College of Arts & Sciences Guest Speakers

2023-24 Speakers

Speaker Topic When Where
Noël Alumit Book Launch of On Noel: Music Heard in Hi-Fi and Other Stories Monday, September 25. 5:30pm Bouwhuis Library Learning Center
Dennis Vacco, Former NYS Attorney General Canisius Observance of Constitution Day Tuesday, September 26. 6:00pm Grupp Fireside Lounge
Wild Hope: Documentary Screening and Discussion Documentary screening plus panel discussion and Q&A Wednesday, October 4, 5:30pm.  Science Hall Commons
Talk with the Curators behind the Exhibit Families at the Mexican/U.S. Border: Fleeing, Waiting, and Hoping Monday, October 16. 12:00pm Bouwhuis Library Learning Center
Clint Smith Contemporary Writers Series Tuesday, October 17. 7:00pm Montante Cultural Center
Jeffery Bilbro The Liberating Arts: Why We Need Liberal Arts Education Thursday, November 2. 3:00 pm Science Hall Commons
Vincent O'Neill "Joyicity" (Hassett Reading) Tuesday, November 14. 7:00pm Montante Cultural Center
Kristin Du Mez Conversations in Christ and Culture Wednesday, April 17. 7:30pm Science Hall Commons

2022-23 Speakers

Speaker Topic When Where
Dr. Lauren Corman Multispecies Disposability: Taxonomies of Power in a Global Pandemic Thursday, Sept. 1. 7:00 PM Science Hall Commons
Dr. Oscar Gil "From Stateless to Citizen" Tuesday, Sept. 13. 6:00 PM Bouwhuis Library
Learning Center
JP Brammer ¡Hola Papi! Wednesday, Oct. 5. 12:00 PM  Bouwhuis Library Learning Center
Marina Carr 18th Annual Hassett Reading/Contemporary Writers Series Thursday, October 6. 7:00 PM Montante Cultural Center
Gregory Boyle  Contemporary Writers Series Thursday, October 20. 7:00 PM Montante Cultural Center
Various Ukrainian Refugees in Poland: A
Conversation with Aid Workers in Warsaw and
Wednesday, Oct. 26. 12:00 PM  Bouwhuis Library Learning
Eric Gansworth Book Reading: My Good Man Thursday, Nov. 3. 7:00 PM Grupp Fireside Lounge
Jess Nichols Conversation on the feature film FLEE (film will be screened/streaming in advance of talk) Tuesday, Nov. 15. 12:00 PM Bouwhuis Library Learning Center
A Conversation with Director
& Lead Actor of Firebird

Join us for a conversation with Tom Prior and Peeter Rebane, lead actor and director of the film Firebird. 

Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird follows a young soldier who embarks on a clandestine affair with a fighter pilot on an Air Force Base in Soviet occupied Estonia.

Monday Feb 6, 12:00pm (noon) Bouwhuis Library Learning Center