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  • Is the Internet making us stupid?

    4/29/15
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Little Building
    Cabaret

    Knowledge in the Age of the Net

    Most of us don't need scientific studies to convince us that the Internet is shortening our students' attention span, weakening their memory, and making them more impatient with long chains of thought. In fact, many of us see those effects in ourselves. And yet as teachers and researchers, we would not give up the Internet. We are far more productive and, yes, smarter with it than without it.

    This open discussion will begin with a brief presentation by David Weinberger — part-time faculty at Emerson and the author of Too Big to Know — that will provide a possible framework for thinking about this seeming contradiction: we are moving from knowing-by-reducing to the networking of knowledge.

    Then we'll break into groups to discuss how we see knowledge evolving in our lives as educators, researchers, and creators.

    David has been a researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for the Internet & Society for ten years and is a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy.

     

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by School of Communication

    For more information please contact:
    Diego Salazar
    (617) 824-8354

  • Claudia Rankine Q&A

    4/29/15
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing and Office of the Arts present a Q&A with Claudia Rankine.

    Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric; Don't Let Me Be Lonely; Plot; The End of the Alphabet; and Nothing in Nature is Private. In 2014 she was a National Book Award Finalist and also received Poets & Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. Rankine co-edited the anthologies The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind and American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, and her work is included in several anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry.

     

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with Office of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • Immunization Clinic

    4/29/15
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    303

     The Center for Health & Wellness (CHW) holds monthly immunization clinics for students needing to complete their pre-matriculation immunization requirements and for those wishing to obtain HPV vaccine or TB skin testing. See the Spring 2015 Announcement on e-campus for fee details.  Appointment not needed, students are seen in order of arrival.

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Center for Health and Wellness

    For more information please contact:
    Shakena Perry
    617-824-8666

  • Annual Multicultural Banquet

    4/29/15
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Little Building
    Cabaret

    We are celebrating our Annual Multcultural Banquet. 

    There will be food, entertainment, and fun. There will be big band music from "The Trap Music Orchestra" from Berklee College of Music.

     

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs with Amigos, ASIA, EAGLE, EBONI

    For more information please contact:
    Tikesha Morgan
    617-824-8637

  • Claudia Rankine Reading

    4/29/15
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing and Office of the Arts present a Reading with Claudia Rankine.

    Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric; Don't Let Me Be Lonely; Plot; The End of the Alphabet; and Nothing in Nature is Private. In 2014 she was a National Book Award Finalist and also received Poets & Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. Rankine co-edited the anthologies The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind and American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, and her work is included in several anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry.

     

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with Office of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

  • Acappellics Anonymous Final Concert

    4/30/15
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Semel Theater
    60 Boylston Place
    Boston, MA 02116
    United States of America

    Come see Emerson's Acappellics Anonymous perform for their last concert of the year!

    Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous

    For more information please contact:
    Ariana Conte

  • The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

    4/30/15
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center

     ***FREE OFFERS FOR EMERSON COMMUNITY***


    The Grand Parade (Of The 20th Century)
    Performing April 30th – May 3rd

    Created on a farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts, Double Edge Theatre's surreal, theatrical collage takes us along a 100-year historic journey of the mythology of our time in a style inspired by visual artist Marc Chagall. Through a kaleidoscopic vision of humanity, The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) blends circus, puppetry, dance and projections, juxtaposing iconic images of historic moments with Chagall's vibrant paintings. From marked events including the moon landing, the skilled escapes of Houdini, the atomic bomb, the assassination of President Kennedy and the fall of the Berlin Wall, this work of memory and memorial celebrates where we are now by examining from where we have come.


    SPECIAL OFFERS FOR EMERSON COMMUNITY

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    FREE RUSH TICKETS – JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST TWO NIGHTS!
    Can't make it then? Don't worry - Free rush applies to all performances!
    Emerson students, faculty and staff can now receive 1 free ticket to select ArtsEmerson productions with presentation of college ID. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be available for pick up two hours prior to the performance.

    Emerson students can get $15 tickets in advance and Emerson faculty, staff and alumni can get 30% off tickets to any ArtsEmerson production.

    For more information, please visit www.artsemerson.org or contact the Box Office at 617.824.8400.
    Please note this a private offer and discount cannot be combined with additional discounts/offers.

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    Miranda Craigwell
    617-824-3064