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Forum on Violence

Event Details

Start Date:  October 3, 2012
End Date: October 5, 2012

Saint Francis University will host the "2012 Forum on Violence” from October 3 through October 5, on the Loretto campus. The forum includes a poster display and two lectures by notable experts in the area of violence. The events are open to the public and admission is free.

On Thursday, October 4, Dr. Bradley Campbell, sociology professor from California State University in Los Angeles, will present “Genocide and Morality”. His teaches and researches about genocide, and his work on this topic has been widely published. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.

On Friday, October 5, Dr. Jason Manning, a sociology professor from West Virginia University, will talk about "Suicide as Protest and Punishment.” His research examines suicide as a kind of social control, and how people have resorted to self-destruction to punish, protest, or avoid those who have offended them. His talk will begin at 11 a.m. and will be held at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.

“Visualizing Violence” is the theme for the posters that will be on display during the forum. The university’s Seminar in Violence class will present the posters.

The events are sponsored by the Saint Francis University’s School of Arts & Letters and departments of sociology and criminal justice, and general education.

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is the oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the country, and one of the oldest Catholic colleges in the nation.


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