Due to expected storm conditions, the University will close at 7 p.m. this evening. All classes starting at or after 7 p.m. are canceled. Individual professors may opt to conduct classes or provide assignments online when the campus is closed, so students should check Blackboard and their email to learn of any alternate arrangements. snow closing guide
University Libraries will close at 7 p.m. tonight. The University Commons dining facility, Subway, the Village Market, and the Hawk's Nest will be open normal hours tonight. All other dining locations will close at 6 p.m.
All Hartt Community Division activities after 3 p.m. today are canceled.
Updated 3:47 p.m., 3/3/15
The colloquium on "Civil Liberties in the 21st Century" will
continue on Wednesday, March 31, with a program on
“The Future of the Internet,” featuring Harvard Law School
Professor Jonathan Zittrain.
The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, please call the University box office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
Jonathan Zittrain is a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Previously he was a professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University.
Zittrain’s research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.
Performing the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia in 2002, Zittrain is part of the OpenNet Initiative and has co-edited a study of Internet filtering by national governments, titled Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering.
Zittrain is the author of The Future of the Internet—and How to Stop It, released last year by Yale University Press and Penguin UK under a Creative Commons license. His papers may be found at www.jz.org.
The "Civil Liberties in the 21st Century Community Conversations Colloquium" presented three events during the fall semester, and will include four programs during the spring semester. The first of the spring semester programs was a panel discussion on “Courageous Convictions,” which took place in February. Future programs in the series are:
– “Gay Rights as a Free-Speech Issue” on Tuesday, April 27
– “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” on Wednesday, April 28
The colloquium series is sponsored by the Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program and the Office of the Provost. The members of the colloquium planning committee are Jilda Aliotta, Mary Dowst, Marcia Moen, Katie Roy '09, Paul Siegel, and Donn Weinholtz.