Upcoming Events

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Mon - Fri, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Susan Sommer: Drawings and Paintings

Over the last forty years Sommer's work has been purely abstract, producing extended series of paintings as a way to explore a visual idea and its permutation in depth. Open House / Reception: Friday, January 20, 1:00–6:00 p.m. View invite >
2:15 p.m (refreshments), 2:30 p.m. (talk)
Ghanamoon: Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love riding a tro-tro

Everywhere you went, people were talking about the election. Sides were taken. People whispered about corruption, or talked about it openly. The government wasn't working for them. Nothing got better. The economy was tanking. Billboards promised change, but promises rang empty. Then came the voting. Both sides claimed victory. Finally, the incumbent was swept out in favor of the candidate promising to bring prosperity back. Were it not for the hot sun, kente cloth, banku and tilapia, you might have thought it was somewhere other than Ghana. Occupational therapy Assistant Professor Denise Nepveux and her new husband, David Hill, traveled this summer to Ghana, where Dr. Nepveux had conducted her dissertation research into the lives of Ghanaian women with disabilities. Their trip was in part to continue this research; they interviewed advocates about implementation of the country's Persons with Disabilities Act and accompanied a protest march for disability rights. The trip, commencing two weeks after their wedding, was also to introduce David to this fascinating country of 25 million whose present may foreshadow the vast continent's fortunes in the 21st century. In their free time, they explored beaches, danced to a High Life band, tasted local foods, visited a voter registration center, braved inter-city tro-tro travel, and found an old friend from right here in central New York. About Geotalk All lectures are held in Willard Conference Room, DePerno Hall unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served at 2:15 p.m.; lectures begin at 2:30 p.m. Call (315) 792-3059 for more information.

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Jackson Lunch Hour Series
School of Arts and Sciences

(315) 792-3347
New York State Council on the Arts
The Professor Harry F. and Mary Ruth Jackson Lunch Hour Series is sponsored by the Utica College Social Cultural Committee and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502