On Thursday, April 7, from
3:30-5 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, of University Center Philip Kayal will discuss Life After Retirement.
Professor Philip Kayal began his career at Seton Hall as chair of the department of sociology and anthropology in 1970. He retired in 2009 at the age of 66.
As a scholar, he has published no less than 25 articles on Arab Americans, several books on the Syrian Lebanese in America and a cookbook on Syrian cuisine. Several years ago he co-curated an enormously successful museum show on Arab New York at the Museum of the City of New York. He is considered by many to be the founding father of Arab-American Studies and just recently co-produced a film, A Thousand and One Journeys: the Arab Americans which is being considered by PBS for broadcasting.
He introduced a Sociology of Aging course and participated in Social Work’s gerontology certificate program. These activities generated his interest in retirement. For many years he guided junior faculty through the rank and tenure process and recently offered to help senior faculty understand retirement and all its implications. He thought his knowledge and experience of retirement would make a good contribution to Faculty Development.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development.