Dwight Marvin Library
Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Brochure
Fall 2015 Voices: A Library Lecture Series Brochure
Artwork: by Ryan Parr

Flag on Puzzle, 2012
Oil on canvas
43" x 26"
Sunflowers Remix I, 2013
Oil on canvas
43" x 26"
El Guggen Remix, 2008
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
Ryan Parr received a BA from the University of Iowa in 2000 and an MFA from the University at Albany in 2005. He was the Collections Production Coordinator at the University at Albany Art Museum and currently teaches at Hudson Valley Community College. He participates in exhibitions around the Capital Region.

Dangers of Drug Use
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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Debra L. Person is the founder and executive director of Exodus 3 Ministries, Inc. (E3M) in Syracuse, a not-for-profit, faith-based organization that provides spiritual counseling, emotional support and other services to women and families. Person endured molestation and rape growing up, eventually turning to drugs as a means of coping with the pain and trauma. As a result, she was a drug addict for many years before she turned her life around and began helping others. In addition to sharing her life story, Person warns her listeners about the dangers and long-term consequences of drug use.

Mass Incarceration and the Movement for Change
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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Dr. Alice Green, executive director and founder of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany, describes mass incarceration in America, its history and impact, and the growing movement to change this phenomenon. The Center for Law and Justice seeks the fair and just treatment of all people throughout the civil and criminal justice systems and works to reduce reliance upon incarceration. Dr. Green's appearance is co-sponsored by the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle programming series.

From Convict to Conviction: A Grassroots Vision for Criminal Justice Reform in America
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
11-11:50 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

This event has been cancelled.

Glenn E. Martin, president and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, explores the growth of mass incarceration, mass supervision and mass criminalization in the United States, as well as his organization's vision to achieve meaningful and long-lasting criminal justice reform.

Implications of Nanotechnology on Human and Environmental Health
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

The rapid growth and projected acceleration of nanotechnology create urgency in understanding, predicting and managing the potential health risks associated with exposure to nanomaterials. Dr. Sara Brenner, a preventive medicine and public health physician at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Colleges of Nanoscale Science& Engineering (CNSE), speaks about the safety implications of engineered nanomaterials.

White Nose Syndrome: The Darkest of Nights for North American Bats
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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Alan Hicks, retired bat biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, tells the story of White Nose Syndrome. Detected in the Capital Region in 2006, the disease has killed millions of bats across an everwidening portion of the continent and has driven some bat species to the edge of extinction. Hicks also describes similar human-induced catastrophes that are now threatening the natural world.

Putting Together The Pieces of Body Modification: A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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This panel discussion addresses the psychological aspects, legal implications and health risks of body piercing and tattooing. John R. Ostwald, associate professor at Hudson Valley Community College, will explain how perceptions about one's body can either fortify or erode a person's self-esteem, emotional wellness and ability to develop relationships. Veronica Barber, a third-year student at Albany Law School, will report on the lack of regulation of discrimination on physical appearance and share her own experiences. Rosemary N. Ostwald, senior sanitarian at the NYS Department of Health, will present the public health risks associated with body art. William P. Kent, Hudson Valley Community College student, will be the moderator.

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Print Shop
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Committee Members

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

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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