Mikhail Iampolski to Lecture on Anti-Semitism

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On Thursday, Nov. 6, Mikhail Iampolski will present “The Invention of Franz Kafka: Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt’s Response to Anti-Semitism” at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 6. The lecture is the second in a yearlong series on anti-Semitism sponsored by the Bronfman Advisory Committee-Wiener Lecture Fund, the Gaudino Fund, and the Jewish Studies Program. Iampolski is an associate professor of comparative literature at New York University. He specializes in Russian and Slavic studies, with an emphasis on the theory of visual representation. His most recent publication, “The Memory of Tiresias: Intertextuality and Film,” examines films by D.W. Griffith, Sergei Eisenstein and Luis Bunuel. His other works include “Visible World” (1993), “Daemon and Labyrinth” (1996), and “Amnesia as a Source” (1997). He received his B.A. in 1971 from the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, and then went on to earn his Ph.D. in 1977 from the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences. The next speaker in the series, William G. Dever, will present a lecture, “The Age of Solomon: Biblical Revisionism, Archaeology, and Anti-Semitism” on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Biology 112. Dever’s talk will play off his years of experience as an archaeologist in Israel and Jordan, where he did fieldwork at Gezer, Beth-shan Valley, and sites on the West Bank. DIRECTIONS: For building locations on the Williams campus, please consult the map outside the driveway entrance to the Security Office located in Hopkins Hall on Main Street (Rte. 2), next to the Thompson Memorial Chapel, or call the Office of Public Affairs (413) 597-4277. The map can also be found on the web at www.williams.edu/home/campusmap/
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NPC Roll Out Virtual Nonprofit Resource Directory

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires (NPC) has introduced a virtual Nonprofit Resource Directory to connect nonprofits to local and regional businesses that provide products and services to charitable organizations.
 
Located on the NPC web site, the directory features over 600 businesses from accounting firms to web site designers. 
 
Sponsored by Paper Crane Associates, a Massachusetts-based company providing strategic and business planning for nonprofits, the virtual directory provides direct links to vendor web sites. 
 
"We like to think of the Nonprofit Resource Directory as an economic development effort since nonprofits need many products and services, and ultimately have a huge impact on our economy," NPC founder Liana Toscanini said.
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