Topic: Lecture

Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

Arts & Culture

Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Antoine Jacobsohn drew a crowd of students and Providence community members out of the rain and into the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts for his lecture “Sustainable Gardening” Friday.

For her piece “Chance City,” Shin gathered thousands of discarded, losing lottery tickets to create towers without any adhesive. The lottery tickets, totaling thousands of dollars in value, serve as the primary materials for her 2009 rendition of the project.

Arts & Culture

Visiting artist discusses installation materials, process

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Jean Shin, a renowned installation artist and adjunct professor of fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, greeted her audience with soft wind chimes and a projection of a colorful, kinetic canopy during her Visiting Artist lecture last Wednesday.

Yevgeniya Baras’ Russian roots and immigration to the United States shape her work; she strives to make her paintings “bilingual.”

Arts & Culture

Artist decodes studio, curatorial work

September 26, 2018 0 comments

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Providence community gathered in List Art Building 120 to hear Yevgeniya Baras discuss her experiences as a studio artist and a curator.

Former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke in front of a full Salomon Center on Wednesday, discussing topics such as immigration, education and socioeconomic mobility.

News, University News

Jeb Bush discusses U.S. political climate

April 26, 2018 0 comments

It has been only eight days since former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush lost his mother, Barbara Bush, and only five days since her funeral occurred.

Firas Khatib, assistant professor in computer and information science at UMass Dartmouth, created a video game that helps solve protein-folding problems and harnesses  “human intelligence on a mass scale.”

News, Science & Research

Educational program unites video games, protein folding

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Imagine playing a video game that also makes scientific contributions to the field of computational biology.

Derek Penslar, visiting professor of history from Harvard spoke on the  founding of the Israeli state at the Watson Institute.

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Derek Penslar explains dependency of Israeli state

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Derek Penslar, visiting professor of history from Harvard, spoke about the dichotomy of Israeli independence and dependency at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.

Op-eds, Opinions

Froid ’21: Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is irresponsible

April 6, 2018 0 comments

It was announced recently that the University intends to have former Florida Governor Jeb Bush come to campus to deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.

Applebaum addressed ideological uniformity and political polarization as a product of hyper-partisanship, as the second speaker of the Greg and Julie Flynn Cogut Institue Speaker Series Monday.

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Pulitzer winner visits Cogut Institute

February 13, 2018 0 comments

U.S. democracy is not alone in debating conflicting facts, but follows a global trend of polarizing even the most common debate or narrative, said Anne Applebaum — Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian — in her lecture Monday in Pembroke Hall.

Heather Fleming presented an example of her company’s partnership with Inovations for Poverty Action to improve hand sanitation in Kenya.

News, University News

Heather Fleming talks intersection of design, humanitarianism

November 6, 2017 0 comments

Heather Fleming, founder and CEO of Catapult Design, gave a lecture Monday night that moved students in the room to take notes on their phones.

Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla spoke Thursday evening as part of the University’s Reaffirming University Values series. His speech criticized liberal use of identity politics and hyper radicalism.

University News

Mark Lilla talks institutional, identity politics

September 28, 2017 0 comments

“In America, institutional politics can always, at some point, undo whatever gains are made through movement politics,” said Mark Lilla.