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 lectures. No permission is necessary for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The weekday lectures are 50 minutes 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 10:10am in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 8:

-1:25pm: “The Role of African American Soldiers in the Civil War” presented by Arthur Cacace

This lecture will discuss the African American soldier experience in the War between the States, their particular contributions to both North and South, and the impact that these men had on the outcome of the War.

Arthur Cacace earned his Master of Science degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from the College of Staten Island.  Prof. Cacace has taught history in the NYC public school system and has been an Adjunct Professor for Core 100 at CSI since 2008.

-3:35pm: “America’s First Original Sin – Slavery” presented by Vincent De Paolo

This lecture will explore how slavery had been an institution throughout the world since Biblical times. Slavery as an institution was practiced differently all over the world. In Europe or in the Middle East you could be enslaved for owing a debt or be forced to sell family members into slavery to pay off a debt. Slavery, as the world knew it, changed at the dawn of the 16th Century with the transatlantic slave trade lasting to the latter portion of the 19th Century.

Vincent De Paolo is new to the Core 100 faculty for the fall semester. He previously was an Adjunct Instructor at Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus in the History Department teaching introductory world history survey courses. He received his BA in History and MS in Social Science with a concentration in History and Advanced Graduate Certificate in United Nation Studies at Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus.

 

Thursday, Oct. 9:

-9:05am: “Racial Segregation in the U.S. Military” presented by Niles French

This lecture explores the history of segregation in the United States by 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: “The Role of African American Soldiers in the Civil War” presented by Arthur Cacace

This lecture will discuss the African American soldier experience in the War between the States, their particular contributions to both North and South, and the impact that these men had on the outcome of the War.

Arthur Cacace earned his Master of Science degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from the College of Staten Island.  Prof. Cacace has taught history in the NYC public school system and has been an Adjunct Professor for Core 100 at CSI since 2008.

-5:30pm:  “An Overview of the Bill of Rights” presented by Edward Manganel

This lecture will define the differences between civil liberties and civil rights while also showing the importance of freedom of the expression provisions of the 1st Amendment in a democracy.

Edward Manganel graduated from Marist College (BA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (MA). He is currently the Chair of Social Studies at Monsignor Farrell HS and teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History and Advanced Placement American and Comparative Government.  He has taught at CSI for 20 years and has been teaching Core 100 for ten years.

-6:30 PM: “Slavery: The Peculiar Institution” presented by Donna Scimeca [created by Annette Marks-Ellis]

This lecture is an audiovisual interactive look at the origins of slavery and its legacies. Members of the audience will view the captive process that was conducted in Africa, the Middle Passage to the New World, the auction block experience, and plantation life. An overview of the legacies of slavery will be addressed and discussed.

Donna Scimeca earned her MA in History from the College of Staten Island. She is also the Coordinator of the Core Program.

 

Saturday, Oct. 11:

10:10am: “Slavery: The Peculiar Institution” presented by Annette Marks-Ellis

This lecture is an audiovisual interactive look at the origins of slavery and its legacies. Members of the audience will view the captive process that was conducted in Africa, the Middle Passage to the New World, the auction block experience, and plantation life. An overview of the legacies of slavery will be addressed and discussed.

Annette Marks-Ellis earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Columbia University. She has been at CSI and teaching Core 100 since 1999. She has published several articles on African American history, women’s issues, and Caribbean culture.