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Larry Blumenfeld to Explore “Jazz in Troubled Times” at Syracuse University

The Week in Jazz is a roundup of noteworthy stories from the jazz world

The Week in Jazz is a roundup of noteworthy stories from the jazz world

March 22, 2019

Article by Matt Micucci

Jazz School: Education News

Cultural journalist, music critic and longtime contributor to JAZZIZ, Larry Blumenfeld, will serve as the 2019 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University, New York, Mar. 25-April 5...

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An Artistic Response to U.S. Immigration Policy

Adela C. Licona

Adela C. Licona

February 11, 2019

Article by Rob Enslin

Adela C. Licona, this year’s Syracuse Symposium keynote speaker, finds the euphemistically termed “tender-age facilities”—in reality, prisons for migrant babies and children—wholly reprehensible.

The University of Arizona (UA) professor, artist and activist believes the oft-repeated phrase masks extreme cruelty and violation. “I seek to unmask such violence, using socially engaged art to intervene and offer shared outrage,” she explains...

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Writer Larry Blumenfeld Using Watson Professorship to Explore 'Jazz in Troubled Times' March 25-April 5

Larry Blumenfeld

Larry Blumenfeld

February 7, 2019

Article by Rob Enslin

Larry Blumenfeld, cultural journalist, music critic and longtime contributor to The Wall Street Journal, will serve as the 2019 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University, March 25-April 5. 

Blumenfeld's residency, titled “Jazz in Troubled Times: The Relevance and Resonance of a Culture,” will explore the convergence of politics, activism and the arts, while rethinking the nature of jazz as an enduring culture...

Read the full article at A&S News.

Dissertation, Public Humanities Fellows Advance Student-Centered Research

The Syracuse University Humanities Center is based in the historic Tolley Building. (Tony Shi Photos)

The Syracuse University Humanities Center is based in the historic Tolley Building. (Tony Shi Photos)

November 30, 2018

Cohort illustrates humanities' 'breadth and relevance,' says center director

Article by Rob Enslin

Cognitive experience. Romantic legalism. Educational equality. Authentic writing. These are some of the themes of this year’s research by Dissertation and Public Humanities Fellows in the Syracuse University Humanities Center. Based in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), the Humanities Center offers a range of competitive fellowships supporting graduate research...

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Syracuse Symposium Mines Stories of Loss, Transformation

A selection from "Alma," Keisha Scarville's solo show at Light Work.

A selection from "Alma," Keisha Scarville's solo show at Light Work.

October 30, 2018

November lineup spans music, film, photography, veterans' writing

Article by Rob Enslin

Syracuse Symposium, presented by the Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), continues its yearlong look at “Stories” with a rich array of November events. 

They include a mini-residency by photographer Keisha Scarville (Nov. 1-2), a concert by the Society for New Music (Nov. 2), readings by members of the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group (Nov. 8); and the screening of a documentary about twin artists Joel-Peter and Jerome Witkin (Nov. 13). 

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Syracuse Marks National Arts and Humanities Month: University Celebrates ‘Importance of Culture’ with Events, Activities

October 10, 2018

Article by Rob Enslin

October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM), and Syracuse University is marking the occasion with an array of events and activities...

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Humanities Center Announces 2018-19 Syracuse Symposium

September 13, 2018

Public events series explores theme of "Stories"

Article by Rob Enslin

“Stories” is the theme of the 2018-19 Syracuse Symposium, hosted by the Syracuse University Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). Now in its 17th year, the annual public events series explores the humanities through...

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NEH Funding Supports Two Syracuse Projects

Glenn Wright and Vivian May

Glenn Wright and Vivian May

April 20, 2018

Article by Renée K. Gadoua

Two Syracuse University projects have received 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards. Glenn Wright, director of Graduate School Programs, and Vivian May, director of the Humanities Center and professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, received funding to enhance doctoral training for humanities Ph.D.s in ways that prepare them to pursue a wide range of meaningful careers, both within the academy and outside it...

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