This Week in Core 100

The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions in groups of about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests (no permission needed) and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the weekday lectures. (There is no space available in the Lecture Hall where Saturday sections meet for their group lecture.)  Permission is not needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca at 718.982.3405 if you plan to bring a class.

The weekday lectures are 50 minutes in length and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 1:25pm and 3:35pm; on Thursdays at 9:05am, 11:15am, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:30am in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall.

Schedule of Lectures for the week of March 31, 2014

Wednesday, Apr. 2:  
1:25pm Lecture:  “The Birmingham Campaign of 1963,” presented by Arthur Cacace, will discuss the role that this pivotal campaign played in leading to the adoption and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In particular, it will stress the heroic actions of the marchers and how the news coverage of the event forced the U.S. and the World to witness the evils of segregation.

Arthur Cacace earned his MS degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from the College of Staten Island. He has taught history in the NYC Public School System and has been an Adjunct Professor for Core 100 at CSI since 2008.

3:35pm Lecture: “The Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1865: The Role of American Youth in the Struggle for Social and Political Justice,” will be presented by Calvin Holder.

Calvin Holder is a member of long standing of the History Department at the College of Staten Island.

Thursday, Apr. 3:
9:05am Lecture:  “Racial Segregation in the U.S. Military,” presented by Niles French, explores the history of segregation in the United States through examining the experiences of African American soldiers and the legal changes that our nation has faced in the military.

Niles French, earned his MA degree in History from the College of Staten Island. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching in both the Core and American Studies programs at CSI, and is also the head of development at the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

11:15am Lecture: “The Birmingham Campaign of 1963,” presented by Arthur Cacace, will discuss the role that this pivotal campaign played in leading to the adoption and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In particular, it will stress the heroic actions of the marchers and how the news coverage of the event forced the U.S. and the World to witness the evils of segregation.

Arthur Cacace earned his MS degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from the College of Staten Island. He has taught history in the NYC Public School System and has been an Adjunct Professor for Core 100 at CSI since 2008.

5:30pm and 6:30pm Lectures: “Reconstruction,” presented by Anthony Casella, will discuss the period in U.S. history (1865–1877) that followed the U.S. Civil War, during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy, and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that had seceded at or before the outbreak of war.

Anthony Casella earned both his BA and MS degrees from St. John’s University. In addition, Mr. Casella earned a Sixth-Year Professional Certificate in Supervision and Administration from CSI/CUNY. Professor Casella has been a member of the Core faculty since 2009.

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