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Oscar Winner Burkett Speaks at Nazareth, Sept. 21

  • Published: September 07, 2010


  • Documentary filmmaker and author Elinor Burkett speaks at Nazareth College, Sept. 21
  • Burkett won the Oscar for best documentary short for "Music by Prudence"
  • A book signing will take place after her lecture in the Arts Center lobby

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Alicia Nestle at (585) 389-2457

Oscar Winner Burkett Speaks at Nazareth, Sept. 21

The Honors Program at Nazareth College presents the Fall 2010 Distinguished Honors Lecture, Golda, Goldilocks, and the Perils of Perspective, by Elinor Burkett. The lecture is Tuesday, September 21, at 7 p.m. in the Callahan Theater in the Nazareth College Arts Center. It is free and open to the public. The author will host a book signing after the lecture in the lobby of the Arts Center. For more information, contact Marjorie Roth, director of the Honors Program, (585) 389-2686 or Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.

Burkett considers herself a storyteller, and she has told her tales as a historian and documentary filmmaker, a reporter for the Miami Herald, and in nine books of non-fiction. Her film, Music by Prudence, won an Oscar for best short documentary. She has been recognized for her writing with awards from the National Press Club and the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

Burkett holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, master’s degrees from Georgetown and Columbia, and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Twice a senior Fulbright Scholar, she has lived and/or worked in 13 countries, traveled in another 50, and currently divides her time between homes in Zimbabwe and in the Catskills. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Honors Program.

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