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English 460 Advanced Poetry Gala Reading

This gala of poets reading their own work features ten students from
English Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil's ENGLISH 460: Advanced Poetry Writing course:
Jenny Jade Albert, Robert Frisk, Alex Gripe, Jake Hare, Asha Glorioso, Elizabeth Holtan, Alexandra Lugo, Stephanie McCraw, Michael Morris, and Jillian Ziemianski.

The reading was held April 30, 2009 in the Japanese Garden of Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia.

Emmett Till and the Civil Rights Movement in America - a panel discussion

Panel Discussion: "Emmett Till and the Civil Rights Movement in America"

Panelists:
Dr. Jonathan Chausovsky, Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializing in American politics, Constitution Law, Civil Rights and Liberties.

Dr. Jennifer Hildebrand, Assistant Professor of History, specializing in American history and African-American history.

Dr. Saundra Liggins, Associate Professor of Engish and coordinator of the African-American Studies Concentration, specializing in African-American literature, Black women writers.

Panel Moderator:
Dr. James Hurtgen, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and American political thought.


Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Hildebrand, Dr. Liggins, Dr. Hurtgen, and Dr. Chausovsky. Photo by Roger Coda.

This panel discussion was held in the Japanese Garden room of Reed Library on the SUNY Fredonia campus on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7pm.

Audio engineering by Sean Flinn, recorded by Jonathan Woolson.

Homeless Children, Youth and Families

Diane Nilan is an advocate, working to raise awareness of homelessness for children and teens.

In July 2005 Nilan created HEAR US, a nonprofit organization to give voice and visibility to homeless children, youth and families. In November 2005, having sold her house, car and most of her possessions, Nilan purchased an RV to set out on an extraordinary venture: to create a documentary featuring kids talking about their homelessness.

Diane Nilan’s unconventional approach takes her to places not typically thought of as experiencing homelessness: rural areas, resort communities, affluent cities and towns. She’s invited homeless children, teens, and parents to share their thoughts on video, highlighting the plight and dreams of the most invisible homeless population: young people and families.

Learn about HEAR US at:
http://www.hearus.us/

Read Diane's blog at:
http://beta.razoo.com/member/dianen/blog

This lecture was organized and recorded by the SUNY Fredonia Teacher Education Club on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at 7pm in the Williams Center, SUNY Fredonia.

Truth and Consequences: Adventures in Language, Literature and Culture

"Truth and Consequences: Adventures in Language, Literature and Culture " - a lecture by Dr. Jeanette McVicker, 2008 faculty recipient of the SUNY Fredonia President's Award for Excellence. Recorded in Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Sept. 30, 2008.

Established in 1986, the President’s Award for Excellence is presented each year to a teacher-scholar to recognize innovative and highly effective teaching, and each year that individual presents a lecture to the campus community. SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner introduced Dr. McVicker.

Multimedia slides with audio may be downloaded from:
http://tinyurl.com/52fnxc
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Print-ready PDF slides may be downloaded from:
http://tinyurl.com/4z4qx5
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Marcellus Shale - Are we full of gas?

Dr. Gary Lash, a professor in the Geosciences Dept. at SUNY Fredonia, gave a community lecture at Fredonia Place on the subject of the Marcellus shale formation. The Marcellus black shale is a geological unit that extends throughout the Appalachian Basin, from southwestern New York through much of Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. It is one of the hottest natural gas plays in North America, significant in the amount of the untapped natural gas, as well as its proximity towards the high demand market and pipeline infrastructure of the northeastern United States.

Dr. Lash was recently interviewed for CNN money and was a keynote scientist on the History Channel’s “Crude” documentary. He determined that more than 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas may be contained in the Marcellus black shale, enough, according to Dr. Lash, “to give us two more years of cleaner burning hydro carbon and to enable us to explore energy alternatives.“ Dr. Lash discusses how the drilling for natural gas in the US first began in Fredonia, and the significance of Chautauqua County being the county with the most drilled wells in New York State and how this formation has made millionaires out of ordinary citizens overnight in other counties in the mid-state.

This public talk was given by Dr. Lash on Sept 30, 2008, at 6:30pm at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St, Fredonia, NY.

A PDF of the slides for this presentation is available for download.

"The A Priori Defended: A Defense of the Generality Argument" (Research Talk)

"The A Priori Defended: A Defense of the Generality Argument", a lecture by Dr. Joshua Thurow of Augustana College, given April 24 at 5pm in Fenton Hall 105, SUNY Fredonia.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"Is Morality Real, or Do We Make It Up?" (Introductory Level Talk)

"Is Morality Real, or Do We Make It Up?", a lecture by Dr. Joshua Thurow of Augustana College, given April 25 at 2:30 PM in Fenton Hall 105, SUNY Fredonia.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"Design or Chance? The Fine-Tuning Argument for the Existence of God" (Introductory Level Talk)

"Design or Chance? The Fine-Tuning Argument for the Existence of God" by James Beebe, Ph.D. from Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo. Lecture given in Fenton Hall, room 105 at SUNY Fredonia, March 14 at 2:30PM.

Sponsored by the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"A Priori Skepticism" (Research Talk)

Lecture by Dr. James Beebe, Ph.D., Philosophy department, University at Buffalo, given March 13, 2008 at 5PM in Fenton Hall 105, at SUNY Fredonia.

Sponsored by the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org