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Oct 18: Friends of Goddard Library, Gregory Stockmal Fund, and the Worcester County Poetry Association Present An Evening of Poetry

NINTH ANNUAL GREGORY STOCKMAL READING FEATURING PAM BERNARD Wednesday, Oct. 18 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Grace Room-University Center Free and open to the public Pam Bernard is a poet and painter, a recipient of both NEA and MacDowell Fellowships. She fuses the poet’s voice with the novelist’s narrative craft. A Grolier Prize-winning writer with…

Oct. 18: Historian to examine medieval debates on zombies and the undead

The Science of Undeath: Zombies and Animated Corpses in Historical Perspective Wednesday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. | Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons The popularity of shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Zombie Nation” reveal an increasing national fascination with the undead. But interest in zombies, revenants, and animated corpses is nothing new, having long…

Oct. 17: Higgins School panel to discuss volunteer opportunities in prison education

Tuesday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons Students and teachers, tutors and mentors, organizers and activists — all those involved in prison education programs can speak to the many overlapping benefits for individuals, families, and communities. In this follow-up panel to “Why Bother with Prison Education?” participants will discuss the goals…

Oct. 18: Friends of Goddard Library presents 9th Gregory Stockman Reading, featuring Pam Bernard

Wednesday, Oct 18; 7 – 9 p.m. Grace Conference Room, University Center Free and open to the public Pam Bernard is a poet and painter, a recipient of both NEA and MacDowell Fellowships. She fuses the poet’s voice with the novelist’s narrative craft. A Grolier Prize-winning writer with two books and more than 125 individual…

Oct. 12: Lecture looks at history of White House ‘spin’

A History of White House Spin: From the Bully Pulpit to the Age of Trump Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons Our world is awash in political spin. But little more than a hundred years ago, the White House had virtually no apparatus for disseminating presidential messages. Political historian David Greenberg explains…

Oct. 19: Lecture looks at 19th century nominating conventions vs. candidate-centered campaigns

The Hustling Candidate and the Nomination Process Under the Convention System Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4:40 p.m. Grace Conference Room, Higgins University Center During most of the 19th century, candidates for elective office in the United States were nominated by their political parties at nominating conventions. This party-centered nomination process stands in stark contrast with…

Sept. 30: The Carlos Odria Ensemble presents ‘World Jazz Explorations’

Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts Free and open to all The Carlos Odria Ensemble is a high-energy acoustic ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Consisting of upright bass, drums, percussion, and nylon string guitar, the group delivers an exciting…

Oct. 3: Opening reception of student-curated exhibition, WATER + COLOR

Tuesday, Oct. 3; 5 –6:30 p.m. Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts Curated, installed, and organized by Studio Art Professor Elli Crocker, with students in Gallery Culture and Practice, this exhibition showcases the work of six artists whose innovative painting in watercolor defies conventional notions about this challenging medium. Surprising in scale, subject matter and approach,…

Through Oct. 27 in Traina Center: ‘On Roman Time’ exhibition, featuring photography by Prof. John Garton

This exhibition features photography shot in and around Rome, Italy by John Garton, professor of art history, in 2017. Professor Garton previously lived in Italy and returned frequently to conduct art history research; his photos offer images of time counted in millennia and in minutes. Holding the lens of the straniero, or foreigner, Garton records daily…