COLA Connections Newsletter: October 2014

Events Calendar

Upcoming College of Liberal Arts events for the month of October. Please contact the Office of the Dean at (585) 475-2063 with any questions.

 

10/6/14

                Milford Bateman Lecture

Milford Bateman, Economist and Professor of Development Studies, will give a lecture on "The Age of Microfinance and the Destruction of Local Economies from below." Dr. Bateman is the author of 'Why Doesn't Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism' published by Zed Books in 2010. There will be a Q&A session after the talk and light refreshments will be served.

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Place: Liberal Arts Hall, Stan McKenzie Commons

Cost: Free

Knight Speaker Series—Featured Speaker: Matthew Leonard, WXXI, “Journal Innovation & Civic Engagement”

Matthew Leonard has been involved in public broadcasting since 1988, having worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio New Zealand and elsewhere. He’s currently at WXXI, where he serves as the Executive Editor of Upstate Insight, a reporting collaboration for upstate New York. He is an experienced media educator and mentor and has also worked extensively as a media and business advisor to a number of Indigenous/First Nations organizations. 

YellR is a new citizen journalism mobile app designed to widen audience engagement, especially among younger, technologically-driven, and under-represented community members. It was developed in a partnership between WXXI and HacksHackersRoc with funding from the Investigative News Network and the Knight Foundation. In “Journal Innovation and Civic Engagement,” Matthew will talk about the context of hyperlocal reporting, citizen reporting generally, and how the tool will be deployed in the public media environment over the next year.

Time: 4:00pm-5:15pm

Place: Eastman Hall, Room 2000

Cost: Free

10/9/14

                Susan Hope Lanier: RIT Alumna & Author Reading

Susan Hope Lanier, RIT alumna of CIAS (who also minored in English), went on to earn a BFA in creative writing. She returns to RIT to read from her recently published book of short stories: The Game We Play (Curbside Splendor Publishing). Copies of her book will be available.

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Place: Campus Center, Bamboo Room

Cost: Free

10/14/14

                CLA Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies

Richard S. Fogarty, Associate Professor, Department of History at SUNY University at Albany gives a lecture titled “World War I as a War of Movement.”

Fogarty is the author of "Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918" (Johns Hopkins University Press), winner of Phi Alpha Theta’s Best First Book Prize, and the co-editor of "Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict (IB Tauris)."

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Place: Eastman Hall, Room 2000

Cost: Free

10/16/14

                CLA Gosnell Lecture Series

Allesandra Faggian 
Ohio State University 
Dept. of Agricultural, Development & Environmental Economics

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Place: Golisano Hall, Golisano Auditorium (Room 1400)

Cost: Free

                CLA William A. Kern Speaker Series

Lisa Hostetler is the Curator-in-Charge of the Department of Photography at the George Eastman House. She will be giving a presentation titled, "The Photography Collection at George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future." 

This talk will discuss the history of the photography collection at Eastman House, its present status, and her vision for its future. 

Hostetler received a bachelor’s degree in art history, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from New York University and earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in the history of art from Princeton University. She has taught at New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. 

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Place: Carlson Auditorium

Cost: Free

10/18/14

Kaleidoscope Concerts @ RIT  

1:00 pm:   Kaleidoscope Concert  -  Performed by RIT Curricular Ensembles:  Jazz Ensembles, RIT Singers & Choral Singers, Concert Band,  “Agbekor” – the RIT African Percussion Ensemble, and more!

3:00 pm:  Kaleidoscope Concert TooPerformed by RIT Musical/Theatre Clubs:  A Cappella groups, the Gospel Ensemble, RIT Players (theatre ensemble; will be presenting a scene from November’s upcoming  Urinetown – the Musical),  and more!

           Times:  1:00pm or 3:00pm 

           Place: Student Alumni Union, Ingle Auditorium

           Cost: Free

10/23/14

                CLA William A. Kern Speaker Series

Barbara Phillips is a Rawlco Scholar in Advertising and Professor of Marketing from  University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Edwards School of Business. 

Her talk is titled “Tertium Quid: Explorations in Visual Brand Identity.” 

Why can consumers identify a television commercial for Target within a few seconds without seeing the brand name? Would a consumer notice if a can of Campbell’s soup were placed in a Progresso ad? Is the Nike swoosh a more effective logo than the Sprite splash? Nonverbal elements play a prominent role in branding, but little attention has been given to the holistic visual style of a brand in academic research. This presentation explores the concept of visual brand identity (VBI) using a new definition adapted from legal scholarship. Consumers’ understanding of VBI is compared to the perceptions of professionals who create brand identity on Madison Avenue. In addition, the superiority of visual logos is discarded in favor of a category-based theory of effectiveness. Implications for managing visual branding and for future research on brand identity are discussed.

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Place: Student Alumni Union, 1829 Room

Cost: Free

            Lecture by Dr. Dan Roth, renowned Computational Linguist

Dr. Dan Roth leads UIUC's Cognitive Computation Group. He is widely recognized for his group's advances in machine learning applied to natural language processing/computational linguistics. He holds the top field distinction of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Fellow, in addition to other merits and distinctions. Link to Professor Roth's bio: http://l2r.cs.uiuc.edu/bio.htm.

Time: 11:30am-1:45pm

Place: Golisano Hall, Golisano Auditorium (Room 1400)

Cost: Free

10/24/14

The Neave Trio     

The Neave Trio (violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Toni James) perform for the first time at RIT.  This trio has become the first-ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence at San Diego State University and has, according to Fanfare magazine, “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum.”  You can learn more at their website: www.neavetrio.com.

Reception to follow in Fireside Lounge

           Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm

           Place: Student Alumni Union, Ingle Auditorium

           Cost: $5 Students; $15 Faculty/Staff/Alumni; $20 General Public

Tickets available at University Arenas Box Office,  RIT (585) 475-4121; rittickets.com; also available to purchase at the door

10/30/14

Celebrate!  Come to the Music!

RIT Singers and Chamber Singers perform an eclectic medley for voice, including: O Sisuni Mungu (African piece, with student percussionists), Elijah Rock (traditional spiritual), Stars I Shall Find (composer: Dickau), and the title selection "Come to the Music!" (with Eastman School piccolo soloist).

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm 

Place: Student Alumni Union, Ingle Auditorium

Cost: Free

11/4/14

                CLA Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies

Christine Bacareza Balance, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies from University of California, Irvine will be giving a lecture titled, “HERE LIES LOVE: Making Sense of the Philippines & Martial Law.” 

Balance is a Faculty Fellow in the Society for Humanities (SOH) Program at Cornell University. Her writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Glee’s Karaoke Aesthetics, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan, have been published in various journals. Balance is currently completing her first book, "Tropical Renditions: Popular Music and Performance in Filipino America (Duke University Press, forthcoming).

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Place: Student Alumni Union, 1829 Room

Cost: Free