Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends:

The College is thrilled to offer new virtual and social programming during these uncertain times. We hope you join us for the many lectures by faculty, social and self-help sessions, CMS events, and Virtual Athenaeum events. Check back often as we will update our offerings frequently.

Missed a session? Review our virtual library and catch-up on the many offerings.
Conversations with Faculty and Research Institutes
Tamara Venit-Shelton"Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace" with Tamara Venit-Shelton, Associate Professor of History
Wednesday, September 23 | 1:30 p.m. Pacific
Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, dating back to its colonial period. Well before mass emigration from China to the United States began, Chinese materia medica crossed the oceans, in both directions: Chinese medicinal teas and herbs came west while Appalachian ginseng went east. Beginning in the 1850s, Chinese immigrants came to the United States and transplanted their health practices, sometimes quite literally by propagating medicinal plants in their adopted home. Prof. Venit-Shelton's talk is based on her book which chronicles roughly two hundred years of Chinese medicine as a dynamic system of knowledge, therapies, and materia medica brought to the United States and transformed by immigrants, doctors, and patients as well as missionaries, scientists, and merchants. You can purchase a copy of the book from Amazon.com or any bookseller if you choose to review prior to the talk.
Prof. Venit-Shelton Registration
Professor Henri ColeA Reading and Conversation with Poet Henri Cole, Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of Literature
Wednesday, September 30 | 2:00 p.m. Pacific
Professor Cole has published ten collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, a finalist for the Pulitzer, and received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Berlin Prize, the Rome Prize, the Lenore Marshall Award, and the Medal in Poetry from American Academy of Arts and Letters. Cole was inducted in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2017. He has also published a memoir, Orphic Paris. His most recent book, Blizzard, was published in 2020 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 
Prof. Cole Registration
Professional Development and Social Connection
Dark Towers Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction
A Conversation with Author David Enrich '01
Thursday, October 1 | 4:00 p.m. Pacific
In Dark Towers, author and award-winning journalist David Enrich '01, sets outs to uncover the truth about Deutsche Bank, which he argues is the world's most destructive bank. With a history of supporting the Nazi regime to its more recent work laundering money and violating international sanctions, Deutsche Bank took risks to become one of the richest banks in the world. Join David Enrich '01 for a discussion of his best selling book. Make sure to get your copy of Dark Towers on Amazon or other booksellers before his talk. David Enrich '01 is a non-fiction author and is currently the financial editor at The New York Times.

Dark Towers Registration

 

Virtual Athenaeum

Sonja LyubomirskyThe How of Happiness During COVID-19 and Beyond: Boosting Well-Being Through Kindness and Connection with Sonja Lyubomirsky
Monday, September 21 | 5:00 p.m. Pacific
The majority of Sonja Lyubomirsky's research career has been devoted to studying human happiness. During both normal times and challenging circumstances like today, happiness not only feels good; it is good. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. Lyubomirsky, distinguished professor of psychology at University of California, Riverside, will introduce a model that explains when and why boosting connection and practicing kindness can promote well-being and other positive outcomes.
Post event recordings will not be available.

Sonja Lyubomirsky Registration

Peter RiceA Conversation with Peter Rice, Chairman of Walt Disney Television
Wednesday, September 23 | 5:00 p.m. Pacific
Peter Rice, chairman of Walt Disney Television, will discuss the television business, trends over time, and his own career path, including nearly 30 years at Fox where he began as an intern before rising to the head of Fox Searchlight and, eventually, to president of 21st Century Fox before joining Disney in 2019 when Disney acquired 21st Century Fox.
Post event recordings will not be available.

Peter Rice Registration


Judson BrewerMaking Lemons into Lemonade: How Mindfulness Helps Us Work with Stress and Anxiety during Uncertain Times, Jud Brewer
Tuesday, September 29 | 5:00pm Pacific
Our brains are set up for survival, yet at its worst, this same mechanism can lead to anxiety and panic if left unchecked. At other times, we find ourselves eating more or constantly checking our news feeds as a way to cope. Learning how your mind works helps you learn to work with difficult emotional states and habits. Using examples from his clinical experience and laboratory research, Jud Brewer, associate professor at Brown University's Mindfulness Center, will unravel these mental mysteries so that we all can develop resilience during these times and beyond.
Post event recordings will not be available.

Registration Coming Soon

Kathernine Mangu-WardWhy It's OK Not To Vote, Katherine Mangu-Ward
Wednesday, September 30 | 5:00 p.m. Pacific
Voting is widely thought to be one of the most important things a person can do. But Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor in Chief of Reason magazine, will argue that the reasons people give for why they vote (and why everyone else should too) are flawed, unconvincing, and sometimes even dangerous. Conceding that there are some good reasons for some people to vote some of the time, Mangu-Ward contends that there are many more bad reasons to vote, and the bad ones are more popular.
Post event recordings will not be available.

Registration Coming Soon

CMS Recreation Fall 2020 Virtual Class Schedule

Mondays

YogaMorning Bliss Yoga
8:00 a.m. Pacific
Start your week with this yoga class that will prepare your mind and body for the week ahead. All levels welcome.
Monday Morning Bliss Yoga
MeditationMeditation
12:15 p.m. Pacific
This 30-minute class will teach you the steps for mindfulness and meditation to improve your stress, anxiety, sleep, focus and more. All levels welcome.
Monday Meditation
Jungle GymJungle Gym
5:15 p.m. Pacific
A fast paced, circuit-based weights and bodyweight training class. We focus on different areas of the body and doing something new and different each week. The class uses a combination of strength and HIIT techniques to keep your heart rate up throughout the workout. This class is enjoyable for beginners, experts, and everyone in-between.
Monday Jungle Gym

Tuesdays

Cross-FitCrossFit
8:00 a.m. Pacific
A strength and conditioning program focusing on aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting. These classes can be modified to all fitness levels and are enjoyable for beginners and advanced alike.
Tuesday Crossfit
YogaFlow Yoga
5:15 p.m. Pacific
This unique style of yoga class blends relaxing, deep stretches with the fluid motion of a Vinyasa flow style class. This class is suitable for all levels of experience, to build strength by holding postures, endurance from the flow and flexibility from stretching. You will be encouraged to connect the mind and body together through your breath in order to find balance, clarity of mind and focus.
Tuesday Flow Yoga
 

Wednesdays

Cross-FitCrossFit
8:00 a.m. Pacific
A strength and conditioning program focusing on aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting. These classes can be modified to all fitness levels and are enjoyable for beginners and advanced alike.
Wednesday Crossfit
YogaPower Yoga
5:15 p.m. Pacific
An empowering and energetic class that builds strength, flexibility, and a deeper connection with your body. Bring your curiosity and playfulness! Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday Power Yoga
 

Thursdays

YogaPower Yoga
3:00 p.m. Pacific
An empowering and energetic class that builds strength, flexibility, and a deeper connection with your body. Bring your curiosity and playfulness! Everyone is welcome.
Thursday Power Yoga
Jungle GymJungle Gym
5:15 p.m. Pacific
A fast paced, circuit-based weights and bodyweight training class. We focus on different areas of the body and doing something new and different each week. The class uses a combination of strength and HIIT techniques to keep your heart rate up throughout the workout. This class is enjoyable for beginners, experts, and everyone in-between.
Thursday Jungle Gym
 

Friday

YogaRestorative Yoga
7:00 a.m. Pacific
A gentle, slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series restful poses. Wishing to enhance or deepen your experience and achieve a state of total relaxation and release. A great way to end your week and release any of the built up stress and tension. All levels are welcome.
Friday Restorative Yoga
Cross-FitCrossFit
8:00 a.m. Pacific
A strength and conditioning program focusing on aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting. These classes can be modified to all fitness levels and are enjoyable for beginners and advanced alike.
Friday Crossfit