Center for Ethics Examines Memory in the Context of Genocide

Jeffrey Olick and Philip Gourevitch will examine collective memory, particularly in the context of genocide, for the Center for Ethics series Memory and Forgetting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.

Friday, October 14, 2011 09:58 AM

Their talk, “Collective Memory and National Trauma,” is co-sponsored by the departments of political science, sociology, media & communication and the Multicultural Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

Jeffrey Olick, of the University of Virginia, is editor of The Collective Memory Reader and author of Guilt and Defense: On the Legacies of National Socialism in Postwar Germany and The Politics of Regret: On Collective Memory and Historical Responsibility. Gourevitch is the former editor of the Paris Review, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of the award winning We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, a harrowing book examining the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Memory and Forgetting is co-directed by Holly Cate, assistant professor of theatre, and Dr. Paul McEwan, associate professor of media and communication.

For more information on the series, please visit


Rooney will focus on the planning and organization of corporate retreats, social events, meetings, and conferences.  She will build local, regional and national relationships through summer camps and summer conference programming, utilizing classrooms and the newly renovated J. Conrad and Hazel J. Seegers Union.  She will also continue to develop corporate relations of the College, in particular, by offering corporate internship housing.  

A native of Emmaus, Rooney graduated from the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College in 2002 and now resides in Allentown.  She worked with Marriott International, Inc. for eleven years, most recently acting as the Business Transient Sales Manager at the Philadelphia Marriott.  Past positions have also included Senior Sales Manager of Groups at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott and Senior Account Manager for the Philadelphia Market Sales Team, a role in which she served 13 Marriott hotels in the Philadelphia region.