Dwight Marvin Library
Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Spring 2016
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Photographs by Ashley Mosher

Bricks, digital photograph, 2015
Rain, digital photograph, 2015
Kite, digital photograph, 2015
Sheets, digital photograph, 2015

Ashley Mosher graduated from Hudson Valley Community College and the State University of New York at Purchase with a Fine Arts degree concentrating in photography. She focuses on object or the absence of object in a meditation on light and shadows, corresponding to thoughts and emotions. She resides in Honolulu.

Curing Violence Together
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

"Cure Violence" is an innovative program that addresses urban violence by treating it like a disease and stopping its spread. Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, a local social service organization, first implemented the program in Albany and expanded it to Troy in 2014. In honor of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s tradition of non-violence, David Elliott, director of the Troy program, discusses the history of the Cure Violence program model, its origins and its local implementation of "Leaders Leading Troy's Youth." Elliott outlines the model's goals to reduce shootings and homicides.

Give or Get Lost
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Zac Halloran, CEO and founder of Twill, discusses his passion for giving back through social entrepreneurship. Twill sells 100% organic cotton blankets, and for each blanket purchased, another is set aside for a child in need. When his brother, a Hudson Valley Community College graduate, became suddenly ill, Zac was inspired to start a company that cares. Halloran describes the entrepreneurial life and how to get an idea off the ground.

Building the Future with Virtual Reality Software
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Owen Bush and Dennis Adamo, founders of daydream.io, a virtual reality software company in Troy, describe the constantly changing landscape of digital media. Bush and Adamo stress the importance of being aware of and responding to the next wave of changes in order to survive and flourish in this fast-paced digital economy.

Everything is Energy: A Look at Healing Touch Energy Therapy
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Join Sue Van Hook, a biologist and Healing Touch certified practitioner, in the exploration of the energy centers, circuits and fields of the human body. Learn how to maintain balance to promote the body's relaxation response and to reap a range of benefits from stress reduction to stimulation of the immune system. Attendees will be taught Self-Chakra Connection for home care, using the breath and the mind for personal wellness.

Hudson River Issues: Threats and Opportunities
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

The Hudson River provides natural beauty, recreational opportunities and important ecological services. Despite its wonderful assets, the river still faces serious threats from PCBs, the impacts of power plants, industrial discharges and toxic chemicals. Manna Jo Greene, director of Environmental Action of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will trace the progress as well as the obstacles and challenges still facing this important national treasure.

The Music of the Oppressed and the Oppressor During the Nazi Holocaust
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Music played powerful roles during the Nazi Holocaust. For the Nazis, music served to enhance their anti-Semitic propaganda and extreme nationalism. In contrast, for the Jews, music was a form of passive protest that gave them hope and strength. In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dr. Roselle Chartock, noted educator and distinguished local scholar, will discuss these opposing experiences of music.

In Appreciation

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Office of Communications and Marketing
Print Shop
Viking Video Technologies

Committee Members

Sushmita Chatterji
Bonnie Cook
Anne Dearing
Brenda Hazard
Cynthia Koman
James LaBate
G.G. Roberts
Robert Matthews
Patricia Watt


Penny Hill
Susan Hogan

For information call (518) 629-7336.
If you have a disability and require any reasonable accommodations or an interpreter,
please contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at (518) 629-7154 or TDD (518) 629-7596.

Mission Statement
The mission of Voices: A Library Lecture Series is to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at Hudson Valley Community College by presenting speakers on timely and enduring issues and freely sharing these lectures and discussions with the community.

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