Calendar of Events › Lectures
April 23, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23 at 5 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Board Room, please join us for “The New Migrants: The Changing Profile of New York City,” a lecture to be given by Joseph Salvo, director of the Population Division at NYC’s Department of City Planning. Four years ago, Joe Salvo gave the Carey Institute a fascinating presentation on the shifting patterns of immigration into — and out of — New York City from all over the world. On April 23, Salvo will give use the latest data on NYC’s ‘New Migrants.’
Below, watch the video, scroll through the Power Point presentation, and read the Carey Institute monograph prepared from Joe Salvo’s 2009 appearance at Wagner College.
April 15, 2013
On Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in Campus Hall 201, please join Nancy Mercado of Boricua College and Dan Shot, editor of Long Shot Magazine, for a discussion of the work of Pedro Pietri, one of the founders of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café. Pietri is of interest both as a cultural icon and as a world-renowned poet. A surge of research and interest followed his death in 2004. The program is free, and the public is welcome.
April 10, 2013
On Wednesday, April 10 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, “Remembering the Wagner 1970 Protests: How Far Have We Come?” Special guest: Lonnie Brandon, president of Wagner’s Black Concern organization in 1970, and organizer of a 2010 alumni symposium on the 1970 protests. For more information on the Social Justice Dialogues series, visit our online Newsroom.
April 8, 2013
On Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in Spiro 2, please join the members of Wagner College’s Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 for their annual Research Forum as they present and defend their theses. Refreshments will be served, and all are invited to attend.
Moderator: P.A. Program director Nora Lowy, Ph.D., MPA, PA-C
- Wagner College Provost Lily D. McNair, Ph.D.
- Philip Roth, M.D., Ph.D. — Director of Neonatology and Chairman of Pediatrics, Staten Island University Hospital
- Martin Morales, P.A., MHA — Director of P.A. Services, North Shore–LIJ Health System
- Elaina Mastrangelo, M.S., PA-C Neurosurgery — Healthcare Associates in Medicine P.C. — President, Wagner College P.A. Alumni Association
Theses defense presentations
“Barrier Contraceptive Compliance: Effectiveness of Sex Education”
- Brianna Samson, PA-S
- Julia Medina, SI Tech Student
“Major Attraction: The Association Between Majors and Learning Styles”
- Shaun Beaulieu, PA-S
- Daniel Fitzpatrick, PA-S
- Erica Guidipietro, PA-S
- Robert Liberto, PA-S
“Let There Be Light: The Effect of Sunlight on Cardiac Patients”
- Shane Courtney, PA-S
- Alma Duka, PA-S
- Bora Kim, PA-S
- Engjel Muca, PA-S
“Differences in Perception of Diabetes Mellitus Amongst Different Ethic Groups”
- Maryellen Bonito, PA-S
- Esta Neyman, PA-S
- Princess Poku, PA-S
April 4, 2013
Please join us on Thursday, April 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Board Room for the annual Civic Engagement Recognition Awards program. This year’s honorees are:
- Project Pericles Student Award: Kevin Ferreira
- IMPACT Scholars Student Award: Julia Zenker
- Staff Member Award: Mike Miller
- Faculty Member Awards: Dr. John Esser & Dr. Abe Unger
- Department Award: Modern Languages
- Community Partner Award: Project Hospitality
- Special Recognition Award: Lee Manchester
Please join us on Thursday, April 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Spiro 2 for a lecture, “The Tree of Life is Dead; Long Live the Tree of Life,” being given by Robert DeSalle, entomology curator at the American Museum of Natural History. He is affiliated with the AMNH Division of Invertebrate Zoology and works at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, where he leads a group of researchers working on molecular systematics, molecular evolution, population and conservation genetics and evolutionary genomics for a wide array of life forms ranging from viruses, bacteria, corals and plants to all kinds of insects, reptiles and mammals. DeSalle is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Distinguished Professor in Residence at New York University’s Department of Biology, adjunct professor at City University of New York’s Subprogram in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior, a resource faculty member at the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, and professor at the AMNH Richard Gilder Graduate School. The recipient of many awards, he has authored several textbooks and hundreds of scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. For more information about this lecture, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 718-390-3103.
April 2, 2013
Please join us on Tuesday, April 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room for dinner and a candlelighting ceremony to remember the 6 million Jews and other victims of Nazi genocide, courtesy of Wagner College’s Chai Society. History major Patrick Bethel ’14 will help moderate a program of presentations, including:
- “IBM and the Holocaust,” by Andrew Farrell ’14, History Major
- “The Einstazgruppen: SS Death Squads,” by Ryan Clinton ’13, History Major
- “Homosexuality and the Holocaust,” by Jaclyn Jaffe ’14, French Studies
- “Jewish Resistance: The Escape from Sobibor,” by Jennifer Beliard ’15, Arts Administration
- “The Nuremberg Trials and International Law,” by Patrick Dutton ’15, History Major
For more information, or to light a candle, please email Prof. Lori R. Weintrob or phone her at 718-390-3309.
March 28, 2013
On Thursday, March 28 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, “Same-Sex Marriage: A Discussion of the Supreme Court Cases.” For more information on the Social Justice Dialogues series, visit our online Newsroom.
March 27, 2013
On Wednesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Board Room, please join us for a discussion of “International Development Aid to Developing Countries” with Maggie Menghua Zeng, the new business development and grants manager for the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. After Zeng earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations from China’s Peking University, she worked as a research fellow at the Institute of West Asia and Africa Studies in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Since earning her Ph.D. in International Development Policy and Administration and the Graduate Certificate in African Area Studies from the University of Florida, she has worked for various international and Canadian organizations and has extensive development project management experience in developing countries, including China, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Nicaragua.
March 21, 2013
Please join us on Thursday, March 21 at 4:20 p.m. in Spiro 4 to hear former Wagner College sociology professor Jean Halley discuss her new book, “The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets,” published in November by Palgrave Macmillan.
REVIEWS OF ‘MEAT MARKETS’
Leora Tanenbaum, author of “Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation” — When we say that a woman is treated like a “piece of meat,” what do we really mean? Jean Halley explores the intersection between violence against women and violence against animals. First, Halley ruminates on the myriad ways that cruelty and trauma permeate the lives of women and girls, using her own story as a living example. She shares aching, shocking personal memories of growing up white and, for a time, poor in a rural town where violence was not only tolerated, it was expected — and alternately ignored or covered over. Second, Halley provides an overview of the American meat industry, offering an unusual history and analysis of a form of violence that is invisible to most of us, even while we are complicit in its perpetuation. This book is a brilliant meditation on the normalization of violence in American life.
Norman K. Denzin, College of Communications Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — This book is a tour de force combining high theory, experimental writing, feminist materialism, biopower, the meat industry, family stories, trauma, love, pain, the loss of innocence, and betrayal in a tarnished and violent postmodern west that has lost its way. Performative social science moves into uncharted spaces with this brilliant work, a new starting place for all of us!
Grace Cho, Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, CUNY College of Staten Island — Halley’s unconventional book offers a well-researched history of cows in America, as both symbolic and real markers of capitalist expansion. Through the parallel stories of her family’s rise in the cattle ranching business and the everyday violence in her household, Halley unravels the myth of American progress and exposes the vulnerable human and animal subjects beneath it. In her quest to give voice to the cruelties that are normalized in both the domestic and industrial spheres, Halley has written a shocking, courageous and elegant piece of social history.
Timothy Pachirat, author of “Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight” — Harrowingly honest and beautifully written, Jean Halley’s “The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows” persuasively shows the links between violence against human and nonhuman animals and intimates that we will not begin to seriously address the first until we are willing to confront our complicity in the latter.