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Great Minds/Ideas Lecture Series Offers Closer Look at Noam Chomsky and Viktor E. Frankl

Topics include the “Dissident Intellectual” (in Cazenovia) and the theories of “Psychotherapy” (in Manlius)
Cazenovia, N.Y.  – (March 18, 2014)   In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College proudly presents its Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas" on Tuesday, April 8 in Cazenovia and Manlius.  The series features noted faculty members from Cazenovia College discussing the lives and work of important thinkers who opened doors of opportunity for the human spirit.

Noam Chomsky and the Dissident Intellectual
presented by Andrew Ó Baoill, assistant professor of Communication Studies

Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Cazenovia Public Library
100 Albany St., Cazenovia

One of the founders of modern linguistics, and the most cited living scholar in the world, Chomsky has been recognized as a leading voice of dissent in the United States and internationally for over 40 years. In this lecture, Dr. Ó Baoill will examine Chomsky's political work, with particular attention to his analysis of the mass media, touch on some of his famous entanglements with intellectuals like Foucault and Lippmann, and investigate important questions about the role of the intellectual in society - particularly the waning notion of the public intellectual.


Viktor E. Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
presented by Stewart Weisman, associate professor, Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Studies

Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
The Manlius Library
1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius
Dr. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy—a form of psychotherapy. His best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning is a first person account of his experiences in a concentration camp during WWII.  It was during this time that he perfected and applied his theories of psychotherapy.  In this lecture, Weisman will discuss how his psychotherapy, based on applied existentialism, is credited with saving fellow inmates from suicide.


The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous funding and support of Doris Webster, local resident and a member of the Cazenovia College class of 1946.  For more information visit, or contact John Livermore, assistant professor, mathematics, and project director for the Faculty Library Lecture Series, at 315-655-7232. 

Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit
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