Manlius Informed Series

The Manlius Informed Series is a seasonal lecture series held by Manlius Library. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Note: The views and opinions expressed during Manlius Informed events are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Manlius Library.

Fall 2023

(September 12, 2023) Awad Osman of Hiscock Legal Aid Society: “Immigration Program”

(September 19, 2023) Michael Miller, local author: “High Bridge”

(September 26, 2023) Dr. Elizabeth Carter of the Limestone Creek Watershed Project: “Practical Flood Control.”

(October 13, 2023) Collin Horak or EPI Epilepsy Services: “Epilepsy First Aid and Education”

(October 10, 2023) Lorie Finger of Manlius Library: “Book Banning, Past and Present”

(October 17, 2023) Dr. Steven Kussin, local author and MD: “The Slippery Slope of Healthcare”

(October 24, 2023) Joseph Coppola: “Mycroft Holmes Society”

Spring 2023

(April 4, 2023) Kenneth Walcyk of Cetera Investors visited to discuss “Cybersecurity Threats and How to Fight Them.”

(April 11, 2023) William Butler, Local Author: Navigating the Medical Maze (Event Cancelled)

(April 18, 2023) Bill Kaufman, Beekeeper of Its All Better, visited to discuss “A History of Beekeeping.”

(April 25, 2023) Tom Griffith and Jane Lane of the Central New York Community Foundation, 5forCNY, visited to discuss “Stories of Giving: Inspiring Generosity and Preserving Legacy.”

(May 2, 2023) Dan Chapman and Joe Ori, local entrepreneurs, visited to discuss “The Manlius Art Cinema, Past and Future.”

(May 9, 2023) Tom Henry, Historian, visited to discuss “Presidential Campaigns, Past and Present.”

(May 16, 2023) Patricia Ann Burak, Professor, visited to discuss “Ukraine Beyond the Headlines.”

(May 23, 2023) Mark Hills of Upstate Financial Network visited to discuss “Financial Planning Through All Market Conditions.”

Fall 2022

(September 20, 2022) Lisa Piering of OCRRA visited to discuss “Simple Steps for Saving Resources: What to Recycle in Onondaga County”.

(September 27, 2022) Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, founder of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation visited to present “Bringing Manlius’ Most Famous Citizen into the World”.

(October 4, 2022) Susan Spina of Nascentia Health visited to talk about “Living Your Best Life Today”.

(October 11, 2022) Robert Schutt of the Syracuse Astronomical Society visited to present “Amateur Astronomy: From the Backyard to the James Webb Telescope”.

(October 18, 2022) Joe Heath, General Counsel for the Onondaga Nation visited to discuss the Onondaga Nation 1000 Acre Land Return.

(October 25, 2022) Master Gardener Michael Fixler of Cornell Cooperative Extension visited to present “Gardening in the Time of Climate Change”.

(November 1, 2022) Sarah Tracy Burrows, local author, visited to present “An Abolitionist’s Letters Home from the Civil War: A Journey with My Great Great Grandfather Colonel Osgood Vose Tracy”.

(November 15, 2022) Members of WCNY’s Ivory Tower discussed the 2022 post-election results.

Spring 2022

(April 5, 2022) Onondaga County Legislator Mark Olson visited to discuss the Onondaga County Legislature’s recent and future projects.

(April 12, 2022) Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon visited to discuss his vision for Onondaga County.

(April 19, 2022) Ray Letterman, Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University, visited to present “The Unsolved Engineering Problem: Water for the Erie Canal”.

(April 26, 2022) Town of Manlius Supervisor John Deer visited to discuss his vision for the Town of Manlius.

(May 10, 2022) Lemir Teron of SUNY-ESF visited to discuss Climate Change.

(May 16, 2022): Brian Taylor, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, visited to discuss Russian Politics and Putinism.

(May 17, 2022): Allan Mazur, Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University, on the science and history of ice ages.

(May 24, 2022): Craig Foster of SUNY Cortland visited to discuss why people believe in pseudoscience.

Fall 2021

(September 14, 2021) David Skeval of CCE of Onondaga County visited to promote local agriculture and the Onondaga Grown campaign.

(September 21, 2021) Mark Jacobson of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School visited to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

(September 28, 2021) InterFaith Works President & CEO Beth Broadway visited to discuss the work her organization is doing in our community, especially in regards to the Afghan Refugee Crisis.

(October 5, 2021) Dessa Bergen-Cico of Syracuse University visited to discuss the repercussions of marijuana legalization.

(October 12, 2021) Amos Kiewe of Syracuse University visited to discuss the history of anti-Semitic rhetoric.

(October 14, 2021) Minch Lewis of Syracuse University visits to discuss the Harriet Tubman Memorial Freedom Bridge and Community Grid alternative for the I-81 project.

(October 19, 2021) Sally Santangelo of CNY Fair Housing visited to discuss housing discrimination.

(October 26, 2021) Dan Sieburg of the Rescue Mission visited to discuss his organization’s work in our community.

(November 11, 2021) Members of WCNY’s Ivory Tower panel visited to break down the results of the 2021 elections.

Spring 2021

(April 6, 2021) Gladys McCormick of Syracuse University visited to discuss immigration, border security, and U.S. – Mexico relations.

(April 13, 2021) Trish LaMonte of Advance Media New York visited Manlius Informed to discuss contemporary issues in media and local journalism.

(April 27, 2021) Paul Joslyn, Eric Boye, and Russ Gentile of AccessCNY visited Manlius Informed to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(May 4, 2021) Vir Phoha of Syracuse University visited to discuss bias in facial recognition technology.

(May 11, 2021) Michael Hayes of Colgate University visited to discuss President Biden’s First 100 Days.

(May 18, 2021) Daniela Molta of Syracuse University visited to untangle the business of social media.

(May 25, 2021) Brittany Kmush of Syracuse University visited to discuss the future of COVID-19.

Fall 2020

(September 15, 2020) Les Roberts of Columbia University visited to discuss working with the world’s poorest people and the complications of COVID-19.

(September 22, 2020) David Tyler, Publisher of Eagle News, visited to discuss local journalism.

(October 13, 2020) Roy Gutterman, Director of The Tully Center for Free Speech, visited to discuss contemporary free speech issues.

(October 20, 2020) Matt Kosty of Wild Birds Unlimited visits to discuss the Fall Migration and all things birds.

(October 27, 2020) Paula Johnson of Syracuse University College of Law visited to discuss civil rights cold cases and legacies of voter suppression.

(November 11, 2020) Members of WCNY’s Ivory Tower panel visited to break down the results of the 2020 elections.

Spring 2020

(April 28, 2020) Randi Bregman of Vera House visited to discuss the powerful work Vera House does to create a world free of violence and abuse.

(May 12, 2020) Albert Joerger of CNY Land Trust visited to discuss CNY Land Trust’s mission to preserve and protect natural areas in CNY.

(May 19, 2020) Christian Zabriskie of OCPL visited to discuss his vision for OCPL and OCPL’s response to COVID-19.

(May 26, 2020) Brian Taylor of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School visited to discuss Putinism.

(June 2, 2020) Bob Hupp of Syracuse Stage visited to discuss COVID-19’s impact on Syracuse Stage.

(June 9, 2020) Jason Smorol of the Syracuse Mets visited to discuss the Syracuse Mets and the state of professional baseball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fall 2019

(September 10, 2019) Colleen Prossner of The Catherine Cummings Theatre on Jazz in American Culture

(September 17, 2019) Bea Gonzalez of Syracuse University on her career at SU and her Syracuse community experience

(September 24, 2019) Mitch Gelman of WCNY on Public Broadcasting

(October 1, 2019) Peter Sarver of Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse [ACTS] and Minch Lewis of Syracuse University on the I-81 Project

(October 8, 2019) Athletics Town Hall

(October 15, 2019) Shana Gadarian of Syracuse University on 2019-20 Politics

(October 22, 2019) Tom Henry on the Election Process

(October 29, 2019) Meg O’Connell of the Allyn Foundation on the Salt City Market

(November 7, 2019) The Ivory Tower on 2019 Election Results

Spring 2019

(April 23, 2019) Thomas Griffith of CNY Community Foundation

(April 30, 2019) David Mankiewicz of CenterstateCEO on the Community Grid Plus Plan

(May 7, 2019) Roy Gutterman & Stan Linhorst on the state of journalism

(May 14, 2019) Keith Bybee on Is Civility Dead?

(May 21, 2019) Jason Smorol of the Syracuse Mets

(June 4, 2019) Lisa Dolak & Tim Byrnes on politics

(June 11, 2019) Tom Henry on the 2020 election

Fall 2018

(Sept. 5, 2018) Peter Sarver on the community grid and I-81 viaduct project

(Sept. 12, 2018) Greg Loh on Syracuse city initiatives

(Sept. 26, 2018) Nate Mink & John Wolohan on sports Wagering

(Oct. 3, 2018) Roy Gutterman on free press & democracy

(Oct. 17, 2018) Monsignor Ronald Bill on the value of life

(Oct. 24, 2018) Tom Henry on the 2018 election

(Oct. 31, 2018) Steven King on CNY exports and international business

(Nov. 7, 2018) WCNY’s Ivory Tower panel on the 2018 election results

Spring 2018

(May 2, 2018) LouAnne Giangreco & James Coulthart on the evolution of the healthcare industry

(May 16, 2018) Eric Cohen & Monk Rowe on jazz

(May 23, 2018) James W. Burns on cryptocurrency and BitCoin

(May 30, 2018) Kevin Schwab on local development

(June 6, 2018) Evan Weissman on food systems

(June 13, 2018) Mel Rubenstein on the Peacetime Draft during the Cold War

Fall 2017

(Sept. 13, 2017) Bob Hupp of Syracuse Stage

(Sept. 20, 2017) Richard Devito on Urban Development

(Sept. 27, 2017) John Yinger on Education Finance

(Oct. 4, 2017) Daniel Ernesto Acuna on Artificial Intelligence

(Oct. 11, 2017) Toni Martin & Emily Stewart of The MOST

(Oct. 18, 2017) Troy Waffner of The Great NY State Fair

(Oct. 25, 2017) Randy Wolken on Manufacturing In New York

(Nov. 2, 2017) Sarah Pralle on Climate Change

(Nov. 9, 2017) The Ivory Tower on The Election

Spring 2017

(April 12, 2017) Kevin Schwab on municipal consolidation

(April 20, 2017) Peter Sarver on the I-81 viaduct project

(April 26, 2017) Roy Gutterman on fake news

(May 3, 2017) Marie Morelli, Keith Bybee & Peg Hermann on the first 100 days of the Trump administration

(May 10, 2017) Brian Taylor on Russia, Putin, and Putinism

(May 17, 2017) Danny Heumann on overcoming adversity

(May 24, 2017) Ellison Kuppermann on the erosion of golf facilities

(May 31, 2017) Sam Gordon on the Elevating Erie Project

(June 7, 2017) David C. Popp on clean energy

(June 14, 2017) Jim Joseph on Le Moyne’s business school

(June 20, 2017) John Wildhack on college sports

Fall 2016

(Sept. 30, 2016) Marie Morelli on media and elections

(Oct. 10, 2016) Shana Gadarian on anxious politics

(Oct. 17, 2016) Steve Kimatian

(Oct. 25, 2016) Peter Sarver on the I-81 viaduct project

(Oct. 31, 2016) Dan Cummings, Stephen Cvengros, and Chris Bolt

(Nov. 10, 2016) Dean David Rubin and The Ivory Tower on The Election

Spring 2016

(April 13, 2016) Kevin Schwab on municipal consolidation

(April 20, 2016) Spencer Piston on racism in the election

(April 27, 2016) Kevin Schwab on the inland port project

(May 4, 2016) Murray Grossman on the American healthcare system

(May 11, 2016) Jeffrey Rubin on SideArm Sports

  (May 18, 2016) Joseph Julian on tomorrow’s America

(May 25, 2016) Keith Bybee on the Supreme Court

(June 1, 2016) Sean O’Keefe on a medical school in Syracuse

(June 8, 2016) Ed Riley on a new Hotel Syracuse

(June 15, 2016) Brian P. Rieger on sports concussions

Spring 2015

(April 16, 2015) Dean Lorraine Branham on journalism degrees

(April 22, 2015) Ed Riley on a new Hotel Syracuse

(April 29, 2015) Frank Lazarski on nonprofits in Central New York

(May 6, 2015) Melissa Spicer & Brian Knapp on veterans affairs

(May 13, 2015) Steve Svoboda on theaters in Syracuse

(May 21, 2015) Tom Dennison on communications

(May 28, 2015) Admiral Bob Murrett on national defense

(June 3, 2015) Randy More on innovative technology

(June 10, 2015) Dirk Sonneborn on local philanthropy

(June 17, 2015) George Kilpatrick and Randi Bregman on elder abuse

Fall 2014

(Sept. 10, 2014) Harry Schwarzlander on sustainability Part 1 Part 2

(Sept. 17, 2014) Clifford Donn on the criminal justice system Part 1 Part 2

(Sept. 24, 2014) Rick Burton, Floyd Little and Jason Smorol on Syracuse sports Part 1 Part 2

(Oct. 1, 2014) Roy Gutterman on free speech and media

(Oct. 8, 2014) Murray Grossman on longevity

(Oct. 15, 2014) Elizabeth Williams on courtroom illustration

(Oct. 22, 2014) John Nicholson on sports media

(Oct. 29, 2014) Grant Reeher on current issues for the election

(Nov. 5, 2014) Dean David Rubin and the Ivory Tower on the election

Spring 2014

(April 9, 2014) Louis Kriesberg on social conflict

(April 16, 2014) Jason Murray on local sports

(April 23, 2014) Minch Lewis on public affairs

(April 30, 2014) Thomas Burton on nonprofit fundraising

(May 7, 2014) Marie Morelli on politics

(May 14, 2014) Dick Ford on teaching music

(May 21, 2014) Father George Coyne on religious philosophy

(May 28, 2014) Colleen Curley Prossner on local art

(June 4, 2014) Casey Crabill on community colleges