Academic News

Symphony Concert to Feature Globe Faculty Soloist

Violinist Yi Bin Li, a graduate of the Julliard School and music instructor at Globe, will be performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto in G minor with the Hunter Symphony Orchestra on March 9th, as part of their “Russian Inspiration” concert. The orchestra is comprised of students from Hunter College under the direction of Nicholas G.M. Ross. Past soloists have included Andre Watts, Frederica von Stade, and Emmanuel Ax. The program will feature performances of Tchaikovsky’s Italian Capriccio, as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Complementary tickets are available for Globe students and faculty. The concert begins at 7pm.

Faculty Member to Attend Seminar

Vladimir Zvyagin, distinguished talk show anchor, member of the Foreign Press Association, and professor of Sociology and English at Globe will be in Florida on March 11th. There, he will participate in an extended one-day seminar for world diplomats at the Diplomatic Konsular Academy in Boca Raton. His presentation will explore, in part, policies of the European Union towards the United States, Iraq and the Russian Federation, as well as how these policies may change in light of the recent presidential tour of Europe. Prof. Zvyagin is a recipient of Globe’s 2004 Best Faculty Award.

Exciting New Course Added to Summer Schedule

Cynthia Thomson, Columbia University alumna, Fullbright Fellow, and Professor of English at Globe, has developed a new course through the General Education Department to be offered this summer, entitled, “Women In Literature.” The course will examine the social and cultural influences by which women have been defined, constructed and represented in literature, specifically in the works of women about women. Readings will include literary fiction and non-fiction and also include other forms of cultural production, such as print advertisements and film.

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