On Saturday, May 28, the graduating seniors packed into the standing-room-only First Baptist Church in America in the midst of Commencement and Reunion Weekend to take part in the Baccalaureate, a colorful, multi-faith service whose core components date back to the University’s founding.
"This sharp debut from O’Dell, a professor at Sichuan University–Pittsburgh Institute in China, examines the role of Islam in the writings of 13th-century poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi. Lamenting that Western appropriations of the poet “have often stripped his poems of their religious references and spiritual richness,” she explores how Islamic mysticism permeates Rumi’s writings and outlook.
Family, friends, and colleagues of late Brown Trustee Susan Adler Kaplan A.B. '58 M.A.T '65 gathered for a memorial dedication in her honor on Thursday, May 26, at 5:15 pm, on Brown's Pembroke Campus. Susan was dedicated in her service to the University, and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Learn more about Susan's life here.