In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College is pleased to announce the ninth season of its Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas." The 2012-2013 series features noted faculty members from Cazenovia College who will discuss the lives and work of important thinkers who opened doors of opportunity for the human spirit.
All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Ample time for questions and conversation follow each lecture.
The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Doris Webster, class of 1946.
At the Cazenovia Public Library on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
At The Manlius Library on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
"Buckminster Fuller: Spaceship Earth and the Synergy of More for Less," presented by Grace Fisher, Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Richard Buckminster ("Bucky") Fuller is perhaps most widely known for his creative architectural genius and the development of the geodesic dome. As a 20th Century architectural visionary and inventor, his life and works were meticulously self-documented in an extensive collection of notes, sketches, and publications. Fuller dedicated his life to solving global issues of housing, energy and ecological destruction all in an effort toward "making the world work for all humanity." As a forerunner of the principles behind ecologically sensitive design, Fuller touted his theories of "more for less" long before sustainability became the tenet of our time. This glimpse into the life of R. Buckminster Fuller will reveal his principles for leading a synergistic life on this, our "Spaceship Earth."
Grace Fisher holds a master of fine arts degree in interior architecture and design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has been a member of the Cazenovia College faculty since 2007. During her professional career, she has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) exam. Currently, she is licensed to practice as a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in New York State. Grace has been very active in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and previously served on the Board of Directors for the New York Upstate Canada East Chapter as professional development director.
At The Manlius Library on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
At the Cazenovia Public Library on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
"Horace Mann: The Forefather of Our American Schools," presented by Dr. Erica Miller, Assistant Professor, Education
Many education historians consider Horace Mann, the 19th century school reformer, to be the forefather of our American schools. The tales of his travels from school to school by horseback are legendary. The information he collected while on his travels is invaluable. This lecture will explore how Mann emerged from a childhood of poverty to become an educational leader whose work has left an indelible mark on our educational system.
Dr. Miller started teaching at Cazenovia College in 2011. She previously served as a special education teacher, an early childhood teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal. Dr. Miller's research primarily focuses on inclusive education and resiliency theory. She is particularly interested in the role that the arts play in promoting inclusive educational environments for students with disabilities.
At The Manlius Library on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.
At the Cazenovia Public Library on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.
"George H.W. Bush: How could a president have won a war and lost a reelection?" presented by Dr. John Robert Greene, Paul J. Schupf Professor, History and Humanities
Historian John Robert Greene finds the first President Bush a "positive moderate" whose accomplishments are often underrated. Greene sets Bush's presidency in the context of the Reagan years and reviews not only foreign policy successes such as the war with Iraq and improved relations with Russia, but also key domestic issues: economic recession, the much maligned "Read My Lips" tax hike, Clarence Thomas's controversial Supreme Court appointment, and the enactment of bills that protected the environment and improved the lives of disabled Americans.
John Robert Greene, Dr. John Robert Greene, Paul J. Schupf professor of history and communications, is the author of The Presidency of George Bush, and other books on history and political figures.
At the Cazenovia Public Library on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.
At The Manlius Library on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.
"Paula Scher and Typography: Creating the Voice of Design," presented by Andrea Hempstead, Visiting Instructor, Visual Communications
Typography is the study and creation of letterforms, used to give a voice to visual communications. Many graphic designers consider Paula Scher to be a pioneer and advocate in the continuing evolution of typography.
From album covers to identities and from posters to environmental signage, Paula Scher has redefined and pushed the boundaries of visual communication. She has not only created many voices for design through her unique style but she has also given a voice to women designers.
Andrea Hempstead received a master's degree in business administration from Le Moyne College and a bachelor of science degree in graphic design from North Carolina State University College of Design. She has taught at Cazenovia College since 2009. Her previous professional experience includes more than ten years in advertising design, web design and user experience design.