The School of Arts and Sciences will be celebrating Arts and Science Week from September 27 to October 1. Imagine, Innovate, Integrate and Impact, the week will feature panel discussions, a social justice summit, art exhibitions, expert talks and other programs. Most of this year’s events will be offered both virtually and in person.
“Arts and Science Week allows WPI to highlight many aspects of our scholarship, creativity and innovation, as a school and across the university,” said Jean King, Dean of the Peterson family of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Since its inception in 2018, Arts and Science Week has featured popular events such as flash conferences between faculty and students, panel discussions and expert seminars, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, musical performances and documentary screenings. Many of this year’s events highlight various social, political and professional aspects of art and science in our community, and they highlight the importance of the interconnection between the School of Arts and Sciences, the WPI World School, School of Business and School. of Engineering. They understand:
- Monday September 27 – 8:30 am-9:30am: “Light the way to better normalcy: The state of the arts and sciences; »The event will include welcoming remarks by President Leshin and Provost Soboyejo, and a presentation of dean king.
- Tuesday, September 28 – 12h00-13h00: Critical conversation: “Igniting the Spark — Science and Creativity” will be hosted by Dean King and feature WPI faculty members: Joseph Aguilar, assistant professor in humanities and arts; Carissa Olsen, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Stacey shaw, assistant professor of social sciences; and Joshua Rosenstock, professor of arts, communication and human sciences
- Tuesday, September 28 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: “Highlighting the contributions of marginalized people in the arts and sciences” will launch the WPI Wikipedia publishing community. The event will be hosted by Francesca Bernardi, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences; and Associate Director of the Gordon Library, Lori Ostapowicz-Critz,
- Wednesday September 29 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Thursday September 30 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): a two-part social justice summit addressing topics such as technology, social justice and mobility will feature a keynote speaker, Mimi Sheller, Dean of The Global School
- Thursday September 30 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m .: a talk and art exhibition by Dan Schimmel, artist in residence of WPI, as well as an art gallery walk featuring the winners of the 2020 Arts & Creativity in the Time of COVID competition with a special guest Joshua Rosenstock, professor of arts, communication and human sciences
- Friday October 1 – 12h00-13h00: “Dim the light” expert seminar on sleep science will feature a professor of neuroscience Gina poe from UCLA
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 30 and October 1 and 2 – 7:30 p.m .: WPI’s student musical theater company, VOX, will provide a live performance of their fall show, Dogfight
For more information on the special events held as part of Arts and Science Week, including locations for in-person events and links to online activities, visit https://www.wpi.edu / news / calendar / events / arts-sciences- week-2021