Talks and Lectures
Talks & Lectures
Bruce Duncan (Geo Physical Sciences)
MONDAY, MARCH 4
“The Higgs Boson Discovery”
Affari di Famiglia: Family Business
Wednesday, March 20
7 PM | Kent Recital Hall (Conlon Music) | free
In the final part of this series, this panel discussion addresses the Italian-American businesses of central Massachusetts. Conversation will focus on how immigrants and their children worked to establish commercial enterprises and how the challenges of family and success affect them. Led by Professor Teresa Fava Thomas.
Sponsored by the Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University
John Chetro-Szivos (Communications)
MONDAY, APRIL 1
12:30-1:45 pm |Center for teaching & learning | FREE
“Human Interaction and Risk Communication in Addressing Public Health Issues in North Africa & the Middle East”
refreshments will be served.
Center for Conflict Studies TALK
Tuesday April 2
3:30-5 pm (location to be determined)
Panel Discussion on “Does Violence in the Media Lead to Mass Shootings?”
Panelists: Laura Garofoli, Randall Grometstein, Rob Hynes, Joe Moser & Sam Tobin
(Sacco-Vanzetti) Vince, Al & Teddy
April 2 – 7 | McKay Theater | free
Tuesday & Wednesday | 6 PM (preview)
Thursday– Saturday | 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 7 | 2 PM
The Theater Department’s spring production, Vince, Al & Teddy,
is a world premiere by New York playwright Bruce J. Robinson.
• Scholar Talk
Wednesday, April 3
6 PM | McKay Theater | free
The reverberations from world-wide protests and cultural upheaval surrounding the 1927 execution of two laborers, provoking anti-Italian, anti-immigrant, and anti-anarchist sentiment still resonate today. Scholar Michael Topp shares insights pre- and post-performance.
• Sunday Conversation
Sunday, April 7
Post-show | McKay Theater | free
Join playwright Bruce Robinson, director Kelly Morgan and regional scholars as they reflect on the play’s premiere, Robinson’s three week-long residency and the relevance of the play’s issues.
This production and talks sponsored in part by the Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University
Center for Conflict Studies talk
Wednesday, May 1
7-9 pm | ELLIS WHITE LECTURE HALL | FREE
“Reducing Gun Violence: The Public Health Approach”
by David Hemenway, Harvard School of Public Health
Mare e Monti:
From the Adriatic Sea to the Apennine Mountains—a visit to Le Marche
Thursday, May 2
6:30 PM | Fay Club| tickets
Friday, May 3
12 noon & 6:30 PM | Fay Club| tickets
Le Marche is the great Italian region nobody knows. Bordering Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria and Abruzzo, and with a long coastline on the Adriatic, Le Marche has a variety of landscape that has inspired poets, musicians and travelers for millennia. Despite its many attractions, it is enough out-of-the-way that it maintains its characteristic treasures at a time when most of Italy has become quite globalized. Fred Plotkin will take you on a culinary and cultural journey of this special region.
Last year was sold out! We have added a Friday noontime repast.
Mr. Plotkin’s talk is sponsored by the Sandro and Lillian Clementi Lecture Fund of Fitchburg State University
David Svolba (Philosophy)
MONDAY, MAY 6
12:30-1:45 pm |CENTER FOR TEACHING & Learning| FREE
“Is there a Rawlsian Argument for Animal Rights?”
refreshments will be served.
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