Sep 17, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 7:15 p.m. · Wu Special Dining Room
Princeton Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Doug Massey, a leading scholar on race, segregation, immigration, and education, will open Butler's signature Luminary Minds dinner discussion series, which has featured five Nobel Prize winners since 2005 (Toni Morrison, Paul Krugman, Danny Kahneman, Eric Wieshaus, and Chris Sims) as well as former Wilson School dean Anne-Marie Slaughter, syndicated columnist George Will, and BBC newscaster Owen Bennett-Jones.
Sep 19, 2014 · 10:00 p.m.– 1:00 a.m. · Wu Cafe
Butler's ever-popular Open Mic Night kicks off the new year! Whether you sing, write poetry, play an instrument, tell jokes, or tap dance, come showcase your talents in front of a warm and welcoming audience. All performers get a free OMN t-shirt. Or just come out to enjoy the good times and free food.
Sep 27, 2014 · 9:30 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. · See item description
Butler offers many fabulous trips to Broadway shows and the opera (list to be posted soon) but here's your chance to explore the city itself. Tour the High Line, a former elevated freight line near the Hudson converted to a park with lush landscaping, artwork, food stands from some of New York's most interesting vendors, and spectacular views of Chelsea, the Meatpacking district, and the waterfront. Opened only in 2009, the High Line has quickly become one of New York's most popular attractions. We will also tour Chelsea, a former industrial neighborhood now home to many of New York's best art galleries.
Oct 1, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 7:15 p.m. · Wu Special Dining Room
Join Prof. of Psychology and Public Affairs Eldar Shafir, co-author of the acclaimed book Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, for a dinner conversation at Butler. Called a "captivating book, overflowing with new ideas, fantastic stories, and simple suggestions that just might change the way you live" by Steven Levitt, the co-author of Freakonomics, Scarcity shows us why busy people don't manage their time wisely and people in debt make poor financial decisions.
Oct 8, 2014 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · Wu Special Dining Room
Meet President Eisgruber and converse with him over lunch about this year's Pre-read, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters by Susan Wolf.
Luminary Minds Talk with Sheena Howard, "What We Can Learn about Diversity vs Inclusion from Captain America's: The Winter Soldier"
Nov 6, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 7:15 p.m. · Wu Special Dining Room
Dr. Sheena Howard, Professor of Communication and the first African-American to win an Eisner Award (consider the "Oscar" of comics) for her book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representations, joins us over dinner at Butler to discuss changing representation in the comics.