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Join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association for this monthly noon-hour speaker series. Enjoy a luncheon buffet, an informative presentation and engaging discussion with UW-Eau Claire experts.

Reservations are requested for Let's Do Lunch sessions, which are open to the public. The ticket price of $15 per session includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 715-836-3266 or email alumni@uwec.edu.

A Story of Horror and Hope in Lithuania: Research Vignettes from Vilnius

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Noon-1 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

Dr. Harry Jol, professor of geography at UW-Eau Claire, will share significant findings from his 2016 research projects in Lithuania. Jol will highlight his team's discovery of remains of the Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf of Vilna, destroyed after World War II, and the Ponar Extermination Camp, where more than 100,000 people were killed. Through imaging technology, the team located portions of a famous prisoner escape tunnel, a human processing trench and a burial pit. The projects received worldwide media coverage, including a major story in The New York Times.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 715-836-3266.

Future presentations:

• Feb. 15: Patti See — Lake Hallie Lives: An Architectural and Oral History Project
• March 29: Lisa Wells and Brianna Foat — Alzheimer's Disease: A Growing Concern for Communities
• April 26: Greg Kocken — Headline History: Campus History as Told by The Spectator
• May 31: Dr. Justin Patchin — Teen Technology Use and Misuse: Keeping Kids Safe Online