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Paloma lectures on Spanish-Jewish experience

Paloma lectures on Spanish-Jewish experience
Vanessa Paloma, an internationally known performer, scholar and lecturer, spoke Thursday in the Campus Center about Sephardic Jewish music and culture during the “Golden Age,” an era that witnessed the expulsion of Jews from Spain. The Sephardic Jewish culture emerges from Spanish, Portuguese, North African and Middle Eastern descendants. / photo by Cameron Barr Robert Penalber Staff Writer Internationally... 

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness
Bishop Carlton Pearson, the senior pastor of New Dimensions Chicago, preaches the gospel of inclusion, which is the belief that all people will eventually see salvation. His 2010 book is titled “God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu....” In his March 22 lecture in Morgan Auditorium, Pearson explained that the terms faith and fear are often used interchangeably. He said the goal is to... 

Graduate study focuses on LGBT students

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Members of the LGBT community generally feel accepted on campus, but do not necessarily know where to turn when they need help, a qualitative research study found. Resident directors Lisa Tundis and Garrett Isom conducted the study focussing on members of the LGBT community to measure their overall experience at the University. The study began in Sept. 2011 and lasted nine... 

Sam Goetz shares Holocaust survival story

Sam Goetz shares Holocaust survival story
Sam Goetz told several stories about survival and hiding from the Nazi army, and read passages from his memoir titled “I Never Saw My Face” in the Campus Center on Feb. 23. He was only 11 years old when he was taken into a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Goetz is the uncle of Jozef Goetz, professor of computer science, who invited his uncle to speak on campus. / photo by Candice Salazar Robert... 

Class explores activism and social media

Class explores activism and social media
John Bartlet, professor of technology, discusses students’ plans for the future. He and Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, teach “This Space Taken: Political Activism and New Media in the 21st Century,” an Honors course helping students serve their passions to make a difference using technology. Bartlett has been teaching at the University for more than 10 years and is... 

Housing embraces technology for applications

Robert Penalber Staff Writer As students await the opening of the new residence hall next fall, many are wondering what major changes will be placed upon the housing application process. The goal of the new process is to provide convenience for students. Since most students are becoming technologically dependent, the new process will allow most of the housing arrangements to be completed online. “What’s... 

Hotness a factor in faculty ratings

Hotness a factor in faculty ratings
Associate Professor of Marketing Jeanny Liu answers questions following her lecture on “Student Perception of Professors’ ‘Hotness’ to Expertise, Motivations, Learning Outcomes, and Course Satisfactions“ on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Katherine Careaga Robert Penalber Staff Writer The faculty lecture series on Monday featured Associate Professor of Marketing Jeanny... 
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