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Syracuse Symposium to Present Multicultural Celebration Dec. 2

Karen dancers represent one of Burma's largest, most diverse ethnic groups.

Karen dancers represent one of Burma's largest, most diverse ethnic groups.

November 29, 2017

Article by Rob Enslin

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong theme of “Belonging” with a celebration of multicultural food, music and dance.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Syracuse students, along with locally resettled refugees and immigrants, will present “Music and Food in Multicultural Syracuse: Performing New American Traditions” from 6-8:30 p.m. in Falk College.

Free and open to the public, the event is a collaboration among the Department of Art and Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S); the Food Studies Program in Falk College; and With Love, a teaching restaurant and business incubator on Syracuse’s North Side...

Read the full article at AS News.

Black feminist scholars talk success and setbacks at Syracuse University event

The three panelists spoke about black feminism, their life experiences and friendship. [PHOTO: Alexandra Moreo]

The three panelists spoke about black feminism, their life experiences and friendship. [PHOTO: Alexandra Moreo]

November 28, 2017

Article by Kennedy Rose

Three leading black scholars discussed the importance of black feminism and the history of activism in the United States during a panel session Monday night.

More than 200 people filled the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Monday, listening to Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Paula Giddings...

Read the full article at the Daily Orange.

Black Feminist Trio to Headline Syracuse Symposium Keynote Event Nov. 27

L-R: Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall

L-R: Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall

November 15, 2017

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings, Beverly Guy-Sheftall to discuss combating injustice, creating change

Article by Rob Enslin

On Monday, November 27, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall will convene a dialogue titled “Black Feminists and the Transformation of American Public Life” from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, 140 Newhouse 3. Free and open to the public, the program will conclude with a reception and book sale...

Read the full article at AS News.

Syracuse Symposium guest Keiko Ogura appears on Campbell Conversations

Keiko Ogura survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945

Keiko Ogura survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945

November 4, 2017

Grant Reeher

August 6, 1945 will never be forgotten. But Keiko Ogura, who survived the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan that day, wants to make sure the lessons it teaches us about nuclear war remain as vivid as possible. Ogura has devoted her life to that mission...

Listen to the full episode of the Campbell Conversations, aired on WRVO Public Media.

Syracuse Symposium to Continue 'Belonging' Theme with Flurry of Events Nov. 3-9

Endangered Alphabets founder Tim Brookes

Endangered Alphabets founder Tim Brookes

November 1, 2017

Guest speakers are Endangered Alphabets founder Tim Brookes and writing studies experts Paul Prior, Jody Shipka

Article by Rob Enslin

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong survey of “Belonging” with a quartet of multidisciplinary events. On Friday, Nov. 3, Tim Brookes, founder of The Endangered Alphabets Project, will address “Where Have All the Alphabets Gone? Disappearing Traditional Writing Systems and the Worldwide Loss of Cultural Identity.” His lecture is from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The following week, the University will host Paul Prior and Jody Shipka, English professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), respectively...

Read the full article at AS News.

Syracuse Symposium to Present Hiroshima Survivor

Keiko Ogura (Photo by Darrell Miho)

Keiko Ogura (Photo by Darrell Miho)

October 19, 2017

Keiko Ogura will explore notions of 'Belonging' in panel discussion, daylong symposium 

Article by Rob Enslin

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong look at “Belonging” with a visit by a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Keiko Ogura, who was eight years old when the bomb fell, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Warped by Time, Shaped by History: The Art and Architecture of ‘That Day Now”’ on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Slocum Hall Atrium and Marble Room...

Read the full article at AS News.

Why we still need to study the humanities in a STEM world

Gerry Greenberg, College of Arts & Sciences

Gerry Greenberg, College of Arts & Sciences

October 18, 2017

Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of academic affairs, featured in Washington Post piece on the humanities

Article by Valerie Strauss

It is common to hear today, in the era of big data and STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — that liberal arts degrees are, well, relatively worthless. What is someone with a degree in English literature going to do with it, besides teach? The question isn’t new...

Read the full Washington Post article.

Syracuse Symposium Continues 'Belonging' Theme with Artist Wafaa Bilal Oct. 12-13

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal

October 10, 2017

Iraqi-born artist known for thought-provoking performative, interactive work

Article by Rob Enslin

On Thursday, Oct. 12, acclaimed Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal will give a presentation titled “Performing Change: Diaspora and Belonging” from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. Bilal will discuss how he uses online performance and interactive works to address issues of identity, exile and politics. The following day, he will lead a small-group discussion titled "On Art and Resistance..."

Read the full article at AS News.

Teach-In to Explore Linkages Between Charlottesville Rally, Everyday Racism

September 29, 2017

Article by Rob Enslin

The “Unite the Right” rally, which took place last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving three dead and dozens injured, is the focus of an upcoming teach-in at Syracuse University.  On Tuesday, Oct. 3, an interdisciplinary panel of Syracuse professors will hold court from 7-9 p.m. in Watson Theater of the Menschel Media Center (316 Waverly Ave.). The event is free and open to the public...

Read the full article at SU News.

Syracuse Symposium to Present Historian Lisa Kirschenbaum, Artist Vivek Shraya

Symposium courses collaborate to present public lecture on Communist identity during the Spanish Civil War

Symposium courses collaborate to present public lecture on Communist identity during the Spanish Civil War

September 27, 2017

Article by Rob Enslin

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong theme of “Belonging” with two events devoted to the contours of social identity and the navigation, if not forging, of political community.

Lisa Kirschenbaum, professor of history at West Chester University, will discuss “Belonging to the International: Gender, Sexuality and Communist Identity during the Spanish Civil War” on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (114 Bird Library)... Then, on Thursday, October 5, Vivek Shraya, an Indian-born, Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, will perform...

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Finding Common Ground

Image courtesy of agsandrew / Shutterstock Inc.

Image courtesy of agsandrew / Shutterstock Inc.

September 21, 2017

Second in a four-part series about humanities research at Syracuse

Article by Rob Enslin

Emma Ettinger ’17 is a self-professed “Shakespeare nerd.” Before graduating in May, she produced a seven-woman play, adapted from 10 of the Bard’s histories. “And the Women Cried” evolved into her Capstone Project in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, and enjoyed a weeklong run on campus by the Black Box Players...

Read the full article at AS News.

Syracuse Symposium Announces Yearlong Theme of ‘Belonging’

The Syracuse University Humanities Center announces its lineup for the 2017-18 Syracuse Symposium

The Syracuse University Humanities Center announces its lineup for the 2017-18 Syracuse Symposium

September 8, 2017

Article by Rob Enslin

The Syracuse University Humanities Center announces its lineup for the 2017-18 Syracuse Symposium, whose theme is “Belonging.” The popular series highlights innovative, interdisciplinary work in the humanities by renowned scholars, artists, authors and performers.

Fall guests include visual artist Suné Woods (Sept. 13-16); poets Janice Harrington and Oliver de la Paz (Sept. 26-27); Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal (Oct. 12-13); Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor Keiko Ogura (Oct. 24-28); Black feminist scholars Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Nov. 27); and gender studies scholar Melissa Adler (Dec. 4-5)...

Read the full article at SU News.