Common Reading 2005 - 2006
 

Events

 

Upcoming Events

May 11th, 2006
10:30 a.m.
The Little Theater

Meet Art Spiegelman, author of Maus
Art Spiegelman visits LaGuardia Community College for a special performance about graphic novels and Maus.

Arti Presents Arti in Lagcc

 


TBA Mask-making workshop for faculty
TBA Marie de la Soudiere of the International Rescue Committee speaks at LaGuardia
   
 
 

Past Events

 
Micky-Maus
Sept. 1, 2005 Opening Sessions for Faculty : “Promoting Global Literacy and Critical Thinking through MAUS”
Sept. 2, 2005

Opening Sessions for Students: Scenes from MAUS performed in the Mainstage Theater during plenary at 10:00 am. Followed at 11:15 by lunchtime discussions of MAUS led by faculty from various disciplines


Sept. 21, 2005
10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Little Theater

"Constitution Day: From the Local to the Global: Maus and its Connection to U.S. and Global Human Rights"
We will have an interactive discussion of the United States’ Bill of Rights, the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and their connection to the common reading, Art Spiegelman's Maus.
Dean Paul Arcario, Assistant Dean Bret Eynon, J. Elizabeth Clark, Evelyn Burg and Patti Juza

Photo to the right is of Agnieszka Mitak taling about her grandfather who rescued a Jewish boy during WWII in Poland.

Agnieszka
 
Sept. 28, 2005
2:30 - 4:00 P.M.
E-242
"A Survivor's Story: Holocaust and Resilience" by Kurt Rosendahl, a Holocaust survivor, sponsored by the Psychology Club  
Mr. Rosendahl was born 85 years ago in a small town in Germany, not far from the borders of Belgium and Holland. Because of the political events of the 1920's and 1930's, he lived in several countries, primarily in Belgium and France. His education was abruptly interrupted by these events which he will describe during his presentation.  When World War II had ended, after a tumultuous odyssey, he returned to Belgium to finish his studies in International Trade. Together with his wife, they emigrated to the United States in 1948. Because of his background, he became involved in the Import and Export business. In this capacity, he traveled in many regions of the world. After retirement in 1985, he took up the studies of history with special interest in the history of the Holocaust and the Jewish people.  He has since extensively written and spoken on these subjects. Currently he is working on a book entitled "Remembrance," which he hopes will be published in another year or two. His saga is the story of hope against the most difficult odds.  Let's listen to his story together...

Please contact Dr. Nurper Gokhan, Ext 5793.
Oct. 3, 2005
10:30 - 12:00

"Gutters & Balloons: Reading the Graphic Novel"
Jared Gardener, Professor of English and Film at Ohio State University will speak in LaGuardia's Little Theatre on: Please join us for this presentation by Jared Gardner, Associate Professor of English and Film at the Ohio State University. Dr. Gardner will discuss the history and form of the graphic novel and its emerging importance in literary and cultural studies. To attend, please RSVP to J. Elizabeth Clark lclark@lagcc.cuny.edu

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Dr. Jared Gardner


Oct. 3, 2005
12:30 - 02:00 P.M.
E-501
“Teaching the Graphic Novel.”
Professor Gardener will also lead a a workshop and luncheon for faculty.

To attend, please RSVP to J. Elizabeth Clark lclark@lagcc.cuny.edu
Oct. 11, 2005
2:15-3:15 P.M.
E-255
"Ideas and Resources for Incorporating MAUS into Your Course" Brown-bag Discussion
This discussion is aimed at helping faculty from a variety of disciplines think about how to incorporate this year's common reading into courses across curricula. We will share resources available on the Maus website and discuss pedagogical issues that arise when teaching a graphic memoir on the Holocaust.
Patti Juza and Evelyn Burg

Oct. 12, 2005
02:15 - 04:15 P.M.

“Hotel Rwanda” starring Don Cheadle: screening at LaGuardia M-151


October 18, 2005
1:10 - 2:10 P.M.
E-255

"Teaching Maus: Sharing Lessons and Strategies" Brown Bag
A discussion about classroom strategies for teaching MAUS, with a focus on approaches to teaching a graphic novel, and issues involved in dealing with the Holocaust in class discussions.
Marian Arkin, Liz Clark, Gail Green Anderson, and Gordon Tapper


All of November
In the lobby of
the M Building
A Young Girl at Ghetto Terezin: 1941-1944
Drawings by Helga Weissová Hosková
Description (from the Musuem of Jewish Heritage):
Photographic reproductions of 15 drawings by Helga Weissová, a teenage girl living in Terezin, have been produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage for exhibition. Accompanying the photographs are excerpts from Helga's diary, a map of the region, and related materials that depict Helga's view of life in the Terezin Ghetto in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust.

During an exhibit of children's works in Terezin, Helga was told to throw hers away because they were too truthful and accurate. Instead, she saved them. When she and her mother were deported to Auschwitz in September 1944, Helga entrusted the pictures to her uncle. He hid them in a wall until liberation, and then took them back to Prague. Miraculously, Helga and her mother also survived, having been transferred from Auschwitz to a work detail in Germany.

Nov, 23, 2005
2:15PM ,
E-502
The NOVA Documentary
"Decoding Nazi Secrets" will be presented by Dr. George McCormack and the Mathematics Dept.
In war, the ultimate weapon is surprise. What is Enigma? Learn about the race against time at Bletchley Park. The frustrations, the setbacks, the human cost of the work to beat the Nazi decoding machine.
Nov. 28, 2005
10:30 AM
Faculty-led tour of the Jewish Museum to view art of the Holocaust
Dr. Evelyn Burg and Naomi Ben-Yehuda will escort a group of LaGuardia students to the Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue. There are still a few spaces open for interested students or faculty. If you would like to join us, please call Dr. Burg at 718 482-5634 or Ms. Ben-Yehuda at 482-6007 ASAP. (The museum must be notified ahead of time.)
During March, 2006
In the lobby of
the M-building

A Young Girl at Ghetto Terezin: 1941-1944 Drawings by Helga Weissová Hosková
Photographic reproductions of 15 drawings by Helga Weissová, a teenage girl living in Terezin, have been produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage for exhibition. Accompanying the photographs are excerpts from Helga's diary, a map of the region, and related materials that depict Helga's view of life in the Terezin Ghetto in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust .
Hosted by: Patricia Sokolski
The exhibit will be in March.


March 29 th, 2006
02:15 p.m.
Room M- 151

The Medium is the Message: Workshop
Join us for this interactive, multi-media workshop which questions the relationship between presentation and content!
Hosted by: Naomi Ben-Yehuda & J. Elizabeth Clark


April 5th, 2006
02:15 p.m.
Room 242

“Kaddish”: Film and Discussion
Join us for this searing presentation of a father and son’s understandings of the Holocaust.
Hosted by: Evelyn Burg


May 10th, 2006
20:15 p.m.
M 151

“Paper Clips”: Film and Discussion
Join us for this mesmerizing film about “counting” the Holocaust.
Hosted by: Gail Green-Anderson


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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