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Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine

Speaker: Dr. Omer Bartov

On a personal quest to investigate the fate of his mother's hometown in eastern Galicia, Professor Bartov discovers that he must first grapple with the region's centuries-old interethnic relationships and conflicts. He finds that the newly independent Ukraine-with its ethnically cleansed and deeply anti-Semitic population--has recreated its past by suppressing all memory of its victims. In this lecture, Prof. Bartov will describe his research of Ukrainian towns and reconstruct the histories of the vibrant Jewish communities who once lived there.

Date: Monday, September 8, 2008
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Oviatt Library, Presentation Room

Please RSVP to academic.affairs@csun.edu or (818) 677-2957.

Omer Bartov Flyer (pdf)


West Bank Story

Speaker: Ari Sandel, Director of the Oscar Award-Winning Short Film

A screening of the film, speaker, and Q&A

What are the challenges of creating an even-handed and humorous depiction of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Sandel will show his 20 minute film and speak about the responses to his film from international audiences of Arabs, Israelis, and Jews.

Date: Monday, April 28, 2008
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Oviatt Library, Presentation Room

Please RSVP to academic.affairs@csun.edu or (818) 677-2957.

West Bank Story Flyer (pdf)


Liberalism and the Challenges of the 1960s: American Jews in a Contentious America

Speaker: Professor Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies Program, San Francisco State University

This lecture will trace the American Jewish community's political activities in the years after the civil rights movement. With the rise of Black Power and the introduction of quotas to affirmative action programs, many Jews chose the path to neo- Conservatism. Others embraced American Zionism, the Soviet Jewry movement, or rediscovered their own spirituality in neo-Orthodoxy. In every case, though, Jews borrowed from political and cultural innovations championed by the African American community. Just as Blacks and Jews split, they each "turned inward," mimicking one another more than either group could ever imagine.

Professor Dollinger's book Quest For Inclusion will be available to purchase for $55.00 (plus tax) prior to the lecture.

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time: 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Place: Oviatt Library, Presentation Room


Jews, Israel & Palestine: The Case for Coexistence

Dr. Judea Pearl is a professor at UCLA and one of the foremost experts in artificial intelligence and the science of reasoning. He is also President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, (www.danielpearl.org), named after his son, which promotes East-West understanding through journalism, music and dialogue. He lectures and writes extensively on Western values, Jewish identity, Muslim-Jewish dialogue, and the Middle East conflict.

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2008
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Oviatt Library, Presentation Room

Please RSVP to academic.affairs@csun.edu or (818) 677-2957.

Judea Pearl Flyer (pdf)

Judea Pearl Biography (pdf)


The 2008 Academic Literacy Symposium

Speakers: Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

Authors of: They Say, I say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: The Grand Salon at the University Student Union

Secondary Teachers and University Faculty are invited to join us as we explore how to help students become strong academic writers in all disciplines.

No charge!


Writing Across the Disciplines

for faculty teaching "non writing" courses: The Moves that Matter

Speakers: Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

Authors of: They Say, I say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing

Date: Friday, March 14, 2008
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Place: Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall, Room 451

Please RSVP to facdev@csun.edu or (818) 677-6536.

Writing Across the Disciplines Flyer


Developing a Knowledge Base for the Improvement of Mathematics Learning

Speakers: Deborah Ball, Hyman Bass and Mark Hoover-Thames

Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Place: Oviatt Presentation Room

Improvement of Mathematics Learning Flyer


A Forum for Lecturers

Topics will include: advisement, curriculum, faculty development, alternative modes of instruction, your role in faculty governance. This is also an opportunity to dialogue with the Provost, and to share your concerns with the university administration.

Date: Monday, February 18, 2008
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall, Room 451

Please RSVP to academic.affairs@csun.edu or (818) 677-2957.

Lecturers Forum Flyer


Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Finkelstein specializes in Jewish-related issues and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and DePaul University. Finkelstein has been the center of much controversy; archly critical of many Israeli policies, he has been embattled with scholars and polemicists who view matters differently, to say the least.

Civility and Academic Freedom

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Place: Presentation Room, located in the Oviatt Library

The coming break-up of American Zionism

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Place: Music Recital, located in Cypress Hall

A Critique of the Walt-Mearsheimer Thesis

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Music Recital, located in Cypress Hall

Please RSVP for the lecture date(s) attending to academic.affairs@csun.edu or (818) 677-2957.

Finkelstein Talk Flyer


James Hiebert, Professor, University of Delaware

Effective Mathematics Teaching: What Does the Research Say?

Date: Monday, October 25, 2008
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Place: USU, Flintridge Room

James Heibert Flyer


Susan Schaller, author and human rights advocate

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Presentation Room, located in the Oviatt Library

Susan Schaller Flyer