Faculty Convivium

The Faculty Convivium is a luncheon lecture series featuring SUNY Oneonta faculty who present their research and creative activity projects, accessible to the non-specialist, in a collegial atmosphere.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call x2517 at least several days before a scheduled Convivium talk. Vegetarian meals are available.

Questions? Comments? Email a member of the Faculty Convivium committee.

Fall 2022 Lecture Series

Presented in Le Cafe, Morris Conference Center, at noon (unless otherwise noted)

Thursday, September 22nd


Gregory Fulkerson, Elizabeth Seale, Alex Thomas (Sociology), Jim Zians (Psychology)
The Intermountain COVID-19 Impact Consortium
"The Impact of COVID-19 at Oneonta and around the Region

In March, SUNY Oneonta’s PLACES Institute formed the Intermountain COVID-19 Impact Consortium (ICIC) to identify broad systemic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Working with researchers at Bassett Research institute, Utica University and SUNY Cobleskill, ICIC has been conducting research throughout central New York for more than two years, developing a unique dataset with which to describe the pandemic experience across central New York. Hear about key findings about vaccine hesitancy, the experiences of childcare employees, public education employees and, of course, students and employees at local colleges including our students and employees at SUNY Oneonta.

Thursday, September 29th

Fall 2022 Faculty Convivium

Rhea Nowak (Art)
"Time and Again"

Artist Talk, to be held at the Open Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center

A series of series.
Some clearly visually connected, some more conceptually connected,
Time and Again I return to the practice

There are interruptions




But Time and Again I return to the practice.

Interruptions can derail a train of thought never again recovered
Interruptions can allow for alternative perspectives

I try to stay malleable, open, awkward, kind, when
Time and Again I return to the practice

Time and Again is an exhibition of prints by Rhea Nowak, Professor of Art and Director of the Faculty Center. Showing work created, and recreated, over the course of the past several years, Time and Again is an exploration of memory, interrupted and restarted flow, questioning the relationships between mark and intention, and creating with an open mind and heart. Frequently impressed on handmade paper, Nowak’s prints often combine several printmaking processes. The juxtaposition of new and returning plates and blocks allow for connections over a breadth of time and experience. Many of her works incorporate tactile processes like sewing and collage in addition to the inherent physicality of printmaking. Taken together, this exhibition demonstrates the cyclical nature of time and the recurring themes of our experience.

Wednesday, October 26th


Roberto Rincon (Africana & Latinx Studies)
"Migrating Identities: Afro-Mexican Racial Formation from Mexico to North Carolina"

Dr. Roberto Rincon completed his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University. His dissertation, titled Migrating Identities: A Study of Afro-Mexican Racial Identification Within and Across National Borders examined how legal status, phenotype and political context shape the multiple meanings of Blackness, racial identity and the political demands associated with race that Afro-Mexicans from the Costa Chica region construct as they migrate within Mexico and to the United States. Employing a multi-sited qualitative methods research design, Migrating Identities interrogates and disrupts the discourse of invisibility and politics of recognition currently present in Mexico and the region at large, arguing that racial meanings are contingent and contextual influenced by the inter-group interactions that take place in the distinct geographical, legal, and cultural contexts that people inhabit. Roberto is a Chicano-Mexicano, born in the southeastern region of Mexico and coming of age in Chicago’s northside neighborhoods of Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park. His research interests include 20th and 21st century Racial and Ethnic Politics in Latin America; Afro-Mexican Studies, Latinx Studies, Social Movements Theory; Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory and Latin American Political Thought.



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