Press Releases

Carl Wilkens, 2019 Solomon-Tenenbaum lecturer

'The power of presence'

March 21, 2019, Helen Dennis

As violence in Rwanda escalated in the spring of 1994, the United States government ordered all of its citizens to return home, but Carl Wilkens chose to stay. Wilkens will tell his story, among other stories of rebuilding and reconciling, at this year’s Solomon-Tenenbaum lecture. He will present his talk, “Legacies of Genocide: From the Holocaust to Rwanda and Beyond,” at 7 p.m. Sunday (March 24) in the UofSC Alumni Center.

Kristn Heyer

Immigration ethics

October 25, 2017, Mary-Kathryn Craft

Boston College theological ethics professor Kristin Heyer will deliver the 18th annual Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Lecture in Moral, Ethical and Religious Studies. Heyer says today’s immigration dialogue often has been framed in terms of crisis management alone, and she will explore how the scripture and Catholic social tradition can shape the debate.

Stanley Nelson

Civil rights filmmaker Stanley Nelson to visit UofSC

March 23, 2017, Peggy Binette

Award-winning civil rights documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. will visit the University of South Carolina March 29-31 to preview his latest documentary and give a series of public talks. We caught up with Nelson to discuss some of the topics he'll explore with university faculty, staff and students.

Writer to discuss controversial film 'Birth of a Nation'

September 15, 2016, Peggy Binette

The University of South Carolina’s History Center will host writer and journalism professor Dick Lehr Sept. 26–27 for an in-depth look at the controversial 1915 film “Birth of a Nation,” and events surrounding its release and impact. Lehr’s visit, which will include a public talk and seminar, is part of the History Center’s continued commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction and exploration of race relations.

Sen. Marlon Kimpson to speak at annual MLK breakfast

January 05, 2016, Peggy Binette

South Carolina Sen. Marlon Kimpson will be the featured speaker at the University of South Carolina’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration breakfast Tuesday, Jan. 12. In addition to the breakfast, events include a panel discussion and gospel festival, each supporting the theme of promoting education to ensure equality and justice for all people in the United States.