The Centofanti Symposium at YSU presents "An Evening with Soledad O'Brien: Her Life Stories," on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 pm, with a book signing to follow. O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer. The lecture is free, but tickets are mandatory and limited to four per person. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office, weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hubbard Public Library is presenting an author talk bySeamus McGraw, featuring his most recent book, "Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change", on Thursday, May 14th, at 6:30 pm. The talk is free and open to the public. Find more information and reservations at www.beyond-books.org.
The YSU Peace & Conflicts Studies Program and the YSU Department of Politics & International Relations are sponsoring a talk on the topic How Do Planes Crash? A Discussion of Two Controversial Air Disasters from an Engineering Perspective, in the Jones Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center, on Friday, April 17 at 3:00 pm. Presenting their findings will be Dr. Wieslaw Binienda of Akron University's Civil Engineering Department and Glenn Arthur Jorgenson, an aviation expert at the Technical University of Denmark.The event is free and open to the public.
The Ursuline Center is presenting "From Sarajevo to Syria- the Horror & Hope for Refugees", a free lecture about oppression in war-torn areas, on Saturday, May 2nd, at 10:00 AM, at The Ursuline Center in Canfield. The lecture is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. More information is available at 330-799-4941.
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.