Jonathan Goldstein to give talk at Bucknell
LEWISBURG - Jonathan Goldstein will give the talk, "Between Russia, China and Israel: The Transnational Identity of Harbin's Jews, 1899-2014," at 7 p.m. March 25 in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Jewish Studies and the Religious Studies departments.
Goldstein will discuss the history of Russian Jews who settled in the Chinese city of Harbin in northern Manchuria in 1887 during the building of the Chinese Eastern railway. They were followed by refugees from the Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and later during World War I, the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War.
In 1931, the Japanese army occupied Harbin and the Manchurian territory. During World War II, the Japanese adopted an anti-Semitic policy, causing most of the Jews of Harbin to emigrate to the West.
Goldstein, who holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, has been a research associate of Harvard University's John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies since 1985 and a professor of Asian history at the University of West Georgia since 1981.
Bucknell to host Robert Whitaker
LEWISBURG - Journalist Robert Whitaker will give the talk, "Mad in America," at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Forum of Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the CSREG Disability Studies series.
Based on his book Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, Whitaker's talk will explore the treatment of the severely mentally ill in the United States from colonial times until today.
In the early 1800s, Quakers promoted a form of humane care, called moral therapy, that produced quite good outcomes, a record of success that has been largely forgotten today. Meanwhile, during the past 25 years, when use of psychiatric drugs has dramatically increased, the burden of mental illness has soared.
Whitaker's book reveals that long-term outcome studies of antipsychotics regularly showed that the drugs increased the likelihood that people diagnosed with schizophrenia would become chronically ill.
The book also investigates the marketing of the new atypical antipsychotic medications in the 1990s, and uncovers the scientific fraud at the heart of that enterprise.
Whitaker is the author of several books including Anatomy of an Epidemic, which won the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism.
He has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science, including the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers' Award for best magazine article. In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Bloomsburg hosts annual Egg Hunt for Endometriosis
BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students will host the fourth annual Egg Hunt for Endometriosis March 30, on Schuylkill Hall's lawn to benefit the Endometriosis Association. There is a fee to enter.
Eggs will be filled with chocolate, toys, stuffed animals and more.
The children will be split into three age groups: 7-12 at 2 p.m., newborns to 3 at 2:20 p.m. and 4-6 at 2:40 p.m. Participants may bring their own baskets or donate to the Endometriosis Association to receive one that they may keep.
The goal of the Endometriosis Association is to find a cure for the hormone and immune system disease that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.
For more information, contact George Kinzel, assistant director of residence life, at email@example.com.