Great Minds / Great Ideas Lecture Series

Great Minds / Great Ideas
In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College is pleased to announce the sixteenth season of its Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas."

The 2019-2020 series features noted faculty members from Cazenovia College.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. with ample time for questions and conversation following each lecture.

The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Patricia Stacy Healey, class of 1962, and Helen Stacy.

Spring Lectures:

The Evolution of Type from Gutenberg to the Internet
presented by Allyn Stewart, professor, visual communications

Allyn Stewart
Professor Allyn Stewart
A typeface can influence how we read, understand and engage with text. This lecture will explore the cultural and political history of type from the printed page to the computer screen. We will begin in the fifteenth century with the invention of Johannes Guttenberg’s printing press and his use of Gothic scripts. Using classic typographic concepts of form and structure, we will look at visual differences, such as those between Max Muller’s 20th century Helvetica and Giambattista Bodoni’s 18th century Bodoni. We will end with an examination of how typefaces have adapted in the twenty-first century to changing technologies, exploring uses in digital formats such as electronic publications, websites and mobile devices.

Cazenovia Library: Postponed
Manlius Library: Postponed
The Rise and Fall of the Association for Childhood Education International Since 1892
presented by Jessica Essary, associate professor, education

Jessica Essary
Assistant Professor Jessica Essary
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) began in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on July 15 of 1892. It would be called by many names until 1946, but team-oriented words such as council, union, and association were always paramount within the title and grassroot efforts. The Association actively supported civil rights, maintained prominent publications in the field, and battled funding issues to survive and thrive for over a century. Among its membership were leading experts in the field supporting children’s needs from birth to late adolescence. Programs during the many heights of the association included active world conference activities, headquarters office ownership, international teacher sponsorships, academic awards recognition, united nations representation, an interactive museum, archives, and exhibition space in Washington, D.C. As of late, the association is referred to as Childhood Education International (CEI). Few aspects of CEI today resemble the institutional culture of the past. A decrease in members, lack of investments, reduction in international conference activity, removal of programs (e.g. Presents Council, Leadership ACEI, affiliation with accreditation programs, town hall meetings, annual international conferences), starkly contrast grassroots efforts that previously existed. This presentation will detail an ACEI timeline from 1892 to present, and share recommendations for managing international philanthropic associations with a headquarters in America.

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