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La Jolla | April 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
TTT San Diego
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1298 Prospect Street
La Jolla, California

Come hang out at the Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe with fellow Reedies. Happy hour lasts until 9 p.m. on Martini Thursdays.

Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe

 

RSVP to Dan Wolf '82 via email (daniel.wolf86@post.harvard.edu)

Portola Valley | April 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
TTT Portola Valley
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3915 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, California

Join fellow south peninsula-area Reedies at a classic location. The Alpine Inn (née Zot's) is a relaxed beer and burger joint in Portola Valley, which is easy to get to from I-280. Weather permitting, we will meet in the back outside at a table near the fence closest to the parking lot.

Look for the purple stuffed Griffin and/or Reed pennant on the table. We have a few regulars and a larger number of fascinating Reedies who drop in once or infrequently.

Directions: Take Alpine Road west from I-280 for two miles. Take a left on Arastradero and an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a clearly marked left turn lane here, it is a unique feature. Proceed very carefully: visibility is poor and bicyclists abound. If you hit Portola Road on the right, you've gone too far.

Keep an eye out for cyclists!

Alpine Inn Beer Garden

Portola Valley, CA

650/854-4004

RSVP to Ian Kerr '89 via email (ian.kerr@gmail.com)

Colorado

Denver | April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM
Denver TTT: Atomic Cowboy
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3237 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado

Join fellow Reedies for TTT at the Atomic Cowboy on Colfax.

The Atomic Cowboy is near the Bluebird Theater, and is in the same space as the Denver Biscuit Company and Fat Sully's pizza. http://www.atomiccowboy.net

Please RSVP so I can reserve a table if necessary. 

RSVP to Jamie Perkins, 2011 via email (perkins.ja@gmail.com)

District of Columbia

Washington | April 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
Antarctica Event at the New Zealand Embassy
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37 Observatory Circle Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Join fellow Reed alumni for a joint event with the MIT Alumni Club on Friday, April 10, 6:00-8:30 PM, at the Embassy of New Zealand.  Ambassador Mike Moore will welcome us to a talk and reception celebrating 60 years of collaboration between New Zealand and the U.S. in Antarctica.  We will hear presentations by Reed/MIT alumna Dr. Kelly Kenison Falkner (Reed '83), Director of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) and NSF Division Director for Polar Programs, and Mr. Peter Beggs, Chief Executive, Antarctica New Zealand (AntNZ). They will talk about their national Antarctic research programs and their long-standing partnership. Additional members of the National Science Foundation USAP team, AntNZ, and Embassy staff will be on hand to answer questions.

There will be a reception, featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, along with New Zealand wine and beer, as well as other beverages.  The Embassy is charging a nominal fee for this event; the charge will be $22 for Reed alumni, and $27 for non-Reed alumni guests.  You can pay online here.  We ask that people register by April 2 for this event.

Event Charges:  $22 for Reed alumni, and $27 for non-Reed alumni guests

Please use the following link to prepay online:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antarctica-event-at-the-new-zealand-embassy-tickets-16253145596

Note that some parking is available opposite the Embassy in Observatory Circle.  The reception will be held in the Grand Hall, which is accessed via a stairway; however, there is also a lift that can take guests from the main entrance hall to that level.  There is an outdoor stairway from the front of the building to the Embassy reception area, and also a ramp for those who require it.

Nearest Metro Station:  Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red Line; 0.76 mile)

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 via email (bbarsk@msn.com) or Facebook (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antarctica-event-at-the-new-zealand-embassy-tickets-16253145596)

New York

New York | April 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
Lawyers of New York City
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1633 Broadway
New York, New York

Join us for a substantive discussion about practical considerations in litigating online speech cases.  We’ll be meeting in a 27th floor conference room at Davis, Wright Tremaine LLC.  We’ll begin by hearing from Paul Alan Levy, Reed ’72, a DC lawyer who specializes in this area.  You can read about his work here http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/paul-levy-the-web-bullys-worst-enemy/ and here  http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=337

We are applying for CLE accreditation.

Practical Considerations in Litigating Online Speech Cases

Offensive online speech litigation is a burgeoning area of the law, given the technological advances over the past few decades. Attorneys must be cognizant of the “fallout” associated with prosecuting and defending speech-related cases. Suits about online defamation and other claimed wrongs have enormous First Amendment concerns, and various online communities will quickly defend even the most offensive speakers. In that vein, there are many pitfalls associated with online speech cases that aren’t present in normal lawsuits over speech.  Paul Levy, a nationally known free speech litigator, will discuss practical issues that arise when such lawsuits are brought, or even threatened, with particular reference to how accused speakers can manage to afford a legal defense, and how they and their lawyers can respond (or minimize the impact of possible litigation).   Although the bulk of the discussion will relate to defense tactics and perspective, he’ll also discuss how those who really do face wrongful speech can take effective action without getting hammered publicly.  He will give examples from his own cases and as well as others.  Although there will be discussion of specific legal issues, the focus will be on practical considerations. 

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Oregon

Portland | April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM
Folk Music at Prexy
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Through the Folksong Revival With Fun and Stamina: a Desultory Discourse on the Devolution of Folksong in Popular Culture
A Musical Evening with Joe Hickerson and Lauren Sheehan '81 

Prexy

Joe Hickerson, an Oberlin alumnus and former librarian and director of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress has retired to Portland and has kindly agreed to team up with American roots songster and accaimed musician Lauren Sheehan '81 in an evening filled with presentation and performance.  Joe will talk and share samples of select songs and explain their significance and how they've changed, and Lauren with share her interpretation of some songs as well.  There is sure to be group singing!

You might enjoy this interview of Pete Seeger talking about how Joe Hickerson added key versese to "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" (Joe's reference is at 3:40 into the clip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNObXI15OcA

And since both of these talented musicians have their own recordings, folks will have an opportunity to purchase CDs of their music.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hickerson

www.laurensheehanmusic.com 

Where is Prexy?  http://alumni.reed.edu/whereprexy.html  

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | April 11, 2015, 9:00 AM
Canyon Day
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Plant native trees and shrubs and help remove invasive plants, with the goal of improving the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek.

-Tools, training, food, and fun provided
-Dress for the weather
-Bring gloves if you have them
-Free and open to all ages 

We’ll meet near the east end of the canyon at the Centennial Orchard located off 37th Avenue; easy access is also available from below chemistry building.

RSVP to Zac Perry, Canyon Specialist via email (zac.perry@reed.edu) or phone (503/572-8636)

Portland | April 12, 2015, 11:00 AM
Portland Art Museum Pucci Tour
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1119 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The world-renowned fashion designer, Emilio Pucci MA ’37, had a special relationship with Reed College. President Dexter Keezer traded tuition and room and board for Pucci’s time and expertise as a ski instructor, giving Reed its first ski team and, incidentally, giving the world the first of Pucci’s designs with the ski uniforms he created. And now, his original designs are included in the exhibition "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" showing at the Portland Art Museum through May 3, 2015 (http://portlandartmuseum.org/italianstyle/).

Italian Style documents Italy’s dramatic transition from post-war devastation to burgeoning industry. Sumptuous displays include more than 100 ensembles and accessories created by leading Italian fashion houses, including Pucci, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada, and Versace. As Emilio Pucci propelled Reed into the world of alpine sport, as founder of the college ski team, his breathtaking designs propelled Italian fashion onto the world stage.

We are pleased to offer alumni private tours led by docent Nancy Johannsen Morrice ’78 on Sunday, April 12 and Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Individuals pay the group rate of $16/per person ($4 off the regular admission price); as always, museum members are free.

Learn more about Pucci at Reed:http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/sallyportal/posts/2015/pucci-earned-haute-couture-cred-at-reed.html

RSVP to Alumni Relations, at http://pampucci.eventbrite.com

Portland | April 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
Dinner & Theatre: Two by Ionesco
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Dinner & Theater: Two by Ionesco
Thursday, April 16, 6–10:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Building  $20

The Foster-Scholz club invites all Portland area alumni and friends to join them for Dinner & Theatre:  Two by Ionesco

Reed’s spring production features two plays: The Bald Soprano, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Kate Bredeson, and The Lesson, directed by thesis candidate Gracie Rittenberg ’15. At 6 p.m. there will be dinner and a discussion with Kate and Gracie in Gray Lounge.  The play begins at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a talkback after.

What is the Foster-Scholz Club? If you attended Reed 40 or more years ago (currently the classes of 1973 and earlier) you are automatically a member of the Foster-Scholz Club. You and your guests are invited to attend a variety of Foster-Scholz events throughout the year.

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | April 26, 2015, 11:00 AM
Portland Art Museum Pucci Tour
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1119 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The world-renowned fashion designer, Emilio Pucci MA ’37, had a special relationship with Reed College. President Dexter Keezer traded tuition and room and board for Pucci’s time and expertise as a ski instructor, giving Reed its first ski team and, incidentally, giving the world the first of Pucci’s designs with the ski uniforms he created. And now, his original designs are included in the exhibition "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" showing at the Portland Art Museum through May 3, 2015 (http://portlandartmuseum.org/italianstyle/).

Italian Style documents Italy’s dramatic transition from post-war devastation to burgeoning industry. Sumptuous displays include more than 100 ensembles and accessories created by leading Italian fashion houses, including Pucci, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada, and Versace. As Emilio Pucci propelled Reed into the world of alpine sport, as founder of the college ski team, his breathtaking designs propelled Italian fashion onto the world stage.

We are pleased to offer alumni private tours led by docent Nancy Johannsen Morrice ’78 on Sunday, April 12 and Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Individuals pay the group rate of $16/per person ($4 off the regular admission price); as always, museum members are free.

Learn more about Pucci at Reed:http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/sallyportal/posts/2015/pucci-earned-haute-couture-cred-at-reed.html

RSVP to Alumni Relations, at http://pampucci.eventbrite.com

Portland | May 10, 2015, 7:00 PM
Feeding Frenzy
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Seniors are completing their orals and the rest of students are sequestered in the library preparing for final exams next week.  They need substance in the form of free food and alumni camaraderie. Please bring a potluck dish to the Educational Technology Center (ETC), just off of the east parking lot, on the night before finals week: Sunday, May 10, between 7 and 9 p.m.

If the weather is nice, we try to move our feast in front of the library.  

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | May 12, 2015, 7:00 PM
Reed This
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

REED this

The book group meets the second Tuesday of every month in Prexy, 7-8:30 p.m.

May:  The Color of Water by James McBride

RSVP to Bonnie Cresap '75 via email (bonnie@bcresap.com)

Portland | June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM
Reunions 2015
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Reunions '14: Reedfayre is in the rearview mirror, but mark your calendars for Reunions '15, June 10-14! 

For more information, visit the Reunions webpage.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Texas

Austin | April 16, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
TTT at the Driskill Hotel
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604 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas

It's almost a tradition--our tour group will start our long weekend of examining LBJ and the area he called home with a happy hour reception at the historic Driskill hotel. We'll be in the bar. I'll spring for appetizers. Drinks are no-host. It's been fun to connect with local Reedies at this kickoff event.  RSVP is required so that I know how much space to reserve.

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (alumni@reed.edu)

San Antonio | April 17, 2015, 6:00 PM
Bracken Cave Excursion
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Near 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road
San Antonio, Texas

Just north of San Antonio sits the world's largest bat cave, and the sight of millions of bats exiting the cave at dusk to begin their daily flight south to the crop fields to eat insects is an unforgettable experience. We will be given a special talk along with a picnic dinner.  If you want to join us and can provide your own transportation, let me know and we'll count you as part of our merry band. I can give you more details about how to meet us. http://www.batcon.org/our-work/regions/usa-canada/protect-mega-populations/bracken-cave

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Johnson City | April 18, 2015, 6:00 PM
Tour of LBJ Hunting Ranch
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377 Shiloh Road
Johnson City, Texas

LBJ Hunting Ranch & Sculpture Park
Our touring group will conclude our day at a LBJ's hunting ranch in Johnson City. Thanks to the generosity of the new owners alumni Tracy Poe '91 and Greg Sullivan '90, we have a rare opportunity to enjoy the wonderful grounds and take in the sculpture art that is featured on the site. We'll enjoy a special meal that Tracy and Greg are arranging for us and enjoy this marvelous part of the world.  We need to get an accurate count of potential guests, so again, let me know if you can join us.  Directions and more information can be found here: http://www.sculptureranch.com/visitormap.htm

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Washington

Seattle | May 20, 2015, 7:30 PM
Rainier Reading Group
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1126 Grand Avenue
Seattle, Washington

Home of Peter Greenfield ‘67

“Portrait of a Lady,” by Henry James

 “James used everything he knew, including his own complex self, when he wrote ‘The Portrait of a Lady.’ He dramatized his own interest in freedom against his own egotism, his own bright charm against the darker areas of his imagination. He also used the ghost of his cousin; he conjured up real houses; he described the cities of Rome and Florence which he had come to know and love; he wove in English manners which he had, by the time he wrote the book, come to appreciate; and he allowed the books he had been reading, especially the novels of George Eliot, which placed a deeply intelligent and passionate woman at the center of a novel, to encourage him to make his young woman even more deeply intelligent and even more subtly passionate. He was fearless in his depiction of the play of her consciousness; her high ideals, her need for freedom were dramatized against repression and dark restriction. In concentrating on her fate in the world, he created one of the most magnificent figures in the large and sprawling house of fiction.”  Colm Tóibín in the New York Review of Books (July 2007).  

“When James began [‘Portrait of a Lady’] he was a promising young writer with a special line in depicting the lives of Americans in Europe. When he finished it he had become a figure in the history of the novel itself. This story of a young American woman in England and Italy—of her stifling marriage and her desperate fight for freedom—stands as a link between two centuries. It’s the bridge on which the loose expansive Victorian novel flowed over into the formal concentration of modernism; the link, say, between George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.”  Michael Gorra, author of “Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece.”

RSVP to Peter Greenfield ‘67 via email (petergreenfield@msn.com) or phone (206/322-2640)

Wisconsin

Cedar Grove | August 21, 2015, 12:00 PM
MidWestWind
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N665 Marine Drive
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin

Save the Date for MidWestWind!

If you have been bummed out because you missed last year's MidWestwind or enjoyed it so much you couldn't wait to do it again, break out your bug repellent and dust off your camping gear.

We have a private beach on which to frolic, kayak, play bocce ball, grill, and camp out. The houses we have access to are located near the Kettle Moraine Forest North (more details below), a llama farm, and apple orchards. Come for a day or the weekend. Bring the whole family*

Bring food and drink to share (we have refrigerators, cooking utensils, cups, plates, etc), your swimsuit, a sleeping bag, and a tent.

***Please RSVP Alison Aske '93 via email alisonbirkmeyer@yahoo.com and you will receive directions to the houses and more information. ALSO there is indoor space available for those who do not want to camp, but it is limited and you must request it when you RSVP and I will do my best to accommodate you***

Also, we will be attempting to coordinate some car pooling--if you need to hitch a ride or are able to drive some people up, please leave a note here and/or let me know when you RSVP.

The drive is about 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from Madison, and 45 minutes from Milwaukee.

RSVP to Alison Birkmeyer Aske '93 via email (Alisonbirkmeyer@yahoo.com)