Conferences and lectures

September 23, 2013

Focus on Immigration, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, and Nov. 21

“Tensions that Make a Difference: Ideologies and Realities of Contemporary Immigration” with Dr. Alenjandro Portes (Princeton University) is the first of three talks in this lecture series, presented by Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Dr. Jos Itzigsohn (Brown University) presents “Class, Race and Mobility among Immigrant Generations” on Oct. 21; and on Nov. 21, Dr. Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza (Colgate University) will speak about “Social Networks and Internal Hiring Practices of Hispanic Immigrants in the Hudson Valley.” All lectures will be held at 5 p.m. in CSB Auditorium.

Center for Teaching and Learning presents Carol Long, Thursday, Oct. 3

Long is provost and acting president at SUNY Geneseo. She will speak about inter- and cross-disciplinary programs at Geneseo. The session will begin at 5 p.m. in the Honors Center.

Songs from Atlantis: Exploring a Jewish Music Archive from 1948, Monday, Oct. 7

The History Department, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are present this public lecture Dr. Miriam Isaacs at 5 p.m. in the Honors Center.

Center for Teaching and Learning presents Kim Hartswick, Friday, Oct. 11

Hartswick is director of Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY). Program begins at noon in the TLC, College Hall 113.

Crisis Counseling in the Aftermath of the Newtown School Shooting, Thursday, Oct. 17

Professor James Halpern (Psychology) will give the first lecture in the new “Faculty Excellence Speaker Series,” presented by the Division of Academic Affairs. The monthly series will feature recipients of the 2012-13 Provost Awards for Excellence. All presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion. In the Honors Center, 4:30 p.m.

Distinguished Speaker Series presents Robert Thurman, Monday, Nov. 4

Robert Thurman is co-founder and president of the Tibet House in New York City. He is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and also serves as president of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. In LC 100, 7:30 p.m.

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