The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a non-governmental organization created to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women. For women who have been affected by violence, it is a means of expressing their emotions by decorating a t-shirt. After the shirts have been decorated, they are hung on a clothesline display. The intention of the display is to honor survivors and act as a memorial for victims. It is also intended to aid in the healing process for those who were directly affected and those who have lost someone special to violence. Lastly, the clothesline display is to educate society and promote awareness, as well as to document violent crimes against women.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Former Vice President Al Gore returns to the big screen with "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," sounding the alarm on the climate crisis transforming our planet and sharing the truth that the solutions are in our hands--but we have to act now. If you have any questions, Al Gore will be live via webinar to answer your questions. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored with Sustainability Studies and the Provost's Office.
S.P.E.A.K. Season 3 Episode 1 "Social Justice Dialogues"
Please join us on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4PM - 6PM in the Woodland Commons for Season 3 Episode 1 programming of S.P.E.A.K. S.P.E.A.K. provides the campus community with an interactive way to discuss social justice. Light refreshments will be provided along with door prizes and give-a-ways. Please come join in the discussion. For more information, please contact the FDUH at (508) 999-9220.
Science Fiction Book Club October meeting
Join the Science Fiction Book Club for our Halloween meeting! We'll be discussing A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Hilary Kraus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian Film Series
Italian Film Series - "Nothing Left To Do But Cry" (1984), 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Liberal Arts room 117 Join us for our 3rd Annual Italian Film Series at UMass Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Foreign Literature and Languages Department and the History Department. This semester, we will be delving into various films of the commedia italiana (Italian comedy) that make light of and meddle with the past. Our second film of this semester will be the Italian Bill and Ted "Nothing Left To Do But Cry (1984): Saverio, a teacher, and Mario, a janitor of the same school in which they both work, travel back in time and find themselves in central Italy at the end of the 15th century. They will have to come to grips with the grotesque situation in which they find themselves, trying to "hitch a lift" back to the future in a most outlandish way, using and misusing their foresight of the events taking place round that time, and generally making fools of themselves in the eyes of "normal" renaissance folks. (IMDB). Free admission. All films have English subtitles. Any questions may be directed to Prof. Rose Facchini at email@example.com or Prof. Matthew Sneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint Mechanical Engineering (MNE) and Engineering Applied Science (EAS) Seminar by Dr. Meyer
Joint Mechanical Engineering (MNE) and Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) SEMINAR DATE: November 2, 2017 TIME: 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: Textile Building, Room 101E SPEAKER: D.M.L. Meyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, URI TOPIC: Soft Pad Scratches a Harder Surface? Inconceivable! A Continuum Mechanics-Based Mathematical Model Applied to a Common Microelectronics Process ABSTRACT: Your cell phone, tablet, laptop and ipad all have them. They are the integrated circuits (ICs) fabricated using a typical microelectronics process called chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP). The process appears simple: a â€œsoftâ€ viscoelastic pad polishes an uneven harder wafer surface containing nanoscale features from patterned layers of deposited materials. Multiple layers of the patterned conducting and insulating harder materials are added on top of previous layers until the IC is complete. In between each layer, CMP is employed. The CMP process can and does cause scratching of the wafer surface. These scratches are an order of magnitude, or more, larger than the nanoscale features themselves, reducing the manufacturing yield of IC components. A continuum mechanics description of the mechanisms of scratching of the wafer surfaces by the viscoelastic pad will be presented, along with a mathematical model and experimental results. The constructed thermomechanical model provides a means to track the input energy dissipation influencing scratch production. Continuum mechanics examines the overall behavior of materials exposed to external influences. It is primarily focused on the quantities of stress, strain and displacements that result in energy dissipation and material damage, such as plastic deformation. Continuum mechanics approaches allow for the prediction of material behavior which can be used to tailor composition and fabrication processes. BIO-SKETCH: Donna Meyer completed her doctoral degree in 1999 in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and previously, the B.S. degree in 1993 in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. She has 15 years of industry experience, three years with Windsor Manufacturing, Windsor, CT and twelve years as a Nuclear Engineer with ABB Combustion Engineering, Windsor, Ct. Prof. Meyer's current research makes use of experiments and analytical models for all types of materials in the areas of continuum mechanics to solve real-world engineering problems. Tribological problems related to contact mechanics and dissipative processes are also of special interest. She directs the Thermomechanics Laboratory at URI: http://egr.uri.edu/thermomechanicslab/ . For more information please contact Dr. Jun Li, MNE Seminar Coordinator (email@example.com, 508-999-8692). All are welcome and light refreshments will be served! Students taking MNE-500 are REQUIRED to attend! All other MNE and EAS students are encouraged to attend! Thank you, Sue Cunha, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 508-999-8492
Participatory Art in South Asia: Painting with Bangladesh Foreign Workers in Singapore
This lecture explores Participatory Art as an education methodology and shows its capacity to transform racial stereotypes in South Asia. Professor Joan Marie Kelly of Nanyang Technological University will explain how her students in Singapore are given a design brief to compose engagement with Bangladesh and Indian foreign construction workers who often relocate for better-paid job opportunities in Singapore. Kelly will show how her students imagine and initiate engagements and experiences that grow from these participatory art practices. The lecture is organized by Professor Pamela Karimi in conjunction with her Grad Seminar II: On Creativity. The theme of this week's class is â€œThe Artist as Cultural Critic. The lecture will take place at 5:15pm on Thursday November 02, 2017 at the Star Store Campus (room 144A).
Mooz-lum film showing followed by a discussion with Qasim Basir, writer/director
Location: Claire T. Carney Library - Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room Contact: Donna Moore, email@example.com or 508-999-9222 Sponsors: Frederick Douglass Unity House, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. & the Black History 4 Seasons Council
Veterans Day Holiday - no classes
Veterans Day holiday, no classes today.
White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls. It was formed by a group of pro-feminist men in London, Ontario in November 1991 as a response to the École Polytechnique massacre of female students by Marc Lépine in 1989. Come join other male allies, take the pledge and pick up a ribbon.
Last day to Withdraw from a class
Today is the last day to withdraw from a class.
Trans Scripts, A Staged Reading
Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas, is the culmination of four years of research, during which the playwright interviewed more than 75 people of trans experience in six countries, often humbled and astonished by their generosity and candor. The playwright has sought to express and celebrate these remarkable journeys by shaping the material into a theatrical narrative; one that roughly follows The Hero's Journey. Out of respect for the power of authenticity of these stories, however, the actual words have not been modified other than minor edits for sense and continuity.