Education in brief: There’s a skee-ball competition at Haverford

Villanova screens doc on blind students

Villanova University will host a screening of a student-made documentary about three students at the Overbrook School for the Blind.

“As the title suggests, ‘Beyond These Walls’ is a gripping depiction of the journey several Overbrook students make every day and how they navigate life — beyond their comfort zones while attending Overbrook and beyond the familiarity of Overbrook after graduation,” says John O’Leary, assistant professor of communication.

The film was made by students from a variety of majors who participated in a Fall 2011 documentary production course in Villanova’s Center for Social Justice Film.

“Beyond These Walls” will be screened in the campus’s Connelly Center Cinema at 9 p.m. on Friday. The screening is open to the public.

Arcadia partners with the Innocence Project

Arcadia University and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project will present “Eyewitness MisIdentification and Wrongful Convictions” today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Commons Great Room on the University’s Glenside campus.

Participants in the panel discussion will include a man exonerated of a crime; Arcadia professors of psychology and criminal justice; and attorneys, law enforcement and court personnel.
Scholars meet

Skee-ball at Haverford
Haverford College is engaged in a monthlong event to examine the relationship between cooperation and competition. “And the Winner Is … ” centers on a campus-wide skee-ball competition, but also includes workshops, lectures, a weight-lifting exhibition and several performance art events.

All 2,000 members of the Haverford community, plus visitors to the campus, are invited to participate in the skee-ball competition at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in the Whitehead Campus Center. The final Sweet Sixteen event will take place on April 20, when the winner will be named.


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