THURSDAY, SEPT. 5
Opening reception for “Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural,” an exhibition of works highlighting the synthetic and surprisingly efficient ability of art and design to reveal what is ubiquitous but often invisible in our cultural and physical climates; 5–7 p.m., Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center.
“Common Academic Experience Panel: Media and Democracy,” a panel of communications alumni, faculty and students discussing the media’s current and emerging role in our democracy; 7:30 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8
Faculty violin recital by Susan Waterbury, with pianist Charis Dimaras and cellist Elizabeth Simkin, featuring sonatas by Janacek and Dvorak and Smetana’s piano trio; 4 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
MONDAY, SEPT. 9
“Music Because Music,” a faculty saxophone recital by Mike Titlebaum and friends; 8:15 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
“Ethnic Studies at 50: Reflections on Knowledge and Power,” a talk by Nick Mitchell, author of the forthcoming book “Disciplinary Matters: Black Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Neoliberal University”; 6 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center.
“Confronting the Rise of Hate Crimes and White Supremacy,” a Constitution Day talk by attorney Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; 7 p.m., Textor 102.