Photo: Tari Kahn performance

Photo: Tari Kahn performance

Audience member Delia Reed ’12 “sings” the sounds of Tari Khan’s table during “The Role of Music in Education and Social Change,” a class session featuring the Pakistani artist Oct. 10 in the Campus Center auditorium. Performances initiated SUNY Oswego’s fall-to-spring program “Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet.” Caravanserai is a cultural engagement program launched by Arts Midwest, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Artswego is one of five arts presenters across the United States selected for the first year of the initiative.

Greg Mortenson visits campus

Adventurer-turned-humanitarian Greg Mortenson signs his book Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time for graduate student Melanie Hogaboom Berry M ’12 after Mortenson’s Oct. 28 presentation in the Campus Center arena. His appearance was part of the “Oswego Reads” communitywide reading initiative. Mortenson’s New York Times bestseller, published in 45 countries, recounts his experiences building schools in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson, who founded the not-for-profit Central Asia Institute, also signed copies of his sequel, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Adventurer-turned-humanitarian Greg Mortenson signs his book Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time for graduate student Melanie Hogaboom Berry M ’12 after Mortenson’s Oct. 28 presentation in the Campus Center arena. His appearance was part of the “Oswego Reads” communitywide reading initiative.