Mummies, Boris Karloff and SUNY New Paltz
NEW PALTZ -- Late 19th-century Egyptian manuscripts about the preservation of mummies, which served as the basis for many films with Boris Karloff, are the topic in the next session of the spring 2002 Honors Center Faculty Lecture Series.
Steve Vinson, assistant professor in the SUNY New Paltz History Department, will give a lecture entitled "Reading the 'First Tale of Setne Khaemwas.'" It will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Honor Center's Great Room in College Hall.
"The Faculty Lecture Series is designed to bring together SUNY New Paltz faculty members to discuss their current research before the campus community and the wider public," said Jeff Miller, director of the Honors Program and assistant political science professor.
The series also allows students to experience a more professional discourse than is generally seen in the classroom.
There are six remaining lectures in this semester's series, covering topics such as art history, psychology, sociology, political science, chemistry and philosophy.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27 Elizabeth Brotherton, assistant professor from the Art History Department at SUNY New Paltz, will give a lecture titled, "Colophons on Chinese Paintings."
All lectures are free and open to the public. For further information on future speakers and lectures in this series, visit the SUNY New Paltz Web online calendar at www.newpaltz.edu/events/calendar.cfm.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.