Datebook: An Idiosyncratic Calendar

Thursday -Friday,
November 22-23

Time off for the pursuit of turkeys, the preparation and storage of turkey leftovers, and the renunciation of turkey for the rest of your life, or next Thanksgiving, whichever comes first.

Monday, November 26
“AIDS in Africa: A Faith Response.” An interactive workshop. Keynote speaker is Ned Wallace, a medical missionary to Swaziland. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saal, Moravian Theological Seminary.

Wednesday-Thursday,
November 28-9

The controversial subject of racial biology will be the focus of two lectures by bio-anthropologist Shomarka O. Y. Keita, Ph.D. ( Oxford University) and M.D. (Harvard). He is a research associate at the Field Museum in Chicago and a medical officer for the District of Columbia.

His first talk, “The Biocultural Origins of Early Egypt,” 4:30 p.m. November 28, discusses the Afrocentrist theories of Martin Bernal (Black Athena) and others that ancient Egypt floated on African, rather than Greek or Middle Eastern, cultural currents.

The second, “The Misrepresentation of Human Variation: The Myth of Race,” is at 7:30 p.m. November 29. Both are in Dana Lecture Hall, Collier Hall of Science.

I’ll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth: Damian Long as Prospero in the National Shakespeare Company production of The Tempest.

What’s past is prologue in The Tempest, the elegiac romance that closed Shakespeare’s playwriting career. The National Shakespeare Company, an educational touring troupe, brings it to campus at 7:30 p.m. November 27, Foy Concert Hall. Free to the Moravian community, $10 general admission.

November 20, 2001

Headline Issues
Simple Gifts
They Shall Return (and They Did)
The Man from Hope
Gaudeamus
Take Note!
Housekeeping
Datebook: An Idiosyncratic Calendar