Jump into October with some great academic and social events around campus. Here are some ideas if you’re looking for something to do this week!

Kick off your week with a special lecture from Bob Fox ’59. In “Can Leadership be Learned?” Fox, a high honors Colgate graduate with an MBA from Harvard Business School and 50 years of experience in domestic and international business, will discuss what it takes to become a leader. Head over to Lathrop Hall Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion you won’t want to miss.

Check out the computer science department tea on Tuesday this week. At 11:20 a.m. computer science majors and possible majors are invited to gather for this information session about graduate school programs. Department faculty will answer questions and guide students through graduate program opportunities, the application process, and what graduate schools really expect of students.

On Wednesday at 6 p.m. , Antarmahal /Views of the Inner Chamber will screen in Persson Hall Auditorium as part of the 2013 South Asian Film Series. The film takes place in 19th century Bengal, where one landlord yearns for an heir and shocks the region by using the image of the powerful Queen Victoria on an effigy of a goddess to compete in the annual Durga Puja ceremony. Be sure to show up half an hour early to enjoy South Asian cuisine with friends!

As part of the Living Writers series, guest author Julie Otsuka will read from her newest novel, The Buddha in the Attic.  A recipient of the 2012 PEN / Faulkner Award for fiction and a National Book Award finalist, her novel was also chosen as one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011. Head over to Perrson Hall Auditorium at 4:30 on Thursday to see what all the fuss is about!

There you have it; some of the highlights of this week’s events around campus. But there are many more! Check out the full calendar of events to see what else Colgate has to offer.