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College of Arts and Sciences Events


October 7, 2020

Janice N. Harrington

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Janice N. Harrington

October 7, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm EDT


Janice N. Harrington writes poetry and children’s books. She grew up in Alabama and Nebraska, and both those settings, especially rural Alabama, figure largely in her writing. Her first book of…

October 8, 2020

guest speaker Sinclaire Manning

Characterization of “HST-Dark” Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies in the MORA Survey

October 8, 2020 at 3:45pm4:45pm EDT


The Department of Physics welcomes Graduate Research Assistant and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow Sinclaire Manning  to present their weekly virtual colloquia. Sinclaire studies the formation and…

: P–T conditions of 564 localities grouped by rock type (a), with representative thermal gradients (thin dashed lines), and contoured for density for all data in (b), data 0.850 Ga in (d); a typical continental geotherm is shown for reference.

Secular variation of metamorphism and the evolution of plate tectonics

October 8, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT


The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, jointly with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presents a special edition of the K.D. Nelson Lecture Series featuring guest speaker, Michael…

October 14, 2020

Image of Charlton Mcilwain

Social Media and Social Justice: A Colloquium

October 14, 2020 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT


Digital African American history, #hashtag activism, and social justice. Featuring guest speaker, Charlton Mcilwain. In partnership with the Department of African American Studies and the Lender…

October 16, 2020

Korean Movie Night: Train to Busan

October 16, 2020 at 8:00pm10:00pm EDT


Join the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics for Korean Movie Night on Zoom! Train to Busan is a Korean horror hit movie released in 2016. The film was directed by Yeon San-ho and…

October 21, 2020

Maaza Mengiste

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Maaza Mengiste

October 21, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm EDT


Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her most recent novel, The Shadow King, was called “a brilliant novel…compulsively readable” by Salman Rushdie. Her debut novel, Beneath the…

October 22, 2020

Dr. Carlos J Vargas

Why I Stopped Waiting for Someone Else to Map the Warm-hot Circumgalactic Medium

October 22, 2020 at 3:45pm4:45pm EDT


The Department of Physics welcomes Dr. Carlos J. Vargas to present during their virtual colloquium. Dr. Vargas earned his Ph.D. in 2018 from New Mexico State University, where he led and contributed…

Reed Maxwell smiling at the camera, wearing a t-shirt that reads

Hydrology from the bottom up: How groundwater shapes the water cycle

October 22, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT


The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, jointly with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presents a special edition of the K.D. Nelson Lecture Series featuring guest speaker, Reed…

headshot of guest speaker Hilary Weaver

(Dis)ability Futures and Indigeneity: Critical Epistemologies for Social Change

October 22, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

What can we do to change the future, making disabilities and other differences understandable, without applying a deficit model? The future does not need to be as hierarchical as the present.

October 23, 2020

The Medicine Wheel as a Framework for Understanding Disabilities: Informing Our Future Thinking, Informing Our Future Actions

October 23, 2020 at 10:00am12:00pm EDT

The Medicine Wheel is a powerful symbol for many Native Americans and it contains many layers of meaning. Through this virtually-conducted workshop, Hilary Weaver (University at Buffalo) explores how…

October 28, 2020

Orientation for First- and Second-year Pre-Health Students

October 28, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT


Pre-health advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences will go over pre-health advising, pre-requisite courses, and applications to professional schools.

October 29, 2020

Dr. Kate Alexander

Cosmic Extremes: Time-Domain Astrophysics in a Multi-Messenger World

October 29, 2020 at 3:45pm4:45pm EDT


The Department of Physics welcomes Kate Alexander (Northwestern University) to present during their virtual colloquium. Dr. Kate D. Alexander is currently a NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at…

A Dream of A New Past

October 29, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

The YMCA Downtown Writer's Center hosts a virtual reading by Philip Metres from his latest collection of poems, Shrapnel Maps, centered on the Israel/Palestine conflict...

October 30, 2020

Writing into the Wounds

October 30, 2020 at 10:00am11:30am EDT

In this writer's mini-seminar, acclaimed poet Philip Metres focuses on the important work poetry can do to help remember the past, but not be suffocated by it...

Philosophy Colloquium with Alex Kocurek

October 30, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT


The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor Alex Kocurek from Cornell University for a virtual talk.  The talk will be followed by a one-hour question and answer period.

November 4, 2020

Jaswinder Bolina

Raymond Carver Reading Series: Jaswinder Bolina

November 4, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm EST


Jaswinder Bolina is an American writer. Of Color, his first collection of essays, was published by McSweeney’s in June 2020, and The 44th of July, his most recent collection of poetry, was…

November 5, 2020

guest speaker Dr. Steven Penn

New Vision for LIGO: Coating Thermal Noise and the New Observables for Gravitational Wave Astronomy

November 5, 2020 at 3:45pm4:45pm EST


The Department of Physics welcomes Professor Steven Penn to present their virtual colloquia. Steve is an associate professor of physics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He received…

November 6, 2020

Using Art for Transformative Teaching

November 6, 2020 at 10:00am12:00pm EST


This virtual workshop led by Donna Gustafson (Rutgers University/Zimmerli Art Museum) and SU Art Museum Director Vanja Malloy explores innovative ways to use art for teaching across disciplines.

November 10, 2020

headshot of author Jessica Restaino

Surrender as Method, Subject, and Experience: Doing the Work that Undoes Us

November 10, 2020 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

This Syracuse Symposium lecture by Jessica Restaino explores the complexities of engaging with work that overwhelms us, disrupts traditional expectations, and pushes our deeply-held boundaries.

November 11, 2020

Damali Campbell-Oparaji M.D.

In Process and Collaboration: A Shared Snapshot of Co-Ethnography in Medical Practice

November 11, 2020 at 1:30pm3:00pm EST

In this interactive virtual workshop , writer-researcher Jessica Restaino and University Hospital-Newark Dr. Damali Campbell-Oparaji discuss the complexities of their multifaceted collaboration.