College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Screening of "Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands" and Panel DiscussionSubmitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 6:00pm
“Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands” tells the vast, lost history of what happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy and Fascist rule. Following the screening of this 50-minute film, a panel discussion featuring spokespersons for different faiths will explore the lessons of this history and the obligations that members of different faiths to perform acts of assistance and rescue. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Muslim Students Association; the panel discussion is organized by the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council.
This is the first of a series of film screenings and panel discussions accompanying the traveling exhibit, "BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews during World War II: Photographs by Norman Gershman" (Grout Museum of History & Science, Waterloo, April 3-July 7).
The Philosophy Club and the Explorers of Religion Club will be selling books collected from the professors of the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, along with delicious snacks, t-shirts and buttons.
The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Erlinda Babauta, Jacob William Barrick, Bryan Coons, April Czarnetzki, Drew Ferkin, Amanda Kronlage, Amy McConnell, Ryan Smith, and Jason D. Thompson.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert featuring returning Wind Symphony alumni performers. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Community Music School will host their spring recitals. For more information on this event, contact Cindi Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden and vocal coach Korey Barrett will direct an opera scenes performance featuring current opera students. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Visit the UNI Observatory to learn about the objects in the night sky and view the planets through the Earth Science telescope. Free and open to the public. Meet near the polar bear outside of 137 McCollum Science Hall before 9 p.m. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
This spring recital will feature faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
The Sixth Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony will feature a presentation by Inge Auerbacher, survivor of Terezín (Theresienstadt) Concentration Camp. Auerbacher is the author of several books on the Holocaust, including the story of her survival, I Am a Star; and the recipient of numerous awards for her books and work teaching tolerance and human rights. The ceremony will include a performance of music, the lighting of candles in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides as well as a special presentation to the Grout Museum at the end of the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsors are the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, Sons of Jacob Synagogue of Waterloo, Cedar Valley Interfaith Council, Catholic Parishes of Waterloo, the Peace and Justice Center of the Cedar Valley and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.