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. Please note, Saturday lectures meet in the smaller lecture hall and have limited space.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre, except for the Saturday lecture, which meets in 1P-119. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 11:15am; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; 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 Thursday 4:40pm lecture will be playing “Corelandia” this semester.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of May 7, 2018:

Wednesday, May 9:

-11:15am: “April 2018 Unemployment: A Historic Figure,” presented by Deborah De Simone

This lecture will explore the recently released April 2018 unemployment figures and why the historic 3.9% rate is a big deal. Additionally, the lecture will discuss “the Fed” and how it is involved, as well as what this means for you.

Deborah DeSimone is an Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education at CSI. She has been on the CSI faculty since 1993 and was a member of the cadre of professors who designed and first implemented Core 100. Her specialty areas are social studies education and U.S. history. Professor DeSimone’s undergraduate degree is from Brown University and her graduate degrees are from Columbia University Teachers’ College.

Thursday, May 10:

All Lectures: “Core Students Speak Out On Core 100!”

To mark the end of the Spring 2018 semester, student representatives from each of the Core sections take the stage to share with the Core faculty and the program’s coordinator, what worked and what didn’t this semester, and offer suggestions on how the program can be improved.

The discussion will be moderated by Donna Scimeca, Coordinator of the Core 100 Program.