The 2014-2015 CAS Golden Dozen Awards
The Golden Dozen Awards are given annually to twelve faculty members who are chosen by their colleagues and students for their outstanding teaching and service to the College. Selection is based on nominations from students and faculty, plus course evaluation over several years, the nominees own teaching dossier, and a departmental assessment. more...

2014 Jurow Lecture
From Debutante to Defendant: How to Change the World and Have Fun Doing It
By Ann Northrop
Thursday, April 10, 5:30 pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
31 Washington Place
This year’s Irving H. Jurow Lecturer, noted journalist and LGBT activist Ann Northrop, will discuss our “rotten, beautiful world” and the role of the liberal arts—and you—in creating its future. Northrop will discuss how her decades of activism have taught her the challenges and joys of working to build a better, fairer world.

Scholars Lecture Series
Initiated in spring 1994, the Scholars Lecture Series is designed to encourage and promote the exchange of ideas among our most distinguished guest lecturers, University faculty, and students in the Scholars Program. The lecture series further enhances the intellectual experience, cultural awareness, and social consciousness of exceptional students in the College of Arts and Science.

2013-2014 Bentson Dean's Lecture Series
The Fight to Fight: The African American Campaign for Martial Inclusion and the Contested Origins of Harlem’s Rattlers
By Jeffrey T. Sammons
Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
The long and tortuous campaign to establish New York State’s first Black National Guard regiment comes out of blacks’ embrace of martial institutions as instrumental to the pursuit of individual personhood and collective citizenship. Few realize that New York refused to recognize black militias in the Civil War and authorized none in the Spanish-American War. Not until organized and sustained pressure from within the black community did the state finally authorize formation of a black regiment of infantry in 1916.

Sochi in the American Mirror: Homophobia, Corruption, and Economic Disparity in the Global Age
By Yanni Kotsonis
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place
“Putin’s Olympics” are rightly criticized in the American press and by American politicians: the country is still grappling (poorly) with LGBT rights, the games benefit very few economically, public money and public property are channeled into private pockets, and politicians seem to be immersed in very large sums of money. Sound familiar? It should, and Russians might not be blamed for objecting to Western hypocrisy. This talk explores the global conversation about economic and social rights and considers whether there is a better way to conduct it.

New Queer Cinema, New Politics?
By B. Ruby Rich
Wednesday, October 9, 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place
B. Ruby Rich revisits the terrain of the New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s in the context of our contemporary sociopolitical order, in which unprecedented legal rights are accompanied by a resurgence of lethal violence. This lecture with film clips investigates its legacy in the hope of enabling us to imagine cinematic responses retooled for the cultural challenges of a new historical moment in need of its landmark energy, invention, and inspiration.
Author of New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut and Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement, B. Ruby Rich is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the incoming editor of Film Quarterly. She is also the former director of the Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts.

Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, April 24, 2015
Poster Presentations 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Multidisciplinary Panel Presentations 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Closing Awards Ceremony 3:30 pm in Hemmerdinger Hall