Kurt Kollar of the Ohio EPA's Emergency Response Program, is giving a talk on The illegal dumping of oil and gas drilling waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River, as part of a free series on various aspects of energy including shale gas development, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice of Bennett & Williams Environmental Consultants, is giving a talk onA-L-E-C and the Oil & Gas Industry v. Source Water Protection & Home Rule in Ohio: How we got to where we are and what we can do about it, as part of a free series on various aspects of energy including shale gas development, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.
James Randi, magician, escape artist and the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, visits Youngstown State University on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall. An Honest Liar, a documentary of Randi’s life, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The YSU James Dale Ethics Center is presenting Staughton Lynd, speaking on the nationwide movement to unionize adjuct faculty. This talk/discusion is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, at the Coffelt/Puggsley Room, in the Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Lynd is a historian, author, veteran of the civil rights and antiwar movements, as well as a labor and prisoner rights lawyer.
The Arab American Cultural & Educational Center is presenting a lecture by Palestinian journalist and author Hani Al Masri, on Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 pm, at the Arab American Cultural & Educational Center, 15 Belgrade Avenue, off Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. Al-Masri is Director General of Masarat, the Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Rick Shale, author and retired YSU English Professor, in a Bites & Bits of History talk: Hollywood's Golden Age, on Thursday, March 19, at noon, in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. Information available at 330-743-2589.
The YSU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures present Emmy Award winner and Youngstown native Chris Rutushin, hosting a screening of his movie Fine-Tune, followed by a question and answer session, in room 132 DeBartolo Hall on the YSU Campus on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 pm .Originally released in 2008, the film was inspired by Rutushin's memories and images of Italian American family life in the 1970s. The screening is free and open to the public.
YSU Women’s and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring Throwing Stones at the Glass Ceiling: An Evening with Jen Ralston. Ralston, who has worked on feature films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Primary Colors and television shows like The Wire, will speak at YSU’s McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall on March 19th, at 7:00 pm for a YSU Women’s History Month event. She will discuss the challenges she has faced with writing, directing, producing, and gaining recognition in the entertainment industry.
Nationally renowned leader, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, environmental justice advocate, and author, Lois Gibbs will be the keynote speaker at a Frackfree Mahoning Valley town hall-style meeting on Friday, March 13, at 7:00 pm, at the The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, at 1105 Elm Street, in Youngstown. Gibbs is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, a national nonprofit that empowers people to build healthy communities.