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 with 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. Permission is not necessary for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca at 718.982.3405 if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes in length and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 12:20pm and 3:35pm, and on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm.

In the fall, the Saturday 10:10am lectures are held in the Williamson Theatre, but due to space limitations, we unfortunately cannot accommodate additional classes.

The Lecture Series schedule for the Week of May 9, 2016 is as follows:

Wednesday, May 11:

-12:20pm PM: “Economic Inequality: Concepts and Potential Consequences,” presented by Paul Burdett

“Inequality” is not necessarily “bad,” but the magnitude and rate of change (especially since 1990) is dramatic, resulting in recent social unrest and exposure to the issues involved (e.g., the Occupy Movement).  This lecture will trace the major economic theories, from Smith to Picketty, recording economic inequality.

Paul Burdett have been a Professor at CSI for 30+ years. He has a PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a Vietnam veteran, U.S. Army.

Thursday, May 12:

-8:00am, 10:00am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm:

“Core Students Speak Out On Core 100!”

Student representatives from each of the Core sections take the stage to share with the Core faculty and the program’s coordinator, what works and what doesn’t and how the program can be improved. The discussion will be moderated by Donna Scimeca, Coordinator of the Core 100 Program.