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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

November Boasts a Cornucopia of A&S Events

Events include live musical performances, a career fair and more.

Oct. 31, 2019, by Kayla A Bosco

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Victor Provost

Live Jazz and Steel Drum Performance

Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at La Casita Cultural Center

Don’t miss Victor Provost and his amazing steel drum performance at La Casita Cultural Center. Provost is an award-winning steel pannist, composer and bandleader who has helped change perceptions about steel drums, using them in jazz and pop music. The Washington D.C. City Paper labeled him “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” for six years running and his new recording, Bright Eyes, debuted at No. 5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts. Provost is also an adjunct professor of music at George Mason University. He conducts residencies and master classes throughout schools across the United States and the Caribbean.

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Bird Library

English Department Career Fair

Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 114 of Bird Library

The Department of English and Textual Studies (ETS) welcomes students and faculty to its Career Fair. Four former Syracuse University ETS majors will speak about their careers since graduation. They include a novelist, a publishing professional, a local high school English teacher and an executive at HBO. Learn about the many ways an English degree can lead to a rewarding career path. 

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Sumathi Ramawamy

Sumathi Ramaswamy's Residency

Gandhi in the Gallery: The Art of Disobedience

Nov. 13 at 2:15 p.m. in Room 114 of Bird Library

Mini-Seminar: Through American Eyes- The Mahatma and Margaret Bourke-White

Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Lemke Room (6th floor) of Bird Library

As part of a week-long residency at Syracuse University, Sumathi Ramaswamy, a professor of history at Duke University, will give a public talk on Nov. 13 and a mini-seminar on Nov. 15 during which she will be using items from Special Collections’ Margaret Bourke White collection to show the ways in which Gandhi has become a cultural icon through visual media. This event is also in recognition of the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi. 

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Veretiski Pass with Joel Rubin

B.G. Rudolph Lecture Series: Veretiski Pass with Joel Rubin

Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Room 001 of the Life Sciences Complex

The Jewish Studies program will host a lecture and performance of Jewish music collected in Belarus and Ukraine in the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy the sounds of the renowned trio Veretski Pass with Joel Rubin, klezmer clarinetist. Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Eastern European Jews. 

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ALOK Vaid-Menon. Photo by Ayush Gupta.

An Evening Performance with ALOK

Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

LGBT Studies within A&S, along with the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University, is hosting a speech/performance by ALOK Vaid-Menon, a gender nonconforming writer and performance artist, whose eclectic style and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. In honor of Trans Day of Remembrance, ALOK will use poetry, stand-up comedy, drag and more to explore issues affecting the queer and trans community as well as fashion, aesthetics and trauma. Performance followed by Q&A.

Elif Batuman, the Richard Elman Visiting Writer  

Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse

Elif Batuman will speak as part of Raymond Carver Reading Series. Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.” The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and a Terry Southern Prize for Humor from The Paris Review, she also holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University. 

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Elif Batuman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.