Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals: "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge"
Dr. J.D. Trout, professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University Chicago, will speak on "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge." Trout, who earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from Cornell University, specializes in the nature of scientific explanation, scientific realism and intellectual progress, and the psychology of human judgment. Mark Zelcer of Oswego's philosophy department will make opening remarks. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2249.
Location: Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Thursday, Oct 19, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Theater production: "Clybourne Park"
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, "Clybourne Park" explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 315-312-2141 or http://tickets.oswego.edu
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. New Paltz
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Oct 20, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. Oneonta
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Hall Pool, 2761 Co Rte 7, Oswego, NY 13126, USA
Saturday, Oct 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 18, 11:03 p.m. - 11:03 p.m.
The SUNY Cooperative Online International Learning (COIL) initiative is designed to support the development of classes in which students in domestic classes interact in a meaningful manner with students from a partner class in a foreign country. Student interaction may be synchronous or asynchronous and relies on a variety of web 2.0 tools (including wikis, blogs, Nings, course management systems, Skype, Google talk, Google Docs, VoiceThread, YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, and Picasa). A number of faculty at Oswego have expressed an interest in developing COIL classes. We expect to have at least three COIL classes offered during the 2012-2013 academic year.
In this workshop, John Kane (and perhaps some of those preparing COIL classes) will provide an overview of COIL and discuss how to get started in using this approach in new or existing courses. The primary focus of this workshop will be on setting up a relationship with a foreign faculty partner.