Daemen College , Speaker & Special Events

Monday, November 3, 2014

Empowering a Diverse Electorate: Youth and Minority Voter Issues in the

4:00 - 5:30 pm - Wick Center: Alumni Lounge

The History & Political Science Department will host a panel discussion on voting rights issues concerning the rights of youth and minority voters in the upcoming midterm elections and beyond. The event will be moderated by Dr. Lisa Parshall (Associate Professor of Political Science), and panelists will include Dr. Angela Diaz (Assistant Professor of History) and Dr. Jay Wendland (Assistant Professor of Political Science).

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Department of History & Political Science.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Nancy Gacioch Entrepreneur Lecture Series

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Wick Center: Alumni Lounge

Jen Swan, the Associate Director of ASI (Arts Services Initiative of WNY ), will be discussing development and community building through cultural funding, and how ASI facilitates State funding and State priorities to be realized on the local level.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sky Flowers and Zombies: A Presentation by David Castillo

4:00 - 7:00 pm - Rosary Hall: RH Reception Area

We are what we fear as much as what we desire. What can we learn about ourselves from examining our favorite monsters? Castillo will open up a conversation about vampires and especially zombies, the perfect monsters for the age of globalization, also known as the age of the post-human.

Sponsored by the Departments of English and Modern Languages and the Core Director.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 - 11:00 pm - Wick Center: Wick Social Room

Reserve your seats for this dinner that recognizes several outstanding alumnae/alumni, and also get to meet and mingle with the Presidents of Daemen's student organizations. Presale tickets only -- contact the Alumni Relations Office (716-839-8212) for tickets and information.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

History & Politics Speaker Series: Dr. Annamaria Orla-Bukowska

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Wick Center: Alumni Lounge

Dr. Orla-Bukowska's presentation will focus on the heroic stories of non-Jews in Poland and elsewhere who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. These people have been named as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority).

Dr. Orla-Bukowska is a social anthropologist in the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her specialization is Polish Christiisn-Polish Jewish relations in the 20th and 21st centuries. She was a 1999 Koerner Holocaust Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, a 2004 Yad Vashem Fellow in Jerusalem, and a 2009 Skalny Center Fellow at the University of Rochester.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Kier Wise at awise@daemen.edu

Free and open to the Public.


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