2018 Spring Convocation
- Tuesday, January 9, 2018
- Howard Hall, Reynolds Recital Hall - view map
Montana State University will host a series of events celebrating its faculty for its Spring Convocation on Jan. 9, including annual awards, a featured speaker and an open house at the MSU Library.
The Spring Convocation ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall, where winners of the annual faculty awards will be announced. The awards honor achievements in faculty research, teaching, outreach and creative projects.
Convocation events will continue with a convocation speaker Neil Cornish, professor of physics. Cornish will speak on “Striking Gold: How MSU Helped Open a New Window on the Universe and Win the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.” The talk will be held in Reynolds Recital Hall from 2 to 3 p.m.
Originally from Australia, Cornish has worked with Stephen Hawking’s group at the University of Cambridge, at Princeton University studying the afterglow of the Big Bang and now serves as director of MSU’s eXtreme Gravity Institute. He’s a member of the team that first detected the existence of gravitational waves, and his research group is helping pioneer the new field of gravitational wave astronomy.
After the lecture, all are invited to the MSU Library Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Food, wine and music will be on hand as the library celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” and its exploration of the boundaries between human and monster, science and ethics.
All Spring Convocation events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the MSU Office of the Provost at 406-994-4371 or contact Julie Heard at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the open house is available by calling the library at 994-3119 or contacting Jan Zauha at email@example.com.