Conferences and lectures

October 28, 2013
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Fall 2013 Louis and Mildred Resnick Lecture Series, Oct. 30, Nov. 6

Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents, discusses “Resistance, Commemoration, and the Jewish Left: Personal Reflections on the Holocaust and Progressive Jewish Identity” on Oct. 30. A post-series presentation with Carol Smith (City College of NY) will be held on Nov. 6.

Anonymous: A Symposium on Tibetan Identity and Culture, Saturday, Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m.

At 1 p.m., Rachel Weingeist, exhibition curator, opens the symposium with a gallery tour of Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art at The Dorsky. At 2 p.m., the symposium moves to LC 102 for presentations by Tibetan historian, Elliot Sperling (Professor of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University), Kurt Behrendt (curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art), and a panel discussion with curator Rachel Weingeist and artist Tenzing Rigdol, moderated by Jonathan Schwartz (director, Asian Studies Program, SUNY New Paltz).

Distinguished Speaker Series presents Robert Thurman, Monday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

Professor Robert Miraldi (Journalism) will discuss his new biography at a book signing and reception in the Honors Center. Miraldi’s new book, “Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist,” traces the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s 50-year career and the effect on American national security policy and investigative reporting.

A 2020 Vision for Public Education in Ulster County, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Center for Research, Regional Education, and Outreach (CRREO) is hosting a symposium to begin the process of proactively shaping a vision for the future of public education in Ulster County. Organized by the Legislative Action Committee of the Ulster County School Boards Association.  Contact Robin Jacobowitz or Janis Benincasa for information. In the Student Union Building.

A Million Moments for Ensuring Equity and Creating Change, Friday, Nov. 15

Enid Lee, author of Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education, will present the keynote address at the 19th Annual Multicultural Education Conference. Program will also include concurrent sessions and a cultural arts performance by the Hip Hop Psychology Performing Arts Movement. Register by Nov. 1.  Contact Nancy Schniedewind at ext. 2827 for more information.

Faculty Excellence Speaker Series: A voice of one’s own, Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m

Professor David Appelbaum (Philosophy), recipient of the 2012-13 Provost Excellence in Scholarly & Creative Activity, is this month’s speaker. Lecture will be held in the Honors Center and followed by Q&A and discussion. Presented by the Division of Academic Affairs.

Focus on Immigration, Nov. 21, 5 p.m.

Dr. Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza (Colgate University) discusses “Social Networks and Internal Hiring Practices of Hispanic Immigrants in the Hudson Valley.” In CSB Auditorium.

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