Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Events Spring 2018
Admission is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 8, 1:20 p.m.
Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center, Alumni Lounges (SC158)
Babi Yar and the Holocaust in Ukraine
Dr. Martin Dean
Historical Consultant at Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center
Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV3)
In Memoriam John Gunzler
Film Screening: 1945 (Hungary, 2017; Directed by Ferenc Török)
Hungarian (with English subtitles)
Monday, March 19, 1 p.m.
Jointly presented with the Law and Society Program of Ramapo College
Ramapo College, Anisfield School of Business (ASB332)
Human Rights and the Rule of Law
Human Rights Lawyer, Counsel for Human Rights Watch, International Crimes Prosecutor and Investigator:
Consultant on International Crimes and Prosecutions
Monday, April 9th, 1 p.m.
Jointly Presented with the Hillel of Ramapo College
In Commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day
Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center (Alumni Lounges, SC157-58)
From Chess Masters to Clydesdales—Holocaust Survivor David Friedmann’s Art Journey
Miriam Friedman Morris, Pomona, New York
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Jointly Presented with Armenian Students Association
Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center, Alumni Lounges (SC157-58)
Film Screening: The Other Side of Home (Q&A following the film)
Naré Mkrtchyan, Producer/Director
Wednesday, April 18, 4-6 p.m.
Jointly Presented with the Italian Club of Ramapo College
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion PAV3)
The Vatican and the Holocaust
Professor Stanislao Pugliese
Hofstra University, New York
Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m.
Jointly Presented with the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
Temple Beth Sholom, 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410
Coming to America: Victims of the Shoah and Émigrés From the Former Soviet Union and Middle East
Moderated by Dr. Michael Riff,
Director of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College
Tuesday, May 15, 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion
Gumpert Teachers Workshop
In cooperation with and supported by the N.J. State Commission on Holocaust Education
Film in Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jointly presented with the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul and the Nor Keghi Association
Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion (PAV1-3)
Third Armenian Genealogy Conference
Italian Cinema Series Spring 2018
Movies are shown at 6:00 pm in ASB-135. Admission is free and open to the public
Wednesday January 24
Roma citta aperta (Rome Open City) 1945
Wednesday February 7
Sedotta E Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned) 1963
Wednesday February 21
Il Conformista (The Conformist) 1970
Wednesday March 7
Wednesday March 28
Ciao, Professore!, 1993
Wednesday April 11
Il Postino (The Postman), 1995
Wednesday April 18
Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea), 2016
Wednesday April 25
Lascati Andare (Let Yourself Go), 2017
Readings at Ramapo Series Events Spring 2018
Ada Limon, Reading Monday, 1/29, 1:00 PM, Pavilion
Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.
Kirstin Valdez Quade, Thursday, 2/22, 6:00 PM, Pavilion
Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, which received the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation. It was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named a best book of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the American Library Association. Kirstin is the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the 2013 Narrative Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, Guernica, The Southern Review, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, and Willapa Bay AiR, as well as a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she also taught as a Jones Lecturer. She’s been on the faculty in the M.F.A. programs atUniversity of Michigan and Warren Wilson. She is an assistant professor at Princeton University.
Susan Steinberg, Thursday, 4/05, Q&A 4:00 PM, Reading 6:00 PM, York Room
Poet and artist Susan Steinberg earned a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Though Steinberg describes her work as fiction, she is known for mixing lyric prose and verse to create startling and evocative hybrids that link thematic and narrative content with the physical form of the text. The stories in both The End of Free Love and Hydroplane are mainly coming-of-age tales that lyrically dissect the onset of maturity through a variety of experimental forms. The author of three collections of short stories, Spectacle (2013), Hydroplane(2006), and The End of Free Love (2003), Steinberg has held residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, The Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Blue Mountain Center. Steinberg is professor of English at the University of San Francisco.
John Hoppenthaler, TBA
John Hoppenthaler is the author of three books of poetry, Lives of Water, Anticipate the Coming Reservoir, and Domestic Garden, all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited Jean Valentine: This World Company (Michigan UP, 2012). His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Southern Review, Christian Science Monitor, Barrow Street, The Laurel Review, Copper Nickel, Blackbird, Subtropics, The Literary Review, Southeast Review, and a various anthologies. His essays, interviews, and essay/reviews appear in such journals as Arts & Letters, Southeast Review, Chelsea, Bellingham Review, Pleiades, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry, North Carolina Literary Review, Cortland Review, and Kestrel, where he served as Poetry Editor for eleven years. He currently edits A Poetry Congeries at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact.