Colloquim To Be Held At U.Va.
8, 1999 -- Diversity in American society will be
discussed by noted experts on the subject at a colloquium series
at the University of Virginia on April 15, 23 and 29.
Reconsidered" is sponsored by U.Va.'s Institute for Advanced Studies
in Culture, an interdisciplinary teaching and research center.
Thursday, April 15, Nathan Glazer, sociology professor emeritus
at Harvard, will speak on "Diversity and the University." Glazer
has written several books on diversity including "We Are All Multiculturalists
Now,""The New Immigration: A Challenge to American Society" and
"Affirmative Discrimination: Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy."
He will speak at 3:30 p.m. in Ruffner Hall Auditorium. Glazer's
talk is cosponsored by the Curry School of Education.
Thursday, April 23, at 3 p.m. Laurence Thomas, professor of philosophy
at Syracuse University, will speak on "The Winds of Diversity and
the Claims of Gratitude." His talk will be held in the South Meeting
Room of Newcomb Hall. Thomas is author of "Vessels of Evil: American
Slavery and the Holocaust." His talk is cosponsored by the Carter
G. Woodson Institute of Afro-American and African Studies.
3 p.m.Thursday, April 29, in Minor Hall Auditorium, Jonathan Rieder
of Barnard College will discuss "Reflections on Canarsie." Rieder
is the author of "Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against
Liberalism." His talk is cosponsored by the Office of African American
Affairs and the Hillel Foundation.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629.