Upcoming Events: Open House at Thayer School of Engineering


Dartmouth Now offers a weekly roundup of noteworthy events on campus.

Thayer School of Engineering holds its annual open house Thursday, April 23, welcoming the public into the school’s labs and work areas to see innovation in action. Or, as the folks at Thayer put it, “Find out what’s on our minds and play with our toys!” The open house runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and includes tours, demonstrations, and a chance to talk with Thayer students, staff, and faculty, and local engineers.

Krystyna Miles ’16, left, and Shinri Kamei ’16, right use Thayer's machine shop

Krystyna Miles ’16, left, and Shinri Kamei ’16, right, work in the machine shop. The pair invented an ergonomic serving tray, Tray Bien, for their “Intro to Engineering” class. (Photo by John Sherman)

Thursday, April 23:  Victor Ekpuk, whose work is featured in the Hood Museum of Art exhibition “Auto-Graphics,” continues his weeklong “Drawing Performance,” creating a work directly on the wall of the museum’s Lathrop Gallery. Confirm the artist’s working times, which continue though Friday, April 24, with the Hood Museum. Ekpuk presents an artist’s lecture, “Excavating Memories,” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in the Hood auditorium.

Thursday, April 23:  Poet and 2014 National Book Award finalist Fred Morton gives the annual William Cook Lecture, “Blackness and Poetry,” at 4 p.m. in the Wren Room at Sanborn House.

Thursday, April 23: This is, in fact, a day full of opportunities to encounter experts in a wide range of fields. Lectures on campus this afternoon include: “The Evolution of Conflict in the Lower Courts,” “The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers,” “Hello Kitty as Global Phenomenon,” “The Effects of Warfare and Homicide on Population Growth in Prehistory,” “Sociology and the Study of Mental Health Inequalities,” and “China at the Crossroads? Reform Challenges Ahead.” 

Friday, April 24: The Collis Center for Student Engagement welcomes alumni of Collis programs back to Dartmouth this weekend, and will celebrate former Collis Center directors as special guests. Collis will host a series of programs throughout the day, including, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., a panel on student life hosted by Collis directors.

Friday, April 24: Lectures and seminars set for today includethe Dartmouth Explorers Symposium; “Two Libertarian Theories,” part of the philosophy department’s Sapientia Lecture Series; and a Jones Seminar at Thayer School, “Live 3D Modeling with Colloids.”

Saturday, April 25: Lumberjacks and lumberjills from about a dozen schools converge on Dartmouth for the annual Woodsmen’s Weekend. Founded by the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) in 1947 and hosted by the College every three years, the event draws hundreds of collegiate competitors in timber sports like log rolling, bow sawing, and chainsaw events. Activities take place all day on the Dartmouth Green and at other locations. 

Sunday, April 26: For Spring Term 2015, student preachers from the Class of 2015 at the Tucker Foundation-sponsored Sunday night chapel service take on the theme “Dear Dartmouth,” writing a letter to the College reflecting on the past four years. Services take place at 5 p.m. every Sunday in Rollins Chapel.

Sunday, April 26: Chamberworks features the music of  Fred Haas and David Newsam at 1 p.m. in Rollins Chapel.

Monday, April 27: David Doggett, senior director of cyber security and network infrastructure for the energy management firm Schneider Electric, considers the security challenges posed by the “Industrial Internet of Things,” in “Cyber Warefare: Securing the Future of Industry.” His talk, sponsored by Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies, begins at noon in the Tuck School’s Frantz Classroom. 

Monday, April 27: Ambassador Akbar Ahmed speaks on “Islam and the West: Dialogue or Clash of Civilizations?” at 5:15 p.m. in Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall. Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C, and the former Pakistan High Commissioner to the U.K. and Ireland.

Tuesday, April 28: Lectures and seminars on campus today include “Transboundary Nature of Mexico’s New Theatre,” “Dark Lightning,” and “Integration of Novel Methods to Assess Effects of Stress and Tobacco Addiction.

Tuesday, April 28: DAX—Dartmouth’s Digital Arts Exhibition—showcases the digital creations of students from various disciplines, including computer animation, digital installations, and cyber fashion. DAX kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium at the Black Family Visual Arts Center, continues in the Hop Garage at 8 p.m., and then moves at 9 p.m. to the Top of the Hop.

Wednesday, April 29: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, USA (Ret.), former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, visits Dartmouth as the Class of 1950 Senior Foreign Affairs Fellow. His lecture, “World Without Order: Threats and Challenges in the 21st Century,” begins at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall.

Wednesday, April 29: The ninth annual Dartmouth Formula Hybrid Competition runs Monday, April 27, through Thursday, April 30, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Today is a prime day for spectators, with autocross and acceleration events scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Founded and run by Dartmouth, the event challenges college and university students to design, build, and race high-performance hybrid vehicles.

Kelly Sundberg Seaman