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Schedule of Events - Fall 2014

  • Thursday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m., Richard Sanderson, author and astronomy educator, will speak on the fall night sky. "Dipper Full of Stars." D'Amour Library, Room 319.

  • Thursday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m., Robert Nave will speak on "The Death Penalty in the United States." D'Amour Library, Room 319.

  • Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m., Andrew Lambert, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western New England University will speak on "A Career in Sports Journalism." D'Amour Library, Room 319.

  • Thursday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m., Bet Powers will speak on "TRANS 101: An Introduction to Trans Issues." D'Amour Library, Room 319.

Schedule of Events - Spring 2014

  • Thursday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m., Timothy Alben, Superintendent and Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police, will speak on "The Boston Marathon Bombing Revisited: The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement in Addressing Terrorism." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m., Craig Cullinane, educator and organizer, will speak on "Examining the Prison-Industrial Complex Through a Social Justice Lens." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m., Ranganath Murthy, Associate Professor of Economics at Western New England University, will speak on “Discovering India … Through Indian Food.” D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m., Heather Bish, Special Education Department Supervisor at Chicopee High School and founding member of the Molly Bish Foundation, will speak on "One Family's Journey of Resilience." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m., Sarah Stein, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University, will speak on "Heating Up Cold Cases." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m., the Honorable Michael Ponsor, Senior Judge, Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts, will speak on “The Troubling History of Federal Criminal Law and Recent Hopeful Developments.” D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2013

  • Thursday, February 7 at 4:00 p.m., Reza Baraheni, exiled Iranian novelist, poet, critic, and political activist, will speak on “A Review of Contemporary Persian Literature with Emphasis on Poetry.” Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, room 200.

  • Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m., Jason Seacat, Associate Professor of Psychology at Western New England University, and Adam Daniels, Orthodontist and Owner of Connecticut Valley Orthodontics, will speak on "Voluntourism Experiences in Guatemala: Opportunities for Doing Good and Traveling the World." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m., Laura Hansen, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western New England University will speak on “Tip of the Iceberg: Slippery Slope from Sanctioned Art to Defacing Graffiti and Organized Youth Gangs in Reykjavik, Iceland." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 7 at 4;00 p.m., a panel comprised of Ashley Membrino, winner of the 2013 Social Sciences Student Paper Competition, Alexander Rosas, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Law and Society, Jason Seacat, Associate Professor of Psychology, and William Ryan Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, all of Western New England University, will speak on "HIV/AIDS from a Human Rights Perspective." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m., Bart Lipkens, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University, will speak on "An Introduction to Acoustics and its Potential as a Filtration Tool." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m., Jennifer Denbow, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New England, will speak on "Informed Consent Laws: Autonomy, Surveillance, and Reproductive Rights." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, September 19 at 4:00 p.m., Laura Hansen, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western New England University, will speak on "Eating the Elephant: Neighborhood Self-efficacy in Reducing Youth Violence in a Cash-Strapped Economy." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m., Bahadir Akcam, Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems at Western New England University, will speak on "Adopting a New Strategy Against Organized Crime Through Organizational Identity Change." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 17 at 4:00 p.m., Albert DiChiara, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Hartford, will speak on "Locked Out: Communities Face the Aftermath of Mass Incarceration." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m.,Ann Marie Mires, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Anna Maria College, will present a lecture titled "The Science of Forensic Anthropology: From Molly Bish to Whitey Bulger." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 21 at 4:00 p.m., Thomas Foley, retired Massachusetts State Police Colonel, will present a lecture titled "Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2012

  • Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m., a panel comprised of Marty Dobrow, Associate Professor of Communications at Springfield College and James Masteralexis, Assistant Professor of Business Law at Western New England University, will speak on "Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m., Anthony Scaramucci, Managing Partner at SkyBridge Capital, "fund of funds" manager, hedge fund visionary, and frequent CNBC commentator, will speak on "America: An Empire at its Crossroads -- America’s Geopolitical Position in the Coming Decade." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m., Jackie Lageson, Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will speak on “Is the Deck Stacked Against Reentry?: How to Beat the Recidivism Odds --Restorative Justice as the Ace in the Hole.” D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, February 28 at 12:30 p.m. Michael Henderson, Director of Regional Coordination and System Planning at ISO-New England, will speak on "Planning the Regional Electric Power System for Electric Vehicles." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m., Michaela Simpson, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sustainability Program at Western New England University, will speak on "Why Sustainability Matters." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m., Douglas Battema, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Western New England University, will speak on "The Impact It Has On Other Lives': Jackie Robinson and American Identity." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m., David Overfelt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rochester Institute of Technology, will speak on "Planning for Possibility: Imagining the Future of an Ordinary City." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m., William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western New England University, will speak on "Walter White, Identity Chemist." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 p.m., Heather Salazar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western New England University, will speak on "Moral Dilemmas from the 1st and 3rd Person Perspectives." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m., Frank Gallo, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University, will speak on "From Preservice Training to Psychological Treatment: Establishing A Continuity of Mental Health Care for Police Officers and Other Uniformed Service Professionals." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m., Gregory Hanley, Professor of Psychology and Director of the of the Behavioral Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University, will speak on "Towards an Understanding of the Differences between Behavior Modification and Applied Behavior Analysis." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2011

  • Thursday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m., Marc Dawson, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Western New England University, will speak on "South Africa's Contested Commemoration and National Identity: Reflections on the Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. Jason Seacat, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Western New England University, will speak on "Curbside Recycling: Research, Theory, and Public Policy." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m.. Robert Romer, Professor Emeritus at Amherst College, will speak on "Colonial-Era Slavery in the Connecticut Valley." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Dr. Kemal Sahin, Professor of International Human Rights Law from Istanbul, Turkey and visiting researcher at the University of New Haven, will speak on "The Impact of Political Change on the Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights -With Regard Especially to the Right to Freedom of Expression." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. Timothy Vercellotti, Associate Professor of Political Science at Western New England University, will speak on "The Thrill of Victory: The Link Between Campaign Activism, Election Outcomes, and Political Efficacy." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m. Steven Northrup, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Michael Rust, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, both of Western New England University, will speak on "Healthcare in Guatemala: Challenges Facing a Developing Nation." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m., Heather Salazar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western New England University, will speak on "Ethics: Om Yes! and Om No!: How Buddhism Can Help Modern Philosophers Answer Whether Ethics is Real." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m., Alexander Rosas, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Law and Society at Western New England University, will speak on "The Republic v. the Other: Muslims and Multiculturalism in Contemporary France." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2010

  • Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m, Stephen Scuderi, Vice-President and Patent Attorney at the Scuderi Group, will speak on "The Next Era in Internal Combustion: The Scuderi Cycle." Rivers Auditorium.

  • Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., Robert Malkin, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, will speak on "Biomedical Engineering and the Developing World." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m., Latoya Bosworth, aka "Brenda's Child," will read from her book of poetry titled "A Piece of My Mind...Poetic Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Diva" in celebration of National Poetry Month. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m., Frank Gallo, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University, will speak on "From Battlefield to Street: Reintegration Challenges and Effective Treatments for Police Combat Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m., Jose A. Rodriquez, Jr., nationally acclaimed radio and television analyst, will speak on "Achieving Professional Success After Graduation in a Difficult Economic Environment." Rivers Auditorium.

  • Tuesday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m., Brittany Decker, senior communication student, will speak on "Reporting from Haiti and Cambodia; A Personal Perspective of Hope and Healing." Bears' Den.

  • Thursday, October 28 at 4;00 p.m., Jeff Schrenzel, Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Western New England University, will speak on "Our Federal Budget: How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m., Susan Thomson, Five College Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Politics and Society in Africa at Hampshire College, will speak on "Rwanda Since the Genocide." Sleith Hall, room 113.

  • Thursday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m., Susan Berry, Professor of Neurobiology at Mount Holyoke College, will speak on "Fixing My Gaze: A Neurobiologist Describes How We Can Retrain our Brain at any Age." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Monday, November 29 at 6;00 p.m., Lia Gladstone, playwright, filmmaker, and poet, will speak on "Afghan Voices." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2009

  • Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m., students in Professor Daniel Mahoney's Poetry Workshop class will do poetry readings of their original works in celebration of National Poetry Month.

  • Thursday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m., Chris Lotspeich, founder and Principal of Second Hill Group, will speak on "Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Innovation: Stories from the Cutting Edge." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m., Allen Baer, Principal of the Solar Quest Education Foundation, will speak on "Renewable Energy in the Galapagos Islands: The Role of the Engineer in Policy Development." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m., Donald Williams, Professor of Political Science at Western New England University, will speak on "The Republic of Turkey: National Identity, Islam, and Democratization." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m., Jason Seacat, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Western New England University, will speak on "Social Stigma and Health Behavior." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m., Josie Brown-Rose, Associate Professor of English at Western New England University, will speak on "Critical Nostalgia and Caribbean Migration." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2008

  • Thursday, March 27 at 4;00 p.m., James Laird, Professor of Psychology at Clark University, will speak on "Feelings: The Perception of Self." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thusday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. Don Williams, Professor of Political Science at Western New England University, will speak on "Islam, the State, and Public Space in France." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, April 22 at 12:45 p.m., Donald Rapp, retired chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, will speak on "Human Missions to Mars." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m., Donald Rapp, retired chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, will speak on "Climate Change." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m., Movie: "Beyond Belief." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Thursday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m., Denise Kindschi Gosselin, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University, will speak on "Responses to Domestic Violence: Family Law and NGO initiatives in China." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m., Javier Corrales, Associate Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, will speak on "Venezuela's Foreign Policy: Hard, Soft, and "Social" Power." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 30 at 12:30 p.m., Movie: "Uncounted: The New Math of Presidential Elections." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Thursday, November 6 at 4;00 p.m., Bruce Clemens, Assistant Professor of Management at Western New England University, will speak on "Global Sustainability Management in Guatemala." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m., Jean-Marie Higiro, Associate Professor of Communication at Western New England University, will speak on "Colonial Photographs from Rwanda." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m., a panel comprised of Western New England University political science faculty will speak on "Interpreting the Results of the 2008 Election." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events - 2007

  • Tuesday, February 27 at 12:45 p.m., Kevin Didden, President, CEO, and Founder of CiDRA, will speak on "Disruptive Technology & Creating New Ventures." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m., Loren Cass, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of the Holy Cross, will speak on "The Failures of European and American Climate Policy: Where Do We Go from Here?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m., Edward Wesp, Assistant Professor of English, will speak on "Studying Video Games: Alienation and Online Worlds." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Bahman Bakhtiari, Director of Research and Academic Programming for the William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce at the University of Maine, will speak on "The Civil War in Iraq: Impact on Regional Security and Domestic Politics of Neighboring States." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m., Charles Fish, former Chair of the Department of English at Western New England University, will speak about his new book titled "In the Land of the Wild Onion: Travels Along Vermont's Winooski River. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m., "An Afternoon of Poetry: Poetry Readings by Western New England University Faculty." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 26 at 3:45 p.m., faculty discussion of the book titled "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" by Chris Hedges. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m., Marc Dawson, History Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Western New England University, will speak on "Darfur: A Recent Crisis With a Long Past." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m., Mark Hambley, Ambassador of the United States, retired, will speak on "The US and the Middle East Quagmire: Where Are We Now and What Can We Do?". D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 p.m., Eric Gouvin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the Western New England University School of Law, will speak on "Law and the Great Beyond: What Happens When the Law Encounters Ghosts and Other Phenomena from Beyond the Grave."

  • Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m., Curt Hamakawa, Assistant Professor of Business at Western New England University, will speak on "Beijing 2008: China's First Olympic Games." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 25 at 4:00 p.m., Kate Moran, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, will speak on "A North Pole Adventure: Discovering the Arctic's Past Climate." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m., Russell Denver, President of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, will speak on "Building a Local Economy." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events for 2006

  • Wednesday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m., Emmett Barcalow, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Communication and Humanities, will speak on "Terrorism, Interrogation, and Torture." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, March 21 at 12:45 p.m., Jack Popp, Vice President of Engineering and Joe Kessler, Senior Project Engineer and Ergonomics Specialist, both of Hasbro Games in East Longmeadow, MA, will speak on "Safety and Ergonomic Process at Hasbro Games." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m., Robert Spector, Professor of History at Worcester State College, will speak on "The Significance of the Holocaust in Human History." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m., faculty discussion of the book titled "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m., "An Afternoon of Poetry: Poetry Readings by Western New England University Faculty." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m., John Anzalotti, Professor of History at Western New England University, will speak on "Iraq: Another Vietnam?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m., Aimee Munnings, Director of the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, will speak on "Urban Entrepreneurship: A Community Economic Opportunity for Renewal and Revitalization." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m., Nessim Watson, Assistant Professor of Communication at Westfield State College, will speak on "Action Movie Arabs and the War on Terrorism: When Hollywood Writes Our Foreign Policy." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m., Kenneth Chandler, Vice President of Operations for Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation, will speak on "Adopting Toyota's Production Model in a Dynamic Manufacturing Environment." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m., Meri Clark, Assistant Professor of History at Western New England University, will speak on "War Takes: Colombian Conflicts and Everyday Life." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events for 2005

  • Tuesday, February 15 at 12:30 p.m., Matthew A. Panciera, Environmental Engineer at Tighe & Bond, Inc., will speak on "How Genetic Engineering Affects our Environment: Case Studies in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Wednesday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m., L. Mara Dodge, Assistant Professor of History at Westfield State College, will speak on "Women's Crimes/Women's Prisons." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m., Kristin Murphy, Partner at Rader, Fishman & Grauer and Adjunct Professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center, will speak on "Legal Issues for the Engineer - A Primer on Patent Law and Product Liability Issues." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m., Yuhe Xia, Visiting Fulbright Lecturer at Western New England University, will speak on "Confucianism and Everyday Life in China Today." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m., Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, will speak on "The US Economy in 2005: The Looming Crisis." Downes Hall of Fame Room, Alumni Healthful Living Center.

  • Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m., "An Afternoon of Poetry: Poetry Readings by Western New England University Faculty." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m., Joel Spiro, Retired Foreign Service Officer and Lecturer, will speak on "Why is International Trade Policy So Controversial? A Look at the World Trade Organization's Doha Development Round, NAFTA and CAFTA." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m., Mark Anderson, Journalist and Freelance Writer, will speak on "The Year of Living Conspicuously: How 12 Months in the Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, Inspired 12 Works of Shakespeare." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m., Judy Cezeaux, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Western New England University, will speak on "Bionics and Beyond." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m., Jeff Zimbalist, Documentary Film Director, will speak on "Favela Rising." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, November 15 at 12:45 p.m., Jeff Schechtman, Project Manager and Professional Associate with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, will speak on "The Many Hats of the Consulting Engineer." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

Schedule of Events for 2004

  • Wednesday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m., Daniel Covell, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, and Sharianne Walker, Associate Professor of Sport Management, both of the Western New England University College of Business, will speak on "Brand, Baylor and the BCS: Is Division I Collegiate Athletics Violating the Public Trust?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m., William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, will speak about his book titled "Khrushchev: The Man and His Era." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m., John McClymer, Professor of History at Assumption College, will speak on "The Demotic Impulse in the Arts During the 1920s and 1930s." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m., "An Afternoon of Poetry: Poetry Readings by Western New England University Faculty." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m., Richard Luxton, Professor of Sociology at Western New England University, will speak on "Jaguar Mouths & Serpent Mysteries: Exploring the Mayan World." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m., Ken Furst, President of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, will speak on "Taiwan-Can It Stay Free?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m., a panel comprised of a Republican delegate, a Democratic delegate, and a political consultant will speak on "Powerful Political Perspectives - The Race for President." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Tuesday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m., Dr. Walter M. Presz, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University, will speak on "Engineering and Life-Long Learning." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

  • Thursday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m., a panel of local television and newspaper reporters will speak on "A Reporters Life: In Print And On The Air." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m., Thomas Carty, Assistant Professor of History at Springfield College, will speak on "Analyzing the Presidential Election: Religion's Impact on the Results." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thusday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m., Bradford Garton, Professor of Music and Director of Columbia University's Computer Music Center, will speak on "Making Music = Math + Computers + Composing." Sleith Hall Auditorium.

Schedule of Events for 2003

  • Wednesday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m., Richard Cole, Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law, will speak on "Law and Human Fulfillment in Contemporary America: A New Approach to the Process of Deciding the Financing for Professional Sports Stadiums." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m., Larry Hott, Emmy award winning documentary film producer, will speak on "The Revolution will be Televised: Changing Minds Ten Million at a Time." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m., Ellen Kaplan, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Smith College, will speak on "Under the Gun: Making Theatre in Israel during the Intifada." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m., Ambassador Ove Juul Joergensen of Denmark, European Union Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, will speak on "Old Europe or New Europe? - Or a United Europe?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Mwelwa Musambachime, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations, will speak on "The Role of the United Nations in Conflict Resolution in Africa." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m., Bruce Miller, Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law, will speak on "A Sturdy Rogue, an Idle Vagabond." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m., Attorney Robert Meeropol will speak on "Capital Conspiracy: The New Face of the Death Penalty After 9/11." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m., Pulitzer-prize winning author Tracy Kidder will discuss his new book titled "Mountains Beyond Mountains." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m., Iranian novelist Shahrnush Parsipur will speak on "The Geographical Situation of Iran and Its Influence on the Lives of Iranian Women." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m., Western New England University School of Law Professor Jennifer Levi will speak on "Protecting Gay and Lesbian Families: The Case for Marriage." D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events for 2002

  • Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m., Michael Klare, the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies will speak on "Iraq: Time Bomb?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m., William Ferris, Professor of Management, Thomas Vogel, Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance, and Frank Sullivan, Adjunct Professor of Finance, will speak on "The Collapse of Confidence in American Business: What should we do about it?" D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m., David Taylor, freelance writer and author of the book titled "Hunting 'Sang: An Odyssey From Appalachia to Guangzhou," Dawn Chipman, freelance writer, co-author of the book titled "Cool Women: The Thinking Girl's Guide to the Hippest Women in History," and Senior Editor of the Disney publication FamilyFun, and Michael Keezing, a freelance writer whose fiction, criticism, and translation has appeared in such publications as the Review of Contemporary Fiction(forthcoming), American Book Review, and Subaru, will speak on "Freelance Writing for Magazines and More." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m., Program of readings by Western New England University student poets. D'Amour Library, room 319.

Athenaeum Arts Series

Schedule of Events - Fall 2014

  • Monday, September 29 at 12:45 p.m., Japanese Tea Ceremony, demonstrated by Yuko Eguchi. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Tuesday, October 21 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert featuring Ted Levine and John Mason. D'Amour Library, Room 319.

  • Thursday, November 6 at 12:45 p.m., Performance/Lecture: "Love is an Open Door: Frozen and the Science of the Feels" featuring Emily Nagoski. D'Amour Library, Room 319.

  • Tuesday, December 2 at 12:45 p.m., Perfomance: Improv I Class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - Spring 2014

  • Thursday, January 30 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, February 27 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 4 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, April 15 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - 2013

  • Tuesday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Advanced Improvisational Comedy class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Tuesday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m., Performance: Playwriting class staged reading. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Tuesday, December 3 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv Comedy I class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - 2012

  • Thursday, February 2 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, October 18 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, December 4 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv Comedy I class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - 2011

  • Thursday, February 17 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 31 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 28 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv Comedy I class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Thursday, October 20 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, December 8 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv Comedy I class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Tuesday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Playwriting for Social Change class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - 2010

  • Thursday, January 28 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Thursday, February 18 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, February 25 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m., Performance: Faculty Recital. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, April 29 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv II class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Thursday, October 7 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Thursday, October 14 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Lunchtime Concert. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, December 9 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv I class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - 2009

  • Thursday, February 12 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m., Guest Artist Concert: Gail Rundlett, folksinger and guitarist. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 23 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improvisational Comedy Level 1 class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Thursday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m. Student Recital: Final semester performance by Western New England University vocal and instrumental students. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Tuesday, October 20 at 12:45 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks, D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Thursday, December 3 at 12:45 p.m., Performance" Improvisational Comedy class. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

Schedule of Events - 2008

  • Friday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Madeinusa." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "The Bothersome Man." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Mother of Mine." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: John Cavicchia and Morning Star Chenven, vocals; Ted Levine, jazz reeds; Richard Matteson, piano; Brooks Williams, guitar; and guest performers. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m., Student Recital: Final semester performance by Western New England University vocal and instrumental students. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Viva Cuba." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Thursday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, Clarke Reading Room.

  • Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "The Island." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: "Music of the World." D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "The Way I Spent the End of the World." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Fraulein." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

Schedule of Events for 2007

  • Friday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Monster Thursday." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: John Cavicchia, Ted Levine, and guests. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, February 22 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, Parents' Lounge.

  • Friday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.. Movie: "Who's Camus Anyway?" D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: Deerfield Wind Quintet with Kirsten Lipkens. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m., Performance: Improvisational Comedy Level II class. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Be With Me." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Men at Work." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: Brooks Williams. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Something Like Happiness." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.

  • Thursday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "A Simple Curve." D'Amour Library, Mass Mutual Room.

  • Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "The Great Match." D'Amour Library, MassMutual Room.,

  • Thursday, December 6 at 12:30 p.m., Student Recital: Final semester performances by Western New England University vocal and instrumental students. D'Amour Library, room 319.

Schedule of Events for 2006

  • Friday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: "Voyages" with John Cavicchia, Quattrovoci, and guests. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Hawaii, Oslo." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Friday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: "Herstory/History" with Moonlight & Morning Star. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m., Dramatic scenes from David Mamet'sOleanna, Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, and other plays. Presented by the Acting II Class. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "The Forest for the Trees." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m., Faculty Recital: Ted Levine, jazz reeds, and friends. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Thursday, May 4 at 11:30 a.m., Dramatic scenes from from Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabbler and from David Mamet's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Aaltra." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m., Movie" "Day Break." Sleith 100.

  • Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "Familia." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m., Staged Reading of "Ice Cream" by Sophia Savage and "The Loved Ones" by Hilary Goldberg. D'Amour Library, room 319.

  • Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m., Movie: "A Peck on the Cheek." D'Amour Library, room 219.

  • Friday, November 30 at 12:30 p.m., Performance: Improv on the Rocks. Parents' Lounge, D'Amour Library.