Syracuse Symposium

September 11, 2014 - 9:04am
Award-winning author Kevin Powers will open the annual series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Watson Theatre.

The 2014 Syracuse Symposium kicks off Thursday with one of the most diverse lineups to date. The annual semester-long event, which started in 2001, draws on the theme “perspective” this year by asking the question, “How do we see the world?”

September 16, 2013 - 10:16pm
The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi spoke about global hunger to an intimate crowd at Hendricks Chapel on Monday evening.

The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the most prominent American Buddhist voices, spoke to an intimate crowd of students and adults regarding global hunger at Hendricks Chapel on Monday.

Bodhi – a Brooklyn native – has been a Buddhist monk and scholar since the early ‘70s, and is the founder of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), an organization that works to create “small-scale, durable and sustainable solutions to hunger by dealing with the problems of hunger at its roots.”

He was introduced to the crowd as a “shining example of Buddhist teaching.”

September 16, 2013 - 11:46am
Misha Glouberman was the opening speaker for the 2013 Syracuse Symposium.

“Shut up and listen.”

This is how Dympna Callaghan, interim director of the SU Humanities Center, began the 2013 Syracuse Symposium, “Listening,” on Thursday night at the Hall of Languages.