Calendar of Events › Lectures
May 23, 2013
On Thursday, May 23, please join us for the annual Senior Oral and Poster Presentations, honoring our best senior thesis and research papers. The Oral Presentations will be in Spiro 4 in two sessions: from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Poster Presentation will be in the hallway of Spiro Hall from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
May 19, 2013
On Sunday, May 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Spiro 2, please join the Anthropology Department, the Archaeology Society of Staten Island and the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art for “A Day of Buddhist Art, Community and Learning.” The afternoon’s program will include:
- Lecture by Dr. Justin McDaniel of the University of Pennsylvania. “Affixing Gold to Ghosts: An Introduction to Buddhist Art in Gold, Stone, Wood and Plastic.” Traditional research on Buddhist Art has primarily concentrated on the study of Buddhist images, stupas, manuscripts, and murals produced by the elite before the nineteenth century. However, Buddhists in Southeast Asia today interact with Buddhist statues in very different ways.
- Book discussion. Take part in an intimate seminar-style discussion with Dr. McDaniel about his travels in Thailand and his book, “The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand.”
- Educator’s workshop with Neysela da Silva-Reed, Museum Educator. Neysela da Silva-Reed will work with attendees interested in teaching about topics related to religion and material culture.
- Buddhist Mandala sand art demonstration. Take part in this hands-on project! Work with Meg Ventrudo, curator of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, to create a one-of-a kind work of art.
For more information and to register, email Sarah Scott.
The event is free and open to the public.
May 9, 2013
On Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. in Spiro 1, please join Wagner College’s Chai Society for the final program of the year in the Jewish Culture Series. Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Programs, will discuss “Contemporary Jewish Images in Film: A Return to Tradition.” The program is free, and everyone is welcome.
May 6, 2013
On Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Board Room, please join sociology professor Alan Hoffner for a visit with New York Times urban affairs writer Sam Roberts, who will be talking about his new book, “Grand Central Terminal: How a Train Station Transformed America,” published to mark the 100th anniversary of this architectural landmark. Roberts will also be discussing his experiences as a reporter for the New York Times and New York 1.
May 1, 2013
Please join the Art Department on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wagner Gallery (off the Union Atrium) for a gallery presentation by the junior and senior art majors whose work is on display in the current exhibition, which includes interior design by senior Joanna Gnidziejko, paintings by junior Carly Schmidt and photography by junior Francesca Shaw. The exhibition will be on display through Friday, May 3.
April 25, 2013
On Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Spiro Sports Center’s Sutter Gymnasium, please join us for a conversation with Jack and Suzy Welch and Maria Bartiromo.
Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, is the author of “Winning” and the best-selling autobiography “Jack: Straight from the Gut.”
Suzy Welch is a best-selling author, popular TV commentator and noted business journalist. She is the best-selling author of “10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea.”
Maria Bartiromo is anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.” She has covered Wall Street for 20 years.
On Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in Spiro 2, a panel discussion featuring representatives of Hurricane Sandy relief organizations — including the Midland Beach Alliance, Guyon Rescue, Occupy Sandy, World Cares and others — will discuss the needs still to be addressed in the Staten Island community of Midland Beach and other locales along the South Shore. The meeting is meant to be informative and as a “think tank” for Wagner students to provide Sandy organizers with great ideas for enhancing the ongoing recovery effort. For more information, watch this video about Sandy rebuilding on Staten Island.
On Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m. in Union 201, please join us for the next installment in the Social Justice Dialogue Luncheon series. This week’s topic will be, “Being Undocumented in the United States: Conversations on Immigration Reform.” For more information on the Social Justice Dialogues series, visit our online Newsroom.
April 24, 2013
On Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in Union 201, please join Wagner alum John Vento of Comprehensive Wealth Management for a conversation about his new book on financial literacy, “Financial Independence: Getting to Point X.” Following Vento’s presentation and a Q&A session, he will sign and distribute copies of his book, free of charge.