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Vatican, Holocaust

The Vatican and the Holocaust, “a dialogue on the Vatican statement ‘We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah,'” will be presented Monday at noon in the Oak Room of the Memorial Union.

The lecturers are Ruth David, a member of the Ames Jewish Congregation, and John Donaghy, a campus minister with St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture is sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center, Catholic Student Community, Ames Jewish Congregation, ISU Hillel and Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB).

History of Ukraine

Yuri M. Shcherbak, ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S., will lecture on “Ukraine: Present and Future,” Monday at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

He is the founder/leader of the Ukrainian Green Movement (the Green party) in 1988.

Shcherbak also led the first parliamentary investigation of the Chernobyl accident, and as an eyewitness, he wrote the novel, “Chernobyl.”

He has authored 20 books of poetry, plays and essays, and he speaks Ukrainian, English, Russian and Polish.

His lecture also is free and open to the public. The lecture series is being sponsored by the Office of the President, the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics and Committee on Lectures.