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Upcoming Events:

  • Apr 21
    Shirts with anti-sexual assault messages hung on clothesline

    Call for Submissions! Artists Showcase for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Time:  All Day

    The Leadership in Bystander Intervention internship through the Counseling & Behavioral Health Center is now inviting campus community members to join us for the annual Artists Showcase highlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Apr 22
    Barbara Segal, Professor Mary Kosut, Professor Leslie Wilson

    Artist Barbara Ségal in Conversation with Prof. Mary Kosut & Prof. Leslie Wilson

    Time:  6:00pm

    Barbara Ségal is a sculptor and master stone carver who lives and works in Yonkers, New York. This spring, Ségal’s sculpture Dash (1994) is the focus of an exhibition in the Neuberger Museum’s Open Classroom created by the curatorial cohort of the Department of Art History’s “Exhibition” course. Taking the form of a bottle of laundry detergent—but made from inlaid marble—Ségal’s Dash demonstrates the artist’s distinctive blend of technical skill and irreverence that speak to the history of sculpture, the politics of mass media, appropriation, and gender.

    For the second of two conversations with the artist this April, Ségal will be joined by Purchase College’s Professor of Sociology, Mary Kosut, and Assistant Professor of Art History, Leslie Wilson. This conversation explores Ségal’s use of personal themes in her work, with particular attention to her play with everyday objects and monumental references.

  • Apr 26
    Lee Schlesinger, Associate Professor of Literature

    Lee Schlesinger: If Only You Had Eyes to See It: Teaching the Bible in a Secular/Public Context

    Time:  6:00pm—7:00pm

    Start the week of alumni events by heading back to the virtual classroom for an inspiring lecture led by one of the College’s most iconic professors.

  • Apr 27
       Learning Communities (2006)   Kathleen Z. McCormick with student

    “All Your Students Are Geniuses”: The Joy of Teaching 20 Years of Collaborative Flipped Classes

    Time:  6:00pm—7:00pm
    A few years ago, a senior citizen who was auditing and clearly enjoying my class on James Joyce’s Ulysses came to me near the end of the term. “How do you do it?” she asked. “You come in, sit down, and students just get up and teach the class. Where did you find these students, and how does it all happen?” I was a bit sorry to have to break the illusion and confess that a tremendous amount of support from various sources in our small college as well as much hard work outside of class by me, by our peer writing mentor, and by the students was necessary to make everything in class appear to just happen so effortlessly.​
  • Apr 29
    Dr. Tison Pugh ?91

    Medievalism, Monty Python, and the Queer Legends of King Arthur

    Time:  7:30pm—8:30pm

    Were the Middle Ages queer? Yes!

    Dr. Tison Pugh ’91 (literature), now the Pegasus Professor of English at the University of Central Florida, turns back the pages to explore how various episodes of the King Arthur legend, specimens of medieval humor, and the post-medieval parodic masterpiece Monty Python and Holy Grail testify to the era’s comic interest in nonnormative expressions of erotic desire.