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Join WAAMSLAM2 and fight for a larger multicultural space for Wellesley students.We are going to meet in Billings at 1:30 THIS WEDNESDAY, crowd the space, and take a picture to show how inadequate the “multicultural space” in accommodating ALL students of color on this campus.
This event is also a WAAM SLAM 2 general meeting with speakers/representatives from different cultural/ethnic orgs throughout Wellesley talking about the importance of space. Join us as we hear about the histories of different multicultural spaces on-campus and engage in critical dialogue on what these spaces mean to us as students. We recognize the need of continuing the work that past students have done to fight for a supportive and safe environment for underrepresented students.
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Join WAAMSLAM2 and fight for a larger multicultural space for Wellesley students.
We are going to meet in Billings at 1:30 THIS WEDNESDAY, crowd the space, and take a picture to show how inadequate the “multicultural space” in accommodating ALL students of color on this campus.

This event is also a WAAM SLAM 2 general meeting with speakers/representatives from different cultural/ethnic orgs throughout Wellesley talking about the importance of space. Join us as we hear about the histories of different multicultural spaces on-campus and engage in critical dialogue on what these spaces mean to us as students. We recognize the need of continuing the work that past students have done to fight for a supportive and safe environment for underrepresented students.

Event: J.P. Morgan Technology Information Session
Date/Time: 10/22/2014 at 5 PM
Location: PNE 239

Alums and recruiters from JP Morgan will be on campus to talk about full time and internship opportunities for Technology roles. All classes welcome.

"Technology is hardwired into everything we do - all thanks to the incredible minds that work for us. They’re changing the shape of biometrics, cloud computing and next generation platforms. Because of them, we can deal with $4 trillion in payments and 125,000,000 shares traded daily. Which means our clients can continue to innovate, evolve, and build a future with us".

Come meet our brilliant technologists, and find out how you could become one of them, at our Tech Talk event.

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Piffaro: The Renaissance Band
Late Medieval and Renaissance Recreations 
Saturday, October 25, 8:00pm; Houghton Chapel
Piffaro delights audiences with highly polished recreations of the rustic music of the peasantry and the elegant sounds of the official wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. 

Piffaro: The Renaissance Band

Late Medieval and Renaissance Recreations 
Saturday, October 25, 8:00pm; Houghton Chapel
Piffaro delights audiences with highly polished recreations of the rustic music of the peasantry and the elegant sounds of the official wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. 
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CS and Physics Colloquial Talk

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 12:30 pm, E111​
CS/PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
SPEAKER:  Martin Herbordt
Scalable Accelerator-Centric Clusters for High Performance Computing
The need for cost-effective, high-performance computation has become a common theme across diverse areas of science and engineering and its delivery a core issue in CISE research. At the same time, computer architecture has undergone epochal changes with the emergence of many-core CPUs, computational accelerators such as GPUs, and large data centers for cloud computing. With these changes the focus in high-performance application development has shifted from riding increases in operating frequencies to achieving computational efficiency with available resources. In parallel, there has been a move to reduce cost—in power consumption, in system administration, and in amortizing capital outlay—through design and through the consolidation of computing capability. Both of these needs, increased computational efficiency and reduced cost, are addressed with the integration of communication and computation in accelerator-centric clusters with direct and programmable interconnects.
 
In this talk I’d like to cover three topics as time and interest permit: First, a review of basic principles of high-performance programming including parallelism, locality, and, more generally, the problem of hardware-aware optimization; second, an overview of GPU architecture, programming, and sample applications; and third, a very brief description of our own research. The last includes two current projects: (i) using GPUs to accelerate the modeling of molecular interactions and (ii) programming network switches to facilitate ultra-low latency communication.