Conferences and lectures

February 6, 2014

Biology Department and Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership Lecture Series, Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday evening lecture series to include “Green Fire” with Mohonk Preserve Director of Conservation Science John Thompson on Feb. 6; “Climbing and Conservation in the Gunks” with Thompson and Mohonk Research Associate and climber Joe Bridges on Feb. 13; “Northern Saw-whet Owls – Eastern Migration” with Glenn A. Proudfoot, visiting scholar at Vassar College and Mohonk research associate, on Feb. 20; and “Snakes in the Shawangunks” with Ed McGowan, director of Science and Trailside Museums and Zoo, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, on Feb. 27.

Brown Bag Discussions, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 12 at 12 p.m., and Feb. 19 at 12 p.m.

The Center for Teaching and Learning has scheduled a series of brown bag discussions for faculty in February. The topics are: “Examining Research on Best Practices in Teaching in Online and Hybrid Learning Environments” on Feb. 7; “Facilitating Engaged/Active Learning in the Classroom” on Feb. 12; and “Interdisciplinary Theory and Curriculum Development” on Feb. 19. The discussions will be held in College Hall 113. The series is open to all full-time and part-time teaching faculty.

Questions, Stories & Truths:  Teacher Education in a Neoliberal Age, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Professor Julie Gorlewski (Secondary Education), recipient of the 2012-13 Provost Award for Outstanding Pre-Tenure Faculty, presents this lecture as part of the Faculty Excellence Speaker Series. Followed by Q&A and discussion. In the Honors Center.

Spring 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series presents Ed Carroll ’85, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Ed Carroll ’85 (Communication & Media) is the Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks Inc. and has overseen the development of “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” and many other successful series. He will discuss the “second golden age” of TV as a medium for thoughtful storytelling, how shows are selected and tested for airing, and where the TV industry is going next. In Lecture Center 100 & 102. Click here for tickets.

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