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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of October 24, 2011

BOCA RATON, FL (October 24, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:                                                                                FAU Hosts National Memory Screening Day
The free memory screenings will take place on Tuesday, November 15, at FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, 777 Glades Road, Building AZ-79, Boca Raton campus. For more information or to register, call 561-297-0870.
As part of a national effort to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related memory illnesses, FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center will offer free, confidential, 30-minute memory screenings as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Day.  Appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Part of FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Memory and Wellness Center averages more than 14,000 visits per year. The center offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders.

 



FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education to Sponsor ‘Invisible Bridge’ Lecture
The free public lecture will take place on Monday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 South Pine Island Road, Sunrise. For more information, contact Rose Gatens, Ph.D., at 561-297-2929 or rgatens@fau.edu.
“The Invisible Bridge” is a lecture by author Julie Orringer about the Holocaust in Hungary.  Orringer is the winner of The Paris Review’s Discovery Prize and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Stanford University, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

 


 


FAU Hosts ‘Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser’ Exhibition
The free exhibition runs through Friday, December 16, at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus . For more information, contact special collections at 561-297-2693 or lysca@fau.edu.
“Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser” is an exhibition that highlights the life of Glasser, a decorated World War II bombardier and former Miss Universe, Inc. president. The exhibition’s timing coincides with the 70th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II. Among the display items are historic war photographs, Glasser’s bombardier’s jacket, his 12 combat decorations, intriguing documents, a Miss Universe crown he designed during his 27-year tenure as president, honorary keys to cities around the world and education records. The library curated the exhibition from its “Harold L Glasser Collection,” which was established this year after Glasser’s widow, Marny Glasser, gifted the materials to the library.

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