Batavia, New York— Genesee Community College along with the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Rochester have partnered together to offer a series of engaging lectures by GCC staff members. The lectures will take place on Thursday evenings in January at the JCC located at 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY. The series is free and open to the public; however registration with the JCC is requested. Three lectures offered by GCC through the JCC include:
•Education in the Middle East- January 12, 7:00 p.m.
Eunice Bellinger, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at GCC will present Education in the Middle East, a lecture that addresses the complicated foundation and forces affecting education in the Arabian Gulf. The confluence of Islamic tradition, values and dictates combined with British colonialism and current modernization has produced a bifurcated and misunderstood educational system. The talk explores some of the implications of past and present educational policy in the Middle East.
•101 Ways to Go Green- January 19, 7:00 p.m.
Donna Rae Sutherland, GCC associate director of Marketing and Communications and Earth Club advisor will be presenting ideas for 101 Ways to Go Green. Imagine a fun and fascinating exchange among Martha Stewart, Heloise, Thomas Friedman (author of “Hot, Flat and Crowded”) and Dr. Seuss’s Lorax. This presentation motivates everyone to do his or her part in the green revolution.
•Power of the Media: A Comparative Review- January 26, 7:00 p.m.
Valerie Bello, instructor of Media Arts and Communication will be presenting Power of Media: A Comparative Review. This presentation will explore how the media continues to shape our perspective of national and international events.
Registration for the three Jewish Community Center lectures can be made by calling the JCC at (585) 461-2000 or registering online at www.jccrochester.org.
For further information contact GCC’s Marketing Communications office at 585-343-0055 x6616.
Genesee Community College offers a Speaker’s Bureau which has an assortment of guest speakers and topics for local community groups at no cost to their organization. This community resource has recently been updated and revamped with new, relevant topics to interest any community or civic group that wishes to use the list. The Speaker’s Bureau list can be found at www.genesee.edu/resources/SpeakersBureau.cfm.
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