This Week at YSU, April 28, 2014

Check out what's happening this week at Youngstown State University.Monday, April 28, 1 p.m. “Will Scarcity Derail China’s Reform Agenda in 2014?” is the topic of a conversation with Bill Adams, co-author of In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade, in the Presidential Suite of Kilcawley Center. More here.

Monday, April 28, 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion titled “Accountability: Charter Schools and High-Stakes Testing in Ohio” will at Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown. More here.

Tuesday, April 29, 5 p.m. The YSU Board of Trustees’ Finance and Facilities Committee meets in the Trustees Meeting Room on the first floor of Tod Hall on campus.

Tuesday, April 29, 1 p.m. YSU baseball takes on Akron at Eastwood Field.

Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m. Betsy Estilow, a professor emeritus of biology at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and a lecturer in Civil War history, presents “Overlooked and Undervalued: The Role of African Americans in Civil War Medicine” at the Tyler History Center in downtown Youngstown. Free. More here.

Wednesday, April 30, 8 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music hosts the New Music Festival, featuring a Gala Festival Concert in Bliss Recital Hall. Also planned is a Music at Noon concert 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Butler Institute of American Art, and a solo piano recital of contemporary works featuring Holly Roadfeldt 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in Bliss Recital Hall. More here.

Thursday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. The Beeghly College of Education’s 12th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held in McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall on campus. More here.

Dan Krane

Dan Krane

Friday, May 2, 1 p.m. Dan Krane, professor of biology at Wright State University and one of the world’s foremost DNA experts, presents “The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Forensic DNA Profiling” in Room 3022 of Ward Beecher Hall. More here.

Friday May 2. John White and Al Bright, two respected, long-time faculty members, receive the Heritage Award at Youngstown State University’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. More here.

Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 8 p.m. Ward Beecher Planetarium presents “Spring Skywatch.” In addition, “The Moon” will be presented Saturday, May 2, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. YSU’s Dana School of Music hosts the Marching Pride Field Day at Stambaugh Stadium on campus. More here.

Sunday, May 4, 6 p.m. The YSU Wind Ensemble, Stambaugh Chorus and Dana Symphonic Choir present Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown. More here.