Monday, August 30, 2010

COLLEGE NEWS: Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel Accepts Chapman Fellowship

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Holocaust survivor and author of more than 50 books, including the internationally acclaimed Night, has accepted an appointment as a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. The announcement was made today by Chapman President Jim Doti during the university’s 2010 Opening Convocation, attended by nearly 1,200 new Chapman students and their families.
Under the terms of the appointment, Professor Wiesel will spend time at Chapman University this spring and will return for the following four years, though 2015. During his fellowship, he will meet with undergraduates in
Chapman’s Holocaust history courses and possibly other disciplines, including history, French, religious studies and literature. Complete plans for his fellowship activities are still in progress. He will retain his full-time faculty position at Boston University. READ MORE!

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