Posts Tagged ‘University Lecture Series’

From LEED to Well Certified

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Rick Fedrizzi is on a mission to improve health by creating better buildings and architectural design ecosystems. He was the speaker for last night’s University Lectures Series. Fedrizzi, a SU alum, was the founder of US Green Building Council and currently CEO of Well Certified.

Straight Outta the Minternet

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The Daily Show’s Hasan Mihaj was part of the University Union and University Lecture Series at Syracuse University on Friday. He talked about refugees, immigration, fake news and the probability of being attacked by a terrorist. After an opening monologue he was engaged in a conversation with SU Professor Osama Khalid.

FOE: Friends of Esther

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Neil deGrasse Tyson at University Lecture Series (about a decade ago)

Neil deGrasse Tyson at the University Lecture Series (about a decade ago).

Ambassador

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

We heard that Esther Gray, the name synonymous with the University Lecture Series, will retire this year. Thanks again Esther for getting us interview with icons such as August Wilson and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Week in Review

Sunday, October 18th, 2015
This week NYT columnist Charles Blow appeared at the University Lecture Series and was a guest at the 50th Anniversary of the Thursday Morning Roundtable.

This week NYT columnist Charles Blow appeared at the University Lecture Series and also as a guest at the 50th Anniversary of the Thursday Morning Roundtable Breakfast.

Crossfire

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Ross Douthat and Charles Blow staged a public conversation for last night's University Lecture Series at Hendricks Chapel.

Intelligent Men/Intelligent Dialogue: Ross Douthat and Charles Blow (right) staged a public conversation for last night’s University Lecture Series at Hendricks Chapel.

They may disagree on policy, but one thing these two NYT opinion writers pointed out was that redlining and generations of housing policy in American cities were designed to discriminate, segregate and maintain white supremacy.

We heard this same point of emphasis at the recent Food Justice Symposium.

Blow will be a guest at the Thursday Morning Roundtable later today, which on this occasion is being held on a Wednesday. Moderator for the Roundtable is George Kilpatrick.

Evidence of Innocence

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Civil Rights attorney Barry Scheck came to national attention 20 years ago as a member of the O.J. Simpson defense team.

Art of Photography (part 11): Genius Next Door

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Photographer, artist Carrie Mae Weems talked about her work at last nights University Lecture Series.

Photographer, artist Carrie Mae Weems talked about her work at last nights University Lecture Series.

Weems also talked about an upcoming collaboration with architect Walter Hood.

Verbal Acuity in American Characters

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Actress, playwright, artist Anna Deavere Smith on stage at Hendricks Chapel.

Actress, playwright, artist Anna Deavere Smith on stage at Hendricks Chapel.

Anna Deavere Smith breathed life into several characters during her lecture/performance at Syracuse University on Tuesday afternoon. She almost perfectly embodied the conversational cadence and idioms of former Gov. Anne Richards, Rep. John Lewis and theologian Peter Gomes for about an hour.

Maybe her most impressive role was portraying prisoner Paulette Jenkins for a piece called “Mirror to her Mouth”. This sobering tale, filled with domestic violence, murder and regret, moved the crowd toward an almost religious silence.

A green way

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Majora Carter, environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur

Majora Carter, environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur

Environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur Majora Carter visited Syracuse yesterday and spoke for the University lecture series at Hendricks Chapel. She detailed how cities can turn financial disinvestment and environmental degradation into movements for equality and recognition of environmental assets.

Carter had really good things to say about Syracuse, especially the Near West Side Initiative. Her talk wasn’t very long so it’s understandable that she didn’t address Onondaga Creek or the Syracuse University Steam Station.

Wilson Park

Wilson Park

I first heard about Carter after her TED Talk a few years ago.

Her organization (Majoracartergroup.com) now promotes micro agribusiness development through green roofs and urban greenhouses.