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October 21, 2004  Volume 26, No. 8
Brown Bag Series offers employee recruitment session
As part of the fall 2004 Research Brown Bag Series, the Division of Research and United University Professions present “Recruitment of Research Foundation Employees” from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, in PSPC-C.

A number of issues will be covered, including how to hire Research Foundation employees, whether a search committee is required, what posting period is required for recruitment of RF employees and can state employees also be RF employees.

Paul Parker, assistant vice president, Research Administration, will be the presenter. For more information or to pre-register, contact Teri Bower at 777-6136 or Refreshments will be provided.

London theater trip departs January 9, returns January 17
Don’t miss “8 Fabulous Days of Theater and Fun” with escorts Tom Kremer, professor of theater, and Carol Hanscom, adjunct lecturer of theatre, sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Departing January 9 and returning January 17, 2005, travelers will be provided with background information on all they’ll be seeing and doing. The highlight of the trip will be experiencing the magic of the London stage.

For more information or to receive a copy of a brochure, contact Kremer at or the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 777-2431 or or visit
for more details. Deposits must be received by October 29

Margolis Lecture to be given by leader in Jewish research
he American Academy for Jewish Research, will present the biennial Moses Margolis Lecture in Jewish History at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, in FA-Casadesus Recital Hall.

Ruderman is the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Center for Advanced Jewish Studies. He will speak on “The Cultural Significance of the Ghetto in Jewish History.”

An authority on the Jews of Renaissance Italy, Ruderman has authored numerous books on Jewish science and mysticism, including Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe and Jewish Enlightenment in an English Key: Anglo-Jewry’s Construction of Modern Jewish Thought, for which he received the Koret Book Award. His book, The World of a Renaissance Jew: The Life and Thought of Abraham B. Mordecai Farissol, was honored with the JWB National Book Award in Jewish History.

Ruderman is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. He also recently completed a multi-part video lecture series for The Learning Company on Modern Jewish History.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture, sponsored by the Judaic Studies Department.

CEMERS conference scheduled for this weekend on campus
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) Interdisciplinary Conference, “Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World,” will be held Friday and Saturday, October 22-23, on campus.

The complete schedule is available online here.For more information, contact Dana Stewart at or Ann DiStefano at

Vice Chancellor’s visit
President Lois B. DeFleur is shown here with Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff Elizabeth Capaldi during Capaldi’s visit to campus October 14. Vice presidents from across campus spoke with Capaldi, highlighting the University’s strengths and goals, while DeFleur offered an historical perspective. The photo shown was taken during Capaldi’s tour.

Fall film series concludes with appearance by Phil Solomon
ent Film and Video Artists Series concludes with an 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, appearance by Phil Solomon, in LH-6.

Solomon, who teaches film aesthetics and production at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has produced several films and exhibited in every major venue for experimental film in Europe and the United States.

He has been honored with three first prize awards at Black Maria, the Oberhaussen International Short Film Festival and Ann Arbor. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Artist’s Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Some of his films include “Nocturne,” “The Exquisite Hour,” “The Snow Man” and “Psalm III: Night of the Meek.” For more information, call 777-4998 or 777-4997.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08