Social Calendar: University Events This Week, April 7

The weather’s finally getting warmer, so you can venture to some of these great events around campus this week!

Monday, April 7th

100 Days: Egypt vs. Press Freedom – 5:30pm-7pm, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall (3rd Floor) – Five panelists from across the journalism field will discuss the current state of freedom of the press in Egypt, and its implications for press freedom worldwide.

The Writing Lives Series: An Evening with Author Junot Díaz – 7pm-9pm – Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building – Join acclaimed author and MacArthur Genius Fellow Junot Díaz for a reading and discussion of his work. Díaz’s work includes “Drown,” 2008 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winner “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” and “This is How You Lose Her.”

Tuesday, April 8th

THE BOOM: A Book Talk with Russell Gold of The Wall Street Journal– 6:30-7:45pm, International Affairs Building, Room 707 – Russell Gold, Pulitzer Price finalist and senior energy reporter at The Wall Street Journal, will discuss his new book, “THE BOOM: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.”

Wednesday, April 9th

Computer Science Distringuished Lecture Series: Aerial Robot Swarms” – 11am-12pm, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research – It might sound like science fiction, but Vijay Kumar, Assistant Director of Robotics and Cyber Physical Systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss his work creating autonomous ground and aerial robots and their applications.

The Writing Lives Series: Jeffrey Eugenides – 7pm-9pm, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research – Author Jeffrey Eugenides will discuss his work, followed by an audience Q&A. Eugenides’s work includes “The Virgin Suicides,” Pulitzer Price winner “Middlesex,” and “The Marriage Plot.”

Thursday, April 10th

How a Start-up With 4 Employees Grew to Become a Global Corporation – 12:30pm-2pm, 307 Uris Hall – Chief Strategy Officer of Monex Group Takashi Oyagi will discuss how 4 ex-Goldman Sachs employees founded a local online brokerage in Japan that grew to a corporation with 1000 employees and 12 offices worldwide. Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business will moderate the discussion. Registration required, register here.

Friday, April 11th

Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation” – 4:30pm-6:30pm, International Affiars Building, Room 1501 – Join a panel of advisors from national banks around the world for a discussion of monetary policy and financial regulation.

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