Esther Grushkin Memorial Lecture Program

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Accomplished educator. Hebrew scholar. Dr. Esther Grushkin was an extraordinary woman with a passion for learning that she shared with students of all ages. It is in keeping with this love of learning that the JCC of Staten Island Dr. Esther Grushkin SAJE Lecture Series is being established in perpetuity by the Grushkin family. The […]

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Society Teaching Award

Staten Island Archaeology Society Teacher Award   Teachers interested in furthering their students engagement with archaeology and world material culture are encouraged to apply for a $500.00 award.  Staten Island Archaeology Society members will choose 2 outstanding applicants.  Successful applicants are expected to work on a project with students (ideally at least 15), that will […]

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February 2017: Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico

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Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm Dr. Heather JH Edgar Ethnicity and Biology: Case Studies in Mexico and New Mexico How do cultural trends and historical events shape the biology of populations? What are the biological correlates of culturally-defined groups? These two questions will be examined in two contexts, post-classic Mexico and contemporary New Mexico, […]

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January 2017: Aphrodisias, a Greco-Roman City and its Hinterland

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3pm The Dr. George G. Hackman Memorial Lecture Dr. Peter DeStaebler Aphrodisias, a Greco-Roman City and its Hinterland The ancient city of Aphrodisias is one of the most important and evocative Greco-Roman archaeological sites in Turkey. Famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite, the city’s patron goddess, Aphrodisias enjoyed […]

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December 2016: On the Significance of Roger II of Sicily’s Antiquated Loros in the Mosaic in Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo

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December 4, 2016                 The Lynda Nilsen Memorial Lecture Dr. Dawn Marie Hayes On the Significance of Roger II of Sicily’s Antiquated Loros in the Mosaic in Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo In his well-known portrait “Martorana” in Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo, Roger II of Sicily dons an antiquated loros. The stole is not a “modified” […]

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November 2016: Staten Island Museum Event – Archaeology & Museums

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TUESDAY Nov 8, 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm        Staten Island Museum Event – Archaeology & Museums This event will be a workshop day for the local Staten Island High School Teachers and Administrators at the Staten Island Museum, sponsored in part by the Staten Island Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Check back […]

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October 2016: Documenting Native American Diasporas in the Early Colonial Southeast

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Sunday Oct 23, 2016 at 3pm                    The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture Dr. Jonathan Bernard Marcoux Documenting Native American Diasporas in the Early Colonial Southeast The colonial trade in deerskins and Native American slaves had profound effects on the cultural landscape of the Southeast during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Indeed, […]

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September 2016: Tools, Language, and the Evolution of the Human Mind

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Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 at 3pm          Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Dr. Kathleen Gibson Tools, Language, and the Evolution of the Human Mind   Darwin and Wallace, co-discoverers of evolution by natural selection, held contrasting views about the origins of the human mind. Wallace considered the human mind to be qualitatively distinct from that of […]

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Exciting Lecture about Buddhism and the Environment

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is pleased to welcome His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to present a public talk at the College of Staten Island on April 29, 2016 “Buddhism and The Environment” His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin is the supreme head of the Sakya lineage in the Buddhism of Tibet, a […]

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Honoring Es

It is with great sadness but even greater adoration that we acknowledge  the passing of our dear friend Esther Grushkin. Her obituary is below.  Donations in her honor may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service, S.I. or Magen David Adom (equivalent of the Israeli Red Cross).   OBITUARY ESTHER GRUSHKIN, PH. D.   Esther Grushkin, […]

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