Friday, October 05, 2012
The Olmsted Parks Poetry Project: Exploring the Poetic Nature of Public Spaces
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet on the back steps of Albright Knox Art Gallery
Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American Landscape architecture, was brought to Buffalo in 1868 with a vision to design “a city within a park.” His legacy includes the expansive green necklace of parks and parkways running through the city of Buffalo—a place Olmsted would call the best planned city in America. In celebration of Buffalo State's "Year of the City" initiative, the Rooftop Poetry Club invites you to learn more about the genius of Olmsted and the poetic nature of public spaces. Join us for poetry in the park.
Our third workshop in the series will take place on Friday, October 5th from 3:00-5:00 p.m., featuring poet Jonathan Skinner. Please meet on the back steps of the Albright Knox Art Gallery (we will be taking a “poetry walk” to Delaware Park’s pedestrian loop). To attend this free workshop, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Can we "read" Frederick Law Olmsted as we might read one of the great American poets or artists? Olmsted's art has been overgrown by its successes: many of his closest "readers" do not realize that these parks were made, nor have they even heard of Olmsted. Yet Olmsted clearly saw himself as an artist; he also frequently resorted to musical metaphors when describing the effects of his park designs. Like the poet, the artist or the composer, the park-maker works with materials acting on us indirectly. In this poetry walk, through readings, onsite discussion, and writing exercises, we'll consider some of those materials and effects, gain appreciation for how Olmsted's parks are composed, and consider their changing relationships with the urban environment. Check out Jonathan’s blog at http://olmstedsparks.wordpress.com/.
Jonathan Skinner founded and edits the journal ecopoetics
Friday, October 12, 2012
College Senate Meeting
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: E. H. Butler Library 210
The College Senate is a formal partnership between the administration and the constituencies of faculty, professional staff, support staff, and students. The agenda is now posted on the College Senate website.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Fall Undergraduate Open House
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Houston Gym
The Fall Open House event provides prospective students and their families with an opportunity to experience our diverse and creative environment first-hand. Visitors can tour the campus, learn about our broad array of academic programs from faculty, discuss financial aid options, and explore career opportunities. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to make reservations contact (716) 878-5713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
13th Annual Faculty and Staff Research and Creativity Fall Forum
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Houston Gym
President Podolefsky will offer welcoming remarks at noon. A buffet lunch will be provided for all participants and attendees. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with other Buffalo State faculty and staff members and identify common scholarly and creative interests you may have.