An opening reception for “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” will be held at 5:30 PM on Wednesday September 15. Suzman, over the course of a nearly four decade political career, was one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. The reception features a lecture by George Washington University Assistant Professor of Sociology Fran Buntman. The exhibit and reception are sponsored by the Schemel Forum, the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Professor Buntman has a specific interest in apartheid and is the author of Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance to Apartheid published by Cambridge University Press in 2003. She will be speaking on “Suzman the Pioneer.” The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from August 31 to October 25.
Walter Gantz of Scranton, PA won $20 in gift certificates to Gourmet Family Restaurant, a 3-month health club membership to PRO Fitness Club, a $50 gift certificate to Nada & Co. and a $25 gift certificate to Personal Touch, a Soap Box Gift Basket and journal from Borders and a Crabtree & Evelyn Gift Basket from Maria’s Corner, a $50 gift certificates to Patsel’s, a $50 gift certificate to Bistocchi’s Restaurant, a $50 gift certificate to Farley’s, a $25 gift certificate to T.G.I. Friday’s, a $50 gift certificate to Settler’s Inn, a $20 gift certificate to the Windsor Inn, a $25 gift certificate to the Viewmont Diner, a $30 gift certificate to Six East Restaurant, a $100 Silver Membership to the F.M. Kirby Center, 4 tickets to Roba Family Farms, a $20 gift certificate from Weis Markets, a $25 gift certificate from Wegmans, a $50 gift certificate from Debbie’s Flower Boutique, Inc., 10 lessons from Summit Yarn Design Studio. 2 theatre subscriptions to The University of Scranton Players productions and 20 – $5 gift certificates from Aramark, and a certificate for two complimentary meals at Keystone College Chef’s Table.
Special note: Leaves of Class XIII Drawing tickets will be available soon!
Did any of the children survive the execution of the Romanovs?
How can Alexander the Great be connected with modern medicine?
Each of these fascinating figures from history are tied to intrigues in the novels of New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry who will be the recipient of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award on March 19, 2011. Berry’s works combine historical fact with action adventure. For a complete list of his works, see http://www.steveberry.org/
With his wife Elizabeth, Steve launched History Matters to assist communities, around the world, with restoration and preservation. In each of his works, an artifact from the past plays a vital role. The Library has the complete collection of Berry’s works. Borrow one to read and plan on coming to the event to hear how an author combines fact and fiction.
Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights Exhibition
The University of Scranton Weinberg Library Heritage Room
August 31 to October 25, 2010
A traveling exhibit on Suzman’s four decade political career as one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid.
You are invited to the Opening Reception at 5:30 PM on Wednesday September 15 in The University of Scranton Weinberg Library Heritage Room (5th Floor) featuring a lecture by George Washington University Assistant Professor of Sociology Fran Buntman. Reception to follow lecture.
Professor Buntman is the author of Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance to Apartheid. She will be speaking on “Suzman the Pioneer.” The reception is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by The University of Scranton Schemel Forum, the Office of Equity and Diversity, and the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. For more information, please contact Professor Michael Knies at (570) 941- 6341.
The Weinberg Memorial Library is featuring the artwork of Ritsuko Sato of Kurashiki City Japan. Curator Kazuaki Kishimoto of the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art stated “Sato’s work is by no means subtle or predictable. Her often deformed motifs dynamically combine chaotic and random strokes with bright vibrant colors. The effects are almost childlike in their innocence, revealing Sato’s unique impressions and interpretations of the world around her.” The exhibit will run from February 8 through April 25.