Lecture

Frackfree Mahoning Valley Town Hall meeting

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.

YSU Lecture: Chris Herren

YSU’s Campus Recreation and Athletics Departments, and the Mahoning Valley Hospitals Foundation, are sponsoring a talk by former Boston Celtic’s guard, author, motivational speaker, and sobriety advocate Chis Herren, Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in YSU'sBeeghly Center.  The event is free and open to the public.  Herren will  discuss his personal struggle with substance abuse during his career, the effects addiction can have on a person and their loved ones, and how he began his road to recovery. 

Shipka Speakers Series: "The Culture of Distraction: Why the Young Need to Fight It"

The Shipka Speakers Series of the YSU Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is presenting a lecture by Susan Jacoby: “The Culture of Distraction: Why the Young Need to Fight It,” based on her best-selling book The Age of American Unreason.  The lecture will be presented on Tuesday, March 24th, 12:30 p.m., in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. This event is free and open to the public.

YSU Lecture by Dr. Okakaopio Dokotum

As part of YSU's African American History Month program, Dr. OkakaOpio Dokotum, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and associate professor of Literature and Film at Kyambogo University in Uganda, is presenting a lecture on Debunking the Myth of Africa, the Dark Continent, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus.

YSU Lecture: Black Women and Their Hair

As part of YSU's African American history Month program, Monica-Beasley Martin, a Youngstown resident and author of Bald is Beautiful, is presenting a lecture on her book and the importance of hair care for African American women, on Friday, February 6, at 6:30 pm in the Kilcawley Center Gallery on YSU's campus. A book signing will follow the lecture.

The McDonough Museum of Art Reception and Lecture for Visiting Artists

Kelly Phelps, associate professor and chair of Art at Xavier University, and Kyle Phelps, an associate professor at University of Dayton, are presenting a joint lecture and discussion on their ceramic, sculpture, and media artwork on Wednesday, February 4, at 6:30 pm, at the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown. This is a free event. 

YSU Science Lecture: Bioprocess Earth

Dr. Yuri Gorby, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will speak on Bioprocess Earth, 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 22, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.

YSU Science Lecture: Cellulosic Biofuels

Dr. Lee Lynd, of the Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth University will speak on Cellulosic Biofuels, 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 15, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.

 

YSU Science Lecture: The Science of Wind Power

Dr. Larysa Dyrszka, of the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, is giving a talk on The Science of Wind Power, 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 8, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.

YSU Science Lecture: The Science of Wind Power

Dr. Stephen Rose, of The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, is giving a talk on The Science of Wind Power, 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 18, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.

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