Students who participated in short-term study abroad in India during the 2011-2012 winter break as part of Dr. Fyfe's International Service Learning course (G241) will be presenting photos and reflections from their learning experiences on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the William Walker Room. Everyone is invited.
The Department will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a panel discussion featuring Tom Sheeler, adjunct faculty, York College; John Kerr, adjunct faculty, York College; Anthony Zacchino ’09, instructor, Queens College; and Dr. Corey Brooks, assistant professor of history, York College from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Humanities Center 218 (film viewing room). Learn more.
The students, faculty, and alumni who traveled to China this summer as part of Dr. Fyfe's geography course will be presenting some of their photos and stories about their experiences to the community on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Humanities 218 (film viewing room). Everyone is invited.
The Department will sponsor "Heads vs. Feds: The Debate Over the Legalization of Marijuana" at 7:00 p.m. in the Collegiate Performing Arts Center. Steve Hager, longtime editor of High Times Magazine takes on hard-hitting DEA veteran Robert Stutman on the multitude of issues surrounding marijuana legalization.
As part of the History of Technology Series, the Department will host a talk by Dr. Ann Koloski-Ostrow from Brandeis University on "What Did the Romans Ever Do For Us?: New Research in Roman Technology and Engineering" in which she will explore new developments and discoveries in the field, including civil engineering, warfare, and other less prominent technologies. This event takes place at 6:00 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall. There will be a reception beginning at 5:00 in Wolf Lobby.
As part of the Langston Lincoln Lecture Series, The Department will host a talk by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Dr. Eric Foner from Columbia University on Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery at 7:00 p.m. in the Collegiate Performing Arts Center.
As part of the History of Technology Series, the Department will host a talk by Dr. Kelly DeVries, professor at Loyola University Maryland and currently the Mark W. Clark Visiting Chair of Military History at The Citadel. Dr. DeVries, one of the world's foremost medieval military scholars, is a prolific author of books and articles focusing chiefly on medieval military history and technology. He has appeared on dozens of History Channel programs and other documentaries, speaking broadly about military technology. His talk will focus on "Using Rhodes as a Laboratory to Study Military Technological Change" in which he will explore recent research in the field. This event takes place on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall. There will be a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Wolf Lobby.
The Department will hold a Faculty Recognition Garden Induction Ceremony honoring Professors Emeriti Phil Avillo and Bob Terry at 11:00 a.m. at the Faculty Recognition Garden located next to the Campus Fountain.
Derek Sherwood, YCP class of 2000 and a History Major, will speak in Schmidt Libary on Thursday, October 27 on his recently published book, Who Killed Betsy?, an investigation of the unsolved murder of a Penn State coed in 1969. For more information about the book go to http://whokilledbetsy.org/. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
The Department will sponsor a showing of the film Fatal Promises, a documentary about modern day slavery and its victims, along with a question and answer session with the film's director, Kat Rohrer, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Demeester Recital Hall.
As part of the History of Technology Series, the Department will host a talk by Dr. Steven Walton from Penn State University on "Rise of the Machines: Early Modern Technology and the Making of the Modern World," in which he will discuss the rise in the early modern period of modern attitudes towards technology, and the development of some of the foundational machines for power, engineering, transportation, warfare, and processing technologies. This event takes place at 6:00 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall. There will be a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Wolf Lobby.
The Department will hold its annual GIS Open House as part of Geography Awareness Week at 7:00 p.m. in Humanities Center 131 (GIS lab).
The Department will hold its annual Geography Bee as part of Geography Awareness Week from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Humanities Center 218 (film viewing room). Interested students should contact Rosemary Wivagg to sign-up their team. Each team should have 3 to 4 students and a team name.
Dr. Fyfe will host two speakers, Jonathan Hodgson and Robert Kruse, who will talk on "Perspectives on a Globalizing World: through the lens of two modern-day nomads" at 7:00 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall. The Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming will be hosting a reception prior to the talk outside of DeMeester at 6:00 p.m.