COLA Connections Newsletter: Winter 2015

February Events


                RIT Theatre presents: “How I Learned to Drive”

This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American playwright Paula Vogel explores the complex issues of domestic sexual abuse, control, and manipulation through the metaphor of driving lessons. 

All Performances Interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 
(*Watch for notices regarding upcoming campus discussions/forums.)

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Place: Panera Theatre, LBJ Hall

Cost: $5 Students; $10 Non-Students


Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies: “Multiculturalism in Multinational States”

Co-Hosted w/the Department of Political Science (RIT) 

Given by Audie Klotz, Professor, Department of Political Science 
Syracuse University. Klotz is author of several books about international relations and apartheid, including Migration and National Identity in South Africa, 1860-2010 (Cambridge).

Dr. Klotz’s talk explores how controversy over multiculturalism in Europe has reinvigorated questions about how liberal democracies should integrate diverse populations. Encompassing both minorities within minorities and minorities within majorities, the juxtaposition of Canada and South Africa underscores that an ideal multiculturalism rests uneasily upon an underlying hierarchy of a national majority over all subnational groups.

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Place: Skalny Room, Student Alumni Union (A-Level)

Cost: Free

              Psychology Brown Bag Series

Psychology Brown Bag Series; come and learn something new! 

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. If you need an interpreter we appreciate you make your request one week before the event. To make a request please go online at: 

All are welcome!


Time: 3:30pm-4:45pm

Place: Institute Hall, Room 1140

Cost: Free




                Stan McKenzie Salon Series

Dr. Caroline DeLong, Department of Psychology, presents a talk titled "Object Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins, Humans, and Artificial Neural Networks."

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Place: Stan McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall

Cost: Free



All-College Concert Band Performance

Under the direction of Dean Davis, RIT’s Concert Band joins with concert bands from Rochester-area colleges and universities to present an evening of diverse and entertaining concert band music.  


Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Place: Ingle Auditorium, SAU

Cost: Free



Conable Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies: "Brazilian Education Perspectives: Issues of Social & Cultural Diversity" 

Co-Hosted w/the Department of Psychology (RIT) 

Maria Cristina Rodrigues Azevedo Joly, Associated Senior Researcher, Human & Development Education Program at the University of Brasilia. 

Joly earned her Ph.D. in Psychology of School, Learning and Human Development from the University of São Paulo with a postdoctoral internship in Psychology Evaluation at the University of Minho in Portugal. Her research is in the areas of literacy, language, creativity, self-regulation and information technology. She is a consultant in Psychology and Education at NetworkEDU in Brazil.


Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Place: 1829 Room, Student Alumni Union

Cost: Free


                Hale Ethics Lecture Series: “Aristotle’s Ethics”

Kathleen Harbin (Philosophy, SUNY-Brockport) gives a talk on the general overview of Aristotle's ethical theory. 


Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Place: Liberal Arts Hall, Room A-205

Cost: Free



                COLA Major, Minor, and Immersion Fair

Students will have the opportunity to walk around the fair and talk to faculty advisors and learn more about the majors, minors, and immersions in COLA. The Office of Student Services staff will be there to answer any general questions and assist students with declaring a minor or immersion.


Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Place: Fireside Lounge, SAU

Cost: Free