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Professor Richard Freund, director of the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, gave a talk on his archaeological work at the Calgary Jewish Community Center that was the subject of a front-page story in the Oct. 29 issue of the Jewish Free Press newspaper in Calgary, Canada. “For Dr, Freund, the greatest discoveries always involve finding some piece of writing because that helps us compare the written record we have today with what actually took place in history,” according to the newspaper story. .
The lead item in the “ArtWeek” column in the Nov. 4 edition of the Hartford Courant’s “Cal” was a preview of the “Picture is Worth a Thousand Swords” exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art and the accompanying exhibition at the University’s Museum of Jewish Civilization, both in honor of the 25th anniversary of the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. To read the column and see an example of the artwork of Arthur Szyk, who is the subject of the exhibition, click here.
Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science in Hillyer College, was interviewed by NBC Connecticut on Thursday, Nov. 4, for a story about the ongoing confusion over which candidate “officially” won the voting for governor of Connecticut. His comments were aired on both the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts that day.
University President Walter Harrison will be interviewed live on NBC Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9:15 a.m. Harrison will be talking about his role as grand marshal for the Connecticut Veterans Parade, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. in Hartford. Harrison’s role in the parade was also highlighted by Fox CT.
The message that Father Patrick Desbois, who researches mass graves of Holocaust victims in former Soviet states, delivered to members of the University community during a public lecture in Lincoln Theater on Sept. 27, was the subject of a feature story in the Catholic Transcript newspaper on Nov. 3. “We cannot build a modern world above hundreds of mass graves” without acknowledging what happened and remembering the people who were killed, he said to the packed house at Lincoln Theater. To read the full story, click here