October 23, 2008

Reception marks U.N.’s human rights declaration

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois Chapter of the United Nations Association will host a reception at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale University Museum in connection with an exhibit, “Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the U.N.’s Declaration of Human Rights.”

The reception is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. The exhibit includes a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The exhibit opened earlier this month and continues through Dec. 12.

The reception features music and two speakers discussing both the United Nations and the Model U.N. at SIUC.

Here is the program:

4-5:15 p.m. -- Background music by jazz musician Mel Goot

5:15-5:45 p.m. -- SIUC School of Music students:

Andrea Gedrasik -- Rusalka’s Song to the Moon (performed in Czech)

Ricardo King -- Un aura amorosa (Italian)

Leigh Ann Murdaugh -- Ruhe Sanfte (German)

Geneva Stork -- Adieu, notre petite table (French)

Sarah Wiggins and Lydia Dunmyer -- Lakme duet (French)

5:45-7 p.m. -- Background music by Mel Goot

6-6:40 p.m. -- Usha Nayar, visiting professor at Washington University, St. Louis (from Mumbai) speaks on “U.N. Millennium Development Goals: Reality Check.”

6:40-7 p.m. -- Stephen Shulman, Department of Political Science, speaks on “The Model UN at SIUC.”

In addition, there is a special drawing for students at 5:45 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Regular University Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed on Mondays and University closures. Visit www.museum.siu.edu for more information about other museum exhibits.