Distinguished Speakers Visit Campus

Events with distinguished speakers complemented classroom learning for students, and attracted members of the wider community members to Sage’s campuses in 2019.

The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York

The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York performed a staged reading of “Camp Logan” by Celeste Bedford Walker on the Albany campus in February, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Opalka Gallery.

The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York

The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York performed a staged reading of “Camp Logan” by Celeste Bedford Walker on the Albany campus in February, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Opalka Gallery.

Kate Scarlata

Low-FODMAP diet expert and New York Times bestselling author Kate Scarlata signed copies of her latest book, “The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step!” and delivered the 2019 CDPHP Nutrition Lecture on the Troy campus in March. The event attracted nutrition and health sciences students and professionals as well as the general public.

Kate Scarlata

Low-FODMAP diet expert and New York Times bestselling author Kate Scarlata signed copies of her latest book, “The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step!” and delivered the 2019 CDPHP Nutrition Lecture on the Troy campus in March. The event attracted nutrition and health sciences students and professionals as well as the general public.

Renee Engeln

Renee Engeln, author of “Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women,” signed copies of her book and spoke at the Women’s History Month Convocation on the Troy campus in March.

Renee Engeln

Renee Engeln, author of “Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women,” signed copies of her book and spoke at the Women’s History Month Convocation on the Troy campus in March.

Natalie Merchant and David Baecker

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant spent two days on campus in April as the 2019 Scrimshaw Distinguished Visiting Artist. Merchant visited Creative Writing, Music Therapy, Modern Poetry and Performing Arts classes, and also participated in a public conversation about music and community engagement with Associate Professor of Theatre David Baecker.

Julie Salamon

New York Times best-selling author Julie Salamon spoke and signed copies of her book, “An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer,” on the Troy campus in October. Salamon accessed newly unclassified materials to write “An Innocent Bystander,” which tells the story of the 1985 hijacking of the Cruise Ship Achille Lauro.