Dr. Torrell to Give Talk for Disabilities Awareness Week

Please join us!

Dr. Margaret Torrell, English Department Chair,

will give a talk for

Disabilities Awareness Week:

Tuesday, 4/19

2:40pm-3:40pm in NAB 2034

Disability Studies as a Social Justice Field

Disability Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that recognizes and celebrates people with disabilities as a cultural group.  Birthed out of the disability rights movement, the field includes myriad forms of artistic expression, important academic inquiries into the lived experiences and cultural constructions of the disabled, and vital political activism.

We’ll discuss some of the key features of this exciting, socially transformative field

and enjoy a sample of artistic and political expressions arising from it.

Call for applications and abstracts for the School of Arts & Sciences Student Research Day

We welcome applications and abstracts on the theme “Silence and Voice” for the School of Arts and Sciences Student Research Day, which will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 in the Student Union Multipurpose Rooms A-C from 9:30am to 7:00pm.

Student Research Day is a wonderful opportunity for you to develop your professional identity by presenting a paper that you’ve written for one of your English classes.  Students are also encouraged to present original creative pieces like short stories and poems.  Applications are available at www.oldwestbury.edu/schools/arts-sciences/student-research-day

Please contact Dr. Emery (emeryj@oldwestbury.edu) if you have questions or if you’re interested in applying.