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August 2014

Graduate Student Orientation (WPI Only)
Tuesday, 8/26/2014 9:30 AM-2:00 PM
Alden Memorial
Graduate Student Orientation for all entering graduate students
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RBE Graduate Student Meet and Greet (WPI Only)
Tuesday, 8/26/2014 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Atwater Kent Laboratories, Pumpkin Lounge
This is a chance for entering RBE graduate students to meet current graduate students, faculty and staff in a relaxed environment.
Refreshments will be served.
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September 2014

Stochastic Analysis Common-Pietro Siorpaes (University of Oxford)-Optimal Investment and Price Dependence in a Semi-static Market
Monday, 9/8/2014 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 308
ABSTRACT: We study the problem of maximizing expected utility from terminal wealth in a semi-static market composed of derivative securities, which we assume can be traded only at time zero, and of stocks, which can be traded continuously in time and are modeled as locallybounded semi-martingales. Using a general utility function defined on the positive real line, we first study existence and uniqueness of the solution, and then we consider the dependence of the outputs of the utility maximization problem on the price of the derivatives, investigating not only stability but also differentiability, monotonicity, convexity and limiting properties.
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VOX Production of Les Miserables
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9/11/2014 - 9/13/2014 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Alden Memorial
WHO: WPI Humanities and Arts Music Division and VOX Musical Theatre
WHAT: Les Misérables
WHEN: Thursday, September 11- Saturday, September, 13 at 7:30 PM (Please note that we will not have a matinee this year)
WHERE: Alden Memorial, Great Hall
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Worcester, MA – July 31, 2014– WPI Humanities and Arts Music Division and VOX Musical Theatre present Les Miserables for their tenth anniversary production this September.

Les Misérables is a story of revolution, challenging ideals and showing the difference between doing what is right and doing what is correct. We learn that in life there is no substitute for love, hope or dreaming of a brighter tomorrow.

The production team includes: Kristy Chambrelli, Director and John Delorey, Music Director. The WPI students from all over the country will be joining with singers from Worcester Children’s Chorus in this multi-age production.

Performances will take place in the Great Hall of Alden Memorial at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The show times are Thursday, September 11 - Saturday, September 13 at 7:30pm.

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Sponsored by: VOX
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Martin Bazant (MIT)-Title TBA
Friday, 9/12/2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
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Parents Weekend Concert - Orchestra & Jazz Band
Saturday, 9/13/2014 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Alden Memorial - free admission
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stART on the Street Festival - Jazz
Sunday, 9/21/2014
Park Avenue, Park Avenue, Worcester, MA
The WPI Jazz Ensemble directed by Professor Richard Falco will perform at the festival.

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The Beams are Creaking a Masque Production
Thursday, 9/25/2014 - Saturday, 9/27/2014 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Little Theatre
"The Beams are Creaking" Masque Production. For more details:
Sponsored by: Masque and the Humanities & Arts Dept.
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Walk to Cure Cancert UMass - WPI Jazz
Sunday, 9/28/2014 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
UMass Memorial Medical Center, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA
The WPI Jazz Ensemble directed by Professor Richard Falco will perform at the Walk to Cure Cancer. Please view the UMass Campus website for details:

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October 2014

Mechanics Hall E.&G.G Hook Organ
Sunday, 10/26/2014 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA
Mechanics Hall E.&G.G Hook Organ (aka The Worcester Organ) Rededication Concert in honor of its 150th Anniversary.
Sponsored by Mechanics Hall and Worcester AGO, with guest instrumentalists: WPI Brass, Douglas Weeks, Director Tickets TBA, 3 p.m.
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November 2014

Michael S. Harper Poetry Reading
Sunday, 11/16/2014 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Salisbury Laboratories, SL 104
Michael S. Harper is University Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts at Brown University, was the first state poet laureate of Rhode Island (from 1988-1993), and has published ten books of poetry. You can learn more about him at:

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February 2015

Colloquium-Thaleia Zariphopoulou (UT Austin)-Title TBA
Friday, 2/20/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stratton Hall, 203
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