The campus-wide Convocation Committee regrets to inform the campus community that Bina Venkataraman will not be joining us on April 21, 2020, due to cancellation by the speaker.
The good news, however, is that acclaimed climate change expert and Cornell University scientist Dr. Bruce Monger will be with us on Tuesday, April 21, for Climate Change: The Extraordinary Challenge This Generation is Called Upon to Solve, which will focus on the major issue of our time.
More on Dr. Bruce Monger
Dr. Monger has been featured by the New York Times due to his unique and successful teaching methods. He is currently at work on a NASA-sponsored research project and his research interests include rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. He is passionately interested in the future of the environment and transmits that passion to his students at Cornell.
Convocation 2020 will focus on the vital theme of climate change and how it will likely impact humans and the planet. We hope that Dr. Monger will inspire students and faculty alike to discuss the implications of climate change and how to address them. Described by the New York Times as “charismatic,” Dr. Monger fills a 1,000-seat venue at Cornell, as his course on oceanography has become the most popular at his Ivy League campus.
Our speaker has led an adventurous life, whether motorcycling around the country, working as a logger or enjoying a tenure at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He started his academic career at a community college himself, so he knows the importance of launching your own great life adventure and career right here at SUNY Broome.
Please note that all of the planned activities for Convocation Day 2020 remain in place as follows:
10 a.m. Keynote Address in Baldwin Gym
11 a.m. Q and A with Convocation Speaker in Baldwin Gym
Noon – 1 p.m. Performance by student musicians and lunch for purchase ($) by Culinary Arts students
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Convocation Day Workshops TBA
2:30 p.m. Documentary Film Screening TBA
Note: There are no day nor evening classes on Tuesday April 21, 2020, in support of Convocation Day activities. We appreciate the support of the campus community and particularly our large group of Convocation Faculty Scholars for their scholarly efforts and commitment to extra-curricular programming. We have planned an exciting day for the campus community with the active participation of colleagues and student leaders from around campus.
Campus-Wide Convocation Day Committee Members
Professor I.J. Byrnes (Chair)
Professor Anne Haner-Uncapher, Health Sciences Division
Dr. Virginia Shirley, Liberal Arts Division
Dr. Victor Lamoureux, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division
Associate Librarian Dr. Amanda Hollister, Library
Professor Gian Roma, Business and Professional Studies Division
Professor Carla Michalak, Liberal Arts Division
President Daniel Todd, Student Assembly