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Human Diversity Lecture Series at SUNY Rockland Community College


DATE: February 8, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244



Human Diversity Lecture Series at SUNY Rockland Community College


Suffern, NY—The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) of SUNY Rockland Community College presents its Spring ’08 Human Diversity Lecture Series. All lectures are on the main campus in Suffern and are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Student Union, Room 3214

"Stylistic differences in learner"

Dr. Irving Hamer, Executive Vice President, Millennium Group, will be discussing variations in learning styles as a function of cultural and/or individual differences in learning persons. Prior to joining the Millennium Group, he served as faculty member at Florida Atlantic University, Professor of Practice in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University; President of Globe Publishers; and Associate Commissioner of Education for the State of New York.


Thursday, March 13, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse)

"Cultural studies and academic development: Learning to think critically through cultural studies"

Dr. Jeff Ferguson, Associate Professor, Cultural Studies, Dartmouth College, will be discussing his use of writing, communication and logical reasoning while addressing the content of cultural studies. At Dartmouth he developed an approach to the use of cultural and ethnic studies as a vehicle for teaching critical thinking.


Thursday, April 10, 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse)

"Bicultural and bi-lingual competence: a universal challenge"

Maria Torres-Guzman, Associate Professor, Department of Trans-cultural and International Studies, Columbia Teachers College. In her most recent book Torres-Guzman addresses the problem of locus of control and distribution of power as factors in the development of dual and multiple language competence.


Thursday, May 8, 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse)

"Sexual identity, gender roles and human learning in patriarchal societies"

Edmund T. Gordon, Associate Provost and Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, specializes in research on the African Diaspora in Central America and the Caribbean, and the economic anthropology of gender.


For more information, contact, Dr. Liya Li, Division Chair, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor, English, at (845) 574- 4733 or



Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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