The Wolfe Institute and the Department of Classics present the Peter Zaneteas Award Ceremony. Award-winning journalist and senior writer of the New York Times, Margalit Fox, will read from her book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth.
This year’s award ceremony includes a reading by Margalit Fox from her book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, about the work of the late Alice Elizabeth Kober (1906-1950), a classics professor at Brooklyn College whose methodical approach to what became known as Minoan Linear B laid the groundwork that allowed Michael Ventris to decipher the mysterious writing discovered in Crete in 1900 by archaeologist Arthur Evans. “Because Kober was a woman, and because of her own untimely death - just two years before the riddle of the script was solved, her contributions have long been forgotten,” says Fox, the first journalist or scholar allowed to make full use of Kober’s massive archive.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 12:15-2:15pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library.
The Wolfe Institute and the Center for Italian American Studies present L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir by Annie Rachele Lanzillotto.
Lanzillotto was born and raised in the Westchester Square neighborhood of the Bronx, and in Yonkers, New York, of Barese heritage. She received a B.A. with honors in medical anthropology from Brown University and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poem “Triple Bypass” won the Italian American Writers Association Paolucci Award in Poetry, and was published in the 2002 anthology, The Milk of Almonds: Italian-American Women Writers on Food and Culture, edited by Edvige Giunta and Louise DeSalvo. Her poems “Manhattan Schist” and “My Grandmother’s Hands” both won Rose and John Petracca Awards second place from Philadelphia Poets. She has received fellowships and performance commissions from New York Foundation For The Arts, Dancing In The Streets, Dixon Place, Franklin Furnace, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 6:30-8pm in the Maroon Lounge (6th floor) of the Student Center, Campus Road and East 27th Street.
The Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music in Brooklyn College as part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s 14th Annual Brooklyn Jazz Festival present Latin Jazz with Arturo O’Farrill & Papo Vazquez and the Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble
Composer, trombonist, and band leader Papo Vazquez is one of New York’s leading Latin jazz figures. A native of Philadelphia and of Puerto Rican heritage, he has played with many Latin jazz icons including the Tito Puente, the Fania All Stars, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Grupo Folklorico Nuyorquino, Eddie Palmieri, and Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band. As a composer Vazquez has been commissioned by Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia.
Arturo O’Farrill, director of the Brooklyn College Big Band and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, is one of New York’s most accomplished Latin jazz musicians. He was trained in piano and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and at Brooklyn College, where he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006. A recognized composer, Mr. O’Farrill has received commissions from Meet the Composer, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Music Project, and the Big Apple Circus.
The event will be held Thursday, April 18th, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Studio 312, Roosevelt Extension, Brooklyn College
The Herbert Kurz Chair for Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties presents the Inaugural Panel: Are We Safer? Costs, Benefits, Alternatives to 20 Years of Aggressive Street Policing
Panelists include Alex Vitale, Brooklyn College, John DeCarlo, New Haven University, Frank Zimring, UC Berkeley, and Pulitzer Prize winning Michael Powell of The New York Times
Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library
The Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, in cooperation with the American Studies Program, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, present Disability Studies and American Culture with Rachel Adams.
Adams is professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is also the director of “The Future of Disability Studies” project. She is the author of Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America, and Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, her latest book Aiming High Enough: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery will be published Fall 2013.
The event will be held Monday, April 15, 2013 from 12:50 to 2:05 p.m. at the State Lounge, Brooklyn College Student Center Campus Road and East 27th Street.
The Departments of Judaic Studies, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, and English present The Annual Frances Haidt Lecture:
Can Language Create Identity? Hebrew as the DNA of the Jewish People with Alan Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature in the Department of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 12:50-2:05pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library
The H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music present New Colombian Music in New York City with Jorge Arévalo Mateus as part of the Music in Polycultural America Series.
Mateus is project director for FolkCOLOMBIA Música y Danza at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University (2012) and, since 1994, is co-founder and curator of the Woody Guthrie Archives and Foundation. He has also been assistant director at the Louis Armstrong House and Archives at Queens College (CUNY) as well as consultant to the Raíces Latin Music Museum and Archives (Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.), the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. Dr. Arévalo Mateus’ areas of expertise include Latin-American and Caribbean traditional and popular musics, American Folk and Jazz, world and global musics.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 2:15-3:30pm in the Occidental Lounge (5th fl) of the Student Center Building.
The Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities presents
“Eviction and Invisibility in the Ethnic City: Afro Cubans on Miami’s Margins” with Alan A. Aja, assistant professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
“Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America” with Amy E. Hughes, assistant professor of Theater
“Obsession and Paralysis in Tobias Picker’s Opera Therese Raquin” with Stephanie Jensen- Moulton, assistant professor of Music
“Everything is Food: Medieval Death Poetry and Ecocriticism” with Karl Steel, assistant professor of English
“Graffiti and Daily Life among Jews in Late Antiquity” with Karen B. Stern, assistant professor of History
“The Role of Psychology in Spinoza’s Model of Statecraft” with Justin Steinberg, assistant professor of Philosophy
The event will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. at the Maroon Lounge, Brooklyn College Student Center. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Ms. Eleanor Ortiz at: email@example.com
Sean Wilentz is Robert L. Hess Scholar-in-Residence for 2012-2013. He is George Henry 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He will be presenting A Historical Perspective of the 2012 Election at the Robert L. Hess Memorial Lecture on the results of the election this past year and its significance in American politics on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library.
The Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute, in cooperation with the Department of English and the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, present Brooklyn on My Mind: The Novel about Art with Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Ben Lerner, and Leonard Lopate on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 5pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium of the Brooklyn College Library.