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Humanities Book Reception to 'Illuminate Human Experience' April 17

Works by more than 60 University editors, authors will be on display

April 10, 2019, by Robert M Enslin

The Books in the Humanities Reception represents 12 schools and colleges on campus, as well as SUArt Galleries. (Photo courtesy of Skylines/
The Books in the Humanities Reception represents 12 schools and colleges on campus, as well as SUArt Galleries. (Photo courtesy of Skylines/

Looking for something new to read?

Don't miss the fourth annual Books in the Humanities Reception, featuring works by more than 60 University authors and editors from across campus. 

Organized by the Syracuse University Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), the reception is Wednesday, April 17, from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center. Free and open to the public, the event features a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles that were published last year. Books will be available for sale, and many of the authors will be on hand to sign copies. 

A complete list of submissions is available on the Syracuse University Libraries' Research Guides page. 

For more information, contact the Humanities Center at 315.443.7192, or visit

A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt considers the event a fitting recognition of faculty contributions to their respective fields. “This is a joyous occasion to celebrate creative work in the humanities, ranging from monographs to poetry, from short stories to biographies. A&S faculty are leading the way in illuminating the human experience,” she says.

Humanities Center Director Vivian May agrees, noting that the event captures a broad range of faculty research interests. "It exemplifies the humanities footprint on campus," says May, adding that the submissions span a dozen schools and colleges on campus, as well as the Syracuse University Art Galleries. 

A&S sponsors the reception, with additional support from the University's Office of Research, the Syracuse University Bookstore and Syracuse University Libraries.

“This year’s submissions convey significant scholarship and accomplishments, and high levels of research productivity by colleagues in A&S and across campus,” says John Liu, the University’s vice president for research and professor of biology in A&S. “The breadth and depth of these publications are a barometer of the great work being conducted in the humanities at Syracuse.”

Located in the Tolley Humanities Building, the Humanities Center cultivates diverse forms of humanities scholarship, sponsors a range of dynamic programming and partnerships, highlights the humanities as a public good and underscores the relevance of the humanities for addressing enduring questions and pressing social issues.

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Robert M Enslin