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November 9, 2009

Tel Aviv University Professor Will Discuss Jewish American and Israeli ‘Representative’ Autobiographies Nov. 12

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Author Hana Wirth-Nesher taught for nine years in Lafayette’s English department Hana Wirth-Nesher, an author and professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel, will present the lecture “Whose Story? Jewish American & Israeli ‘Representative’ Autobiographies: The Cases of Amos Oz and Philip Roth” 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library. [...]

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November 3, 2009

Rapper Baba Brinkman Will Perform The Rap Guide to Evolution Nov. 9-10

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He will hold workshops and meet with students throughout his visit Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman will perform his one-man show The Rap Guide to Evolution 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9 and 10, in Oechsle Hall room 224. The performances are part of Lafayette’s celebration marking the 200th anniversary of Charles [...]

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November 3, 2009

Religious Scholar Robert Segal Will Discuss ‘Hollywood Stars as Gods’ Nov. 11

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His research focuses on the changing conceptions of myth Robert Segal, professor and chair of religious studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, will speak on “Hollywood Stars as Gods: Bringing Myth Back to the World” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. Free and open to the [...]

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October 30, 2009

Environmental Engineers Will Discuss the Galapagos Islands Wind Project and the Future of Alternative Energy Nov. 4

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Talk is this year’s Judith A. Resnik Memorial Lecture By Meghan Cloonan ’10 Paul Loeffelman, director of environmental public policy at American Electric Power, and Jim Tolan, president of U.S. operations for SgurrEnergy Corp., will discuss their role in the e8 Galapagos Islands Wind Project and the future of alternative energy and environmental sustainability 8 [...]

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October 20, 2009

‘Virtual Human’ Designer Stacy Marsella Will Discuss Research Oct. 27

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Talk is part of a yearlong speaker series combining technology with the visual arts Stacy Marsella, a research associate professor of computer science at the University of Southern California, will present his research “Cognition and Emotion in Virtual Humans” 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Hugel Science Center room 108. The event is part of [...]

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October 16, 2009

Mark Smith of New York University to Speak on the Origins of Biblical Monotheism

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Early Israel had a pantheon of gods, he says Mark S. Smith, Skirball Professor of Bible and professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York University, will deliver a talk entitled “God and the Origins of Biblical Monotheism” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Free and [...]

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October 16, 2009

Author and Holocaust Scholar Nechama Tec Will Discuss ‘Defiance as a Book and Film’ Oct. 21

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Talk is the inaugural Howard J. Marblestone Memorial Lecture Award-winning author and Holocaust scholar Nechama Tec will discuss her book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans, which was made into a 2008 movie by director Edward Zwick, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The film, starring Daniel Craig and Liev [...]

Majora Carter, Founder of Sustainable South Bronx, Will Speak Nov. 12

October 15, 2009

Majora Carter, Founder of Sustainable South Bronx, Will Speak Nov. 12

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Talk is part of the President’s McDonogh Lecture Series Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx and president of her own “green collar” economic consulting firm, will deliver a talk titled “Green the Ghetto: And how much it won’t cost us” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Oechsle Hall room 224. Part of the President’s [...]

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October 14, 2009

Stephen D. Pryor ’71, President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Will Address Sophomore Engineering Majors

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Stephen D. Pryor ’71, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, will speak with sophomore engineering majors about “What Employers are Looking for in the 21st Century Engineer” 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium of Lafayette’s Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Pryor, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, became president of ExxonMobil Chemical [...]

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October 12, 2009

Award-Winning Playwright and Actor Christopher Durang to Speak Oct. 15

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He is this year’s Closs Visiting Writer-in-Residence Playwright and actor Christopher Durang will give a public lecture and reading from his works 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on the main stage in the Williams Center for the Arts. A book signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Durang [...]