Weekly Bulletin

Celebrating the artistic heritage of Taiwan, the Asian Arts and Culture program at the Fine Arts Center opens its 21st season with the musical artistry of Sheng Dong: A Moving Sound ensemble on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Influenced by aboriginal Taiwanese music, Sheng...
Gov. Deval L. Patrick has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11,...
“Postface,” an exhibition of recent work by Walid Raad, one of the most influential artists from the Middle East, opens Sept. 11 at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. The show runs through Dec. 7. Raad will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m., followed by...

The Libraries 16th annual Fall Reception, “The NORMLization of Cannabis Culture in America,” is being held Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the Science and Engineering Library, floor 2 of the Lederle Graduate Research Center lowrise. The event features 1989 graduate Allen F. St. Pierre  and R. Keith Stroup of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and highlights the recent donation of NORML’s records to Special Collections and University Archives and celebrates the Libraries’ 4 millionth item.

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The 2014 New England Regional Developers (NERD) Summit will take place between Friday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 14 on the lower level of the Campus Center. The keynote speakers will be: Ashe Dryden, programmer, writer and advocate for diversity in technology, focusing on the...
Students and faculty can peruse a sample collection of open textbooks on display next to the Information Desk in the Du Bois Library Lobby. Traditional textbooks tend to be very expensive, but open textbooks such as these from OpenStax College have several free online formats and are less...
Katherine Newman, the new provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, will offer opening remarks at the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of the academic year on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. A reception for Newman follows the meeting. The meeting will also...

Reservations are being taken for Meals at the Marriott, lunches and dinners prepared and served by hospitality and tourism management students, starting Sept. 16-18 at the Marriott Center for Hospitality Management on the 11th floor of the Campus Center.

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The Science and Engineering Library in Lederle Graduate Research Center reopened Sept. 2 following completion of a window replacement project. The library closed May 9.
The public is invited to learn the ancient technique of paper marbling on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 4-6 p.m. in the Oswald Tippo Library Sculpture Courtyard (or Learning Commons on the lower level, in case of rain), at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Paula Hodecker, director of the Student Union Craft...

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