Seton Hill University 2008 - 2009 Lecture Series
Maryam Ala Amjadi
Art as Public Voice: Poetry
Literary readings by internationally known poets Nikola Madzirov (Macedonia), Maryam Ala Amjadi (Iran), and Rogelio Saunders (Cuba). Co-sponsored by the Seton Hill World Affairs Forum & City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. The Café Behind the Books, Reeves Library, 7 p.m. Free.
Thursday Sept. 18
Art & Human Survival
California Poet Laureate Al Young is the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Seton Hill. Throughout his literary career, he has written poetry, books, magazine articles, and screenplays, traveled around the world to lecture and teach, and served as founder and editor of two literary magazines. Reeves Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Thursday, Sept. 25
David Iwinski, Jr.
International Business Ethics in Asia
David Iwinski, Jr. is the CEO and president of Acusis, LLC and serves on the board of trustees at Seton Hill University. Co-sponsored by the MBA program at Seton Hill and the Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series. Administration Building, Room 206. Free, but registration is required. Call 724-830-4637 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thursday, Oct. 2
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan
Lost Boy Benjamin Ajak will share his experiences as a child and discuss the ongoing conflict in Sudan. Sponsored by the 2008-2009 A Portrait of Survival Lynch Lecture Series. Cecilian Hall, 7:30 p.m. General Admission Tickets: $10. For Tickets: 724-830-4626 or http://alumni.setonhill.edu/lecture.
Monday, Oct. 20
An Evening of Poetry with Samuel Hazo
The author of books of poetry, fiction, essays and plays, Samuel Hazo is the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh and the McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University; he was chosen State Poet of the Commonwealth by Governor Robert Casey in 1993. Administration Building, 2nd Floor Parlors, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Rev. John Pawlikowski
Which Paul Are We Celebrating During the Jubilee?
Visiting scholar Rev. John T. Pawlikowksi, OSM, is the professor of social ethics and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Ill. Sponsored by the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education. Greensburg Room, 7 p.m. Free.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Nostra Aetate Award Presentation
Eugene Fisher is the retired associate director, Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He will speak after being honored with the Nostra Aetate Award by the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education. Saint Joseph Chapel, 6 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Kristallnacht Remembrance Service
The author of Escape and Return, Fritz Ottenheimer is a German Jew who fled his country at the beginning of World War II, and later returned as a U.S. soldier. He is the featured speaker at this year’s Kristallnacht Remembrance Service. Sponsored by the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education. Saint Joseph Chapel, 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Annamore M. Matambanadzo
Global Perspectives: Zimbabwe: Nation in Turmoil
Annamore M. Matambanadzo is a research assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has a long history of supporting teacher education efforts in Zimbabwe. Sponsored by the Seton Hill World Affairs Forum. The Café Behind the Books, Reeves Library, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Thursday, March 5
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Professor and writer Azar Nafisi is best known for her bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, a portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Sponsored by the 2008-2009 A Portrait of Survival Lynch Lecture Series. Cecilian Hall, 7:30 p.m. General Admission Tickets: $10. For Tickets: 724-830-4626 or http://alumni.setonhill.edu/lecture.
All lectures are held at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa. Check Seton Hill's website often for information on public lectures and events held at the University.