Area of Focus 2012-2014: Cities
"Urban Educational Reform"
Dr. Stefan Pryor
Connecticut Commissioner of Education
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
With a history of leadership - as the former deputy mayor for economic development in Newark, N.J., and the president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 - Dr. Pryor took the state's educational helm in 2011. At Fairfield, he'll outline the problems facing Connecticut city schools and map his proposed road to success.
The Crossing the BLVD project
Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer of EarSay
Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m.
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room
As immigration policy is hotly debated around the country in terms of national and cultural security, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America presents the very human stories of why immigrants and refugees have migrated to the U.S. and what their experiences have been since they came here pre- and post-9/11. These artists will discuss their book, traveling exhibition, audio CD and multimedia performance with photographs, sounds and stories and how this cross-platform project uses the tools of contemporary art to create a multimedia experience reflecting the changing face of America.
Crossing the BLVD includes several related projects, including "Globalization: Preventing the Sameness of the World."
Winner Brendan Gill Prize: 2004
"...riveting stories about a new wave of immigrants to America..." – The New York Times
Crossing the BLVD boldy carries the tradition of oral history into the 21st Century. Electrifying!" - Eve Ensler, author The Vagina Monologues
"Opening Your Eyes to This Place"
Judith Dupré, curator, bestselling author
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Bellarmine Hall, reception to follow
Dupré's illustrated lecture will examine the ways a thoughtfully designed building, street, or city can foster interaction, create a sense of community, and invite contact with the transcendent. Join us as we consider a broad range of structures and discuss beauty, architecture, and God.
* Lecture in conjunction with Art History program and the Bellarmine Museum of Art