How the Super Bowl Will Impact SJSU

Editor’s note: This message was emailed to all students, faculty and staff on Jan. 29. 2016. 

Dear campus community,

Super Bowl 50 in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is just nine days away. San Jose State has many direct ties to this game and the activities throughout our region.  This message is intended as a guide to what to expect during Super Bowl Week.

SJSU and the Super Bowl

The National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers will utilize SJSU’s South Campus facilities next week for practices and team activities. (These are all closed to the public.) We are proud to be a host site and the opportunity it affords us to showcase many of SJSU’s distinctions to a global audience.

For example, SJSU alumnus Bene Benwikere, ’13 Sociology, will return to San Jose with the Panthers next week despite a mid-season injury that prematurely ended his season. Bene, a starting cornerback before his injury, is an inspiration to current and future Spartans.

SJSU and the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos also have legacy connections. The parents of Broncos general manager and executive vice-president and two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback John Elway are Spartans. Jack Elway, John’s dad, was our head football coach from 1979 to 1983. Janet Elway, John’s mom, was an administrative assistant in the industrial technology department.

Many on campus are working to celebrate these and other connections. In collaboration with the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, the College of Applied Sciences and Arts’ School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University Advancement sponsored SportsTech symposia in December and earlier this month, exploring the many ways technology has influenced professional sports.

University communications staff members and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics are working on several features, and are collaborating with regional and national media on other stories that we expect to see in the days leading up to the game. You may see media on or around campus.

You can follow all stories on SJSU web properties and social media platforms, including theSJSU Newsroom blog, Twitter @SJSU, Twitter @sjsuathletics, the SJSU Facebook page,SJSU Alumni Association Facebook page and SJSUSpartans on Instagram.

Facility enhancements 

In collaboration with and support from the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and the San Jose Sports Authority, improvements have been made to some of SJSU’s practice facilities and locker rooms, including a new turf installation last week. These enhancements will benefit students, coaches and staff for years to come.

Impacts

SJSU athletics representatives and UPD officials have been closely collaborating with the NFL and law enforcement to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Following Super Bowl custom, the practice site will be closed to the public. Authorized personnel only will be permitted at South Campus during this time. While the stadium and athletic facilities will not be accessible, the Park and Ride lot will remain open to students, staff and faculty.

Next week, downtown San Jose will welcome many visitors attending public events and activities. Hotels and restaurants, parking facilities and some surface streets will be considerably busier than usual. Traffic mitigation measures have been carefully considered, and few street closures are expected. The San Jose Mercury News has created a Super Bowl Street Guide infographic that you may find helpful and you can stay updated by downloading the Nixle app (text SB 50 to 888777).

Other sites offering updates on activities and impacts in our area include:

City of San Jose

City of Santa Clara

Super Bowl 50

Following last December’s exciting win by our own Spartans in the inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl, Super Bowl 50 is an exciting opportunity for San Jose State to showcase its legacy and future. Let’s take full advantage of it!

Sincerely,

Sue Martin

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season!

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season!

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season!

The SJSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Benson.

Date: December 10, 2011

Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Location: Mission Santa Clara

Summary: Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season! Join the The San José State University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Choir for Carols and Lullabies, an evening of holiday music. The concert will be held at the beautiful and historic Mission Santa Clara. Price: SJSU students FREE, Premium Seating $24, General $15, Students with ID $10. For tickets and information, call 408-924-4645.

Slingshop Hip Hop Film Screening

“Slingshot Hip Hop” Film Screening

Slingshop Hip Hop Film Screening

This film screening is sponsored by the San Jose Peace and Justice Center and co-sponsored by the Arabic Program at SJSU, Department of World Languages and Literature at SJSU, and Silicon Valley Middle East Studies Consortium.

Date: December 8, 2011

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.

Summary: “Slingshot Hip Hop” braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them. 83 minutes. Arabic, English and Hebrew. Subtitles in English.

Sponsored by the San Jose Peace and Justice Center and co-sponsored by the Arabic Program at SJSU, Department of World Languages and Literature at SJSU, and Silicon Valley Middle East Studies Consortium. Endorsed by MAIZ, Culture & Conflict Forum, Justice For Palestinians, and SV DeBug.

blue butterfly over "transformations"

Disability Resource Center Plans 33rd Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser & Awards Ceremony

blue butterfly over "transformations"

DRC celebrates the continual change, growth, adaptability, and resilience of students with disabilities at SJSU. In honor of these traits, the concept of "Transformations" was chosen as this year's theme represented by the beautiful, transformative nature of the butterfly.

Date: April 12, 2012

Time: 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Location: Barrett Ballroom, Student Union

Summary: Save the date for the Disability Resource Center (DRC) 33rd Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony, Transformations, on Thursday, April 12, 2012! This event honors the achievements of students, faculty and staff who have contributed to the success of students with disabilities at SJSU.  Scholarships and recognition awards will be presented to award winners and nominees. This event is free to SJSU community members with food, fun and festivities!

Keynote Speaker, Gary Karp: Gary is an international disability advocate, speaker and author.  Learn more about Gary Karp.

Master of Ceremonies, Sam Liccardo: Sam is San Jose City’s District 3 councilmember and faculty in the SJSU political science department.  Learn more about Sam Liccardo.

This event is wheelchair accessible.  Sign Language Interpreters will be provided.  For other accommodations, please submit a request via the online RSVP form or contact the DRC at 408-924-6000 (voice) or drc-info@sjsu.edu.

— Submitted by Cindy Marota, Interim Director, Disability Resource Center

Poets in Performance: David Perez

Poets in Performance: David Perez

Poets in Performance: David Perez

David Perez (photo by Ariana Perez)

Date: December 1, 2011

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hall Todd Studio Theater, Hugh Gillis Hall

Summary: The Poets & Writers Coalition and the Department of English present Poets in Performance featuring David Perez. He tours regularly throughout the United States and Canada, and has competed at the Individual World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam. A recipient of the Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowship for Literary Art, he currently lives in San Jose, where he teaches the occasional creative writing workshop and hosts various poetry and performance art events. “Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse” is his first book of poetry. Perez will be joined on stage by students from the ENGL 131 Poetry Writing Workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors include the Associated Students of SJSU and Instructionally Related Activities.

— Submitted by Alan Soldofsky, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Norman Y. Mineta

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Norman Y. Mineta

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Norman Y. Mineta

Norman Y. Mineta

Date: December 1, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Norman Y. Mineta. As vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton, Mineta provides counsel and strategic advice to clients on a wide range of business and political issues. Mineta is a former mayor, congressman and U.S. secretary of both the commerce and transportation departments.

For almost thirty years, Mineta represented San Jose, first on the city council, then as mayor, and then as a member of Congress. Throughout that time, Mineta was an advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new industries and spur job growth, and he supported the development of the infrastructure to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth. In 2000, Mineta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the United States Secretary of Commerce. There Mineta was known for his work on technology issues, for achieving international cooperation and intergovernmental coordination on complex fisheries issues, and streamlining the patent and trademark process. Mineta was appointed Secretary of Transportation by President George W. Bush, where he served until 2006. Following the horrific terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administration – an agency with more than 65,000 employees – the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II.

The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

2011 Aerobicthon

2011 Aerobicthon

2011 Aerobicthon

This fundraiser offers hi/lo aerobics, cardio hip hop, kickboxing, Zumba, and Bollywood aerobics.

Date: December 2, 2011

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: SPX-C 44 (gym)

Summary: The Department of Kinesiology aerobics section will host Aerobicthon 2011 for all members of the university community.

Instructors will offer hi/lo aerobics, cardio hip hop, kickboxing, Zumba, and Bollywood aerobics.

Admission is $5 per person, and will be used to purchase aerobics equipment.

— Submitted by Carol E. Sullivan, kinesiology instructor, (408) 924-3022.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA’s Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Pete Worden (photo by NASA Ames/Tom Trower)

Date: November 3, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dr. Simon “Pete” Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.), center director for NASA Ames Research Center. He leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approximately $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center’s workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions.  The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Pete Worden (photo by NASA Ames/Tom Trower)

Date: November 3, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dr. Simon “Pete” Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.), center director for NASA Ames Research Center. He leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approximately $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center’s workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions.  The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

National Opera Week: Two Performances at King Library

National Opera Week: Two Performances at King Library

National Opera Week: Two Performances at King Library

Mezzo-soprano Betany Coffland as the discarded lover in Opera San José’s La voix humaine (photo by Chris Ayers).

Dates: November 1 and 4, 2011

Location: King 225/229

Description: Opera San José joins dozens of other opera organizations nationwide to celebrate National Opera Week (October 28 – November 6), coordinated by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, with support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

As part of the week-long celebration, Opera San José will present two free public performances at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San José and partner with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to encourage patrons to ride the VTA to the opera.

On Tuesday, November 1 at noon, the company will present a preview of two one-act operas, Leoncavallo’s emotional tour de force, Pagliacci, and Poulenc’s monodrama, La voix humaine. The program will include a selection of arias and duets performed by members of the cast, followed by a panel discussion with members of the creative team, moderated by Opera San José’s general manager Larry Hancock.

On Friday, November 4 at 4 p.m., children of all ages are invited to a performance of a one-act touring opera based on Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic, Hansel and Gretel. Performed in English by Opera San José’s singers, Hansel and Gretel provides children with a positive experience of an art form that may be new to them, offering a fantastic introduction to opera and theatrical storytelling through music and voice.

Both events will be held on the 2nd floor of the library in room 225/229, located at 150 East San Fernando Street at 4th Street in downtown San José. No reservations are required.

Opera San José will extend the celebration through the month of November by partnering with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to encourage patrons to take public transit to the California Theatre for performances of the company’s double-bill of Pagliacci and La voix humaine, November 12-27. VTA monthly pass holders can save 20 percent on tickets to any performance of Pagliacci and La voix humaine by presenting a valid monthly fare pass at time of purchase.

More information on Opera San José. More on National Opera Week. More on VTA fares and schedules.

About Opera San José

Opera San José, performing at the historic California Theatre in downtown San José, is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, Opera San José specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. In addition to mainstage performances, Opera San José maintains extensive educational programs in schools and in the community at large, and offers Preview lectures and Introduction to Opera talks for all mainstage productions.

— Submitted by Elizabeth Santana, Marketing Communications Associate, Adult Outreach Coordinator, Opera San José

Logan Green

Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Living

Logan Green

Logan Green is co-founder and CEO of Zimride, "a simple way to find friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are."

Date: November 2, 2011

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: King 225/229

Summary: The next event in the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship’s Eminent Speaker series will be a panel discussion, “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Living.”

Brought to you by San Jose State University and the city of San Jose, the speakers will be Andrew Williamson, director, Physic Ventures; Peter Yolles, co-founder and CEO, WaterSmart Software; and Logan Green, co-founder and CEO, Zimride.

Their discussion will be moderated by Steve Bennet, an SJSU faculty member, SVCE Steering Committee member, and Sand Hill Angels member.

Register online and read the speakers’ bios. This event is *FREE* and open to the public. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC@SJSU) and updates on prizes for the challenge.

— Submitted by Professor of Organization and Management Anu Basu

Global Leadership Advancement Center: NetApp's Dan Warmenhoven

Global Leadership Advancement Center: NetApp’s Dan Warmenhoven

Global Leadership Advancement Center: NetApp's Dan Warmenhoven

Dan Warmenhoven

Date: November 7, 2011

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium

Summary: Dan Warmenhoven, executive chairman of NetApp Inc., will present “Building a Great Place to Work: Growing a Company from 30 Employees to 10,000.” This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP. If you need special accommodations, please call (408) 924-2403. The Global Leadership Advancement Center, within the College of Business, is funded by the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation.

Warmenhoven served as chief executive officer of NetApp from 2005 to 2009 and president and CEO from 1994 to 2005. Under his leadership, NetApp grew from start-up to a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage. He led the company’s initial public offering in November 1995.  He is currently a director of Bechtel, Aruba Networks, Inc. and Stoke.  He is also vice chairman of the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation and a trustee of Bellarmine College Preparatory, both in San Jose, California. In August 2009, Dan received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce. In June 2007, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Santa Clara University for his dedication to global business and technology leadership and in 2006 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World. In 2004, he won the prestigious “National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and in 2001 BusinessWeek named Dan one of its “Top 25 Managers” for the year.  Prior to NetApp, he served as chairman, president, and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies (N.E.T.), a telecommunications manufacturer. He is a veteran of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and IBM Corp. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.

— Submitted by Joyce Osland, Global Leadership Advancement Center Executive Director, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, Organization & Management

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp’s Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

NetApp's Dave Hitz

Date: October 27, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dave Hitz, founder and executive vice president of NetApp Inc. The company creates innovative storage and data management solutions that boost IT efficiency and flexibility. The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

NetApp's Dave Hitz

Date: October 27, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dave Hitz, founder and executive vice president of NetApp Inc. The company creates innovative storage and data management solutions that boost IT efficiency and flexibility. The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Middle East Freedom Forum Speaker: Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Date: October 25, 2011

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: King 255/257

Summary: Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Middle Eastern Studies present a Middle East Freedom Forum Speaker, Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, author of “The Two Faces of Islam” and “The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony.” He will present “Freedom of Religious Choice:Islamic Views.” This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, or for disability accommodation, contact Dr. Jonathan Roth at 408-924-5505.

— Submitted by Professor of History Jonathan Roth.

outdoor fair

Celebrate Diversity at SJSU’s International Week

Students displaying traditional clothing of Korea

Students display traditional attire on the Boulevard of Languages.

By William Goodrich, IES Marketing Lead

Don’t miss the upcoming annual celebration of SJSU International Week. When you see the flags of the world hung in the lobby of King Library, one can’t help but be proud of our diverse campus community. International Week provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to broaden their cultural perspective, experience thought-provoking lectures on global subjects and collaboratively examine issues of diversity. This year’s program includes a powerhouse line-up of dynamic female voices from all walks of life. We recommend International Week events for all students, particularly those whose focus of study includes social sciences, humanities, global studies, business and communication. Departments are invited to take part in “I Week” by hosting their own specific cultural events or by bringing classes to the events listed below. We look forward to celebrating International Week with you. For more information, contact us.

Global Breakfast, hosted by Jennifer Waldrop, nutritionist from the Student Health Center –

Understanding global breakfast options to better understand global cultures.

Monday, November 14 from 8 – 11 a.m., located between Sweeney Hall and the Spartan Complex

The Human Condition, an Ethnographic Presentation by Bridget Stevens –

A cross-cultural exploration into the human need for hope.

Tuesday, November 15 at 3:15 p.m. in King 225/229

Torn Apart; United by Love, Divided by Law, with author Judy Rickard –

Immigration issues impacting same-sex couples.

Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon in King 225/229

From the USA to the UAE a Documentary by Diane Guerrazzi –

SJSU short-term study abroad students document issues such as censorship, torture and hierarchical class systems.

Monday, November 14 at noon in King 255/257

Wednesday, November 16 at noon in King 255/257

Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m. in King 255/257

International IQ Quiz, hosted by International House and Int’l Programs & Services –

Join us to test your global knowledge, win prizes and enjoy lunch.

Friday, November 18 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Dining Commons

***All events are open and free to the campus community.

Contemporary Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

Stamping Zebra Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

Contemporary Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

"Selkie Tides" features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin.

Date: October 22, 2011

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Hal Todd Theatre

Summary: Choreographed by Sharon Took-Zozaya and inspired by Scottish and Irish tales of shape-shifting seals, “Selkie Tides” features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin, as well as original music by Mathew Schreiber.  Performers include a rich cross section of the community, featuring both professional dancers and community dancers with and without disabilities, singers, musicians, and narrators. The performance explores themes common to archetypal Irish folk-lore about merrows and Scottish folklore about magical seal beings.  It relates these timeless shape-shifting stories to present day challenges experienced by able-bodied and disabled people across the globe.

– Submitted by Associate Professor of Performance Studies Matthew Spangler

John Scott: Dancing Through Borders

John Scott: Dancing Through Borders

John Scott: Dancing Through Borders

John Scott

Date: October 19, 2011

Time: 3 p.m. talk; 6 p.m. workshop

Location: Hugh Gillis Hall

Summary: John Scott, Ireland’s leading choreographer of modern dance and the founder of the Irish Modern Dance Theatre in Dublin, will be on campus to talk about his work and lead a dance workshop on Wednesday, October 19. Mr. Scott is well known in the international dance community for creating performances rooted in social justice.  His most recent production, “Fall and Recover,” emerges from workshops with clients of the Centre for Care of Survivors of Torture in Dublin, Ireland.  Mixing professional dancers with a cast of 11 torture survivors from nine countries, “Fall and Recover” has been hailed as a major breakthrough in modern dance. Cast members, many now Irish citizens, have lost homes, careers, family and health, but their dance celebrates the power of the human spirit, their dignity and determination and carries imprints from their lives, their loss and their future hopes.  “Fall and Recover” was originally produced at the Dublin Dance Festival, and most recently, in a month-long run at La MaMa in New York.

From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, October 19 in Hugh Gillis Hall 231: Mr. Scott will speak and show video clips of his work.

Starting at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 19 in Hugh Gillis Hall 103: He will lead a dance workshop.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Mr. Scott’s visit is sponsored by SJSU’s College of Social Sciences and the College of Humanities and the Arts with the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center and the American Conference for Irish Studies.

— Submitted by Associate Professor of Performance Studies Matthew Spangler

Animation Show of Shows With Ron Diamond

Animation Show of Shows With Ron Diamond

Animation Show of Shows With Ron Diamond

The show will be at Morris Daily Auditorium Oct. 21.

Date: October 21, 2011

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium

Summary: SJSU Animation/Illustration is bringing the Animation Show of Shows to San Jose State University.

Curated by Ron Diamond, president of both the Animation World Network and Acme Filmworks, Inc., this international showcase features the most creative and technically ambitious animation from around the world.

Special guests accompanying Mr. Diamond are Argentinean animator Juan Pablo Zaramella, Canadian animators Wendy Tolby, Amanda Forbis, and Marc Bertrand, and Swiss film director Georges Schwitzgebel.

The event is free for San Jose State students.

— Submitted by Animation/Illustration Program Head Alice Carter

book cover

Author Pamela Olson: “Fast Times in Palestine”

book cover

Author Pamela Olson comes to SJSU Oct. 18.

Date: October 18, 2011

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:
Engineering 189

Summary:
Pamela Olson’s memoir reveals the humor and beauty of Palestine and the terror and heartbreak of life under occupation, from the perspective of a small-town girl. “It’s love in the time of occupation as Pamela Olson … takes us on the emotional roller-coaster of her very personal experience of life in Ramallah — and in doing so lays bare the human drama of a people … determined to live free,” said Tony Karon, senior editor, Time Magazine. Meet Pamela and get your own signed copy of her memoir. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of the event. Olson will also speak at 7 p.m. October 22 in the Arab American Cultural Center, 3952 Twilight Drive (Building Two), San Jose. This event is sponsored by the Culture & Conflict Forum, Student Association for Middle East Studies, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, AACC Silicon Valley, and Jewish Voice for Peace (South Bay). For more info, please contact Culture & Conflict Forum at (408) 677-9137