The Africana Studies Program and the McDonough Museum of Art are presenting photographer Dawoud Bey as YSU's African American History Month Keynote Speaker. Bey's exhibit at the McDonough Picturing People features 50 images representing the evolution of Bey’s work over three decades.The lecture is on Thursday, February 12, at 5:30 pm in the McDonough Museum galleries in Youngstown. More information on the lecture can be found at mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu.
The YSU Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the YSU Center for Islamic Studies, the YSU James Dale Ethics Center, the YSU Department of Political Science and and International Relations, and the YSU Program on Peace and Conflict Studies present a lecture by Graham E. Fuller, who worked 20 years as a CIA operations officer, and later was a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Mr Fuller's lecture is entitled Isis and the Challenge to Leadership in the Middle East.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society welcomes Charles Darling to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center for a free lecture entitled The Civil War in Song, on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm. Darling is an Emeritus Professor of History at YSU. He is the author of two books on folk music, including Messages of Dissent, Struggle Songs in American history which highlights some Civil War era music. Darling has been a member of the Youngstown Torch Club since 1970s, and he hosts Folk Festival on WYSU.
Youngstown State University’s Department of Art presents a lecture by sculptor Michael Jones McKean, on Monday, November 3, 5:30 pm, in the McDonough Museum of Art’s Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries presents author Alex Kershaw, at the Notre Dame Education Center, on Auburn Road, in Chardon,on Saturday, November 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, sharing his stories about the heroism and sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents a lecture by Dr. Guy Capuzzo, on Friday, October 10, at 4:00 pm in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus. Dr. Capuzzo’s lecture is titled, “‘In my music it is always the still, small voice that wins out:’ On The Endings of Elliott Carter’s Compositions.” The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Dana Research Society, a student organization promoting student research in music.
YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication presents Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer, David Hume Kennerly on Friday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. in an opening reception at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. Photos from Kennerly’s latest work, “On the iPhone” will be on exhibit.
The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table presents Eugene Schmiel, author and retired professor of history, speaking on Jacob Dolson Cox: Civil War Warrior from Warren, on Monday, October 13, at 6:30 PM, at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman. reservation information is available at 330.726.7603 and mahoningvalleycwrt.com.
The Youngstown Science Expo sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm in room 3022 at Ward Beecher Hall, on the campus of YSU. The event will feature a keynote speaker from the Ohio Academy of Science discussing careers in science, science demonstrations, and information about the new Buckeye Fair which will provide high school students in the area with access to compete for the first time in the Intel Science and Engineering Fair, a prestigious national science fair for high school students.