College Events

  • Occupying Spanish: Combating the Racialization of Latin@s and their Languages with Anthro-political Linguistics
    Oct 04, 2016 , 2:00 PM - Oct 04, 2016 , 3:30 PM

    Dr. Ana Celia Zentella will speak at WPU on Tues. Oct. 4, 2-3:30 PM. The title of her talk is, "Occupying Spanish: Combating the Racialization of Latin@s and their Languages with Anthro-political Linguistics." Please see attached flier. 


  • War & Human Nature
    Oct 11, 2016 , 11:00 AM - Oct 11, 2016 , 12:15 PM

    Professor R. Brian Ferguson of Rutgers University will be lecturing on War and Human Nature. Prof. Ferguson is a well respected and prolific scholar who has studied the phenomenon of war from many dimensions including its historical/archaeological prevalence, evidence from studies of human nature (aggression/violence), and its sociocultural context. More on the speaker at:

    See attached flyer.

    Location: Cheng Library Auditorium

  • HSS College Major Day
    Oct 13, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Oct 13, 2016 , 1:45 PM

    Learn more about your major on HSS College Major Day during common hour (12:30-1:45pm) on Thursday, October 13th in various locations across campus. 

    Location: Various

  • From Here To Maternity: Mosquitoes, Men, and Microcephaly
    Oct 17, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Oct 17, 2016 , 2:00 PM

    On October 17th, 2016, Dr. Gil Honigfeld, clinical psychologist and professor of William Paterson University, will be presenting his research project on the Zika Virus here on campus. He has developed an ongoing educational project concerning fetal health, microcephaly, and the virus, with particular emphasis on risks to young women of child-bearing potential. He will provide information on human sexual transmission of the virus, and what this will likely mean for future epidemiological trends and potential neonatal risks.


  • Faculty Research Forum - Marquita Smith
    Oct 20, 2016 , 3:30 PM - Oct 20, 2016 , 4:45 PM

    Professor Marquita Smith of the English department will present "Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere and the Circuitous Life of Incarceration."

    Location: Atrium 126

  • Career Workshop Series
    Oct 25, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Oct 25, 2016 , 1:45 PM

    For more information, visit: 

    Location: various

  • Fifth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference
    Oct 27, 2016 , 9:30 AM - Oct 27, 2016 , 3:15 PM

    The Public Spectacle: Exploring Anger and Political Transformations

    This conference explores the function of anger as both a tool and reactionary response within the political realm. From unjust policing of communities of color, immigration reform, firearm regulation, frustration over the gridlock in Congress and the Senate, to corporate exploitation of tax loopholes, the anger of citizens is reflected in the tone and rhetoric of presidential candidates. In our current political climate, anger serves as a spectacle—one that can work to highlight social justice causes, give voice to frustrated demographics, or attempt to quell political action. This conference will interrogate the spectacle of anger, illustrated by the caricatured display of anger in political campaigns, and its ostensible disconnection from political transformation.

    Keynote Speaker (11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

    Anger and Politics: Exploring the Connections Between Race, Democracy, and Economic Inequality

    Keynote Address: Ian Haney-Lopez. John H. Boalt Professor of Law. UC Berkeley. Director, Racial Politics Project, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Senior Fellow, Demos.

    9.30-10.45 a.m.

    Session 1: Anger, Social Media and Reform

    Khalilah Brown-Dean. Associate Professor. Department of Political Science. Quinnipiac University.  

    Kevin Lanning. Professor. Department of Psychology and Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University.

    2.00-3.15 p.m.

    Session 2: Exploring Anger Globally: Fear of the Other in Europe and the United States

    Jacqueline Gehring. Assistant Professor. Department of International Studies. Allegheny College.

    José Jorge Mendoza. Assistant Professor. Department of Philosophy. University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

    Location: Ballroom C

  • Career Workshop Series
    Nov 01, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Nov 01, 2016 , 1:45 PM

    Visit for more information: 

    Location: various

  • HSS Drop-In Advisement
    Nov 03, 2016 , 11:00 AM - Nov 03, 2016 , 2:00 PM

    Attention College of Humanities and Social Sciences Majors!


    Bring your degree evaluation & planned course selection (Spring 2016). Get answers to your advisement questions & alternate PIN for registration.

    Meet with an advisor from your major: Africana World Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, English, Geography & Urban Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, or Women’s & Gender Studies.

    No appointment necessary.

    Questions? Contact the Dean’s office in Atrium 260, 973-720-2731.


  • Career Workshop Series
    Nov 08, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Nov 08, 2016 , 1:45 PM

    For more information, visit: 

    Location: various

  • Career Workshop Series
    Nov 15, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Nov 15, 2016 , 1:45 PM

    For more information, visit: 

    Location: various

  • Slavery, Race, and the Long Road to Freedom in Jeffersonian New Jersey
    Nov 17, 2016 , 12:00 AM - Nov 17, 2016 , 11:59 PM

    James Gigantino II, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, will speak about Slavery, Race, and the Long Road to Freedom in Jeffersonian New Jersey. He is a native of Cranford, New Jersey, and earned his PhD in History at the University of Georgia in 2010.  James is the author of The Ragged Road to Abolition:  Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), which was recently awarded book prizes by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and the New Jersey Historical Commission.

    On behalf of the Jefferson Lecture Committee, I hope you will be able to join us at at this event!

    Time: TBD (either 9:30 or 11:00 am start time)

    Location: Ballroom C