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Past Events

April 24, 2020

AAPI Heritage Month Virtual Book Club Discussion: “Internment” by Samira Ahmed

April 24, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm

Online

Join us to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with a discussion of “Internment” by Samira Ahmed led by Lia Figurelli ’21, Hannah Kim ’20 and…

April 22, 2020

Jenny Offill

CANCELED: Raymond Carver Reading Series: Jenny Offill, Distinguished Visiting Writer

April 22, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award), and Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted…

April 1, 2020

Ilya Kaminsky

CANCELED: Raymond Carver Reading Series: Ilya Kaminsky, the Leonard and Elise Elman Visting Writer

April 1, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Deaf…

March 11, 2020

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Diana Khoi Nguyen

March 11, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (2018), which was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y…

February 26, 2020

Bryan Washington

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Bryan Washington

February 26, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Bryan Washington is the author of Lot (Riverhead) and the forthcoming Memorial (Riverhead). He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Style Magazine,…

February 14, 2020

side-by-side black and white images of Frederick Douglass and Anna Julia Cooper

Frederick Douglass Day of Service: Transcribe-a-Thon of Materials by 19th-Century Black Feminist, Anna Julia Cooper

February 14, 2020 at 12:00pm3:00pm

Bird Library, 114

Participate in a national "Frederick Douglass" day of service digitizing materials by 19th-century Black feminist scholar/educator/activist, Anna Julia Cooper. Contact humcenter@syr.edu to sign up…

February 12, 2020

Chanelle Benz

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Chanelle Benz

February 12, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Chanelle Benz has published work in Guernica, Granta.com, The New York Times, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Fence and others, and is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize. Her story…

January 31, 2020

Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows Presentation

January 31, 2020 at 9:30am11:30am

Tolley Building, 304

Enjoy coffee and light breakfast as you hear more about the research of the Humanities Center’s 2019-2020 Dissertation Fellows: Haejoo Kim’s “Organic Victorians: Medical Liberty and…

January 29, 2020

Bruce Smith

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Bruce Smith

January 29, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Bruce Smith is the author of several books of poems, including  Spill (2018), Devotions (2011), Songs for Two Voices (2005), and The Other Lover (2000), a finalist for both the National Book…

December 4, 2019

Wayétu Moore

Wayétu Moore, Distinguished Visiting Writer | Raymond Carver Reading Series

December 4, 2019 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, released by Graywolf Press. Her writing can be found in The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other…

November 20, 2019

Elif Batuman in field of flowers

Elif Batuman, the Richard Elman Reader | Raymond Carver Reading Series

November 20, 2019 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.” The recipient of a…

November 16, 2019

Interracial group of men and women on spiral dance floor in various expressive postures.

Sankofa Community Syracuse: Displacement and Persistence

November 16, 2019 at 10:00am4:00pm

Community Folk Art Center, Gallery

Day-long community workshop to build understanding and engage with local history and stories through InterPlay forms and practices—particularly the history of the 15th Ward.  This is part of a…

November 11, 2019

English Career Fair Poster

English Department Career Fair

November 11, 2019 at 5:30pm7:00pm

Bird Library, 114

The English Department within the College of Arts and Sciences is holding its annual Career Fair. Not sure what you can do with a degree in English? Come hear about the various exciting careers that…

October 26, 2019

Hendricks Chapel exterior

Will Georges Memorial

October 26, 2019 at 1:00pm3:00pm

Hendricks Chapel, Noble Room

A memorial service honoring Will Georges will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-3 p.m. in the Noble Room, located on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel. Georges, an MFA candidate in creative writing…

October 23, 2019

Grady Chambers sitting on stairs

Grady Chambers | Raymond Carver Reading Series

October 23, 2019 at 5:30pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Grady Chambers is the author of North American Stadiums (Milkweed Editions, 2018), selected by Henri Cole as the winner of the 2018 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His writing has received support from the…