Library Auditorium Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Join us for a reading by Danielle Dutton, author of Margaret the First, SPRAWL, and Attempts at a Life. Her writing has also appeared in Harper’s, BOMB, Fence, Noon, The Paris Review, etc. In 2009 she cofounded the acclaimed independent press Dorothy, a publishing project. The press is named for Dutton’s great aunt, a librarian who drove a bookmobile through the backroads of Southern California, delivering books to underserved desert communities. Born and raised in California, Dutton now lives in Missouri with her husband and son, where she teaches literature and writing at Washington University in St. Louis. This free reading is open to the campus community and the public. It is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Program in Medieval & Early Modern Studies.
  • Keynote Address ZSR 404 (Auditorium) 3:30PM-4:15PM Richard Vaz, Director, Center for Project-Based Learning Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) In this interactive lecture, Richard Vaz, Director of the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will introduce project-based learning (PBL) as a strategy for helping students develop key skills and abilities such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and creative problem-solving. He’ll help us explore how PBL fits into the landscape of higher education, look at examples of PBL across the curriculum, and discuss results from a study looking at long-term impacts of PBL on graduates. -- Faculty Panel ZSR 404 (Auditorium) 4:15PM-5:00PM Claudia Kairoff, Professor of English Rowie Kirby-Straker, Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication Alan Brown, Associate Professor of Education Phoebe Zerwick, Associate Professor of the Practice of Journalism Paúl Pauca, Professor of Computer Science -- Reception ZSR 666, Wilson Wing (TLC Lounge) 5:00PM-6:00PM --- Richard Vaz oversaw the expansion of WPI’s Global Projects Program from 18 locations in 2006 to 46 locations in 2015, including new programs in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. In that time, Vaz helped drive an increase in student participation in off-campus project programs, from 40 percent to over 70 percent, and a doubling of faculty participation in those programs. He oversees efforts to evaluate and enhance the quality of WPI’s interdisciplinary research project requirement; from 2012 to 2014, he directed a major study evaluating the long-term impacts of 38 years’ worth of project work by WPI alumni. In 2015, he led the development and delivery of WPI’s first Institute on Project-Based Learning, an initiative to help other colleges and universities make progress implementing project-based learning on their campuses.
  • Please join the Office of the Dean of the College for the “New Ideas” series. Come learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. Refreshments begin at 3:00 pm; speakers will begin promptly at 3:20 pm and will each have 8 minutes to share their "new idea." February Speakers Biology - Matthew Fuxjager Health & Exercise Science - Jeffrey Katula History - Stephanie Koscak Spanish & Italian - Roberta Morosini
  • When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine's Chief of Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. A few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's Shari'a (Islamic law) courts. The Judge offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud -her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. The film illumintes some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine -custody of children, divorce, abuse- while offering a look at the life for women and Shari'a. 82 minutes.
  • Steve Nedvidek is one of the creators of The Jekyll Island Chronicles graphic novels. In this library lecture, Steve will share how he developed this award-winning series with an entrepreneurial approach to publishing and what makes this work so different in the marketplace. Steve Nedvidek is an Adjunct Professor with the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Wingate University and a Master of Arts in Theater from Wake Forest University. Copies of The Jekyll Island Chronicles will be available for purchase and author signing after the talk.
  • Christopher Brown will give the second of three Summer Writing Grant Presentations at 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 26th in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. The Humanities Institute funds up to four competitive Summer Writing Grants for university faculty working in the humanities to complete or make significant progress on a manuscript for a monograph that is either under contract or in which a publisher has indicated written interest. Applications are open to all full-time faculty, with priority for two of the grants given to proposals submitted by tenure-track humanities faculty working on a first monograph.
  • Chanchal Dadlani will give the last of three Summer Writing Grant Presentations at 3:00pm on Monday, April 1st in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. The Humanities Institute funds up to four competitive Summer Writing Grants for university faculty working in the humanities to complete or make significant progress on a manuscript for a monograph that is either under contract or in which a publisher has indicated written interest. Applications are open to all full-time faculty, with priority for two of the grants given to proposals submitted by tenure-track humanities faculty working on a first monograph.
  • Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way thorugh social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions. Drama, 90 minutes. Golden Athena Prize for Best Picture at the Athens International Festival (2016).