Norwich Presents Poetry Reading and Discussion of Armenian Genocide

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 16, 2016

The Norwich University Writers Series presents award-winning author Dana Walrath, PhD, on Wednesday, March 23, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Walrath is the granddaughter of survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. This event combines her poetry reading along with commentary by special panelist Professor of History Rowland Brucken, who teaches courses on genocide, prosecuting human rights abuses, the Cold War, civil rights movements, and nation-building, and specializes in human rights law.

Presented in conjunction with the Peace and War Center and sponsored by Vermont Humanities, this special event is part of PoemCampus, a celebration of poetry across campus, and is free and open to the public.

Walrath earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She completed “Like Water on Stone” (Delacorte/Random House, 2014), her first novel, during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia working on a project that builds on her award-winning graphic memoir series “Aliceheimer’s” (Penn State Press, 2016). When not in the mountains of Armenia, she lives in the mountains of Vermont, where she is on faculty at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.

Born in North Carolina, she holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has lived in various locations such as New York and Yemen, residing now in Vermont. Once in state, she used stories and art to teach medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.

Walrath is the author of the young adult novel-in-verse, “Like Water on Stone,” which details three children running from the Armenian genocide. Karen Hesse of the Newberry Medal described it as “a heartbreaking tale of familial love, blind trust, and the crushing of innocence. A fine and haunting work.” “Like Water on Stone” was a finalist for the inaugural Vermont Book Award.

Walrath will be reading selected poems, as well as discussing the Armenian Genocide with Brucken.

The Norwich Writers Series is produced by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English & Communications, and the Vermont Humanities. All Writers Series events are free and open to the public.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

 

Norwich Presents Hispanic Heritage Performance by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer José Galvez

Photographer Jose Galvez holds a medium format camera
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University presents Pulitzer Prize winning Latino documentary photographer and author of “Shine Boy,” José Galvez, in two separate presentations as well as an exhibit of his photography, which runs Oct. 11-25.

Presented by the Campus Activities Board, the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Architecture + Art, all events are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Galvez presents “My Story,” an illustrated presentation at 8 p.m. in Dole Auditorium. The following day, Wednesday, Oct. 14, Galvez gives a gallery talk at his exhibit in the School of Architecture + Art’s Chaplin Hall at noon.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.

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Norwich Writers Series Hosts “Kill Shakespeare” Graphic Artist Andy Belanger

By Daphne Larkin | For Immediate Release

NORTHFIELD, Vt.Norwich University’s Fall 2014 Writers Series continues with graphic artist Andy Belanger, collaborator on “Kill Shakespeare,” a 12-issue comic book series starring characters from William Shakespeare, on Friday, November 7, at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall gallery.

Belanger will discuss creating art and his life as a comic artist. The Montreal-based freelance cartoonist and illustrator has worked for D.C. Comics and other mainstream comic publishers, as well as the Canadian television and film industry.

Collaborating with co-creators Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery and others, their “Kill Shakespeare” series garnered rave reviews from the New York Times and mentions on the Colbert Report. In it, Shakespeare’s characters are brought to life in a plot in which they either long to kill the Bard or to protect him.

Belanger’s presentation will be followed by a theatrical performance based on the comic series by Norwich’s Pegasus Players in Dole Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

The upcoming events continue the university’s Writers Series, now in its third year, which is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.

 

Robust Slate for School of Architecture + Art 2014-15 Lecture Series

Upcoming speakers include Michael Gericke, partner at global design powerhouse Pentagram, and Kill Shakespeare graphic artist Andy Belanger.
By Tolya Stonorov & Timothy Parker, Assistant Professors
School of Architecture + Art

 
October 22, 2014

Over homecoming weekend, the School of Architecture + Art kicked off its annual lecture series, supported in part by the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, with a Norwich focus. Two students who received the prestigious Summer Research Fellowship, Shaili Patel and Taylor Davidson, each presented their research. They were followed by a lecture from Norwich architecture alumnus Jason Iacobucci, principal of Solus 4, an architecture, interior, and planning design and research firm which operates as a core group collaborative on a global platform.

The lecture series continued this October when Michael Gericke, a partner at Pentagram, self-described as the world’s largest independent design consultancy, who spoke on October 10. With offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin, Pentagram markets itself by stating, “We design everything: architecture, interiors, products, identities, publications, posters, books, exhibitions, websites and digital installations.”

Co-sponsored by the Norwich University Writers Series, Andy Belanger (Andy B.), the graphic artist for the comic book series Kill Shakespeare will talk about creating art and life as a comic artist at the Chaplin Hall Gallery on Friday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. Kill Shakespeare is a 12-issue comic book that deals with William Shakespeare’s characters and Shakespeare himself. These famous characters are brought to life and they either long to kill Shakespeare or to protect him. The first 12 issues of Kill Shakespeare were adapted into a live staged reading format in 2011, which the Norwich Pegasus Players will perform on Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. in Dole Auditorium.

Later on November 14, Whitney Sander of the international-award-winning Sander Architects joins us from Los Angeles. Sander’s work includes a Hybrid House that “uses components of prefab technology to create homes that are custom designed for each client. Homes that are not only green but also very high design.” This focus on prefab and green design choreographs well with Norwich’s recent completion of the Delta T-90 Solar Decathlon house.

In February, we are thrilled to host Michael Cotton, a senior architect with Snøhetta, New York, who will discuss a newly completed project. Snøhetta’s designs are cutting edge, internationally recognized as among the best in the world. Their work varies in scope from architecture to landscape to branding.

On March 27, the School of Architecture + Art co-sponsors a symposium with the Vermont Arts Council on modern identity in architectural history, theory and practice. Prof. Vladimir Kulić, Prof. Monica Penick and Norwich Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Art Prof. Timothy Parker are co-editors of Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities. The trio will convene and join a panel of practicing architects in a Sanctioning Modernism symposium that seeks to reflect on how modern identity touches present-day clients, architects’ own design principles and related contexts.

Norwich architecture alumnus Gavin L. Engler, an associate with Carol A. Wilson Architect in Falmouth, Me., whose work has been published and widely recognized for its excellence in design, will give the final lecture of the school year on April 10. Engler was named one of Maine’s “Forty Under 40” in recognition of his commitment to leadership, professional excellence and community involvement.

The School of Architecture + Art heartily invites you to join us for any or all of these events, which are all held in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Norwich University Writers Series Presents “Unschooling” Author Ben Hewitt

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Fall 2014 Writers Series kicks off with Vermont author Ben Hewitt on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room.

Hewitt will read from his latest book, “Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World.” The book is a meditation on childhood, learning and nature, and his experience raising two sons on his family’s 40-acre Vermont farm.

The book draws upon Hewitt’s own unconventional educational path. Raised in a two-room cabin on his family’s 160-acre homestead, Hewitt dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue a “self-designed study program in excessively loud heavy metal music and extreme partying.”

In his 20s, he began writing for major national magazines as a full-time freelance journalist. His journalism has appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Wired, Discover, Yankee, and the New York Times Magazine, among other outlets.

Hewitt’s three previous books, “Making Supper Safe,” “The Town that Food Saved,” and “Saved,” also address our connection with nature through the lenses of healthy, sustainable and locally sourced food and intentional, simple lifestyles.

The October author reading at Norwich continues the university’s Writers Series, now in its third academic year, which is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications.

All events in this series are free and open to the public. Hewitt’s books will be available for sale, and a signing will follow the reading.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Service” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu