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Amit Taneja
Taneja Receives Peace Studies Award

Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center, has been honored with a Peace Studies award from The Central New York Peace Studies Board and Peace Studies Conference Committee.  He received the award at the organization’s 23rd annual conference on Nov. 12 in Syracuse.  More ...

Minnie Bruce Pratt
Syracuse University Professor, Author to Give Reading

Minnie Bruce Pratt, professor of women’s & gender studies and writing & rhetoric at Syracuse University, will read from her book Inside the Money Machine, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The reading is sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Paula Moya
Eight Conversations About Race

“Race is not a thing that we have or we are, but rather race is an action that we do.  It is a system of processes that all of us are involved in on a daily basis,” explained Professor Paula Moya of Stanford University on Nov. 10.  Moya’s  Eight Conversations About Race lecture was sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center and the Diversity & Social Justice Project.  More ...

Cynthia Mondesir '95, center, talks with the audience after her lecture.
Cynthia Mondesir '95 Describes Journey From Hamilton to Alaska

Cynthia Mondesir '75, a pediatrician in Bethel, Alaska, returned to the Hill on Oct. 24 to describe the life journey that took her from Brooklyn to Haiti to Hamilton and finally Alaska.  More ...

Iain Haley Pollock
Poet Iain Haley Pollock to Conduct Workshop, Read From His Work

Prize-winning poet Iain Haley Pollock will conduct a workshop and read from his work on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Hamilton.  The workshop "Too Black": The Intersection of Identity, Politics and Creativity in Contemporary Poetry" will take place at 4 p.m. in the Days-Massolo Center. Pollock's reading will begin at 8 p.m. in Dwight Lounge. Both events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Kenyon Farrow
Kenyon Farrow to Deliver Coming Out Month Address

Kenyon Farrow, former executive director of Queers for Economic Justice, will deliver the Coming Out Month keynote address titled “Is Gay the New Black?” on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
"Racial Grammar" is Focus of Duke Professor's Talk

Race can come into play at any moment, as Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva was reminded during his stint at Weight Watchers. A formula that determined he should lose 50 pounds, dropping his weight to 185 pounds, shocked him. At a height over six feet, with a fair amount of muscle, how could that amount of loss be necessary? “The scale made an assessment about my ideal weight based on presumably universal data,” Bonilla-Silva noted, but the data is not really universal—it is white.  More ...

Diversity in U.S. Armed Forces is Topic of Lecture

Diversity in the United States Armed Forces has always been a contentious issue; debates about the inclusion of women and ethnic minorities have been raging since the Revolutionary War. Two officers in the U.S. Military, Col. Maritza Ryan of the U.S. Army and Col. James Durant of the U.S. Air Force, participated in a panel discussion on Sept. 26 in the Days-Massolo Center, discussing the evolution of diversity in the history of the military.  More ...

U.S. Army Col. Maritza Ryan and U.S. Air Force Col. James M. Durant III
Panel to Discuss Diversity in the U.S. Military

U.S. Army Col. Maritza Ryan and U.S. Air Force Col. James M. Durant III will be members of a panel discussing “The Evolution of Diversity: Race and Gender in the U.S. Military” on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Days-Massolo Center. They will be joined by Maynard-Knox Professor of Government Frank Anechiarico ’71 and Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin. Sponsored by the Chief Diversity Officer and the Office of the President, the event is free and open to the public.  More ...

“Islamophobia”: Lessons from a Former U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain

“'Islamophobia'” is an irrational fear and hostility toward Islam and Muslims,” explained James “Yusuf” Yee, once a U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay Prison, who spoke at Hamilton on Sept. 20.  And, it is rampant in the U.S.  More ...

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