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The Art of the News: Illustrating Ideas The Art of the News: Illustrating Ideas
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The Art of the News: Illustrating Ideas
Imagine opening your favorite newspaper or magazine. What typically draws your attention first? Is it the text? Or is it the imagery? Very often it’s the imagery — photography, information graphics, ...
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Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York
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Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York
From the 18th century onwards, dramatic numbers of Irish citizens emigrated to the U.S., often to escape religious persecution and economic hardship. They left the comfort and support of family, frien ...
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“A Place for Our Crowd”: Spatial Politics of Hip Hop in New York City, 1973–1977 “A Place for Our Crowd”: Spatial Politics of Hip Hop in New York City, 1973–1977
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“A Place for Our Crowd”: Spatial Politics of Hip Hop in New York City, 1973–1977
Before hip hop moved to dance clubs (and ultimately to record companies) it was practiced, produced, and consumed in public spaces, often stages for alternative markets in informal economies. Cast aga ...
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More Than Just Baseball Players: Dominican Migration to New York State, 1613–Present More Than Just Baseball Players: Dominican Migration to New York State, 1613–Present
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More Than Just Baseball Players: Dominican Migration to New York State, 1613–Present
There are over one million Dominicans in the United States. Most are concentrated in New York State, particularly the New York Tri-state area. Today Dominicans are part of the American social fabric f ...
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Black History Through Poetry Black History Through Poetry
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Black History Through Poetry
“Black History Through Poetry” is a lively lecture on 20th century black history through poetry. Scholar Erika Gault performs portions of her award-winning slam poems regarding seldom discussed moment ...
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An Impossibility in an Impossible Universe: What Science Fiction Teaches Us About Being Human An Impossibility in an Impossible Universe: What Science Fiction Teaches Us About Being Human
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An Impossibility in an Impossible Universe: What Science Fiction Teaches Us About Being Human
What does it mean to be human? Ray Bradbury once said, “We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” Does that make us miracles? Or monsters? What is it that makes a being human? The creature i ...
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Food for Thought Food for Thought
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Food for Thought
Modern American cuisine borrows from and mixes up foods and food traditions from all over the world. We value eating local, but don’t let that dictate our menus. We’ll sit in northern New York and hap ...
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The Storyteller Kimmy Schmidt: A Look at Contemporary Television The Storyteller Kimmy Schmidt: A Look at Contemporary Television
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The Storyteller Kimmy Schmidt: A Look at Contemporary Television
In this presentation, Ria Banerjee considers Tina Fey’s recent Netflix series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 1: 2015). Kimmy Schmidt appeared amidst a huge publicity blitz in early 2015 and receiv ...
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Women's Suffrage 2017 Centennial
A milestone for the state and a transformative moment in American democracy