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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 25, 2009

MAHWAH – Ramapo College of New Jersey will continue its lecture series, “Diversity Perspectives in the 21st Century,” through April.  Each of the lectures will focus on a topical issue of interest that represents a broad diversity of cultural, ethnic and religious groups.

All lectures will be presented on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the H-Wing Auditorium on the campus of Ramapo College except where noted.  The series is free and open to the public.  The schedule:

March 25
You Can’t Expect Much From These People and Other Lies:  Creating Shared Visions” presented by Dr. Lisa Lutter, a professor of music at Ramapo College who has served Guam for 20 years as a performer, educator and founding director of three non-profit organizations.

April 1, 7 to 8 p.m., Room SC-219 in the Student Center
Human Rights and Genocide:  The Past Century’s Lessons for Better And for Worse” presented by Philip Gourevitch, a “New Yorker” contributor and co-author of “Standard Operating Procedure,” an investigation into the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Approaching Latin Theater through a Playwright’s and Director’s Perspective” presented by Sylvia Bofill, a professor of Theater at the University of Puerto Rico.

April 15
The Flute Player” presented by Arn Chron Pond, co-founder of Children of War and Cambodian Living Arts whose film is about a survivor of the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields.

April 22
Forging Identify, Crating Selfhood and the Spirit of LGTQ” presented by Eva Dolgin, a social worker and activist who is a therapist at Victims Assistance Services in Westchester County.

April 29, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rooms 136 and 137 in the Student Center
Diversity and End-of-Life Care
16th National Bereavement Teleconference presented by the Hospice Foundation of America.

The lecture series will be sponsored by campus academic, administration and student groups including the Diversity Action Committee, School of Contemporary Arts, the School of Social Science and Human Services, Student Activities Platinum Series, Women’s Center, Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Africana Film Festival, Schomburg Foundation, Office of Student Affairs, Institutional Advancement, Office of Student Development and PRIDE.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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