Catherine Lavender, PhD
Director, American Studies Program
The College of Staten Island/CUNY
Department of History
The College of Staten Island/CUNY
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
The College of Staten Island/CUNY

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"Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea, it will never again return to its original size."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

Yellow Cow, Franz Marc, 1911
Please note:
The college server on which faculty sites were stored was moved suddenly and without warning last semester, and in the process, many of the 8000 html files I had there were lost or moved somewhere mysterious. It will take me a while to get it all back under control, and in the meantime, I apologize for any dead links you come across. If you need access to something that no longer works, please email me and I may be able to locate it for you.

Office Hours, Fall 2014:
CSI: Thursdays Noon-2:00 pm and by appointment (Office: 2N 203)

|| Have You Heard the Spring Peepers? ||
Recently Spotted on Campus:
Turkey Vulture (3/10, circling above the copse of trees beside the Physical Plant)
Killdeer (3/12, calling in the night outside the Library)
Gray Catbird (5/12, singing for all he's worth on a street lamp in the parking lot beside 1N)
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Last updated 27 October 2014.