Serve Apr24

Serve

Community Service Day April 26 • With the chill of our past winter an almost distant memory, spring has finally arrived. It brings with it WPI’s annual Community Service Day, a collaborative event between the university’s students and alumni. This year it will take place on April 26 at...

Persian Poetry Apr24

Persian Poetry

Connecting Words with Melody and Meaning • When Seyed Siavash Mortazavi reads poems in his native Persian language, he finds as much joy in the melodic rhythms of the words as he does in the meanings of the words themselves. But when the words are translated into another language, like...

Wall St. Apr23

Wall St.

WALL STREET FORUM Upcoming Q & A with panel of experts to answer student questions about a future in finance • What does an engineer do on Wall Street? This question may loom heavily for those WPI students and grads who hope to apply their teachings in the private sector. It is one that...

Subscribe via Email Apr22

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Plant Sale Apr22

Plant Sale

Earth Day Plant Sale   • Chartwells will be celebrating Earth Day this year with a sale of young vegetable plants, available at the Campus Center and Pulse on Dining at Morgan Hall, throughout the day (while supplies last). Mesclun mix, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and red lettuce all...

Cap & Gown Apr22

Cap & Gown

WPI Names Bernard Amadei, Founder of Engineers Without Borders-USA, 2014 Commencement Speaker Honorary degrees will be awarded to Amadei, Robert A. Foisie ’56, Sheila M. Harrity, and Stephen E. Rubin ’74, and Bernard Amadei   Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced today...

Pebble Smart Apr22

Pebble Smart

Doctoral Student Designs Mobile Device • Developer of the popular fitness application is also part of a WPI research team working on a smartwatch application that will improve care for patients with severe diabetes It knows when you’re sleeping. It knows when you’re awake—and when...

SAS Award Apr21

SAS Award

Award nominations sought • The Student Alumni Society is seeking nominations for an award that recognizes shining stars in campus activity groups. “We’re looking for someone who contributes in a significant way,” says SAS alumni relations chair Mackenzie Alameda ’15, a chemical...

Pep Band Apr18

Pep Band

Making Halftime Worth Staying For • Many WPI students know the infectious energy the WPI Pep Band brings to home football and basketball games. The perfectly timed moves and upbeat music can jump-start even the most tired crowd. Away from the spotlight, the band members still often move as...

GRAD Winners Apr18

GRAD Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the GRAD 2014 and i3 Competitions. • On Monday April 14, 2014, the Odeum of the Rubin Campus Center was bustling with activity as the finals of WPI’s two annual graduate research competitions were held. Here are the results: GRAD 2014: THE INNOVATION...

In Residence Apr18

In Residence

  WPI Establishes Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program Jim Giza is working with undergraduates, MBA students, and the Tech Advisors Network to identify emerging tech companies  • WPI has named Jim Giza, entrepreneur and former vice president of technology at KAYAK, as the university’s first...

Electronics Drive Apr17

Electronics Drive

3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Drive   • Do you have any old TVs, computer monitors, or other electronics at home or in the office that you want to get rid of? Here’s your opportunity to do it in a sustainable way! The Student Green Team and Department of Facilities is holding its...

YoBowl Apr16

YoBowl

YoBowl Chartwells announces a new addition to the Campus Center Food Court menu: YoBowl! The new menu item features a noodle bowl offered in a variety of flavors. Stop by the cashiers at the Campus Center Food Court to pick up a fortune cookie with a special message inside offering 10% off...

Jump Smash Apr16

Jump Smash

Badminton Club Brings Competitive Fun to WPI • Watching one Friday night game of WPI’s Badminton Club makes you realize one thing above all else – badminton isn’t just for picnics. Expansion on Campus With a club that has been active since at least the 1970s, the Badminton...

Summer Hours Apr15

Summer Hours

Summer Code • Summer Hours and Casual Dress Fridays begin the week of  May 19–23, and end on Friday, August 15. Visit the Human Resources website (http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/HR) for complete details on the recommended work hours for exempt and non-exempt employees during summer hours. WPI...

Remote Desktop Apr15

Remote Desktop

Helpdesk Can Make Meeting Presentations a Snap • The complete commitment faculty and staff have for making WPI a great place for learning is outstanding. Among their myriad contributions, lectures are prepared, data is processed, and work is graded to keep WPI operating as a world-class...

Book Club Apr15

Book Club

The Global Book Club The Global Book Club was created as a campus-wide objective to share the experience of reading a good book together, with an added layer of learning about a new culture. The Daily Herd sat down with Colleen Callahan-Panday, assistant director of International Students and...

ACCESS Apr14

ACCESS

Beyond Disabilities Week • From April 14 to 18, WPI will host its first Beyond Disabilities Week to bring attention to the ways people live with, think about, and work with abilities of different kinds. The week includes discussions, panels, giveaways, a movie, and a keynote speech by...