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 Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor is presenting an antique and collectibles appraisal fair on Saturday, April 11th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Local experts can value and discuss your collectibles such as antiques, art, books, jewelry, toys, furniture, and memorabilia, with no weapons or firearms accepted. This event is free and open to the public with parking in the museum lot. More information can be found at (330) 941-1314.
The YSU STEM Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 2:00 - 4:30 pm, in Moser Hall on the YSU campus. Highlights of the event include the Student Research Project Showcase, the BAJA Car Display, and the Concrete Canoe Display. Tours of the new Electron Microscopy Facility, the X-ray Diffraction Lab, and the new Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing are available. This event is free and open to the public. Registration through the STEM Showcase website is encouraged but not required. More details on location and parking are available at stemshowcase.ysustem.com.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is presenting a feature film, Run Boy Run, as the final film in the spring festival on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 PM at Cinemark Tinseltown in Boardman. Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is presenting the documentary film Above and Beyond, on Sunday, May 3rd, at 1:30 PM at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. As the first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the 1948 War, Above and Beyond brings together new interviews as well as aerial footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and Youngstown State University's Center for Judaic & Holocaust Studies presents the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, kicking off with the comedy, Cupcakes, at Encore Cinema Niles on Tuesday, April 28, with a 7:00 PM. It is the story of six friends in Tel Aviv who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone, then are shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition. Tickets available at the JCC Bursar at 330.746.3250, Ext. 195.
The Youngstown State University College of Graduate Studies and Office of Research presents Diversity of Scholarship, on Thursday, March 19, at 6:00 pm, Jones Room in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.A diverse group of presenters will discuss their scholarly activity and the role it has played in their university experience. Faculty mentors will introduce the presenters and provide an overview. Members of the YSU community and the general public are invited to attend. Reservation information is available from Linda Hulburt-Blosser at 330-941-3091.
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.