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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 ll55@rice.edu 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
rh4@rice.edu

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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