Anthropology Department News
St. John Fisher College will celebrate National Philosophy Day on Thursday, November 21, but this time, organizers have added a digital twist. This year, the program will revolve around Digital Philosophy, with speakers from Fisher along with several area colleges. All sessions will be held in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
Justin Tubiolo, Adjunct Instructor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology, presented a paper at the 2013 New York State Archaeological Association Conference in Watertown on April 27.
The 5th Annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, and will feature keynote speaker, Dr. A. Peter Castro, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., and will be in the Golisano Gateway.
Justin Tubiolo, Adjunct Instructor of Archaeology, recently served as a guest speaker at a Rochester Rotary Club luncheon on November 30.
St. John Fisher College has added several new faculty members for the 2012-13 academic year across a variety of disciplines.
Dr. John Rhoades, Professor and Chair of the St. John Fisher College Department of Anthropology, will attend his last Commencement this year, as he will retire after 36 years of teaching at Fisher.
On Thursday, February 16, the St. John Fisher College Anthropology Department will host the College’s annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology. This year’s guest lecturer is Dr. Chris Reiber, MPH, Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
There are no Anthropology events scheduled at this time. Please check back for further updates.
Mon., February 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM
This presentation will be led by Dr. Louisa Schein, an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies at Rutgers University, and Bee Vang, the Hmong male lead in the film Gran Torino and now a student at Brown University. The presenters will engage audience members in a discussion of the significance of films to larger social processes as they relate to Asian Americans.
The forum is intended for participants who have recently viewed the film Gran Torino and have an interest in media and society. A pre-screening of the film will take place on Friday, February 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Mainstage. In addition, a DVD copy of Gran Torino has been placed on reserve in the library for students to view at their convenience.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology Department, and Women & Gender Studies.
Thu., February 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Featuring guest speaker Dr. A. Peter Castro, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University
What can anthropologists contribute to urgent issues that are global, regional, and national in scope, such as climate change, poverty, hunger, and conflict? Dr. Castro's presentation explores their substantial contributions, as well as constraints and obstacles that exist regarding their participation in policy interventions. It will draw on his experience as an applied anthropologist with the United Nations, the Near East Foundation, and other organizations during the past three decades. The presentation will also include observations from his recent work in Darfur, as well as other examples from applied research in East Africa and from Bangladesh.
Refreshments following the lecture. The public is welcome, free parking available in lots A/B, handicapped accessible.
For further information, contact John Rhoades (585) 385-8211.