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Spring 2014

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APRIL 2014

Thursday, April 3
10th Annual Richard Yashek Memorial Lecture
American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945-1962
In her controversial 2009 book, We Remember With Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962, Professor Hasia Diner, Ph.D., challenges the idea proposed by nearly all historians of postwar American Jewry. In the words of Peter Novick, “Between the end of the war and the 1960s, the Holocaust made scarcely any appearance in American public discourse, and hardly more in Jewish public discourse (The Holocaust in American Life). Uncovering a rich trove of remembrances in song, literature, liturgy, public display, and dozens of other forms, Diner shows that publicly memorializing those who died in the Holocaust was a deep and powerful element of Jewish life in postwar America. Not only does she marshal enough evidence to dismantle the idea of American Jewish forgetfulness but she also brings to life the moving and manifold ways this widely diverse group paid tribute to the tragedy.
7:30–9 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Thursday, April 3
One Degree, Endless Possibilities: Making Your Degree Work for You
Albright alumna Jessica Scheirer ’07 will present a seminar about the options students face after graduation. From applying to graduate schools to landing a job in industry, government or nonprofit, Scheirer will discuss the many paths an Albright degree can take.
4:30-6 p.m., Science Center 256 

Friday, April 4
Melissa McGraw: Resume and Networking Workshop
Alumna Melissa McGraw is the owner of the Fashion Potential.  She is an adjunct professor at Fashion Institute of Technology.
4–6 p.m., Location Campus Center South Lounge

Tuesday, April 8
The Game of Life
The Game of Life is an interactive game designed to teach lessons about discrimination in all its forms. Participants are given profiles that identify them as members of a particular race, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. Participants are not aware of their profile in the beginning.
6-8 p.m., LifeSports Center

Wednesday, April 9
Nelson Mandela in our times: Saint, revolutionary or world citizen
Lecture provided as part of the Mandela semester and presented by Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ph.D. '94, assistant professor of English, Cornell University.
7:30 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

Thursday, April 10
Irish Heritage
Celebrate Diversity Week by exploring Irish culture!  Test your knowledge of Irish folklore, facts and fiction and win a prize.
4-6 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Thursday, April 10
PCDC Campus Conversation: Honoring the Legacy of Nelson Mandela
6 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

Friday, April 25
R. Scott French ’87 in person
Alumnus R. Scott French ’87 is a successful fashion designer and business man. He is co-founder of The Fashion List and creative director at R. Scott French.  He was honored by Albright with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
4–6 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge, West

Saturday, April 26
Poetry Happens
Well known Berks County poet and lyricist Noah Ayala will guide an audience to various locations on campus, where he will present exhilarating pieces leading into presentations by students in the English program.
1–3 p.m., CFA Amphitheatre (Mezzanine if bad weather)

Saturday, April 26
A Chemist's Approach to Hydrogen Storage
This will be a scientific lecture presented by a member of the chemistry community, Professor Larry Sneddon.  It will be the keynote lecture for the ISCC conference, which is being hosted at Albright.
1–2 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Saturday, April 26
Symphonic Band & Jazz Concert
7:30–9:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 27
String Chamber Orchestra Concert
3-5 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Monday, April 28
Confronting Barriers to Voting Rights in the Wake of Shelby County, Alabama
Natasha M. Korgaonkar, Esq., is assistant counsel in the Political Participation Group of the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund.  She will discuss voting rights in the context of her recent representation of African-American voters and other voters of color in high profile Voting Rights Act cases.
7:30–9 p.m., Memorial Chapel


MAY 2014

May 1 & 2 (8-10 p.m.)
May 3 & 4 (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Brian Friel’s story centers on five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in the 1930s. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, a celebration of a pagan god of the harvest. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts, in this haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.
Wachovia Theatre

Tuesday, May 6
Landing the Job: Why First Impressions, Body Language and Online Presence Matter
Pamela S. Gockley will discuss the three pillars of reputation: first impressions, communications and networking (including social networking). As chief executive officer of Vigilant Corp. and president and founder of Pennsylvaniajobs.com, Gockley has coached hundreds of job-seekers and employers alike on interviewing, reputation assessment and networking, both online and in person.
6:30–8 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

Wednesday, May 7
Green & Growing:  Student Projects
7:30-9 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Thursday, May 8
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
4-6 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Thursday, May 8
Albright Student & Berks Film/Video Show
7:30–9:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Friday, May 9
Beach Party Bonanza
6-9 p.m., CFA Amphitheatre

Saturday, May 10
Annual Fashion Showcase & Runway Show
4-6:30 p.m., Bollman Gym

Saturday, May 10
Celebrate Spring – Choral Concert
7:30-9:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel