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February events for Fifty Years After Nuremberg (Released: 2/8/96)

by Mark J. Roy, Office of University Communications.

The University of Connecticut's observance of Fifty Years After Nuremberg: Human Rights and the Rule of Law began with the dedication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on Oct. 15, 1995. The one-year observance will culminate in a major academic conference this coming October. The following events are scheduled for the month of February:

  • Ongoing - A Treasury of the Human Spirit" (The Papers of Senator Thomas J. Dodd and Publications Demonstrating Freedom of Expression).

    This exhibit is drawn from the Archives and Special Collections Department of the University Libraries. Open 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center exhibit gallery.

  • February 7 - "Ethnic Partnership: Jews, African Americans and Human Rights."

    Sheryl Greenberg, professor of African American history, and Daniel Lloyd, professor of philosophy, both at Trinity College, will present a history of the partnership of the two communities as they fought for human rights issues. Followed by discussion. Part of Hillel's series examining the Jewish perspective on human rights, held in conjunction with Black History Month. 5 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center in the UConn Student Union Building.

  • February 12 - "God on Trial."

    A panel of Jewish, Protestant, Catholic and homosexual students will examine the issue of God in light of the Holocaust and human rights violations of the present. The panel will be followed by three discussion sessions to be held in residence halls. Part of Hillel's series examining the Jewish perspective on human rights. 7 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Storrs.

  • February 14 - "The Moral Imagination and Human Rights: Right to Leisure."

    Rev. Richard McGowan of Boston College will be the guest speaker for this lecture in the Loyola Colloquium series sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Church. 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Storrs.

  • February 16 - "Is Free Speech a Human Right?"

    Speaker: Frederick Schauer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Philosophy Department Colloquium. 4 p.m., Room P-108, Homer Babbidge Library.

  • February 20 - Reading and booksigning.

    By J. Nozipo Maraire. Her novel, Zenele: A Letter for My Daughter, evokes Zimbabwe's struggle for independence through a mother's letters to her daughter. Sponsored by the UConn Co-op in conjunction with Black History Month. 4 p.m., UConn Co-op.

  • February 20 - Lecture.

    By poet/author Maya Angelou. Sponsored by the Student Union Board of Governors in conjunction with Black History Month. 8 p.m., Jorgensen Auditorium. Tickets: $5 for undergraduates; $9 for graduate students, faculty and staff; and $14 for the public. For information, call (860) 486-3423.

  • February 26 - Race Matters.

    Dodd Lecture by Cornel West, professor of religion and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and author of Race Matters and Blacks and Jews: Let the Healing Begin (with coauthor Michael Lerner). Organized and hosted by the UConn Institute for African American Studies. 7 p.m., von der Mehden Recital Hall.

  • February 27 - "The Politics of Rescue: the Jewish Ethical Response."

    Michael Walzer of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University will examine recent atrocities such as those in Bosnia and Rwanda and will challenge the audience with his code of ethics in responding to human rights violations. Part of Hillel's series examining the Jewish perspective on human rights. 4 p.m., Simon and Doris Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

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