Our next luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 12th, will be a discussion about this summer’s Honors course, which will be travelling to St. Petersburg, Russia. Join Prof. Cwilich and Prof. Zypman, who will be running the Frontier’s of Science course, and Dr. Val Vinokur, Professor of Literary Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at the New School, who will be teaching the INTC course on Russian Literature, to learn all about the planned summer course.
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Wednesday, February 26th, the Honors Program had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Micheal Rockland, professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. Prof. Rockland spoke to the students about his road to academia, and how he developed his interest in Sarmiento, a great Argentinian leader from the middle of the 19th century. Prof. Rockland served as a cultural attache as part of the U.S. Diplomatic Service early on in his career, and held students rapt with his discussion of what Sarmiento means to Argentina and how his works highlight the cultural blind spot of the US to Latin America.
If you have not had a chance to listen to the lecture, check out the link below.
This past Saturday night (3/1), at 8 PM, the Honors Program went to a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening’s performance featured an All-Star quartet representing three generations, including 2012 NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette on drums, serial poll-winner Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone, 2011 “Best New Artist” GRAMMY® Award winner Esperanza Spalding on bass, and Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese. 2014 GRAMMY® Award nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant opened the show, and was a real crowd favorite. We have multiple cultural events going on each semester, stay tuned for our next show or concert coming up!
Prof. Doherty spoke to us about the topic of his most recent book, “Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939″. His talk explored the challenge of Hollywood in this era to find its place in the conflict of WWII, and the challenge to those who decided to take a stand. Listen to this fascinating talk on the culture of Hollywood and the role of film and filmmakers in society if you could not attend, by checking out the video below.
Please join us for this week’s luncheon at 12 PM in the Honors Lounge, featuring Dr. Michael Aaron Rockland, professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. He will speak on the topic of “Sarmiento and the United States”. This is the first of two lectures on the topic of The United States and New York through the eyes of 19th Century Hispanic Writers. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine intellectual, educator, writer, statesman, and the seventh president of Argentina, elected in absentia while he was serving as the Ambassador the United States from 1865-1868. Come hear a discussion about a view of the United States after the Civil War from the outside, and his connections to the intelligencia of the day including Horace Mann, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Barnard, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others.
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We’ve all been there. We write an email quickly and saw a typo just after it went out. Laurie Davis spoke to the Honors Program as part of out luncheon series about how to minimize gaffes like these, part of the larger rubric of “Professionalism”. Whether it is with a professor, a potential employer, or someone you happened to bump in to, by following the tips described in the video, you’ll be sure to communicate appropriately and professionally. In doing so, you can ensure they will judge your qualifications, not your mistakes.
Next week,we have the pleasure of welcoming Professor Thomas Doherty, professor of American Studies at Brandeis University. Prof. Doherty will speak to us about the topic of his most recent book, “Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939″. His talk will explore the challenge of Hollywood in this era to find its place in the conflict of WWII, and the challenge to those who decided to take a stand. Come for what is sure to be a fascinating talk on the culture of Hollywood and the role of film and filmmakers in society.
Pizza will be served, please RSVP to YCHonors@yu.edu.
This week’s luncheon will be a talk with Laurie Davis, of the Career Development Center at YU, about planning your career. The discussion will include a number of practical tips for how to find leads and internships, and how to best prepare yourself for your target profession. Come by for the ever useful advice of how to maximize your chances at landing your dream job.
Pizza will be served, please RSVP to YCHonors@yu.edu
For those of you who were unable to attend the showing of “Hannah Arendt” last week, you will find a link to the Q&A discussion following the film below. The students and faculty in attendance asked several excellent questions, from the choice of the media of film and the use of the original court footage to the dialogue between Hannah and her detractors.
Next Wednesday, February 5th, our first luncheon of the semester will be devoted especially to third year students (though all Honors students are of course welcome).We will focus on how you should start planning for your last year on campus, the opportunities it potentially presents for your future career plans,various special programs which might be available for you, how you might wish to spend your extra time, and the role that an Honors thesis could play in all of this.
Please join Dr. Cwilich and Dr. Gellens at 12:15 p.m. in the Honors Lounge for a discussion about how to get started with your planning for next year, and what you should be doingnow and throughout this semester in preparation for your fourth year on campus. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your plans.