Archieve of Past Events
San Jose Mercury New writes about Peter Koestenbaum
Koestenbaum's Slides on the Feb. 11, 2014 Lecture at ENG 189(pdf)
Video Recording of Koestenbaum's Lecture
Amnesty International Campaign - Write for Rights
The Humanities Department, under the direction of Prof. Shannon Rose Riley, department chair, held 2 Write for Rights sessions with students from Humanities 1A of Prof. Gregory Smay and American Studies 179 of Prof. Scot Guenter. A total of 95 letters were written.
Amnesty International, according to their website, "is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all." (https://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are/)
To join us in this letter writing campaign visit the Humanities Department in CL 419
Conference Room and write one or more letter in defense of those who have been deprived
of their rights. Information about who to write to and writing materials are provided.
Humanities Department Faculty in the Spartan Daily News:
The Opinion Pages| Op-Ed Contributor
STEM Careers in Silicon Valley: What Is It All About
February 26, Thursday in CL 412 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Special guests working in STEM careers and SJSU faculty will host this informational meeting.
- What STEM work possibilities are there?
- What is the role of general education in STEM careers?
- Diversity and cultural awareness?
ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
This event is sponsored by the African-American and Chican@-Latin@ Student Success Task Forces and organized by the Department of African-American Studies and the Humanities Honors Program at SJSU.
New Scholarships and Endowments
Feb. 2, 2015
The Lawson Family has established a new $150,000 endowment to award scholarships to students in the Humanities Honors Program. This is in addition to the Lawson endowment.All of these were made possible with the help of Prof. Cynthia Rostankowski, coordinator of the Humanities Honors program.
Chair Chris Jochim met with Prof. Ray Chen, EE Department Chair, Dean Lisa Vollendorf, and representatives of the Avatamsaka Buddhist Lotus Society (ABLS, Milpitas and Taipei, Taiwan) to receive $30,000 to support the study of Buddhism. The draft MOU states: "The endowment will support faculty doing research as well as students studying Buddhism in courses related to humanities, philosophy, religious studies, or related fields as well as support programming related to Buddhist studies, including Hua-yen [Avatamsaka] studies (such as public lectures, symposia, purchase of books, and other activities)."
Cooperative activities already began this past weekend, Jan. 31, with three SJSU faculty and one from the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS, Berkeley) doing a panel on Buddhism in America (Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese Americans) for an international conference at the ABLS center in Milpitas. Prof. Jochim convened the panel; Prof. Todd Perreira was one of three excellent presenters, along with Prof. Hien Do (Asian American Studies, SJSU) and Scott Mitchell of IBS.
WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM
San Jose State University, in conjunction with Humanities Dept. and Prof. Jeanine Pfeiffer, hosted The Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show Monday September 22,2014 at the Martin Luther King Library, room 225 at 7:00 p.m. Campaign Coordinator and Co-Founder, Mike Mease gave a talk about the Yellowstone Buffalo and the campaign to rally for the Buffalo Bill of Rights. The public was invited to join in this talk and learn of ways to get involved. Please visit www.buffalofieldcampaign.org and visit the Buffalo Field Campaign Facebook page for more information.Press Release (DOC)
The 9th US-Japan Future Forum
New Curriculum: HUM 177A-HUM 177B Advanced Honors in Integrated Science, Social Science and Humanities
The Humanities Department is pleased to offer an upper division Honors Program designed for students of all majors beginning in Fall 2014. This year-long course will fulfill SJSU Studies areas R, S, and V by taking one six-unit course in the fall and another three-unit concluding course in spring. This is a team-taught course sequence and the group of three professors works with its cohort of students over a one-year period.
To be a part of HUM 177A-HUM177B, Advance Honors, students must meet certain qualifications as follows:
1- successful completion of all lower division core general education courses (39 units);
2- all-college GPA of 3.0 or higher;
3- passing the Writing Skills Test (WST);
4- enrolling in the 100W, Area Z requirement for the major, concurrent with HUM 177A.
To get more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Prof. Cynthia Rostankowski at 408-924-4508 or visit her at Clark Hall 441.
May 2014 Commencement Ceremony at Spartan Stadium
Humanities Club at SJSU - Career Panel Discussion
April 23, 2014 Clark Hall Fishbowl Conference Room
Discovering Kwan Yin: Boddhisattva of Compassion With Sandy Boucher
April 23, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
|THURSDAY, APRIL 24th, 2014 @ 6:00PM
ENGR 189, San Jose State University
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
|Sponsored by: Department of Humanities, SJSU
Supported by: Philosophy Club, Physics Club & Humanities Club
|Admission to the film screening is free for the SJSU students, staff and faculty (bring your ID!) and $10 for all others (tickets will be available at the door).|
Retirement Celebration for Prof. Richard Keady (2013)