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Opening ceremony for three-day conference celebrating the life and wisdom of Anne Frank. Remarks by Drew Kahn, director of the Anne Frank Project, chair and professor of theater; Aaron Podolefsky, president of Buffalo State College; and Pedro Caban, vice provost of diversity, SUNY. [more…]
Students from the Buffalo State writing program read from their creative works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. [more…]
Students from the Buffalo State writing program read from their creative works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Professor Liu Yan from Capital Normal University in Beijing lectures on "Chinese Painting: The Figure in Transition." [more…]
In this podcast, Lin Xia Jiang, professor, Fine Arts Department, discusses his research project “Chasing Chinese Folk Art.” Jiang and Richard J. Ross, associate professor, Design Department, traveled to four regions in China which reflect [more…]
In this podcast, Alan M. Delmerico, research analyst, Center for Health and Social Research, discusses his research project "Differences in Access to Primary Care Among a Sample of Suicide Cases and Controls in Rural China." [more…]
In this podcast, Kenneth Dauber, professor of American literature at the University at Buffalo, presents “Sentiment, Skepticism, and Community in Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. [more…]
In this podcast, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright/screenwriter Marsha Norman, whose credits include the play 'Night, Mother, the musicals The Secret Garden and The Color Purple, and teleplays for Law and Order: Criminal Intent, conducts a workshop and informal forum.
This discussion focuses on Grammy nominated vocalist Mark Murphy's two recorded tributes to the leader of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac. Discussion facilitated by Chuck Mancuso, professor, Music Department.
George Hole, Fine Arts Department chair, former Philosophy and Humanities Department chair, and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, reads poems as part of Just Buffalo Literary Center's Gray Hair Reading Series. [More.] [more…]
Poet, children's author, and activist Lucille Clifton came to Buffalo State for a special reading and book signing. This event was sponsored by the English Department, the School of Arts and Humanities, the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, and the Graduate School.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center and Buffalo State hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 5, 2008, marking the completion of construction of the Burchfield Penney's new $33 million museum. [more…]
This podcast contains the second half of legendary poet, writer, and activist Ishmael Reed's performance and reading at Buffalo State College.
Poet, writer, activist, and legendary literary figure, Ishmael Reed delivers a performance and reading.
Musical performance by Gregory Paul. Reading hosted by Lisa Forrest. Podcast recorded and hosted by Dennis Reed.
Douglas Manson tells us how his roommate from Romania has been enlisted as a gastrological ally in the War on Terror; and then, Barbara Cole, assuming her “Foxy Moron” persona, addresses the age-old debate: “Who’s cuter—Scott Baio or Jimmy Walker?” [more…]
Dr. Susan Leist, professor and Writing Program director, English Department, holds a steady mirror to the Male Gaze, detours through France and Appomattox, and does her best to scatter her mother’s ashes in the appropriate direction. Music in this podcast is from local funky folksters Brian Wheat. [more…]
Poetry reading featuring Susan Leist, professor and writing program director, English Department, musical guest Brian Wheat. [more…]
Special musical guest Dee Adams performs. [more…]
Reading featuring David Landrey and Gabriel Andrews, with special musical guest Dee Adams. [more…]
Rooftop Poetry Club reading featuring Nikki Carroll and Kimberly Davis. [more…]
Music by Nick Angelo and Jeffrey Dirr. [more…]
Summary: Ryki Zuckerman sates her avocado lust—with a little help from her friends; and Carol Townsend eats pies for science in this delectable June 27, 2007 edition of the Rooftop Poetry Club podcast. Music by Nick Angelo and Jeffrey Dirr. [more…]
Summary: Local poet Mark Lloyd projects images of singing and smoking film-noir damsels, and retired Buffalo school teacher Michael Tritto explodes the myth of good touch vs. bad touch in this June 20, 2007 edition of the Rooftop Poetry Club podcast. Audio is incomplete due to technical difficulties; sincere apologies to these poets. [more…]
Summary: Reading featuring Elm Leaves faculty adviser Johanna Fisher, lecturer, English Department, and Matt Thompson. In this podcast, Fisher weighs in on whether poems are journeys, dreams, or dances; and poet Matt Thompson tells us why the I.R.S. has it out for him. [more…]
Summary: local humorist Tom Waters registers his dislike for the one-dimensional portrayal of writers in films, the coin-toss of putting on boxer shorts in the dark, Diane Keaton, and...babies. After that, poet Sara Ries reports on abstract women, elastic air, and safety pins. And finally, various Rooftop poets gravitate to the open mic like moths to a simile. [more…]
Buffalo State alumna and ECC North professor Jennifer Campbell reads from her passionate poetry, followed by an open mic with various poets. Lisa Forrest provides the introductions. [more…]
Poet and novelist Ellis Avery steeps us all in the world of nineteenth-century Kyoto by reading from her new book, The Teahouse Fire, and then answers our burning questions. Lisa Forrest does the introductions. The music for this show is a song by Kingdom Hearts called "Love Hina, Opening Theme." [more…]
On February 2, David Lampe, a professor at Buffalo State for over 35 years, donated his substantial poetry collection to E. H. Butler Library's Archives and Special Collections. In this podcast, we hear the donation ceremony, followed by short speeches from Buffalo State faculty, and Dr. Lampe's reading from his current and forthcoming books of poems recorded on February 6 at the Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore. [more…]
In this podcast, recorded at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles and Buffalo News editor Margaret Sullivan discuss Toles' work and political cartooning in today's media.
A forum where professors representing different areas of the liberal arts explained the contributions and value of their disciplines. The panel consisted of representatives from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences in a discussion intended to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the value of all the liberal arts.
On Thursday, August 24, 2006, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center broke ground on its new site. At this historic event, Governor George E. Pataki, Muriel A. Howard, president of Buffalo State College, Mayor Byron Brown, and others discussed the importance of this new facility to the college and to the cultural community at large.
Doug Lambert plays guitar and sings as part of a recent Rooftop Poetry Club reading. Part 2 of 2 podcasts from this reading. Recorded by Ken Fujiuchi. More information about the Rooftop Poetry Club.
Charles Bachman and Dennis Reed read selections from their poetry. Doug Lambert plays guitar, Lisa Forrest and Jennifer Ryan conduct the introductions. Part 1 of 2 podcasts from this reading. Recorded by Ken Fujiuchi. More information about the Rooftop Poetry Club.
Jennifer Ryan and Lisa Forrest read selections from their poetry. Dennis Reed plays guitar, Peter Ramos conducts the introductions. Recorded by Ken Fujiuchi. More information about the Rooftop Poetry Club. [more…]
Explore this unique collection of poems inspired by the art of cartography.
Poetry reading featuring Gabriel Gudding, assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Illinois State University. A winner of the Starrett Prize, the Nation Discovery Award, and author of two books: A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series, 2002) and Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008). He serves on the Board of Directors for the internationalist magazine Mandorla: New Writing from the Americans- Nueva Escritura de las Americas.
A reception at E. H. Butler Library in honor of the great contralto Marian Anderson, featured photographs of the singer, live vocal performances of songs made famous by Ms. Anderson, and memorabilia from her remarkable life.
Session VII of What Price Freedom? The Centennial Celebration of the Niagara Movement in Buffalo, New York. Filmmaker Avon Kirkland will screen excerpts of his work-in-progress, a film on the legendary Booker T. Washington. Kirkland's feature length documentary, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, was an official selection for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and was broadcast on PBS by the Emmy Award-winning series, American Masters. Musa Abdul Hakim will serve as respondent.
Pianist Shih-Hsing Chang and singer Michelle DeBruyn performed four song cycles composed by contemporary American women: Catherine Malone Meiburg's Seven Shakespeare Sonnets (finalist, 2004 NATS Art Song Composition Award); Libby Larsen's "Try Me Good King: The Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII", Sally Lamb's Four Whitman Songs, and Lori Laitman's "Days and Nights." Chang and DeBruyn have been performing together since 2001.
The January 25 Rooftop Poetry Club open mic night featured poetry by Gabriel Andrews, Trudy Antwi, Lillian Marsh, Irene Sipos, Heather Muir, and Lisa Forrest. For more information about the Rooftop Poetry Club, visit their Web site.
Poetry reading featuring Buffalo State poets Carol Patitu, chair and professor, Student Personnel Administration, and Florine Melnyk.
Poetry reading featuring Peter Ramos (assistant professor, English, Buffalo State College) and Michael Kelleher (artistic director, Just Buffalo Literary Center). Presented by the Rooftop Poetry Club.
The October 6 Rooftop Poetry Club open mic night featured poetry by Sandra Jardine, Sitsofe Kwaku Agbemenu, Steve Zabaldo, William A. Cragun II, Tim Bryant, Kimberly Davis, Marcus Scott, Gabrielle Bouliane, Trudy Antwi, Allison Minto, and Lisa Forrest. For more information about the Rooftop Poetry Club, visit their Web site.
Kathy Clay, Theater and Design, discusses her research, "The Tempest: The Journey," at the Seventh Annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration. [more…]
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, writer of Lackawanna Blues, answers questions from the public in an open forum. Excerpts include Santiago-Hudson on returning to Buffalo, the impact of Lackawanna Blues, and his plans to mount a production of the play in Buffalo next year.