Events

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...


2015 Jurow Lecture
On Meritocracy Today: Collaboration For A Change
By Lani Guinier
Thursday, April 16, 5:30 pm
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
31 Washington Place
This year’s Irving H. Jurow Lecturer, noted author and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Lani Guinier, will discuss meritocracy in the academic world today, and how it is time to move from the 'merits' of competitive individualism to the assets of collaborative and diverse problem solving.

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.


2014-2015 Bentson Dean's Lecture Series
From Transvestites and Greenwich Village to Covered Women and Gezi Park: Teaching the American Civil Rights in Turkey
By Kevyne Baar
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Four months after the uprising in Taksim Square's Gezi Park began, Baar left New York and entered the classroom in Ankara, Turkey to teach her course, "Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: The Fight for Equality in the United States". How she worked with her students- and what she learned from them- will be the focus of this engaging lecture.

How to Map the Universe
By Michael Blanton
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place
Over the past fifteen years a small telescope in New Mexico has produced the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most complete map of the observable universe ever made, yielding a three dimensional picture of how galaxies are distributed out to eight billion light-years away. Professor Blanton will describe why and how astronomers have achieved this, and what the future plans are for this technology.

The US Economy Today and Tomorrow: Inequality, Stagnation, Crisis
By Robert Brenner
Tuesday, November 11, 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place
Visiting Research Professor of Sociology Robert Brenner focuses on the US economy- which has not functioned so poorly since the Great Depression- and will explore the sources and connections between stagnation of production and the mal-distribution of income that have made the decline of living standards so widespread, and the threat of a renewed economic crisis so real.


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