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September 17, 2009  Volume 31, No. 4
Landau exhibit/lecture scheduled for Sept. 23

The Jacob Landau print exhibition will open Wednesday, Sept. 23, with a lecture by David Herrstrom, president of the Jacob Landau Institute.

Herrstrom will speak at 6:30 p.m. in FA-Casadesus. The Landau Print and Watercolor Exhibition will be in the Israel Rosefsky Studio Art Gallery following the lecture.

Landau (1917-2001), a printmaker, painter, humanist and teacher, was an artist whose works explored the basic themes of human existence and morality. Many of his works are included in the permanent collections of museums such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum.

Growing up during the Great  Depression and affected by the Holocaust, Landau grappled with man’s cruelty to each other. His works bear witness to these injustices and attempt to uphold our moral accountability for these actions.

A reception will be held in the Grand Corridor. RSVP to 777-6799 by Monday, Sept. 21.

Workshop to examine writing an NSF grant

A brown bag session for Harpur College faculty titled “The Mechanics of Writing an NSF Grant: A Workshop for Beginners,” will be presented from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Room C, Continuing Education (downstairs from the Harpur College Dean’s Office).

Wendy Martinek, an associate professor in political science who is now serving as a program coordinator for the National Science Foundation, will be the presenter. Martinek will speak for 15-20 minutes and then take questions.

The session is sponsored by the Harpur College Dean’s Office. For more information, call Debby Scalet at 777-4098.

Friedham Lecture and Recital Series event to focus on Bach

The Friedheim Memorial Lecture and Recital Series returns to the University at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, with a lecture and recital on J.S. Bach at FA-Casadesus.

Harry Lincoln, professor emeritus of music history, will lecture on the Sonata in B-minor by Bach. Georgetta Maiolo, flute, and Jonathan Biggers, harpsichord, will perform the piece. 

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for students (100 student tickets are available). Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 777-ARTS, online at, or at the door. 

Nominations sought for commencement undergraduate speakers

The Commencement Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations for Undergraduate Student Speaker for Fall 2009 Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 13.

If you would like to nominate a student to be considered for the commencement speaker, send an e-mail to the Commencement Office at, by Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Include the student’s name, major, activities he or she is involved in and why you would like to nominate the student. The Commencement Office will then contact the student for supporting documentation.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08