Binghamton University historian to present Weeping Time and Divided America

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University historian Anne Bailey will present a lecture entitled Weeping Time and Divided America at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Symposium Hall at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC). The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested. Bailey, professor of history and Africana studies at Binghamton University, will use her recent book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, as a starting point to discuss ways in which higher education has a role to play in bridging divides in the contemporary U.S.

Her work is known for combining elements of travel, adventure, history, and contemporary issues. Her projects range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame and You Can Make a Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Bailey’s lecture is part of the Harpur Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series; each year the Dean of Harpur College selects a distinguished faculty member to both honor their accomplishments and to provide an opportunity to share their scholarship with students, faculty, and community members.

Winter Free Days

Now is the perfect time to plan a Sunday visit to the Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center–on the second Sunday of January, February, and March admission is free! At the Museum of the Earth you can explore the history of our planet–how the first life evolved from the earliest creatures in the sea to the evolution of life into more complex and amazing creatures. Learn about the rise of dinosaurs and mammals, and the shaping of the very landscape of our region by enormous glaciers. Visit Steggy the Stegosaurus and Amelia the Quetzalcoatlus, and marvel at the size of the Hyde Park Mastodon and the Right Whale #2030. Hunt for fossils in our Fossil Lab, and view the beautiful living corals and fish in our Coral Reef exhibit.

Free chamber music concert: Iceberg String Quartet

On Sunday, December 2, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents a free chamber music concert by The Iceberg Quartet, featuring Delhi native Jacob Efthimiou (cello), Russell Iceberg (violin), Chris Stork (violin), and Chung Han Hsiao (viola). The Iceberg String Quartet won the McGill Chamber Music Competition in 2017 and was chosen for the study and performance summer program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada. The group will perform String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (“Serioso,” 1810) by Ludwig van Beethoven, Langsamer Satz (The Slow Movement, 1905) by Anton Webern, and Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op.