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November 6, 2014

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

All Day Birth of Guru Nanak

Sikh holyday: Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in the Punjab in 1469. Sikhs honor the birthdays of all 10 Gurus, with Guru Nanak’s birthday being one of the most sacred, celebrated with a 48-hour reading of the Adi Granth (the sacred text), hymns, poetry, and praise.[i]  

All Day Sophomore Priority Registration
Sophomore Priority Registration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Hour
Join us for FREE coffee and FREE bagels from Breugger's Bagels!

We are the Office of Diversity Services and we are located in A481. 
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Part 2: The Vintage
Part two of the film The Vintage. Special Skype discussion with director Donna Chu, Moderated by Professor Micky Lee. Comments by Professor Micky Lee.

Sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute. Free and open to the Public.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM A Conversation: Cryptogram Exhibit
 A conversation about collaboration and the synergy of science and art, with artists Brian Knep and Natalie Andrew and Martha Richmond, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Suffolk University. Pizza will be served.

 In Cryptogam, artists  Brian Knep and Natalie Andrew explore unconventional reproduction. Cryptogams, from the Greek word for "hidden marriage", are plants that reproduce without flowers or seeds. In their works, the artists, who are married but work independently, play with growth, multiplication, variation, and propagation.
Starting from grainy photographs of failed embryos, Andrew builds living reproductions from mosses, ferns, and slime molds - all cryptogams - and inks made from their spores. These gardens depict aspects of the emotional journey of infertility while providing a contemplative visual experience rooted in components of mythic and folkloric scenery - places where magic can happen. To create his sculptures, Knep sets up mathematical systems that mimic natural patterns. He seeds the systems with models of early-stage embryos, lets them develop, and builds the results. The pieces are a mix of control and lack of control; the determinism of the systems balanced against the intuition and desires of the creator.
Natalie Andrew is an artist, biologist, engineer, and cognitive-scientist researching creativity, myxomycete biology, paradigm shifts, and the ingredients of wonder. She has exhibited at the McColl Center for Visual Arts, Axiom Gallery, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex, and was a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council award recipient. A biologist at Harvard University, Andrew has published in Nature Cell Biology (where her illustrations made the cover) and other journals. She has a Doctorate in Biology, a Masters in Cognitive Science, and a Bachelor in Physics with Electronics, all from the University of Birmingham, England. Natalie currently lives and works in Cambridge, MA.
Brian Knep is a media artist whose works range from large-scale interactive installations to microscopic sculptures for nematodes. He was the first artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, working side-by-side with scientists, using their tools and techniques to explore alternative meanings and ways of connecting. Knep's Deep Wounds, commissioned by the Office for the Arts at Harvard University, has won awards from Ars Electronica, the International Association of Art Critics, and Americans for the Arts, who selected it as one of the best public art projects of 2007. He has also shown at the Denver Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, RISD Museum,  Aldrich Center for Contemporary Art, and others; and he has grants and awards from Creative Capital, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the LEF Foundation, among others. Knep holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Master's degree in Computer Science, both from Brown University. He studied ceramics at the Radcliffe Ceramics Studio and glass blowing at Avon and Diablo Glass. His publications have appeared in computer graphics and computer-human interaction journals. Knep lives and works in the Boston area and is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Classical Liberalism and the Role of Government
The Suffolk Philosophy Society and the Philosophy Department present an event in the Philosophy Colloquium Series
Classical Liberalism and the Role of Government
Featuring Eric Kramer, Suffolk University
Abstract: Properly conceived, classical liberalism is fundamentally a criticism of the social practice of welfare economics (rather than the normative framework of welfare economics) and its plausibility depends on complicated and often doubtful empirical claims about the way economists and other democratic actors (legislators, voters, members of the policy elite, etc.) influence policy outcomes. I use a series of models of the policymaking process to identify key assumptions and illustrate some of the issues involved by examining how Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman view democratic policymaking and evaluate key welfare state policies.
Refreshments will be served.
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Food for Thought: Everyone Deserves a Home

“Everyone deserves a home - and everyone has a story.”

Mark your calendars for an enriching presentation filled with knowledge and compassion.

Kendra Hanlon from the Speakers’ Bureau, a program of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) and the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) will facilitate a discussion on homelessness. She will be joined by two currently, or formerly, homeless individuals who will share their personal stories.  Together we will explore the various ways that people could find themselves homeless, what options they have once they are, and what solutions MHSA is trying to implement to solve homelessness permanently.

Pizza will be provided.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM On-Hand with Andrew Kitzenberg
Speaker and CEO of On hand will speak about entrepreneurship sprit and experience
November 6, 2014 in Sawyer 423 from1-2pm
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PMA Resume Building
Paul Tamklefsky will speak about building your resume on November 6, 2014 in Sawyer 321 from 1pm-2pm
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Psychology Doctoral Program Faculty Meeting
This event is not open to the public.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Suffolk Entrepreneurship Club presents OnHand!

During this week's Suffolk Entrepreneurship Club Meeting (every Thursday from 1-2:15!) graduates of Babson and creators of OnHand, creators of a wristband to hold your USB drives, come to tell us all about their journey to success!

Come visit the entrepreneurs in S423 during Activities Period! 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Middlesex District Attorney's Office Panel
Interested in learning more about working at the Middlesex D.A.'s Office? Meet Middlesex D.A. Marian T. Ryan and other representatives from the D.A.’s Office.  Get an overview of the office and a snapshot of a “day in the life” of an ADA and summer intern. Find out more about application process too! RSVP on Symplicity.

Location: Sargent Hall, Room 375
Sponsor: Professional & Career Development
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Bible Study & Christian Conversations

Come join us in the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540) at 4:00pm!

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Campus to Campaign with Roger Fisk '94

From Campus to Campaign:
 My Time since Suffolk
 an Evening with Roger Fisk ’94, MSPS’00


Thursday, November 6, 2014
73 Tremont, First Floor Conference Room


Roger Fisk is the political campaign, marketing and media strategist, widely credited with playing a key behind-the-scenes role in the back-to-back electoral victories of US President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. He was heavily involved in these game-changing campaigns, which are regarded as the best run presidential campaigns in the history of US politics. Fisk has a very deep understanding of 21st century Presidential politics, political campaigning, and the unprecedented power of information, relationships, and marketing.

 He has been quoted or referenced in The New York Times, Reuters, the Associated Press, The Boston GlobeBillboard Magazine, and numerous blogs and is currently working on America Was My Office, a book that shares the stories and lessons of travelling the country across three presidential campaigns.

There will be a cocktail networking reception following the presentation.



5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Roman Catholic Mass

Come join the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540) for Roman Catholic Mass and Dinner with the Deacon!

For more information about Interfaith Center events, contact:
Rev. Amy Fisher, University Chaplain
Ext. 8325


5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Prison Book Program
Join us for an evening of service at the Prison Book Program in Quincy to help promote education and literacy for prisoners. Read letters from prisoners and sort and package books to be sent to them. Volunteers meet at the Center for Community Engagement, Donahue 209, at 5:30 and travel together to Quincy. This is a weekly opportunity limited  to the first 6 volunteers who R.S.V.P. through SUconnect.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Caribbean Student Network dance workshop
CSN Kizomba dance workshop on November 6, 2014 in Donahue café from 6pm-9pm
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Caribbean Student Network Dance Workshop!
Join the Caribbean Student Network for a dance workshop in the Donahue Cafe!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Margot Livesey Fiction Reading
Writer Margot Livesey will share her works of fiction.

Livesey has published seven novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, and The Flight of Gemma Hardy. She is also currently a distinguished writer in residence at Emerson College. 

Free and open to the public. 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Free to Hate
Ford Hall Forum presents Free to Hate

Speakers: Azhar Majeed (Program Director, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education [F.I.R.E.]) and Jeremy Waldron (author, The Harm in Hate Speech)

Moderator: Jeff Jacoby (columnist, Boston Globe)

Description:  The question of whether hate speech is protected by the First Amendment is not a new one but is rapidly demanding an answer in the internet age of vicious commenting. Some believe that objectively defining hate speech is nigh on impossible and argue that the answer to its propagation is to not censor but bolster the First Amendment all the more. Others defend dignity and respect as basic human rights that can only be upheld in curbing hate speech. Join us to determine whether the United States should adopt laws like its European counterparts that don’t allow hate speech to be considered free speech.

Co-Presenters: Suffolk University Forensics Team

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Seriously Bent Dorm Show
Come and get your laugh on at the always hilarious Seriously Bent weekly dorm shows! Seriously Bent performs every Thursday in the basement of 150 Tremont at 10pm. They are always switching up their improv shows, so there will always be something new and exciting. Make sure to check it out: laughter guaranteed!

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