I am delighted to announce the fall 2015 World on Wednesday (WOW) Lecture Series, featuring faculty and staff from across the campus. WOW lectures bring the world to CSI students and faculty and are designed to teach our community more about the world, culture, politics, and human rights. This term, we’re bringing the world to CSI through the following lectures:


October 7:

“Geography of Shame-A Fictionalized Memoir”

Maryann Feola, English


October 14:

“’Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone’: Recounting My Experience as Volunteer in Peru”

Valeria Belmonti, Modern Languages Media Center


October 21:

“Science Letters and Society (SLS) in Italy: Study Abroad in Florence, Italy”

Gerry Milligan, World Languages and Literatures


October 28:

“El Niño through the Ages”

Athanasios Koutavas, Engineering Science and Physics


November 4:

“Traditional Cradling Practices in Tajikistan”

Lana Karasik, Psychology


November 11:

“The Gift in Transnational Adoption Practice”

Hosu Kim, Sociology


November 18:

“Children’s Literature: A Wide, Wide World or a Small World After All?”

Lara Saguisag, English

Please encourage your students and, of course, your colleagues to attend these terrific lectures on campus.  Each lecture will take place either at the Green Dolphin Lounge or Room 211 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) from 12:20pm to 1:10pm on Wednesdays during the term.

A printable flyer is available online for you to post on your door or forward to others who may be interested.