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 with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The 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 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:10am.

The focus of the Core Lecture Series, this semester, will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Oct. 16, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 18:

-1:25pm and 3:35pm: “The U.S, Iran, and Foreign Policy,” presented by Robert Grosso

This lecture will explore U.S diplomatic efforts, discussing how the government operates on a global scale. Of particular note will be an examination of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (U.S/Iran nuclear deal) of 2015 as a primary example of U.S foreign policy, and the growing presence of the U.S. in a globalized world.

Robert Grosso has been teaching with the Core program since 2014, and has lectured on numerous topics in history, civics, and economics for the program’s lecture series. He also teaches at Union County College in New Jersey, primarily teaching the history of Western civilization.

Thursday, Oct. 19:

-8:00am and 10:10am: “Gun Control” presented by Edward Manganel

Once again, in the wake of the horror in Las Vegas, Americans consider the gun control issue. What are the problems, what are the laws, and what can be done to prevent such tragedies? Do we blame the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, our fumbling politicians on the right and left, or should we blame ourselves?

Edward Manganel received his BA from Marist College and his MA from University of Colorado. He is a former chair of Social Studies Department and AP U.S. History teacher at Monsignor Farrell HS. He has also taught at CSI for 25 years and Core 100 for ten years.

-4:40pm and 6:30pm: “Jim Crow Past and Present,” presented by Patrice Buffaloe

The lecture is based on the research of author Michelle Alexander, a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, a civil rights advocate, and writer, best known for her 2010 book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” The lecture will examine the similarities and differences between the Jim Crow laws of the late 1800s through 1950s and the “New Crow.”

Patrice Buffaloe is a proud graduate of the College of Staten Island. In 2003 she earned her MA in Liberal Arts and 2005 her MS in Adolescent Education. Professor Buffaloe holds New York State certification teaching licenses in Special Education, Grades 7–12; Social Studies, Grades 7–12; and Elementary Education, Grades 1–6. She has had the pleasure of teaching EDS 201 and EDD 602 the Social Historical Foundation of Education to pre-service teachers with a focus on urban education and the effect of social, economic, and political conditions on the public education system. However, Professor Buffaloe is most proud of the work she does do with the students in the Core 100 classes.

Saturday, Oct. 21:

-10:10am: “Jim Crow Past and Present,” presented by Patrice Buffaloe

The lecture is based on the research of author Michelle Alexander, a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, a civil rights advocate, and writer, best known for her 2010 book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” The lecture will examine the similarities and differences between the Jim Crow laws of the late 1800s through 1950s and the “New Crow.”

Patrice Buffaloe is a proud graduate of the College of Staten Island. In 2003 she earned her MA in Liberal Arts and 2005 her MS in Adolescent Education. Professor Buffaloe holds New York State certification teaching licenses in Special Education, Grades 7–12; Social Studies, Grades 7–12; and Elementary Education, Grades 1–6. She has had the pleasure of teaching EDS 201 and EDD 602 the Social Historical Foundation of Education to pre-service teachers with a focus on urban education and the effect of social, economic, and political conditions on the public education system. However, Professor Buffaloe is most proud of the work she does do with the students in the Core 100 classes.