On Monday, February 9, four local medical professionals will be on campus for a panel entitled, “The Whole Patient: Teamwork and Effective Healthcare Delivery,” co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology along with the Wegmans School of Nursing. The panel will run from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Basil 135.
In the wake of the recent racially fueled protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and other places around the country, a group of Fisher faculty started discussing the issues with each other as well as their students. It was when the grand jury decided not to indict any of the police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island that this same group decided it was time to delve into the discussion a little more.
The 6th Annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology is scheduled for Thursday, April 3, and will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Ann Bunch, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Brockport. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., and will be in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Room 129.
Dr. Barbara Rockell, Director of the new Criminology Program at St. John Fisher College, will serve as the guest lecturer for the March First Friday lecture when she presents, “The Evolution of Criminology: 50 Years Since the Boston Strangler and other Notorious Crimes,” on Friday, March 7.
Over the next couple of months, St. John Fisher College will host “The Rochester Riots: Fifty Years Later – A Public Dialogue,” a series of events that remember the Rochester Riots of 1964. The events will include panel discussions, performances, an art exhibit, and an all-day conference focused on the riots.
Fisher students can now check the “Criminology” box when choosing their major. The major was recently approved by the New York State Department of Education, and, according to Program Chair, Dr. Barbara Rockell approximately 30 students have already made the switch.