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Campus event highlights, Nov. 6 to Nov. 15

Campus event highlights: Nov. 6-15, 2009

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Nov. 7-15: International Week 2009: A Celebration of Diversity
Nov. 8: A Discussion about Vietnam: History and Culture
Tuesday, Nov. 10: “The Complexities of Jerusalem”
Tuesday, Nov. 10: Live videoconference with UN political affairs officer Randy Rydell
Wednesday, Nov. 11: “Microtubule Polymer Assembly”
Wednesday, Nov. 11: “Things Are Turning Around—Maybe”

Nov. 8: “A Discussion about Vietnam: History and Culture”

A presentation will be given by Nguyen Ngoc Bich, professor in Vietnamese literature and culture at Trinity College, George Mason University and Georgetown University. Ngoc Bich, a former director of the Vietnamese Service of Radio Free Asia, is an author, translator and editor of literature and poetry.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. in the Global Union Lounge on the second floor of Coxe Hall.

Tuesday, Nov. 10: Live videoconference with UN political affairs officer Randy Rydell

Students can participate in a discussion with Rydell, who is political affairs officer in the United Nations’ Office of the High Representative for Disarmament. The event is part of International Week 2009: A Celebration of Diversity. It will begin at 10 a.m. in the Media Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 10: “The Complexities of Jerusalem”

The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies will present a lecture by Amos Gil, former executive director and founding member of Ir-Amim (“City of Peoples, City of Nations”). In his lecture “Mapping Jerusalem: Revealing the Complexities of a City,” Gil will conduct a virtual tour of Jerusalem, a city of two peoples and three religions, discussing its complex structure and explaining its pivotal role in achieving a political agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

The event will begin at 4:15 p.m. in Room 102 of Maginnes Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 11: “Microtubule Polymer Assembly”

Lynne Cassimeris, professor of biological sciences, will present an address titled “Microtubule Polymer Assembly: A delicate balance for cell survival.” The event is part of the seminar series of the department of chemistry. It will begin at 4:10 p.m. in Neville Hall Auditorium 3.

Wednesday, Nov. 11: “Things Are Turning Around—Maybe”

Wight Martindale, adjunct professor, and Martin Saffer, associate dean for graduate studies, both in the College of Business and Economics, will discuss the current economic recession. The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 91 of the Rauch Business Center.


 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2009

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