Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series
Made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, the Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series was created in 1997 to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public.
Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Israel and Why They Matter
Professor and Director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem
Sunday, November 11
Temple Adath B'nai Israel
A native of Los Angeles, Dr. David Ilan has lived in Israel since 1976. He earned a PhD in archaeology from Tel Aviv University and has excavated at a number of important sites in Israel, including Tel Arad and Tel Megiddo (biblical Armageddon). Dr. Ilan is currently the director of excavations at Tel Dan in northern Israel.
His work at the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology focuses on the Land of Israel and the world of the Bible. His publications deal with a wide range of subjects, including northern Israel in the early Iron Age (the biblical period of the Judges), the archaeology of death, and the problem of antiquities plunder and trade.
One of his most recent publications is a chapter in the volume Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond co-edited by Dr. Jennie Ebeling, chair of the UE Department of Archaeology.
Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, was the first speaker in the 2012-13 Patricia H. Snyder Concert & Lecture Series.
The event on Thursday, September 27 began at 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center) with an advance screening of PBS documentary Half the Sky, courtesy of WNIN and Independent Lens. WuDunn's speech at 7:00 p.m. was followed by a reception and book signing at 8:00 p.m. The event was free and open to the public.
WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a best-selling author, business executive and lecturer. She is currently a senior managing director at Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking boutique serving growth companies in the middle market, including companies founded and run by women. She is also president of TripleEdge, a social investing consultancy. Among WuDunn’s many honors, Newsweek named her one of 2011’s “150 Women Who Shake the World.”
Previously, WuDunn worked at The New York Times as both an executive and journalist; as editor for international markets, energy and industry; as The Times’s first anchor of an evening news headlines program for a digital cable television channel, the Discovery-Times; in management roles in strategic planning and circulation; and as a foreign correspondent for The Times in Tokyo and Beijing, where she wrote about economic, financial, political and social issues. She has also been vice president, in the role of investment advisor for private clients, in the investment management division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a commercial loan officer at Bankers Trust.
With her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, she has co-authored two other best-selling books about Asia: Thunder from the East and China Wakes. WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize with her husband for covering China, along with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. WuDunn was honored for Half the Sky in 2010 with the Beacon Award from the White House Project, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors.