, Probabilistic Programming, and Live Chicken Fresh Killed: Stories of Science Entrepreneuring in Graduate School, Industrial Research, and Startups.\"Abstract: Ben Vigoda (Swarthmore Physics ’96) will talk about his experiences building interesting new things at the MIT Media Lab, industrial research labs, and startups, and will be available for questions and discussion. He and Jake Neely (Swarthmore Physics ’13) will also talk excitedly about their newest startup, Gamelan, that combines probabilistic programs, statistical physics, machine learning, and advanced compiler technology to enable “big models”, the next step after big data. Bio: Ben Vigoda is currently President of Gamelan. He also leads the Venture Board at Analog Devices, Inc., steering the investments in new technologies for a 9,000 person Boston-based microchip company, and provides technical direction for the Analog Garage, the research labs for Analog Devices. Analog Garage grew from the acquisition by Analog Devices of Lyric Semiconductor, a startup company that Ben Vigoda co-founded to focus on the business and science of implementing statistical machine learning and semantic signal processing natively in semiconductor circuits. As CEO and technical co-founder, Vigoda raised $30M in venture capital funding and government research contracts. Lyric was selected as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies by Technology Review in 2010. The company's work on probability processors was featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired Magazine, and Scientific American.The colloquium will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. in Science Center 199.A pizza lunch will be provided for those attending at 12:30 p.m.Please check our website for any updates or changes:
Carolyn Warfel,, 610-328-8258
Science Center : Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
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Jumble Sale
9:00 AM
1:30 PM
Come one, come all to the annual Jumble Sale at Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse. Purchase gently-used housewares, books, linens, tools, jewelry, gift items, furniture, homemade baked goods, and much more. Purchase a delicious, nutritious lunch. Do your Christmas shopping early.Doughnuts and coffee may be purchased at 8:30 AM for early birds.Everyone is welcome!
Mary Titus,, 610-328-8699
Friends Meeting House
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