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President's Council for Diversity to Celebrate Nobel Laureate's Birthday

Published: 10-10-2011 11:00 am

The President's Council for Diversity at Wayne State College will present a celebration in honor of the 150th birthday of Rabindranath Tagore from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Ley Theatre.

Tagore was the first non-European Nobel laureate. He earned the 1913 Prize in Literature. He was knighted by George V but later resigned the honor based on British policies in India. For a more complete biography of Tagore, please visit the Nobel Prize Web site at

The program will include presentations about Tagore by several WSC professors: Meena Dalal will talk about his life, Bill Slaymaker will explore Tagore's poetry and philosophy, Dala and Slaymaker will read a Tagore poem, Jan Dinsmore will discuss religion and Tagore, Gwen Jensen will speak about his plays, Shane Strate will discuss his views on nationalism, Dalal and Karen Granberg will present a reading of Fireflies, Michelle Olsem will discuss his paintings, and Dalal and Durba Nath will explore his songs. A discussion will follow the presentations.

There will be a reception with Indian refreshments at the event.

For more information, please call (402) 375-7509.


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