My name is Pierre Tasci and I am the current director of the Academic Culture Assembly. I wanted to send a personal message to students, professors, and administrators about our annual research banquet Beyond Books. The original date of this event was on September 28th which falls on the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashana. I apologize to all for this lack of oversight and we have thus moved the event to September 20th in order to be as religiously sensitive as possible. We thank you all for the understanding and hope to see you all there.