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Campus event highlights, April 9-18

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, April 12: “Lehigh Lawyers Association Law Panel”
Tuesday, April 13: “Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future”
Tuesday, April 13: “Mechanical Characterization of Single Cells and Tissues”
Tuesday, April 13: “Anne Frank”
Wednesday, April 14: “Elie Wiesel Comes to Lehigh: His Work and Influence”
Wednesday, April 14: “Writing in a Globalized World: the French West-Indian Case Study”
Thursday, April 15: “A Tortilla Is Like Life”
Friday, April 16: “The ABCDs of Bridge Building: Affordable, Beautiful, Constructible, Durable”

Monday, April 12: “Lehigh Lawyers Association Law Panel”

The Lehigh Lawyers Association and the office of career services present a panel discussion with four alumni attorneys: Tyler Tomlinson ‘92 (litigation specialist), Laura D’Orsi ‘87 (domestic relations), Timothy Siegfried ‘82 (real estate development and municipal affairs) and Jim Kozuch ‘76 MBA (intellectual property).  The discussion will be moderated by Oldrich Foucek III ‘72. Its purpose is help undergraduate students learn about career options for lawyers.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Neville 3 Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 13: “Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future”

The Lehigh University/UN Partnership presents an address by Zahir Tanin, Afghan ambassador to the United Nations. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Neville 1 Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 13: “Mechanical Characterization of Single Cells and Tissues: Application in Biomedical Sciences”

The seminar series of the department of materials science and engineering and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology features Kai-tak Wan, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. Room 203 of Whitaker Lab.

Tuesday, April 13: “Anne Frank”

The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies presents a lecture by Francine Prose, author of 12 novels, including Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife. Prose will seek to answer several questions, including “What is it about Anne Frank and her novel-like diary that has given this deceptively simple work such a long and spectacular afterlife? Why and how, against all odds, did a young girl's chatty, innocent, prodigiously well-crafted book become an integral part of our culture, our history, our souls and our civilization?” Prose’s novel Blue Angel was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award.

The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 14: “Elie Wiesel Comes to Lehigh: His Work and Influence”

The 2010 commencement speaker nominations committee presents a panel discussion about the life and work of Elie Wiesel, the author and Holocaust survivor who has been invited to deliver Lehigh’s 2010 commencement address on May 24. Panelists will include Alice Eckardt, professor emeriti of religion studies; Laurence Silberstein, professor of Jewish studies and director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies; Robert Cohn, professor of Jewish studies at Lafayette College; Ruth Setton, professor of practice in the Berman Center; Sharon Wiles-Young, director of library access services; Seth Goren, associate chaplain and director of Jewish student life; and Lloyd Steffen, professor of religion studies and university chaplain.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in the admissions theatre of the Alumni Memorial Building.

Wednesday, April 14: “Writing in a Globalized World: the French West-Indian Case Study”

The annual speaker series of the department of modern languages and literatures features Raphael Confiant, a Martiniquan novelist and essayist.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in the Scheler Family Humanities Forum (Room 200) of Linderman Library.

Thursday, April 15: “A Tortilla Is Like Life: Women, Food and Agency in the San Luis Valley of Colorado”

The Latin American studies program, the departments of history, the department of modern languages and literatures, the department of sociology and anthropology, and the women’s studies program present an address by Carole M. Counihan, professor of anthropology at Millersville University.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 112 of Maginnes Hall.

Friday, April 16: “The ABCDs of Bridge Building: Affordable, Beautiful, Constructible, Durable”

The Fazlur Rahman Khan Lecture Series features John E. Breen, the Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Breen will discuss the interrelation of aesthetics with overall bridge design, construction and maintenance.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. It is sponsored by the department of civil and environmental engineering and the department of art and architecture.

 

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, April 09, 2010

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