CSUSM Presents Special Holocaust Lecture: The Shaping of Holocaust Memory in Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Club, and the Department of History at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) are pleased to announce a lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Dr. Oren Meyers, the 2010-11 Lipinsky and Schusterman Visiting Israeli Scholar at San Diego State University, entitled The Shaping of Holocaust Memory in Israel. This event, free and open to the public, will be held at 4:15 p.m. in the M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union in the Grand Salon on the CSUSM campus. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Leichtag Family Foundation, the SDSU Lipinsky Institute on Judaic Studies, and CSUSM Associated Students Inc.
 
Who: Dr. Oren Meyers, is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Haifa, and is serving in 2010-2011 as the Lipinsky and Schusterman Visiting Israeli Scholar at San Diego State University. He received his B.A. from the Hebrew University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also worked as a journalist.  Dr. Meyers's research interests focus on journalistic practices and values, Israeli collective memory, popular culture and the security discourse in Israeli society.

What: Lecture: The Shaping of Holocaust Memory

When: Wednesday, April  20, 2011 at 4:15  p.m.

Where: California State University San Marcos - M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union, Grand Salon.

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide. On-campus parking is available and rates range from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About the Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) and the History Club at CSUSM
PAT is an honor society devoted to the promotion of the history field. The History Club is associated with the Alpha Zeta Chi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society which seeks to advance the study of history.  History Club is an academic social club meant to join students in their mutual appreciation of history through lectures, field trips, presentations, and the like.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.