Bethel to Partner with the University of Notre Dame in Hosting Lectures

Bethel College will partner with the University of Norte Dame to host two lectures on Nov. 18, 2008, titled, “Discovering China’s Historic Bridges.” Dr. Ronald G. Knapp will be leading the lectures. The first lecture will be held on Bethel’s campus from 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. in the Miller/Moore Academic Center room 342. The same lecture will be presented at Notre Dame’s campus from 4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. at the Hesburgh Center Auditorium.

Dr. Ronald Knapp has carried out research on cultural and historical geography in China’s countryside since 1965. Currently distinguished professor emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz, Knapp is the author and/or contributing editor of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning “Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Bethel College (Dept. of History & Contemporary Society, Study Abroad Program and Academic Services); University of Notre Dame (Kellog Institute for International Studies, along with the Center for Asian Studies and Dept. of Anthropology); and the Gamma Theta Upsilon/Association of American Geographers Visiting Geographical Scientist Program.

For more information contact Dr. Mika Roinila at 574.257.2658 or