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Professor Jeremy Teigen’s Why Veterans Run Book Discussion

Please join us on Wednesday October 3, from 4:30-6:00 pm in SC 157-158, for Professor Jeremy Teigen’s discussion of his new book Why Veterans Run. Professor Teigen explains the tendency for parties to evaluate those with armed forces experience to run for higher office. He describes the veteran candidate phenomenon by examining the related factors and patterns, showing why different eras have had more formal general running and why the number of veterans in each election cycle vary.



Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Events Fall 2018

Friday, September 14, 1:45 p.m.
Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center (Alumni Lounges, SC 158)
Another Fine Mess: the US role in Africa’s Wars
Dr. Helen C. Epstein, Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Public Health
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Friday, October 19, 1:45 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV1)
Youth and State Making in Post-Genocide Bosnia-Herzegovina
Dr. Azra Hromadzic, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University

Sunday, October 21, 2 p.m.
Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom (280 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430)
A Commemorative Concert: 80 Years-KRISTALLNACHT
Compositions by Barber, Brand, Fleishmann, Leopoldi, Schoenberg and Shostakovich

Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Ramapo High School Auditorium, 331 George St., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Historic Evening with Anne Frank’s Step-Sister. Eva Schloss
In conjunction with Chabad of NW Bergen County and the Ramapo-Indian Hills High School District

Tuesday, October 30, 1:45 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV1)
A Tale of Two Diaries from the Lodz Ghetto
Dr. Robert Shapiro, Professor of East European Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies, and Yiddish
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center (Alumni Lounges, SC 158)
Gender and the Daily Lives of Jews Hiding in Nazi Occupied Eastern Europe during the Holocaust
Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History,
The Graduate School, Touro College, New York

Friday, November 2, 1:45 p.m.
Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center (Alumni Lounges, SC 158)
Babi Yar and the Holocaust in Ukraine
Dr. Martin Dean,
Historical Consultant at Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV1&2)
Talaat Pasha Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide
Dr. Hans-Lukas Kiesser
Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle in Australia

Thursday, November 15, 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV1&2)
Gumpert Teachers Workshop
In cooperation with and supported by the N.J. State Commission on Holocaust Education
Echoes and Reflections

Readings at Ramapo Series Events Fall 2018

September 13 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm; York Room : L.B. Williams

L.B.Williams is the author of the memoir, Letters to Virginia Woolf, (Hamilton Books, 2005), The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf (Greenwood Press, 2000). Her poetry has appeared in such publications as Washington Square, Gargoyle, The Mom Egg Review, Sunrise from Blue Thunder (A Pirene’s Fountain Anthology and For She is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers. Her poetry chapbook, The Eighth Phrase, was published by Porkbelly Press (2014), and the poetry chapbook, Sky Studies, was published by Finishing Line Press (2014).  She is Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

October 4, 2018 1:00-2:00 pm; Pavilion 1 & 2: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh 

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is a memoirist, fiction writer and playwright. He is the author of the story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize, and the critically acclaimed memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, selected as one of the ten best books of the year by Dwight Garner of The New York Times. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta, McSweeney’s, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and NewAmerican Stories, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a fiction fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. His play, Autobiography of a Terrorist, was recently produced by Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco. Saïd lives in New York City with his wife, the artist Karen Mainenti, and serves on the board of directors for the New York Foundation for the Arts. He teaches memoir in the MFA program at Hunter College and creative writing at New York University, where he received a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award. 

October 29 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM; Pavilion 1 & 2 :Gabrielle Calvocoress

Born in central Connecticut, Gabrielle Calvocoressi grew up in a family that owned movie theaters in several small towns across the state. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College and earned her MFA from Columbia University. Calvocoressi’s first book, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart (Persea Books, 2005), was shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award and won the 2006 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. Her second collection, Apocalyptic Swing (Persea Books, 2009), was a finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is also the author of Rocket Fantastic (Persea Books, 2017). Calvocoressi’s awards and honors include a Stegner Fellowship, a Jones Lectureship at Stanford University and a Rona Jaffe Women Writers’ Award. Her poem “Circus Fire, 1944” received The Paris Review‘s Bernard F. Connors Prize. She teaches at the MFA programs at California College of Arts in San Francisco and at Warren Wilson College. She also runs the sports desk for the Best American Poetry Blog.