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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu 


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of October 18, 2010

BOCA RATON, FL (October 18, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

The South Florida Diversity Alliance to Host Second Annual Diversity Summit

The event will take place on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, Carl DeSantis Building, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.nova.edu/studentleadership/ma/diversity.html or e-mail sfda@nova.edu.

The summit, titled “One Planet, One Tribe” is designed to raise participants’ awareness of the many perspectives that make up worldviews; provide an opportunity to examine issues impacting the diverse communities; and supply applicable tools and strategies to participants to take action in order to improve the world.  The summit will also engage participants in dynamic discussions about complex issues related to not only race, but a host of other cultural, social and personal identities.  The SFDA is sponsored by Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University, Lynn University and also includes representation from Barry University.  Cost for the general public is $20 before October 23 or $30 thereafter; and free to college students.

FAU’s Department of Music Presents Klezmer East Performing Klezmer Music of Eastern Europe Before and During the Holocaust

This free event (donations suggested) will take place on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-3820.

The Klezmer East performance will include Bob Weiner, keyboards; Seth Merlin, trumpet; Sunshine Raddock, vocals; Paul Green, clarinet; Dave Levitan, trombone; and Roy Fantel, drums.

FAU to Host Ribbon Cutting of New College of Engineering and Computer Science Building

The free event will take place on Friday, November 5 at 4 p.m. at the College of Engineering and Computer Science building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact Marc Kozlin at 561-297-1399 or mkozlin1@fau.edu, or visit www.eng.fau.edu.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the opening of Florida’s first higher education academic building designed and built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-level standards. This high-performance facility will place the University, college and local community at the national forefront of energy conservation and environmental stewardship efforts while acting as a catalyst for the creation of more sustainable infrastructures.

FAU’s Department of Music Presents ‘Voices from the Holocaust’ Concert

This free event (donations suggested) will take place on Friday, November 5 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-3820.

In this international premiere of a work by Stuart Glazer, performers include Sandra McClain, soprano; Carolyn Bryan, saxophone; and Heather Coltman, piano.

FAU’s Department of Music Presents “Kaddish” a story of the Holocaust by Lawrence Siegel

This event will take place on Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 1-800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com.

Laura Joella conducts the FAU Symphony Orchestra and FAU Choral Ensembles in this production that tells the story of the Holocaust through music. Cost for tickets are $20.

FAU’s Department of Music Presents Piano Music from Eternal Flames of Memory of the Holocaust

This free event (donations suggested) will take place on Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-3820.

Eternal Flames of Memory includes music by Coplan, Shostakovich, Janice Hamer and Mendelssohn. Program performed by FAU Chamber Soloists Judith Burganger and Leonid Treer; Heather Coltman, piano; Mei Mei Luo, violin; and Claudio Jaffe, cello.

FAU’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar in Holocaust Studies Presents the Lecture ‘Religious Reasons for Persecuting and Protecting Jews during the Holocaust’

This free event will take place on Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-2979.

The lecture will be presented by Lawrence Baron, the Nasatir chair of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University.

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