College of Arts & Sciences Guest Speakers

2023-24 Speakers

Noël AlumitBook Launch of On Noel: Music Heard in Hi-Fi and Other StoriesMonday, September 25. 5:30pmBouwhuis Library Learning Center
Dennis Vacco, Former NYS Attorney GeneralCanisius Observance of Constitution DayTuesday, September 26. 6:00pmGrupp Fireside Lounge
Wild Hope: Documentary Screening and DiscussionDocumentary screening plus panel discussion and Q&AWednesday, October 4, 5:30pm. Science Hall Commons
Talk with the Curators behind the ExhibitFamilies at the Mexican/U.S. Border: Fleeing, Waiting, and HopingMonday, October 16. 12:00pmBouwhuis Library Learning Center
Clint SmithContemporary Writers SeriesTuesday, October 17. 7:00pmMontante Cultural Center
Jeffery BilbroThe Liberating Arts: Why We Need Liberal Arts EducationThursday, November 2. 3:00 pmScience Hall Commons
Vincent O'Neill"Joyicity" (Hassett Reading)Tuesday, November 14. 7:00pmMontante Cultural Center

Vigen Guroian

The Meaning of Mentor: Touchstones in Literature”

Tuesday February 13. 5:00pm. Grupp Fireside Lounge
Robin Wall KimmererBook Discussion: “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.”Tuesday March 5, 6:00pm.Montante Cultural Center
Philip Metres Contemporary Writers SeriesTuesday April 16, 6:30pm.Grupp Fireside Lounge
Kristin Du MezConversations in Christ and CultureWednesday, April 17. 7:30pmScience Hall Commons

2022-23 Speakers 

Dr. Lauren CormanMultispecies Disposability: Taxonomies of Power in a Global PandemicThursday, Sept. 1. 7:00 PMScience Hall Commons
Dr. Oscar Gil"From Stateless to Citizen"Tuesday, Sept. 13. 6:00 PMBouwhuis Library
Learning Center
JP Brammer¡Hola Papi!Wednesday, Oct. 5. 12:00 PM Bouwhuis Library Learning Center
Marina Carr18th Annual Hassett Reading/Contemporary Writers SeriesThursday, October 6. 7:00 PMMontante Cultural Center
Gregory Boyle Contemporary Writers SeriesThursday, October 20. 7:00 PMMontante Cultural Center
VariousUkrainian Refugees in Poland: A
Conversation with Aid Workers in Warsaw and
Wednesday, Oct. 26. 12:00 PM Bouwhuis Library Learning
Eric GansworthBook Reading: My Good ManThursday, Nov. 3. 7:00 PMGrupp Fireside Lounge
Jess NicholsConversation on the feature film FLEE (film will be screened/streaming in advance of talk)Tuesday, Nov. 15. 12:00 PMBouwhuis Library Learning Center
A Conversation with Director
& Lead Actor of Firebird

Join us for a conversation with Tom Prior and Peeter Rebane, lead actor and director of the film Firebird. 

Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird follows a young soldier who embarks on a clandestine affair with a fighter pilot on an Air Force Base in Soviet occupied Estonia.

Monday Feb 6, 12:00pm (noon)Bouwhuis Library Learning Center