Provost's Lecture Series
|November 17, 2015: Paul M. Arfin, MSW|
Social Action in Suburbia: Post World War II Long Island as a Case Study
Abstract: As Long Island emerged as a major suburb after World War II, there were few social welfare services available to its residents. What policies and programs were needed? Who were the social change advocates for these services and programs? What challenges did they face and what changes resulted from their actions? And, what is the current state of social welfare programs on Long Island? These are the issues that Paul Arfin will address.
Tuesday, November 17, 4:30 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
|October 8, 2015: Josh Levs|
The Myth of the Modern Dad: What the New York Times, Pew Research, and Everyone Else
Abstract: False claims about modern dads are everywhere. They're in headlines of alleged "surveys," shared in popular blogs, even published by the most prestigious news organizations. In this talk, Josh Levs shows the disastrous effects these lies have on families and businesses. They propagate the laws, policies and stigmas that maintain a sexist infrastructure and keep the American workplace stuck in the "Mad Men" era. Women and men are hurt equally by these myths, he says, and it's up to the current generation of parents to end them once and for all, he argues. Levs offers simple steps and pragmatic solutions to bring the United States into the 21st century, allowing men and women the chance to build real work-life balance.
Thursday, October 8, 4:00–6:00 pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103
|October 16, 2015: Carl F. Hobert|
Raising Global IQ
Co-sponsor: Linguistics Department
Abstract: This generation of college students is increasingly interested in learning about international crises, from the war in Syria to global warming and beyond. But in order to teach students how to devise solutions to these often-complex problems, Hobert argues that they need both in-class and in-the-field experience. Hobert explores how he does this effectively in his "Educating Global Citizens" course. In this seminar, Hobert uses what he calls the "Intellectual Outward Bound case study approach" to conflict resolution, in order to teach students how to play roles on many different sides in a host of conflicts in order to raise their Global IQ, and to hone their personal conflict analysis, management and prevention skills.
Friday, October 16, 12:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2