Brown University Physics Professor Ian Dell’Antonio will deliver the 22nd Annual Richard K. Gehrenbeck Memorial Lecture on the “History of Science” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. in Clarke Science 128. Dell’Antonio’s lecture is titled “Dark Matter and Dark Energy: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?” and is intended for a general audience. All are invited. This lecture is sponsored by the Gehrenbeck Fund and by the Physical Sciences Department. For more information, a poster and a flier with an abstract of the talk, click here.
On Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Auditorium, the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble will share the stage with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble (RIPYWE), under the direction of John Knasas and David Neves (M.MEd. ’81), two of Rhode Island’s finest music educators. Each group will perform music of Steven Bryant and will work directly with the composer in rehearsals. Furthermore, Steven’s wife, Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, will guest conduct the groups on these pieces. To close the concert, the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble and the RIPYWE will join forces to perform John Philip Sousa’s colorful march, “The Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.”
The Rhode Island College Division of Student Success is pleased to announce RIC FLICKS, a new weekend movie series shown on a bi-weekly basis in the newly renovated Gaige Auditorium. A screening of “Leap” will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the campus community. The RIC FLICKS series is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
The RIC Symphony Orchestra will present “Leipzig’s Musical Heritage” on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium in Roberts Hall. The music created by famous composers who worked in Leipzig is a cultural treasure of global significance. Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Richard Wagner (to mention the most prominent) all lived and composed in Leipzig. RIC Assistant Professor of Music Alexey Shabalin will alternate between the roles of soloist and conductor.
Celebrate the season with a festive concert, “Joyful Collaboration,” featuring RIC faculty and alumni and led by Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director. This concert will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center. Suggested donation $10.
RIC will host the New England Workshop for Philosophy of Time on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Gaige Hall 200. Speakers will include Heather Demarest (UC Boulder), David Ingram (University of York) and Ned Markosian (UMass-Amherst). Discussants will include Ned Hall (MIT), Carla Merino-Rajme (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jack Spencer (MIT), Nina Emery (Mt. Holyoke) and Matt Duncan (RIC). This conference is free and open to the public. Register by emailing Matt Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to
New York City on Saturday, Dec. 16. The bus will leave in front of Roberts Hall at
6:30 a.m. and will drop off passengers at the front entrance of the
Metropolitan Museum. You are free to spend the day as you please. The bus
departs from the museum at 8 p.m. Sign up on Wednesday, Dec. 6, between 12:30
and 1:30 p.m., at the main entrance of ALEX & ANI Hall. The cost of the
trip is $20 per person. For more information, contact Art Club Advisor Lisa Russell at
Melissa Carvalho will join the Career Development Center team on Tuesday, Nov. 14, as assistant director for counseling and employer relations. She is a two-time RIC graduate (B.A., M.A. in agency counseling) and comes to us from the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, where she most recently served as an employment and career adviser. Join us in welcoming Melissa to RIC.