WPI Celebrates Arts & Sciences Week 2019 September 16-20


WPI Today

With the theme of “Imagine, Innovate, Impact!” this year’s Arts & Sciences Week 2019 celebration includes events highlighting the Latin American Studies Initiative at WPI.

WPI’s increasing global partnerships and diverse engagement with the Latin American region allow the university to address this growing interest by broadening its Latin American studies program. Through the research, humanitarian efforts, and personal connections of faculty, students, and staff, a deeper regional impact is possible. Efforts on campus and at WPI’s eight affiliated Latin American project centers help build connections and promote a more advanced global understanding.

Arts & Sciences Week will highlight how the scholarship of A&S students and faculty embodies the theme “Imagine, Innovate, Impact!” and will also celebrate the vitality and diversity of the Latin American region.

The campus community is invited to participate—some events are listed below:

  • lightning talks by A&S faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students  
  • inaugural Latin American Studies Project Awards
  • Global Impact: The Latin American Experience—faculty lightning round presentations and scholar talks from Carlos Abreu Mendoza (Texas State University) and Geri Augusto (Brown University)
  • The Artist’s Way: Visual Art Design Showcase & Gallery Walk featuring WPI faculty and student artists
  • performances by WPI’s Festival Chorus and a cappella groups Simple Harmonic Motion and Ketones
  • Latin America Live + Reception, with introductory remarks and a live art performance from Panmela Castro, Brazilian grafiteira and performance artist, and a performance by the Sheila del Bosque Trio
  • open house, A&S faculty labs at Gateway Park
  • graduate student project poster presentations and networking event
  • Great Minds Multiplied Lecture: Eliminating the Idea of Waste, by Tom Szaky

See the full schedule of events for A&S Week.

Arts & Sciences Week 2019 goes mobile! 

Download the WPI Mobile app and select the Arts & Sciences Week 2019 experience to get access to the full agenda from anywhere and receive updates/notifications during the event.