Arts & Sciences Week 2020

Monday, October 05, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

A&S Week: Imagination, Innovation and Impact in the Time of COVID

October 5-10, 2020

The School of Arts and Sciences invites you to the 3rd annual WPI Arts and Sciences Week to be held October 5-10, 2020.

Monday, October 5

3:00 - 4:00 pm

A&S Week Opening and Dean’s Message
Imagine, Innovate, Impact 2.0

  • Welcome and Introduction by Wole Soboyejo, Provost
  • State of Arts and Sciences by Dean Jean King
  • Art and Creativity in the Time of COVID: Presentation of Awards
  • Closing and Musical performance

Tuesday, October 6

3:00-3:30 pm

Launch of Virtual Art Gallery Walk

Join us as we unveil the virtual art gallery of the submissions to the Art and Creativity in the Time of COVID competition. 

4:00 pm

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Forum: A Reading by LaTanya McQueen

Moderators: Kate McIntyre, Assistant Professor of Humanities & Arts, and Michelle Ephraim, Associate Professor of Humanities and Arts

LaTanya McQueen is author of the essay collection And it Begins Like This, which weaves together historical and genealogical research, folklore, Biblical passages, literary theory and criticism, and persona memory to examine the legacy of slavery and its relationship to Black female identify in contemporary America.

Wednesday, October 7

3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

Critical Conversation Forum: Social Justice at WPI: Technology in the Public Interest

Chair: Laureen Elgert, Associate Professor, Social Science & Policy Studies; Moderator: Ben Nephew, Assistant Research Professor, Biology & Biotechnology

Panelists:

  • Farley Chery, Assistant Teaching Professor, IMGD
  • Gillian Smith, Associate Professor, Computer Science and IMGD
  • Aaron Sakulich, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Angela Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Social Science & Policy Studies
  • Gbeton Somasse, Assistant Teaching Professor, Social Science & Policy Studies

Thursday, October 8

5:30 pm

WPI Performance of Every Brilliant Thing

A play by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. Location: Higgins House Garden (Limited seating - By Reservation Only)

Friday, October 9

5:30 pm

WPI Performance of Every Brilliant Thing

A play by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. Location Higgins House Garden (Limited seating - By Reservation Only)

Saturday, October 10

2:00 pm & 5:30 pm

WPI Performance of Every Brilliant Thing

A play by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. Location: Higgins House Garden (Limited seating - By Reservation Only)

Monday, October 05Tuesday, October 06Wednesday, October 07Thursday, October 08Friday, October 09Saturday, October 10
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