News & Events
Pi Day Celebration
Come to a pie-heavy potluck to celebrate Pi Day and Albert Einstein's 135th birthday at 6:30 p.m. on Friday 3.14! Sing happy birthday to Albert, eat pie and whatever else we all bring. Paul Sikora '70 is bringing tart apple pie (his mom's recipe), while Bennett Barsk '82 plans to bring pizza pies–how many variations on pi(e) can we come up with?
University of Maryland mathematician Karin Melnick '99 will give a 45-minute talk about pi and geometry. White wig and eyebrows optional. Compose and share pi-kus (three syllables, one syllable, four syllables), e.g.:
Tell me why
Circle is pi
Friday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Home of Karin Melnick '99
RSVP for address
Nearest Metro station: Georgia Avenue-Petworth (Green & Yellow Lines)
Metrobus: Line #70
Mad Comes of Dotage: Art and Artifacts from Six Decades of Mad Magazine
Come learn about the Great Comic-Book Scare of the 1950s and how it led to the birth of Mad Magazine, that irreverent and zany publication that is still going strong after more than 60 years. Discover the links among psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, Ph.D. chemist Bill Gaines, Playboypublisher Hugh Hefner, composer Irving Berlin, and the U.S. Supreme Court. You will get to see pristine examples of early issues, as well as books, original art, one-of-a-kind collectibles originally from Mad publisher Gaines' personal collection, and just plain oddities. Food and drink will be served.
Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m.
Home of Bennett Barsk '82
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Nearest Metro station: King Street (Blue & Yellow Lines)
RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at email@example.com.
Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT)
The chapter gathers monthly for happy-hour fun at different locations around the area; check out the full TTT listings.
Facebook + Listserves
The chapter now has a Facebook page, check us out!
Also, we have an email listserve to arrange get-togethers with fellow Reedies on short notice. If you want to invite Reedies to join you for a concert, movie, drink, dinner or a hike, please send an email to the list. This is an opt-in list, which means the only people who will see the announcements will be people who have subscribed to the web page. There is an option to get the messages combined in one message daily or weekly; please subscribe.
If you have an idea for an event please contact the DC chapter. We'd love to hear your ideas.
Bennett Barsk '82, chapter chair
Harreld Dinkins '94
Paul Levy '72
Jonathan Make '98
Paul Sikora '70
Kristin Williams '07