College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is grateful for the support received from its President's Advisory Council members for the following events. 

Fall 2008

Department of Africana Studies - Writer/Speaker Series
  • "Readings from a Selection of Her Fiction on Issues of Identity" by Karen King-Aribisala, Ph.D., lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.  She is the recipient of a number of grants and awards including from the Ford Foundation, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Carmagao Foundation, the University of Miami, West African Research Award, Fellowships and Grants from the British Council. In 2008, she won the Best Book Prize (African Region) for the Commonwealth Literature Prize for her novel The Hangman's Game. November 24 at 4:00 PM in Beck Rooms, Walsh Library.

  • David Mills, award-winning poet and performer, presenting his work about Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance.  He has been a writer-in-residence in Langston Hughes' landmark Harlem home and received several awards for his poetry.  December 1 at 2:30 - 3:45 PM in Fahy Hall 101. 

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • "Defunctionalization and Refunctionalization at Work" lecture by Oliver Danvy, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. A prolific writer with more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Danvy was recognized as the"most thanked" computer scientist in 2004. September 16 at 4:00 PM in Jubilee Hall 132.

Department of Philosophy - Philosophers Speak Series

  • Moral Responsibility" lecture by Professor Harry Frankfurt, professor emeritus from Princeton University. December 4 at 4:00 PM in the Science and Technology Center Amphitheater.

  Russian and East European Studies Program/The Slavic Club 

  • "Short Stories in Turbulent Times: Post-Soviet Identities and American Dreams" reading and lecture by Sana Krasikov, award-winning author of One More Year, her debut collection published in 2008. November 13 at 6:00-8:00 PM in Fahy Hall 236.


Spring 2009

 Department of Africana Studies - Writer/Speaker Series

  • "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," a lecture and slide presentation by Jeffrey B. Perry, Ph.D., author and independent scholar.  Dr. Perry is a long-time activist, the editor of A Hubert Harrison Reader, and the the literary executor of Theodore W. Allen (author of the Invention of the White Race) works.  February 11, 2009 at 4:00-6:30 PM in the Beck Rooms, Walsh Library.

Department of Biological Sciences - 2nd Annual Biological Sciences Symposium

  • "Opioid Receptor Heterodimers as Novel Therapeutic Targets for Analgesia and Addiction" Lecture byLakshmi A. Devi, Ph.D.  Dr. Devi is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Biological Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  This lecture is a bioscience symposium as part of the Petersheim Exposition.  April 15 at 5:30 PM in the Science and Technology Center Amphitheater.

Department of Classical Studies - Third Annual Fr. Eugene Cotter Memorial Lecture

  • "That Coal-Basket is from My Deme!" lecture by Dr. Danielle Kellogg, assistant professor in the Department of Classics at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Dr. Kellogg is the 2008-09 recipient of the Whiting Fellowship for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities. The lecture will address new discoveries about life in the early Athenian democracy. April 2, 2009 at 2:30-3:45 PM (Location: T.B.A)

Department of English

  • Novelist Karan Mahajan to lecture on the art and craft of fiction writing, the state of contemporary publishing, and issues of culture and identity in the contemporary novel.  February 26 at 2:30 PM in the Beck Rooms, Walsh Library.

Department of English and the Environmental Studies Program

  • Sustainability lecture by Michael Strizki, a founding member of the Hopewell Project and environmental activist.  He owns the only solar-hydrogen powered house in North America, which is located in Hopewell, New Jersey.  April 22: Lecture for students at 5:30 PM in Arts & Sciences Hall Room 107 and Public Talk at 7:30 PM in The Science and Technology Center Amphitheatre

Department of Jewish-Christian Studies

  • "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth behind the Murder of 1.15 Million Jewis" lecture by the Reverend Patrick Desbois, president of Yahad-In Unum, an association founded by Cardinal Lustiger of Paris and Rabbi Israel Singer (World Jewish Congress).  Father Desbois has been involved in Catholic-Jewish relations in France and beyond over the past decade. March 1 at 2:00-4:30 PM in Jubilee Hall Auditorium.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Charles Franke Lecture Series

  • "Bell Labs - Glorious Days of Research " Lecture by Dr. Narain Gehani, chair and professor of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.  His area of expertise is web technologies, programming languages and security.  March 27 at 1:00 PM (Location: T.B.A).

Department of Philosophy- Philosophers Speak Series

  • "Relativistic Views of Knowledge and Morality," a lecture by Dr. Paul Boghossian, New York University, on March 26 at 5:00 PM in the Beck Rooms, Walsh Library

Department of Psychology

  • Lecture on biases and heuristics that people use when making decisions by Dr. Daniel Oppenheimer, assistant professor of psychology at Princeton University who teaches on psychology and public policy.  Dr. Oppenheimer won the Ig Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006 for his paper which appeared in Applied Cognitive Psychology.  April 17, 2009 at 12:00-1:00 PM in Jubilee 383.

  • Lecture on improving repors of personal risk taking by Dr. Andrew delaTorre, associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and medical director for the Sharing Network, a national organization that coordinates organ donations and assignments. April 2 at 6:00 PM in Arts and Sciences Hall Room 109.

Department of Religious Studies

  • "When Truth Becomes Dangerous:  Religions and Violence" lecture by Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary.  April 20 at 5:00 PM in Science and Technology Center Room 101

Center for Catholic Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

  • "Our Hearts: Thomas Merton's Legacy for Contemplative Living" lecture by Jonathan Montaldo, associate director of the Thomas Merton Center for Contemplative Living,  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 26, 2009 at 11:30 AM-12:45 PM in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium.
Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program

  • "Modern Diplomacy:  A New Role for a Consulate" lecture by Rubén Beltrán, Consul General of Mexico.  March 4 at 4:00 PM in the Beck Rooms, Walsh Library.

  • "Brazil and the World Crisis:  Opportunities and Dangers for a Rising Regional Power"  lecture by Lary Rohter, the South American correspondent for the New York Times.  March 17 at 4:00 PM, McQuaid Hall.

 Multidisciplinary Certificate in Gerontology

  • "The Job Market in Gerontological Research and Practice in Law, International Affairs and Social/Human Services" lecture series with the following speakers.  All events will take place at 5:45 PM in Arts and Sciences Hall 106.
    • Linda Blank, M.S.W., Director, PRN Social Work speaking on the "Social and Human Services Job Market." March 5, 2009
    • Rosa Perla Resnick, Ph.D., NGO Committee on Migration, speaking on "Immigration, Families and The Global Economy."  March 18, 2009
    • Kenneth Crowell, J.D., Corporate attorney in New York and New Jersey speaking on "Legal Careers:  Thinking about the Changing Practice of Law, Making and Informal Choice."  April 1, 2009.

Russian and East European Studies Program and the Slavic Club

  • Jason Eskenazi, award-winning photographer and photo journalist, Guggenheim Fellow, and author of Wonderland: A Fairytale of the Soviet Monolith), will present his work and commentary "The Visual Poetry of Soviet Decline." March 5 at 6:00 PM in Fahy Hall 236.  

Revised 3/30/09

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