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Liberal Arts & Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series

The 2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series will focus on the theme of POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION. The series offers monthly, informal talks by Fredonia faculty members and guest speakers. A brief discussion follow each 20-minute presentation. Food is available from 11.30am until conclusion of event.

Brown Bag talks are free and open to all campus and community members. Classes are also welcome. Lectures are held in the Williams Center, Room S204ABC, and run from noon to 1 p.m. Food is available from 11.30am until 1pm. 

This year's series is directed by Drs. Mike Aiello, Criminal Justice deparment; Jack Croxton, Psychology; Mike Dunham, Physics; Scott Medler, Biology; Roslin Smith, Communication and Ivani Vassoler-Froelich, Politics and International Affairs.

The series gratefully acknowledges the support of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dr. Joseph A Karafa, and FSA funding for our refreshments.

We also thank the Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation for additional financial support.

Wherever your interests may lie, there's a Brown Bag for YOU.


Topics for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 - Theme: Negative and Positive Effects of Globalization

  • October 2nd 2019 - Music from around the Globe. Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt and African Drumming, Music department. Opening remarks by Dr. Ivani Vassoler-Froelich 

  • November 6th 2019 - Slaves in the Family - Dr Ed Ball, Williams Visiting Professor,  Opening remarks by Associate Professor  Ros Smith. Support for this iniative is from the Williams Visiting Professorship in the Fredonia College Foundation.

  • December 4th 2019 - International Education. Naomi Baldwin/international student panel. Opening remarks by Dr. Jack Croxton 

  • March 4th 2020 - Climate Change - Mr Bill McKibben.  Author of Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on Earth. Opening remarks by Ivani Vassoler-Froelich 

    • April 8th 2020 - NOTE: this is 2nd wednesday of month  - Invasive Species. Dr. Jonathon Titus , Biology Deparment. Opening remarks by Dr. Scott Medler

  • May 6th 2020 - Border Patrol– speaker TBA. Opening remarks by Dr. Mike Aeillo 

View these events in the Campus Events Calendar


Theme for Fall 2020/Spring 2021:

       The Health of the Nation                  

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