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Anbar Lecture with John Corvino

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor John Corvino from Wayne State University for a virtual talk as part of our annual Anbar Lecture Series. The title of his talk is, Punching the Nazi: On Civility and Its Limits. Please email philosophy@syr.edu or Michael Rieppel at morieppe@syr.edu for the Zoom link. About the Talk Civility is normally understood to be a virtue. Punching someone is a paradigmatically uncivil act. Yet most people agree that Nazis should be punched. (Here, you may take “punching the Nazi” as a metaphor for any ostensibly uncivil act toward someone who ostensibly deserves it.) Should we conclude, therefore, that some virtues are optional when dealing with Nazis? Or should we rethink civility, either by denying that it is a virtue or by denying that punching Nazis is uncivil? What is civility for, and what are its limits? In this talk, Dr. Corvino proposes some tentative answers to these questions by examining civility’s relationship to both moral virtue and community standards.

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State of Democracy Lecture: Driving While Black

Gretchen Sorin, Distinguished Professor at SUNY Oneonta and Director of The Cooperstown Graduate Program, will discuss her new book, “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.” The State of Democracy Lecture Series is hosted by the Maxwell School and coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. For additional information about the series or this event, please contact Kelley Coleman at 315.443.9707 or kgcolema@syr.edu, or visit the website https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/stateofdemocracy/. This is a Zoom Webinar beginning at 4 PM EST. Register Here and a Zoom confirmation and link will be sent to you.

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Book Club: JAY-Z: Made in America

Join the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FASA) for the introductory meeting of the FASA Book Club. The book club will discuss “Jay-Z: Made in America” by Michael Eric Dyson and meet every Monday (March 29-April 26). The book has a foreword, introduction and three extensive chapters, which will be spread across four weeks of discussion.  March 29 will be an introductory meeting. The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a free copy of the book!

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Securing a Job with a PSC Degree

Hear about life after graduation from four recent political science alumni in this panel discussion. Evanna Ojeda (2018)–Fulbright Fellow, La Roja, Spain Christopher Pulliam (2017)–Research Analyst, Brookings Institution Andrew Regalado (2020)–Legislative Correspondent, U.S. House of Representatives Meghan Schneider (2014)–State Communications, Climate Power  

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Philosophy Colloquium with Sharon Street

The Philosophy Department’s Women and Gender Minorities Group welcomes Professor Sharon Street from New York University for a virtual talk.  The talk will be followed by a one-hour Q&A period.

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Book Club: JAY-Z: Made in America

Join the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FASA) for the introductory meeting of the FASA Book Club. The book club will discuss “Jay-Z: Made in America” by Michael Eric Dyson and meet every Monday (March 29-April 26). The book has a foreword, introduction and three extensive chapters, which will be spread across four weeks of discussion.  March 29 will be an introductory meeting. The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a free copy of the book!

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Women in Finance Panel

Organized by TAMID Group and the SU Investment Club, the event will consist of a speaker panel with six female Syracuse alumni in the financial industry, along with a large audience of female students at Syracuse. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to be in breakout rooms with the alumni to foster more personal conversations. Alumni are coming from Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan, Jefferies, Credit Suisse, Bloomberg, and Bank of America. If you need accommodations beyond closed captioning, please reach out to the event contact at least 1 week in advance.

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Predicting Robust Emergent Function in Living and Active Systems

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dr. Evelyn Tang to present their virtual physics colloquia. Biography Dr.  Tang is a group leader in the Living Matter Physics department at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. Fascinated by the stability of robust function in living and active matter, she develops topological and geometric theories to predict the necessary conditions for emergent dynamics. Topics of interest include global molecular cycles, learning and information processing. Previously, Tang was an Africk Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on brain networks and cognition in the group of Dani Bassett. In 2015, she received her PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked with Xiao-Gang Wen on novel topological states in quantum electronic systems. She holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BS from Yale University. Tang is a recipient of the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, the Africk Family Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Gates Cambridge scholarship. Abstract Living and active systems exhibit various emergent dynamics necessary for system regulation, growth, and motility. However, how robust dynamics arises from stochastic components remains unclear. Towards understanding this, Dr. Tang develops topological theories that support robust edge states in novel and accessible platforms. In particular,  she will introduce stochastic networks in molecular configuration space that enable different dynamical phenomena from a global clock, stochastic growth and shrinkage, to synchronization. These out-of-equilibrium systems further possess uniquely non-Hermitian features such as exceptional points and vorticity. More broadly, her work provides a blueprint for the design of novel and robust function in correlated and active systems

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Artist Talk – Meryl Meisler: Best of Times, Worst of Times Exhibition

Light Work presents Meryl Meisler: Best of Times, Worst of Times. Meisler’s exhibition will be on view in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery  from March 22 through July 23, 2021. Mary Lee Hodgens, associate director of Light Work, will moderate a virtual conversation and Q&A with Meisler on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Part time capsule of the 70s and 80s and part memoir, Best of Time, Worst of Times is an invitation to join Meisler  for a wild ride—disco nights, punk bars, strip clubs, Fire Island, family, friends and neighbors, and suburban Long Island. “I want to show you who I am,” she says now. “My identity as a woman, Jew, lesbian, middle- class teacher, Baby Boomer, New Yorker, liberal, American—and so much more—influences how I perceive and create art about the world around me. I’ve only just begun revealing my huge photography archive. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come! – Meryl Meisler ARTIST BIO: Meryl Meisler was born 1951 in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, NY. Inspired by Diane Arbus, Jacques Henri Lartigue, her dad Jack and grandfather Murray Meisler, she studied photography with Cavalliere Ketchum at The University of Wisconsin–Madison, and with Lisette Model in New York City. Meisler frequented and photographed the legendary New York discos. A 1978 CETA Artist Grant supported her portfolio on Jewish identity. Upon retiring from 31 years as a NYC public school art teacher, she began releasing previously unseen work, including her books, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (Bizarre, 2014),  Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City (Bizarre, 2015) and New York PARADISE LOST: Bushwick Era Disco (forthcoming 2021). Meisler has received support from Artists Space, CETA, China Institute, Japan Society, LMCC, Leonian Foundation, Light Work, NYFA, Puffin Foundation, VCCA, and Yaddo. She has exhibited at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, New Museum, New York Historical Society, Whitney Museum, and numerous public spaces. Her work is in the collections of AT&T, American Jewish Congress, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Brooklyn Historical Society, Columbia University, Emory University, Islip Art Museum,  Library of Congress, Pfizer, Reuters, and many museums’ artist book collections. Meisler lives in New York City and Woodstock, NY. ClampArt represents her work. — In addition to installation views on Light Work’s website we invite you to bring Meisler’s exhibition to your doorstep. Copies of Best of Times, Worst of Times exhibition catalog, Contact Sheet 211, are available in the Light Work shop.  Please note: Light Work’s galleries are currently closed to the general public as part of our ongoing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We encourage patrons to visit our exhibitions and events online and to check out our catalog of artist videos, including an interview with exhibiting artist Meryl Meisler.

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State of Democracy Lecture: Strongmen, From Mussolini to the Present

The State of Democracy Lecture Series welcomes Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University. She writes frequently for CNN and other news and analysis sites on fascism, authoritarian leaders, propaganda, and threats to democracy around the world and how to counter them. Her new book, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, is the first study to place President Donald Trump in the context of a century of authoritarian leaders that use a playbook of corruption, violence, propaganda, and machismo to stay in power. This lecture series is hosted by the Maxwell School and coordinated by the Campbell Public Affair Institute. For more information about the series or this event, contact Kelley Coleman at 315.443.9707 or kgcolema@syr.edu. You may also visit our website for more details regarding all of our programs and to register for this event: https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/stateofdemocracy/ This is a Zoom Webinar beginning at 4 PM EST.  Register Here and a confirmation and Zoom link will be sent to you.

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