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62356scr_fca2b88abe328f7Housing our computer center, and the Wagner College Planetarium, Spiro Hall is one of several classroom buildings on campus. Spiro Hall, like all our classroom buildings, has recently benefited from complete renovation. The Computer Center provides all students with access to a variety of computer facilities and includes fully equipped PC and Mac lab. Supplied with the latest technologies, these facilities are continuously updated. The Spiro Center serves as a resource for students, as either an addition or alternative to a student's personal computer. Staffed by a full time professional manager, the Center is also staffed by students who are able to assist with questions or problems.

The Wagner Planetarium is one of three in the New York City area. The other two are the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History and the planetarium at Columbia University. The Planetarium is open to the public and serves as an educational tool, both for Wagner students, and for elementary, middle and high school students on Staten Island.

Upcoming Events

January 2017

‘Aphrodisias, a Greco-Roman City and its Hinterland’

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The ancient city of Aphrodisias is one of the most important and evocative Greco-Roman archaeological sites in Turkey. Famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite, the city’s patron goddess, Aphrodisias enjoyed a long and prosperous existence (2nd century BCE - 7th century CE). The great beauty and extraordinary preservation of this site combine to bring the civic culture of the Greco-Roman world vividly to life. The site was first identified in the early 18th century and a systematic program of archaeological research was begun in 1961 by NYU and continues to the present. Three aspects of the archaeology of Aphrodisias stand out: the remarkable preservation of the city’s most important civic and sacred buildings, residential areas, and rural sites; the recovery of an unusually high percentage of sculptures, both architectural reliefs and free-standing statues; and the a great number of inscriptions, many formulaic and others unique, that played such an important role in the configuration of ancient Greek and Roman public space. The Regional Survey project (2005-2009) helped us better understand the setting of the city within its territory, the local resources that were the source of its prosperity, and that the countryside is as archaeologically rich as the city itself.

February 2017

Faculty Town Hall Meeting

February 7 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

‘Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico’

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How do cultural trends and historical events shape the biology of populations? What are the biological correlates of culturally-defined groups? These two questions will be examined in two contexts, post-classic Mexico and contemporary New Mexico, using techniques from bioarchaeology and human biology Results show how the bicultural approach can be used to illuminate complex human population dynamics, and to draw connections between the past and present.

Athletics Guest Speaker, Jessica Stollings

February 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of the Northeast Conference Speaker Series, Jessica Stollings, founder of ReGenerations will be addressing Wagner student-athletes about the Post College Transition.

For more about Jessica or her organization visit re-generations.org

March 2017

NYPD Active Shooter Training

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Members of the NYPD will be on campus to lead a training and demonstration on how to handle an active shooter situation should it occur on campus. All Wagner staff, faculty and students are encouraged to attend.

‘Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage’

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a personal account of the author's service as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. It reflects upon the purpose of the committee, its composition and the nature of its work, as well as the wider impact of the United States government's efforts to contribute to cultural-heritage preservation worldwide. Lothar von Falkenhausen’s area of expertise is the archaeology of ancient China.

April 2017

ODK New Member Induction Ceremony

April 2 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

State of the College

April 18 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Impact of the Chicxulub Asteroid on Local Species and Dinosaurs

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Academic and Cultural Enrichment presents Astronomical and Geological Aspects of the Chicxlub Impact on Global Species Including Dinosaurs

Dr. John W. Snedden is Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project at the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Trinity University (San Antonio), his M. S. at Texas A&M University (College Station), and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge). With multiple domestic and international assignments, he worked for Mobil and ExxonMobil for over 25 years in research, exploration, development, and production prior to joining UT. John has published on modern and ancient lagoonal, fluvial, deltaic, shelfal, and deepwater deposits as well as sequence stratigraphic correlation and reservoir connectivity. Recent research has focused on the Gulf of Basin including the Chicxulub (KPg) impact and its sedimentary and tectonic effects. He has served as Vice-President of GCS-SEPM and Secretary-Treasurer of SEPM. John has won the SEPM Excellence in Oral Presentation award, GCAGS Journal Best Paper Award and AAPG’s A.I. Levorsen Best Paper Award.

This event is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador presentation.

‘Unveiling the Greek Sphinx’

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Greek Sphinx always has been a fascinating topic. From the Renaissance to the present day there has been much speculation about the figure. Its encounter with Oedipus as well as the famous riddle are the main part of the mystery, and its true nature and function have never been clearly explained. We shall see that the key lies in its Near-Eastern background, in particular the "Kerubs" in the Old Testament. However the images on Greek vases and Oriental objects are at least as important as the texts and a major source to solve the riddle.

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