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St. Bonaventure Lenna Visiting Professor

St. Bonaventure Lenna Visiting Professor

Glenn McClure will present classroom lectures and public presentations during his March 18-29 residency at St. Bonaventure and at Jamestown Community College. A detailed schedule will be available in February. The Lenna Endowed Visiting Professorship, established in 1990, is funded through gifts from the late Betty S. Lenna Fairbank and Reginald A. Lenna of Jamestown….

Big Worlds in Small Places

Big Worlds in Small Places

  Every year for the last four, I have taught Humanities to college students for a month in El Sauce. I have lived in a variety of hotels and apartments but, regardless of the accommodations, El Sauce makes me feel at home year after year. El Sauce is a small place that has welcomed me…

Turning Points: Dante on the Ice

Turning Points: Dante on the Ice

Nov 25 There is no shortage of video games and conspiracy novels these days that carve out just enough of Dante’s Divine Comedy for the purpose of legitimizing the use of his name in the marketing plan. Among those things that many get wrong about Dante’s poem is the image of Hell as a place…

John Locke on the Ice

John Locke on the Ice

October 23, 2016 McMurdo Station Back home at the State University of New York at Geneseo, my Humanities students have been reading John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. Locke argues for the replacement of the 17th c. British monarchy with a shared government by consent of the people. This represents the raw form of modern…

Hospitality and the Artist Residency

Music and food are two of the greatest tools of hospitality. The composer attempts to create music that both excites the performer and speaks to the audience. The performer brings that music alive and welcomes the audience into their world of beauty and emotion. The cook in the kitchen attempts to create a meal that…

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