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Upcoming Campus Events

* for more events, check out the QEP events page.

October 20 - December 9, 2017  - Sea Change- Halsey Gallery - 161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 

Exhibitions by Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway 

October 24, 2017 -  7:00 pm Encounter with the Albatross:  An Evening with Chris Jordan - Sottile Theatre, 44 George St, Charleston, SC  

In connection with his exhibition Midway, artist and filmmaker Chris Jordan will give a public lecture at the Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston. In this lecture, Jordan will describe his voyages to the Midway Atoll, a remote island in the Pacific Ocean where he has documented the plight of native albatrosses who are affected by ocean plastic.

October 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm Film Premiere of Albatross: A Love Story for Our Time from the Heart of the Pacific Ocean  - Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

A documentary film by Chris Jordan, ALBATROSS will have its theatrical premiere in Charleston in conjunction with Jordan’s exhibition Midway at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. In the film, Jordan presents his trips to Midway Atoll, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean that receives very little human contact. Despite its isolation from the rest of the world, Midway sits amid the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling vortex of plastic waste carried via currents from all around the world.

October 25, 2017 - 4:30 pm  - Science and Art: Creating the Environmental Message - School of Science and Math Building (202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC) room 129

A panel discussion with artist and photographer Chris Jordan along with CofC faculty Phil Dunstan, Kea Payton, Jen Wright, Bob Podolsky, and Barbara Beckingham

October 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm - Overflow:  Spatial Spillovers from a Flood Event - A Research Presentation by Chris Mothorpe - Beatty Center, room 301.  

November 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm - An Evening with Charles Fishman - Sottile Theatre  - 44 George St., Charleston, SC 

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman is The College Reads! Book for the 2017-2018 school year. Charles Fishman’s presentation will be open to students, faculty, staff and the Charleston community.

March 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm -  2018 Department of Political Science Convocation Dr. Peter Gleick will present The Future of Water: from Human Rights to Climate Change

2017-2018 School Year - Sustain This! 

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents SUSTAIN THIS!, the 2017-18 season. This timely theme supports the College of Charleston’s sustain­ability literacy initiative, which aims to equip stu­dents with the knowledge and skills to solve future challenges of social justice, economic disparity, and looming environmental concerns. The Department is committed to exploring these critical challenges this season and every season.

Past Events

September 27 - 6:30 pm   Let's All Move to Charleston - just in time for the deluge - School of Science and Math Building, room 129 (SSM auditorium)

Coastal geologist Dr. Robert Young will discuss the need for a new approach to managing our nation's shorelines. Presented by the Center for Coastal and Environmental Health.

October 4 - 6:00 pm Chasing Coral - Sottile Theatre 
CofC School of Sciences and Mathematics will present a public screening of the film Chasing Coral. The evening will include a conversation with Dr. Phil Dustan following the film. Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public but a large turnout is expected so attendees are required to register/reserve seats. CLICK HERE or visit

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