Creator of Sporcle Visits Georgetown
Yet another web genius who has come up with a way for college students to waste hours on end using the Internet is coming to Georgetown to tell us more about how he did it. Matt Ramme, the creator of Sporcle, a website with hundreds of online timed trivia quizzes on every subject from television shows to geography.
Ramme has said that it has fulfilled a need for learning trivia he felt was missing in on the internet, and has since become a unique phenomenon on the web. He will be giving a lecture hosted by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund on January 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. in Reiss 103.
Italian Embassy Dinner
Although this event is not technically on-campus, it’s the closest you can get to Europe without having to catch a flight anywhere. The European Club is sponsoring a dinner party at the Italian Embassy on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. There will be food from Café Milano and a chance to enjoy it in the Italian Embassy located at 3000 Whitehaven Street NW. Tickets are $25, and will be sold in Red Square from Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Sacred and The Sexual Series Continues
“The Sacred and the Sexual” series continues on campus with James Alison, a Catholic theologian who will be giving a lecture entitled, “From Impossibility to Responsibility: Developing New Narratives for Gay Catholic Living.” Alison is a well-known lecturer, priest, and author, and the event is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, the LGBTQ Resource Center, and the Division of Student Affairs. It will take place in the Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday, January 27, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Real Thing
The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard will be continuing its run on the Devine Studio Theatre stage this week from January 27 – 30. Mask & Bauble and Nomadic Theatre is putting on this production, fueled by themes of love, friendship, and music. The show will take place at 8:00 p.m. each night, and the ticket prices are $10.
Photo from sporcle.com