Rice English Department
January 2017 Newsletter
Welcome back!
This month’s newsletter alerts you to some important dates on the Department calendar.  Be sure to email Laura at if you have any news you would like to share with the Department.

Best wishes for a productive and rewarding year!

Rosemary Hennessy
Department Chair

Upcoming Events
Camden Lecture
"Ravens & Doves or Tales from Noah's Arkive"
Friday, January 27
Grad Session - 10:00am, English Lounge
Faculty Lecture - 4:00 pm, HUMA 117

Jeffrey J. Cohen, Professor of English and Director of Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies at
George Washington University
Graduate Student Symposium
"Redrawing Forms: Energy, Media, Science, and Life"
February 17 - 18

Barri Gold, keynote speaker
Associate Professor of English at Muhlenberg College
Cherry Reading Series
Location TBA

Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 PM
Poetry Readers: Paisley Rekdal & Matthew Olzmann

Thursday, March 30 (time TBA)
Nonfiction Reader: Melissa Febos
Important Semester Dates
Academic Calendar
Monday, January 9: First Day of Classes
Monday, January 16: UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (MLK Day)
February 9-10: Spring Recess
March 11-19: Spring Break
Friday, April 21: Last Day of Class
Friday, May 5: Final grades due (for degree candidates)
May 12-13: Commencement
Wednesday, May 17: Final grades due (non-graduating students)

Events & Other Dates
Friday, January 27 at 4 PM: Camden Lecture by Jeffrey J. Cohen
February 17-18: Graduate Student Symposium
March 23-25: Graduate Recruitment
Tuesday, April 25 at 2:30 PM: Senior Thesis presentations
May 12 at 3 PM: English Commencement Reception

Faculty Meetings (3:00 in English Lounge)
Friday, January 13
Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 (with Provost)
Friday, February 3
Friday, March 3
Friday, April 7

Faculty Colloquiua (12:00 in English Lounge)
Friday, February 24: Sarah Ellenzweig
Friday, March 31: Caroline Levander
Friday, April 21: Joseph Campana
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