Wednesday, October 19th
|All day-Oct 20th|| Poughkeepsie NY|
|11:00 am-12:00 pm|| Dyson|
The Center for Multicultural Affairs and Indian Graduate Students invite you to a Rangoli Workshop, where you can learn to create your own designs with colored sand.
|12:30 pm-5:00 pm|| LT Lower Level Lobby|
Indian graduate student volunteers will be available in the Lowell Thomas Lounge to answer questions about the Indian culture and apply Mehendi - Henna designs- for interested students.
|7:00 pm|| Nelly Goletti Theatre|
The 40th Annual William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies presents speaker Adam B. Kirsch, program coordinator of the Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University. The title of his lecture is "Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?"
A poet and literary critic who directs Columbia's master's program in Jewish Studies, Kirsch is also a senior editor at the New Republic and a contributing editor of Tablet, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.
He has published three collections of poetry and five books of criticism and biography, including "Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas" and "Why Trilling Matters." His book reviews appear regularly in The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and many other publications. Kirsch was recently awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for his "prior achievement and exceptional promise" of his work.
In his lecture, he will speak about his most recent work, "The People and the Boosk: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature," which has been hailed by Library Journal as "an intellectual masterpiece."
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