The Professional Development Center, in collaboration with Reed Library, is pleased to introduce "Lunch with The New York Times." This monthly current events discussion, facilitated by faculty experts from across campus, promises to provide engaging and thought-provoking conversations on an eclectic range of topics in the news.
Lunch is provided, and all SUNY Fredonia students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Brief articles will be provided to participants the week prior to the discussion. Reserve your seat today!
Get free online access to The New York Times by visiting nytimes.com/passes. Register using your @fredonia.edu email address.
February Discussion: Discrimination, Civil Rights, and the Sochi Olympics
Facilitated by Dr. John Staples, History, and Dr. Bill Boerner, Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
About the facilitators: Dr. Staples earned his doctorate from the University of Toronto. He is currently an Associate Professor in SUNY Fredonia's Department of History. His research focuses on the roles that ethno-cultural communities on the peripheral regions of Russia and the Soviet Union played in determining their own paths of development, and the strategies they cultivated to defend their cultures and communities from the state.
Dr. Boerner earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University. As Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Boerner collaborates with faculty, staff and students to build consensus on diversity-related efforts, and develops programs that promote recruitment, retention and equitable treatment of a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
An Olympics in the Shadow of a War Zone: http://nyti.ms/1fOO8IR
Bomb Attacks in Russia Echo Threats by Chechen Insurgents: Two terrorist attacks in Volgograd have sowed widespread fear across the country, and the attention of Russian security services has turned to the insurgent leader, Doku Umarov. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/world/europe/russia-blasts-raise-olympic-fears.html?smid=pl-share
Gays in Russia Find No Haven, Despite Support From the West: Despite the breathtaking wealth and vibrant culture in its metropolises, Russia remains a country where discrimination and violence against gay people are widely tolerated. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/world/europe/gays-in-russia-find-no-haven-despite-support-from-the-west.html?smid=pl-share
On Holding Hands and Fake Marriage: Stories of Being Gay in Russia: To better understand what it is like to identify as L.G.B.T. in a country that officially discourages openness, The Times asked readers to share their stories. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/world/europe/stories-of-being-gay-in-russia.html?smid=pl-share
Life Under Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Ban: There have been only a few prosecutions, but the anti-homosexual law has begun to bite in other ways. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/opinion/life-under-russias-gay-propaganda-ban.html?smid=pl-share
Latitude: Views from Around the World: Latitude offers incisive commentary on issues of local and international concern – dispatches on the most significant and intriguing issues, interpreted for a global audience. Author Masha Gessen writes a regular opinion piece Latitude, and is a powerful voice standing for political rights in Russia. Her blog posts can be found at: http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/author/masha-gessen/
March Discussion: A Look at the College Affordability Crisis
Facilitated by Dr. Terry Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
About the facilitator: Dr. Brown earned her doctorate in English from the University of Florida. Throughout her career, she has made numerous academic and administrative contributions in higher education, with experience in areas such as accreditation, assessment, recruitment and retention, shared governance, organizational restructuring, community engagement, diversity initiatives, and international partnerships. She currently oversees the Academic Affairs division at SUNY Fredonia.
April Discussion: Pollution Prevention and the Protection of Clean Water
Facilitated by Dr. Sam Mason, Chemistry
About the facilitator: Dr. Mason earned her doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science scholar. She is currently an Associate Professor at SUNY Fredonia in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research interests are focused upon plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems. In addition to her primary academic role she serves as the coordinator of the Environmental Sciences program.
The New York Times would like to invite SUNY Fredonia faculty to join Mark Condor, Education Account Manager, The New York Times, for a workshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
SUNY Fredonia students currently have access to The New York Times, both digitally and in print, including the full digital archive.
For Students: Accessing The New York Times
For Faculty: Using The New York Times in Your Classes
If you plan to incorporate The New York Times into your courses, please send a copy of your syllabus showing The New York Times as required reading, along with your contact information, to email@example.com. As part of your participation, you will receive a complimentary print or digital subscription for the duration of your course! (Note: if you are requiring students to read online, you will receive a complimentary digital subscription. If you are requiring students to read The Times in print, your complimentary print subscription can be a Monday -- Friday subscription to the paper, and includes free digital access.)
About The New York Times Readership Program:
"The Times engages students every day by letting them make connections between what they study in their coursework and the events, issues and trends playing out across the pages of The Times. Educators across the country use The times as the highest-quality source of news and analysis. With its variety of style and content, The Times can enhance a host of disciplines."