Faculty Research Forum: Andrew Gladfelter

February 20, 2018 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Andrew Gladfelter, of Sociology/Criminology & Criminal Justice, will present “An Evaluation of the Bergen County Conditional Discharge Diversionary Program for Drug Offenders”

(The snow date is Tuesday, February 27th at 3:30 pm.)

Location: Atrium 126


Women's History Celebration: International Women's Day Panel

March 01, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Women's History Celebration

Nevertheless, She Persisted

International Women's Day Panel 

11:00am - 12:15pm

Cheng Library Auditorium 

Several scholars/activists will discuss perspectives on this important day honoring women. Panelists include: Dr. Arlene Holpp Scala, Dr. Sreevidya Kalaramadam, Dr. Elena Sabogal and Dr. Danielle Wallace. 

Sponsor: Department of Women's and Gender Studies & The Women's Center 

Women's History Celebration: The 39th Distinguished Lecturer Series,
in conjunction with Food for Thought, presents
An Evening with American Chef & Farm-to-Table Activist
Alice Waters

March 02, 2018 07:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Chatham, NJ native Alice Waters is internationally recognized as the pioneer of a farm-to-table movement that advocates for organic, sustainable, and locally sourced food for everyone. Waters’ restaurant, Chez Panisse, is ranked among the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants,” and her commitment to finding the highest-quality ingredients has created a network of farmers and purveyors dedicated to viable agriculture. Waters has authored ten books, including her memoir Coming to My Senses, which will be available for purchase.

Book signing immediately follows lecture. 

Admission:  $28.00 General Admission

Alice Waters on Facebook

Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Boss Lady!

March 06, 2018 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

Back by popular demand! Jen Santiago, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise presents "Boss Lady!" Join this fun interactive workshop sponsored by the WP Career Development Center to learn valuable takeaways for being a successful female leader. Topics and activities will cover branding, networking, effective communication and how to lead a diverse team.

Location: 1600 Valley Road Auditorium

Food For Thought presents
We All Eat International Food Festival, Taste of Syria
Presented by the co-founder of the NJ Syrian Supper Club

March 21, 2018 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

How can we help displaced people, newly arrived in a completely alien country find their way?

Syria Supper Club was created to do just that. American hosts open their homes, Syrians cook food from their culture and then sit to enjoy the feast with a table full of guests. Now in its second year Syria Supper Club has created a myriad of connections between long-established Americans and their newest neighbors. From a warm welcome to cultural exchange, breaking bread is the mightiest of bridge builders.

Admission:  $10 Syrian Lunch

Syria Supper Club

Location: University Commons 211

The Power of Diversity in Business

March 27, 2018 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

The Cotsakos College of Business is pleased to welcome back one of our very popular and dynamic speakers from the COIN Boot Camps, Mr. Marlon Addison, Manager of Group Sales & Customer Relationships, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Diversity is more than just doing the right thing. A diverse workplace is a productive, energized and profitable workplace. Mr. Addison will show students how to unleash the power of diversity in every business setting!

Location: 1600 Valley Road Auditorium

Faculty Research Forum: So Yon Rim

March 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

So Yon Rim of Psychology will present “The Gift of Psychological Closeness: How Feasible versus Desirable Gifts Reduce Psychological Distance to the Giver." 


Food For Thought presents
We All Eat: Bringing Your Cultural Heritage to the Table

April 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Food is more than fuel, it is history, family, love and heritage. What we eat in the United States today reflects the melting pot that makes this nation truly great. A fun journey into the stories of some of the most All-American food and the cultures behind it.

Melina Macall, The Food Activist, is an educator, researcher and community organizer in food justice and sustainable food systems.

Her work includes research in Cuba, changing food in US public schools, and guerrilla gardening - growing edible landscapes. She is co-founder of The United Tastes of America and it’s keystone  program, Syria Supper Club. 

Admission:  $10.00 Heritage Lunch

The United Tastes of America

Location: University Commons 211